How To Stop Hair Breakage

How to repair even the most damaged hair and prevent further breakage.

In the ongoing search for flawless hair, we often do things that have the reverse effect, resulting in damaged and breaking hair. Whether it’s a few strands or a large chunk, any amount of hair breakage can be extremely stressful and have a detrimental effect on your confidence. If left untreated, damaged hair will only get worse and can cause harm to your hair cuticle that surrounds the strand of the hair leading to reduced hair breakage.

If you’re experiencing hair breakage, or simply worried about the idea of it, don’t worry! There are many ways to stop hair breakage through changing your styling habits and the products you use. We’ve compiled some helpful tips and treatment options to show you how to stop hair breakage and make your hair strong once more.

What is hair breakage?

Anyone, of any gender and at any age can experience hair damage. 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.


What causes hair breakage?

There is quite an epidemic of hair breakage today most commonly resulting from products that overload the hair shaft with peptides and bond- building systems.  The photo above shows the brittle breakage from a conditioning treatment using bond building systems.

The Iles Formula Shampoo + Iles Formula Conditioner are Clinically Proven to stop hair breakage from the first application.

Iles Formula founder Wendy Iles  stopped this breakage in this documented photo above by softening up the brittle hair with 2 applications of the Iles Formula shampoo 1 kneading  the  mousse  gently all the way to ends of hair, allowing each shampoo to sit for around 1 minute to start the process of softening the hair, then  rinsed well and applied the award winning Iles Formula conditioner 2 which  immediately transformed the hair from brittle to soft silky strands without residue or weight.

The WOW effect of extra thickness in the photo on the right, is by heat activating the Iles Formula Serum 3  blow drying into damp hair on all layers of the hair evenly.   These 3 formulas are the hearbeat of Iles Formula  known as The Signature Collection

The whole process took 45 mins from start to finish and hair breakage had stopped.


Educate yourself

Read the ingredients carefully on your products of choice, and avoid repair systems that contain peptides and bond building. These systems don't work on the hair's outer cuticle, but penetrate into the cortex area of hair shaft. This is forbidden territory for a customer to be entering every week with their home care's professional territory where hairstylists go once every 6 weeks or more to permanently color hair, remove curl or add curl. This area most certainly should not be entered by a customer at home using shampoo and conditioner! It's precisely why build up and breakage occur.

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

Hair breakage also occurs from over-processing,heat, styling tools and sometimes vitamin deficiencies.

How to prevent hair breakage naturally?

So, now for the most important question, how can you repair existing damage and protect your hair from future breakage? 

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. Experience the award winning Iles Formula Shampoo to cleanse + detangle, softening brittle hair. Follow up with the Iles Formula Conditioner to repair instantly  the most damaged hair. This combination of both the Iles Formula Shampoo + Conditioner are clinically proven to stop hair breakage from first use

Use protective styling: If you can, try to avoid excessive heat styling altogether, but when you do use heat, make sure to use a heat protectant product like the Iles Formula Finishing Serum or Curl Revive Serum  These serums provide protective styling from heated tools  (Up to 450°F / 235°C)  + UV + Color Fade + Humidity. They can be applied to wet and dry hair, providing full protection without ever weighing the hair down.


Use high quality products: Less is more. Our mantra at Iles Formula is “Minimalism meets maximum performance”. The Iles Formula Signature Collection is a 3 step method that will repair and prevent breakage, simple. 

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 or a wet brush to detangle your hair. See the Iles Formula Conditioner Distribution Comb to distribute our Iles Formula Conditioner evenly.

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.

Hair Masks: Hair masks are an ideal way to restore moisture to your hair. The Iles Formula Hair Mask contains natural nut oils, tucuma butter and other raw, virgin ingredients and vitamins to strengthen, nourish and deliver an extra suppleness to the hair. It is also vitamin infused so do remember to smother it also in the scalp.

Final Thoughts

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

Keep your tresses healthy, strong, and beautiful for years to come with Iles Formula hair care products.  Take a read of our reviews, they are a true testimony to the phenomenal results across hair + scalp health. These formulas do deliver!


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