Care for your Hair

Hair isn’t stagnant

It changes from day to day as a result of the weather (particularly humidity), hormonal changes (month to month), seasonal changes (hotter months versus wetter months) and also year to year as we get older.

Hot styling tools
There are NO hair care products that can completely protect your hair from heat damage. Hair styling tools such as blow dryers and curling or straightening irons can get to as hot as 350°F (175°C), transferring about 200°F (95°C) direct to the hair.

Obviously this kind of heat is going to cause some sort of damage – can you imagine this kind of heat on your skin…if you can’t do it to your skin you shouldn’t do it to your hair. Most of us use styling tools (and love them) so choose products that reduce this damage by keeping the moisture in your hair.

Sun damage to your hair
This is completely unavoidable and the sun will always cause your hair damage. The sun can cause colour to fade, breaks down the hair shaft and can also degrade the structure of your hair. No hair care products can completely protect you from this but you can choose products that are designed to help replenish and put back some of that moisture.

Choose your brushes & combs carefully
Some brushes and combs are much more damaging than others, usually the softer the brush the less damage caused. If the brush tears or pulls the hair then it is damaging the cuticle.

Never use rubber bands in hair – rubber bands are a hair cuticles worst nightmare because they are destructive and can tear and chip away at the hair causing immense and un-necessary damage. Try a clip or a soft material type of band (preferably with no metal joiner).

Hands off
Handling hair is another form of damaging friction that causes fractures to the hair cuticle. The less you interact with your hair the better. If you often run your hands through your hair, twirl it, twist it or flick it – develop another habit!

Shedding the layers
Just as the skin on your face and body, your scalp too must go through a regular shedding process; the lowest layers are where the new cells are generated. Shedding is good. Bed head – consider sleeping on a satin pillowcase instead of a cotton one. The cotton fibres cause friction grabbing the individual hairs and breaking them.

Towel head
When drying your hair avoid rigorous rubbing (usually with your head upside down in the towel), this again causes friction damage therefore damaging the cuticle and will contribute to making your hair frizzy.

Try using either patting or squeezing motions or put your hair up in the towel to soak up the moisture – DON’T RUB. You may also like to try using a towel with a smooth velvet-type surface.                                                     

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