Hi Blanche - If you are experiencing breakage, here are some pointers that you should start doing.
1. Do not do any thermal styling like blow drying, flat irons, curling irons or hot rollers. Do not pull your hair or wear it in a tight rubberband, this will cause further breakage. Do not brush your hair excessively, as this will cause further breakage. ...More >
Next treating your breakage. I recommend Joico’s K-pak Shampoo, Conditioner and Reconstructor. There is also a treatment for breakage called Aporgee. It smells horrible, but works wonders. Follow the directions carefully.
If you follow this protocol, your breakage should stop. If not, I recommend visiting a reputable Dermatologist.