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Hair Tip Tuesday: Breakage vs Shedding- Know the Difference

January 28, 2014

Breakage vs shedding. I often hear these terms used interchangeably, do you? Are you aware of the difference between the two? Welp, here ya go…

breakage vs shedding

Why is it important to understand if you’re experiencing breakage vs shedding? Once you know the symptoms and causes of an issue, you’re in a better position to treat it.

Yes, my friends… shedding is a normal part of the growth cycle. On average, we can lose up to one-hundred hairs per day. The hair that falls out is making room for new hair to come in. However, there are times when shedding can become excessive and be a real cause for concern. For more on these triggers and how you can overcome them, take a look at this post.

Breakage, on the other hand, is the result of damage. Dryness, over-manipulation, excessive heat-styling, etc. can all be causes of damage. The tips I’ve listed here can help keep breakage at bay.

And there you have it, breakage vs shedding in a nutshell, plus a couple resources on how to deal with both.

I hope this was helpful, loves.

Until next time,


Toia B.

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