Last but not the least, ageing hair strands are more prone to breakage as they loose their elasticity as you grow older. What also contributes to brittle hair is the accumulation of chemicals from hair dyes and bleaches, and the heat emitted by styling tools. With repeated exposure, they can make even the healthiest and strongest strands stiff, dry and prone to breaking. If this is the case, it’s best to consider taking a long break from them. Heal your hairwith protein-rich treatments, in the meantime.