For a lot of us, our hair can be a form of art, a way of expressing ourselves. Hair can be in different forms, some might have straight hair, while some might have wavy or curly hair. Many of you may enjoy trying out different styles for your hair - some of you may like to cut your hair while some might like to colour it, straighten it or curl it. There are multiple ways that one can style their hair, especially with the help of various heat styling tools like hairdryers, straighteners, etc. But as many of you may already know, heat styling may lead to hair damage, which is why it’s important to take better care of your hair. However, this isn’t the only reason for hair damage. There are also many other factors that can cause hair fall due to hair damage. Now, you might have a lot of questions in your mind about this but don't worry, we’ve got your back.

Let us explore what is hair damage and what are the signs of hair damage so that you're prepared to take extra care of your hair!

A] Hair damage? What’s that?

If you are suffering from split ends or if your hair looks dry or unlike its former shiny self then you might probably have hair damage. While there are multiple causes to the nightmare that’s hair damage, some of the more common causes that we do come across in our everyday lives are as follows -

1. Too much heat styling

Girls, you must take care of your hair while heat styling! While it’s understandable that you want your hair to look perfectly styled and ready to dazzle, you must also make sure that you don’t overuse your heat styling tools like straighteners, hairdryers, etc., as it may eventually lead to heat damaged hair.

2. Overuse of your hairbrush

Yes, you’ve read it correctly! Too much use of your hairbrush can indeed lead to hair breakage. Hence, you must use your hairbrush gently and only when you need to!

3. Not enough nutrients

That’s right, just like the rest of our body, our hair follicles need nutrients. However, if our body does not acquire the sufficient amount of nutrients for distribution, then the health of our hair is most likely to suffer, as our body puts the more important organs first.

Now that we’ve explored hair damage, let us see the signs of hair damage that you need to look out for!

B] 5 signs of hair damage to look out for!

While we’ve shared some of the causes of hair damage, you may still have some queries about how exactly to know that your hair is damaged. Well, let us help you with that as well, here are a few indicators of hair damage.

1. Hair Breakage

One of the signs of hair damage is breakage. In this case, your hair strands break from any part of your hair be it from the roots to the ends of your hair. Usually, too much heat styling may lead to hair breakage. So, take better care of your hair while styling!

2. Brittle Hair

That’s right girls! Brittle hair can be a sign of hair damage. While there are many reasons for the cause of brittle hair, one particular reason is frequent heat styling with tools like straighteners, curling irons, and more.

3. Split Ends

You probably must have expected this one on the list! When the ends of your hair are too dry, you’re more likely to get split ends. While the causes of split ends for your hair may vary, getting a simple trim can help you defeat it!

4. Tangled Hair

While you must have seen hair tangles, did you know that it could be a sign of hair damage? When you have damaged hair, your hair cuticles are raised and are likely to form knots with other hair cuticles and thus get tangled.

5. Dull Hair

As we’ve seen before, damaged hair raises your hair cuticles due to which light is not able to reflect back. This is the reason why your hair might have that dull look to it!

C] Pantene to the rescue!

So, now that you know about hair damage, its causes, and how to identify it, what's the next step? Well, worry not, because we’ve got you covered here as well! Tackling your hair damage is not an easy job but you do have Pantene on your side! With the Pantene Total Damage Care, say goodbye to your damaged hair. Total Damage Care Range is created with Fermented Rice Water and Pantene's Patented Pro-Vitamin Formula and nourishes damaged hair. However, that’s not all, there's also the Pantene Open Hair Miracle, a 4-in-1 product that acts as an oil replacement, a leave-in conditioner, serum as well as a heat protectant and gives your hair the ultimate care!

But wait a minute, don’t leave yet! We’ve got one more surprise for you. To help you nourish your hair and reduce hair fall, we’ve got just the right products for you, i.e., the Pantene 2in1 Hairfall Control Solution with Shampoo + Conditioner. So now, take the best care of your hair with Pantene!

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