Fragile hair: understanding, preventing and repairing

Fragile hair: understanding, preventing and repairing

It is very annoying when your shiny, healthy hairstyle is affected by broken hair. Thinning hair that breaks off can not only lead to hair loss, but also make you look less healthy. In this blog, we take a closer look at damaged hair due to hair breakage: what it is, what causes it and how to repair it.

What is hair breakage and how does it happen?

Hair breakage is a term many people are familiar with, but actually understanding it can help prevent and treat it. Hair breakage is an umbrella term for different types of hair conditions. Hair breaks when the structure of the hair is damaged. It comes in the form of split ends, a frizzy texture or overall brittleness of the hair. Hair breakage is especially common with thinner, brittle hair or with long hair. Long hair increases the risk of hair breakage, and it is important to understand what causes these breakages.

Factors contributing to hair breakage

  • Excessive styling and heat use: Regularly exposing your hair to high temperatures from straighteners and/or blow dryers can damage the hair's protein structure. The result is brittle hair prone to hair breakage.

  • Regular colouring or destaining: Using harsh chemicals when colouring, blonding or destaining hair can weaken the hair shaft and remove natural oils. As a result, your hair loses its resilience and becomes vulnerable to hair breakage.

  • Inadequate hair care: Not going to the hairdresser for regular haircuts can lead to the accumulation of split ends, which contributes to hair breakage. A lack of moisturising products and a poor hair care routine also contribute to the deterioration of hair quality.

  • Tight hairstyles and hair accessories: Regularly wearing tight hairstyles such as ponytails, or using tight hair ties, can cause great stress on the hair, resulting in broken hair and hair loss (traction alopecia).

  • Washing too regularly: Washing your hair too often can remove the natural oils that protect it, leaving it dry and prone to breakage. Using mild, moisturising shampoos is crucial to maintaining the health of your hair.

Neofollics shampoo

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The hair growth stimulating shampoo by Neofollics Hair Technology is a powerful shampoo that stimulates hair growth and inhibits hair loss. At the same time, it is very effective against dandruff and promotes the growth of thicker and fuller hair.

How can hair breakage be recognised?

To recognise broken hair, it is important to pay attention to the following signs:

  • Loss of shorter, broken-off hair.
  • Split ends with small white tips at the ends.
  • Extremely many tangles in wet hair.
  • Lack of shine.
  • Rough feeling hair.

Where can hair break down?

Hair breakage can occur in different places, ranging from the top layer of the hair to the hairline, crown and nape.

  • Upper layer of the hair: The outer layer of the hair, known as the cuticle, is the most exposed to external factors such as sunlight, pollution and styling products. This is where hair can become brittle, leading to breakage and split ends.

  • Hairline: The fine hairs along the hairline are often prone to breakage, especially when wearing tight hairstyles. The constant pulling on these delicate areas can lead to broken hair and the appearance of small white tips.

  • Bop of the head at the crown: Hair at the crown is prone to breakage, especially with long hair that is regularly exposed to styling and chemicals. Constant rubbing against clothes and rubbing against pillows while sleeping can contribute to breakage in this particular area.

  • Points of the hair: As mentioned earlier, hair breaks off faster as it gets longer. The tips of your hair are the oldest and last the longest. As a result, they are also exposed to outside influences for longer than the rest of your hair, resulting in damage and dryness. This can cause your ends to break off.

  • Neck: Neck hair tends to be thicker, but it is not immune to breakage. It can be subject to rubbing against collar edges of clothes and can also suffer from hairstyles that are too tight.

K18 repair leave-in mask (50 ml)

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A leave-in treatment mask that works at the molecular level to repair hair damage in just 4 minutes. K18Peptide is clinically proven to repair damage from bleaching, colour, chemical treatments and heat. The mask has immediate and long-lasting results to restore strength, softness, smoothness and resilience in hair.

Repair broken hair

An effective solution to hair breakage is to use the K18 hair mask, with the K18Peptide as the active ingredient. This peptide is clinically proven to repair damaged hair caused by bleaching, colouring, chemical treatments and heat. The benefits of the K18 hair mask are:

  • Lasting damage repair: It repairs broken keratin chains, resulting in lasting damage repair along the length and width of the hair.

  • Repairs even the most extreme damage: By working on the innermost layer of the hair, it renews strength and elasticity, making hair strong, smooth and resilient.

  • Direct result: Hair is restored after the first use and retains its restorative benefits after the next wash.

  • Easy use:The convenient leave-in formula works in just 4 minutes, with no extra rinse.

  • Acts on all hair types: Thanks to the molecular action of K18Peptide, the mask is effective for all hair types.


It is therefore important to be aware of the characteristics of hair breakage and its possible causes. By taking good care of your hair with mild hair products, you can prevent and treat hair breakage. A hair mask, such as the K18 hair mask, offers an effective solution for repairing and protecting your hair. So invest in the health of your hair and keep enjoying your radiant hairstyle!

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