How do you know if your hair is unhealthy?
- Excessive hair shedding.
- Plenty of split ends.
- Dull hair with no shine.
- Hair gets tangled easily.
- Extremely dry or brittle, rough to the touch.
- No natural volume or body.
- Lack of elasticity.
- Breaking and snapping.
What unhealthy hair looks like? What Does Damaged Hair Look Like? Damaged hair has a brittle, straw-like appearance. The hair shaft is fragile and prone to breakage, resulting in split ends and stray, unruly hairs. It will feel stiff and “crunch” upon touch with little movement.
What does strong healthy hair look like? Healthy hair with closed, well-nourished shafts should be smooth and reflect light. Thus, it might look shiny under the right lighting conditions. However, if your locks lack luster even when there’s a bright light in the area, then you might have unhealthy hair.
What should normal hair feel like? Healthy hair should never feel brittle and dry, but smooth and hydrated. Typically, if you have long hair that means it’s growing out healthily, but it is possible to have long, damaged hair if you color it too often. So pay attention to the feel of those locks!