2.The Problem: Chemicals do a number on nape hair
For most of us who apply chemical treatments to our hair, such as hair color and relaxers, we are likely to increase the chances of hair breakage.
What many of us do not realize is that our delicate nape more often than not simply cannot withstand strong chemical treatments without proper precautions.
However we can mitigate the damage with the solutions below.
The Solution: If you love hair color, particularly lifting color to make dark hair lighter, go for an option that allows you to play with color but leave the majority of your hair untreated.
You can do this by option for highlights and/or lowlights at the top and crown areas of your hair to give the the desired effect. By doing this you are giving your nape area a reprieve which will allow you to play with color while leaving your most delicate strands uncompromized.
If you use relaxers or texturizers and you cannot avoid applying the chemical to your nape area, then let your nape area along with the baby hairs at the front be the last place for you to apply your chemical treatment.
This will reduce the time of exposure to the chemical and in turn reduce the weakening of the nape hairs.
3. The Problem: Hair rubs on your neck constantly
Have your ever felt like something was crawling on your neck and you thought that maybe it was a bug, only to realize that it was your hair?
Well, congratulations! If you started from shorter lengths such as neck length and now have hair that is tickling your shoulders you have succeeded in retaining great length! While this is a great victory, you could also possibly be in line for a small defeat.
When nape hair reaches a point where it begins to rub on your neck continuously, it is now even more susceptible to breakage which doesn’t help at all due to the high delicacy of the strands in this area.
The Solution: To prevent this, wear hairstyles that allow you to have your nape section up and off your neck. If you are wearing your hair in an “out” style such as a twist out, then you can cornrow of flat twist your nape to keep it from rubbing against your neck and clothes but also allow you to wear your hair down without sacrificing length or style.
Originally posted 2013-10-21 15:00:31.