Stop Hair Breakage Before It Starts: Causes And Solutions

Do you want to feel confident in your own hair? Then let’s stop hair breakage where it starts!

We’ll explore the causes of hair breakage, the symptoms you should look out for, and the treatments and remedies you can use to prevent it. We'll also provide tips on taking care of your hair and a list of the best hair care products.

Hair breakage can be frustrating, a difficult problem to solve, not to mention affect one’s self-confidence, but visit us here at Iles Formula and discover the solution to your hair issues. 


What Is Hair Breakage?

Both men and women of all ages can experience hair breakage. It occurs when the hair shaft becomes weak and breaks, leading to split ends and thinning. 

A common misconception about hair breakage is that it only occurs at the ends of the hair. While this is the most commonly affected area, the truth is breakage can happen anywhere along the hair shaft, from the root to the tip. 

Hair Loss Vs Hair Breakage

There is often confusion between the two as they both give the impression of a reduction in hair density. While they are two separate issues, unfortunately, some people do suffer from both. Here’s is the  clinically tested proven antidote to both problems 


 Stop Hair Breakage Before It Starts: Causes And Solutions

What Causes Hair Breakage?

Avoid Hair Care with Peptides and Bond Building

There is quite an epidemic of hair breakage today mostly from overload of conditioning products containing peptides and bond building systems. Read carefully ingredients and avoid these repair systems. These ingredients often work within the hair's cortex area, an area of the hair shaft, extremely fragile and professional territory only. It's where a professional hairdresser penetrates to change the hair's construction for permanent coloring, curling or straightening of hair. It is certainly not for daily or weekly use from a consumer at home  using shampoo and conditioner.

The Iles Formula Signature Collection has been clinically tested to STOP hair breakage from the first use.


  • Protein helps to strengthen hair and keep it from becoming dry and brittle. Some common food you might want to add in your diet are lean meats, fish, eggs, and nuts.
  • The role of biotin is essential for the production of hair protein and this specific nutrient can be found in legumes, beans, and mushrooms.2
  • Vitamins and minerals help keep the scalp and hair hydrated, shiny, and strong. So start including whole grains, fruits, and vegetables in your diet.



Most cases of hair breakage are caused by brittleness through dryness. When the scalp and hair are not properly hydrated, your hair shaft can become compromised and weak, causing it to break easily. 

To prevent dryness and brittleness, use a perfectly pH balanced shampoo and conditioner, as found in the Iles Formula Signature Collection, to optimize hydration and repair levels in the hair. 

Protect your hair from the sun, wind, and other environmental factors, as these can all contribute to dryness. Use the Iles Formula Finishing Serum and see how this protective product delivers an organic memory and spun silk suppleness to the hair. 


Iles Formula Tip: Remember regular trims remove split ends. Split ends may worsen hair breakage.



Over-processing can occur when your hair is exposed to too many chemicals, such as those found in dyes, relaxers, and perms.  At the same time, frequently using heat styling tools such as curling irons and blow dryers without adequate protection can weaken your hair making it more prone to breakage.

When using these tools, be sure to use a heat protectant to minimize damage and make sure to use a conditioner and hair mask to keep your hair hydrated and healthy. Try the Iles Formula Hair Mask and Iles Formula Conditioner today. 


Bet you didn’t know stress can also affect your hair growth? A significant amount of stress brings large numbers of hair follicles into a resting phase and will slow down the growth process of new and healthy hair.3 The best way to prevent hair breakage caused by stress is to manage emotions and stressors effectively by engaging in activities that help you relax, such as yoga, meditation, or simply taking a walk.


To learn more about this specific topic, check out our journal: The Main Causes Of Hair Breakage And How To Prevent It.


Symptoms Of Hair Breakage

Hair breakage can be difficult to detect, as the markers are often subtle. However, some telltale signs can indicate whether your hair is breaking. So look out for these symptoms:


Brittle, Weak Hair

Brittle, weak hair is one of the most common signs of hair breakage where your hair easily snaps off when combed, brushed or styled. 


Lacks Elasticity

Hair elasticity is a great indicator of the health of your hair. The hair can ‘stretch and return to its original shape and length.4

If your hair lacks elasticity, you can no longer pull it and expect it to go back to its original form. This is usually caused by a protein deficiency in the hair that maintains its strength and elasticity.

Fortunately, there are several things you can do to improve this hair situation. Consider using the:


Iles Formula Hair Mask - To Nourish + Strengthen 

  • For all ages + hair types
  • Color safe
  • Delivers an extra suppleness to the hair 


Iles Formula Conditioner - To Repair 

  • For all ages + hair types
  • Instantly repairs even the most damaged hair
  • Immediately transforms dry, straw-like hair to spun silk 


Split Ends

Split ends, or medically known as trichoptilosis, occur when the protective cuticle layer of the hair has been stripped away, leaving the inner cortex of the hair exposed that causes the hair to break and split.

Most of the time, split ends are caused by extreme weather conditions and over-processing from hair styling techniques, bleaching, and coloring without adequate heat protection.5

A basic solution for split ends is to keep your hair moisturized with a product like the Iles Formula Hair Mask. Regularly use to keep your hair hydrated and healthy. Try your best to lessen chemical treatments and avoid excessive usage of hair dryers and irons.


Dryness And Dullness

When your hair is dry and brittle, it’s very challenging to style and manage, let alone comb it. 

