Chemically treated and damaged hair are terms we’ve all heard. But what really happens to the hair when it’s damaged? Which hair products should you use and what can you do yourself to reduce the damage to the hair? We sort out what happens to the hair when it is damaged, give recommendations on products to use and general tips on how to take care of your damaged hair.
What is damaged hair?
It’s common to confuse dry and frizzy hair with damaged hair, but damaged hair has worn down the structure of the hair and can be difficult to save. The outer layer of the hair performs protective and consists of several layers of overlapping scales of the protein keratin. When the outer layer is healthy, a smooth and light-reflecting surface is formed which gives the hair shine.
If the outer layer of the hair is destroyed, dirt easily penetrates the irregularities and make the hair dull. What we call damaged hair has no outer layer left.
Hair that is damaged often looks rough and dry. It may appear that way because of the hair ends that split easy, and the hair gets tangled. In the worst case, the hair ends have started to break, at that point the hair is very damaged. A damaged hair therefore needs moisture and protection in high quantities.
Repair your hair with good hair products for damaged hair
Damaged hair needs a lot of care. It is important to strengthen, moisturize and protect the hair to prevent further damage. Damaged hair needs to be released from stress in order to be repaired, therefor you need to consider whether you really need to use lots of styling products to get structure or volume in your hair, or if you can abstain for a while in favor to your hair.
Shampoo and conditioner that are customized for damaged hair is given when choosing hair products for damaged hair, but you should additionally use products that gives the hair an extra boost. The best products for damaged hair in our range is the Structure Repair, which is tailored for specifically damaged and chemically treated hair. The products in the series contain algae that strengthen, moisturize, and protects the hair against UV radiation and free radicals.
In the Structure Repair series, you will find:
Save damaged hair after bleaching
When bleaching the hair, most people expect a positive result - a lighter and fresh new hair color! Unfortunately, the bleaching process can deprive the hairs of their natural and protective oils and fibers. And due to the bleaching, the hair opens its outer layer. If the hair is damaged after bleaching, you usually experience that the hair has less shine, is dry and brittle, tangles easily, has split ends and easily becomes static.
The Structure Repair range is adapted for chemically treated hair and is excellent for helping to strengthen your hair with regular use.
Other recommendations for damaged hair
In order to rest the hair and minimize the risk of it getting more damaged, you should think about following in your everyday life:
- Cut the ends regularly to get rid of the most damaged parts
- Use heating tools as rarely as possible
- Be careful with styling products that contain dehydrating substances
- Do not brush your hair when it’s wet
• Shower your hair in lukewarm or cold water
- Do not sleep on cotton pillowcases, the friction when the hair is rubbed against the pillow wears on the hair
- Do not go to bed with wet hair