So don’t wait for your hair to get so dry and brittle that it becomes unmanageable before you take action. To prevent this from happening, use a nourishing shampoo and conditioner to restore moisture and shine to your hair. 

The Iles Formula Shampoo cleanses the hair and immediately detangles and evens out porosity while adding root volume. Follow with the Iles Formula Conditioner to make dullness, frizz, and rough texture disappear. 

And, of course, make sure your hair stays hydrated by drinking at least 8 glasses a day.


How To Prevent Hair Breakage Naturally

Here are some simple tips to help you prevent hair breakage:


Keep your hair hydrated: Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, and a deep conditioning treatment once a month to help lock in moisture. Try the Iles Formula Shampoo to cleanse + detangle and follow up with the Iles Formula Conditioner to repair + instantly repair the most damaged hair. The combo of both the Iles Formula Shampoo + Conditioner stops hair breakage from first use. The shampoo starts the process to soften brittle hair and the conditioner finishes the process. Miraculous results occur in stopping breakage from the first use. 


Use protective styling: Try to avoid excessive heat styling, and when you do use heat, make sure to use a heat protectant product like a finishing serum. Our Iles Formula Finishing Serum provides protective styling from heated tools + UV + Color Fade + Humidity. It can even be applied to wet and dry hair!


Use quality products: It is advised with the Iles Formula Shampoo to shampoo often as its a nurture shampoo and softens up brittle hair, used alongside the Iles Formula Conditioner actually STOPS breakage immediately!


Use a wide-toothed comb: Avoid brushing your hair when it’s wet, as this can lead to breakage. Instead, use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your hair. See the Iles Formula Conditioner Distribution Comb to distribute our Iles Formula Conditioner evenly.


Limit the use of heat tools: Heat styling can be damaging to your hair, so try to limit the use of tools such as blow dryers, curling irons, and flat irons. See the Iles Formula Finishing Serum to prevent breakage and protect the hair from the start.


Regular trims: Every 6-8 weeks is the ideal time interval to get hair trims and this will keep your hair healthy and prevent split ends from forming.


How To Prevent Hair Breakage Naturally

Treatments And Remedies For Hair Breakage

Before you decide on the course of treatment for your hair breakage, it’s important to identify the underlying cause in order to address it properly. Here are some of the most common remedies for hair breakage:


Hair Masks: Hair masks are a great way to restore moisture to your hair. The Iles Formula Hair Mask contains natural nut oils, tucuma butter, and packed with raw, well-sourced ingredients.

Try Silk: Reducing friction on your hair by using silk pillowcases as you sleep can help prevent damage and lessen the risk of breakage. See our  Twilly Hair Ties, made in France using 100% silk. 


Hair Care Products That Prevent Hair Breakage

There are a variety of products available to help protect your hair from damage, here are some of the best hair care products we recommend:


Shampoos & Conditioners: Look for shampoos and conditioners that are specifically designed to prevent hair breakage that also contain ingredients such as proteins and oils that help nourish and strengthen the hair. Only go for paraben-free shampoos and conditioners like the ones from Iles Formula.

Hair Masks: Applying hair masks for at least 5-20 minutes can deeply nourish your hair. You can use the Iles Formula Hair Mask weekly or monthly, depending on your hair needs.


Iles Formula Hair Mask

Final Thoughts

Hair breakage happens to many people and can be caused by many factors such as diet, harsh chemicals, and stress. Fortunately, there are several ways to prevent hair breakage and restore your hair to its former glory. You can start by eating a healthy diet, using the right hair care products, and avoiding over-processing.

Remember that your hair shows a lot about yourself, don’t let any hair damage ruin your impression on someone so take action now and prevent your hair from experiencing breakage.

Keep your locks healthy, strong, and beautiful for years to come with Iles Formula hair care products.


Want to know more about how you can take care of your hair? Check out our latest journals:



Which vitamin deficiency causes hair loss?

Deficiencies in Vitamins A, B7, C, D, and E can lead to hair loss and breakage. Vitamin A is essential for healthy hair growth, and a lack of it can cause hair loss. Vitamin B7 (biotin) helps to strengthen hair and reduce breakage, and a deficiency can lead to hair thinning and balding. 


How can I protect my hair at night?

Try sleeping with a silk or satin pillowcase to protect your hair at night. Silk and satin pillowcases are gentler on your hair than cotton pillowcases, which can cause friction and breakage. Do not go to bed with tight braids or ponytails. See our Twilly Hair Ties, made in France using 100% silk.  


What oils are good for hair growth?

Natural oils like coconut, jojoba, and argan oil all help nourish your hair and promote its growth. 


Is it possible to heal broken hair?

Yes, it is possible to heal broken hair. The best way to do this is to limit heat styling and chemical treatments, as these can cause further damage. Additionally, use a deep conditioning treatment once a week to help nourish and repair the hair. 



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  2. Amy Marsolek, A. (2022, July 20). Massage helps anxiety, depression. Mayo Clinic Health System.,on%20your%20mind%2Dbody%20connection. 
  3. Hall-Flavin, D. K. (2023, May 10). Can stress make you lose your hair?. Mayo Clinic.,combing%20or%20washing%20your%20hair.
  4. McDermott, A., & Witherspoon, D. (2017, January 12). How to get rid of split ends. Healthline. 

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