Damaged hair? A lot of women are now concerned about this and in some ways its not surprising considering the abundant use of straightening irons and electrical appliances now a days.
If you are growing your hair look at it this way every 12cm grown is approximately one years growth. That one years growth has endured all that heat styling, heavy brushing, UV exposure and maybe chemical exposure as well.
It is no surprise that your hair gets damaged, feels rough, lacks shine and is prone to breakage. Now you can say goodbye to your damaged locks. Two new revolutionary hair treatment products have hit the shelves of hairdressing salons.
Once in a while there comes along an innovation in hair care products that makes one sit up and look. It did it for me and so I thought that you may find these two products of interest for your hair.
The ongoing complaint that treatments for damaged hair only last for one or two shampoos will now be a thing of the past.
Next time you visit your hairstylist ask them if they are using one of these two products to help protect your hair and give it some muscle.
Your Hairs Muscle The Cross Bonds.
There are four types of bonds found in your hair Peptide Bonds, Disulphide Bonds, Hydrogen Bonds and Salt Bonds.
These four bonds are what gives your hair its tensile strength. This helps prevent your hair from breaking when combing or brushing.
The Salt and Hydrogen bonds in your hair are easily broken down by water.
The stronger DiSulphide Bonds are broken down when you have a chemical process. Such as a perm, color or straightener carried out on your hair.
When too many bonds are broken down during any of these processes your hair will become weak and fragile.
Damaged Hair Game Changer, L’Oreal Pro Fibre.
Many things cause your hair fibre to be damaged and dull. Such as heated styling tools, pollution, chemicals and chlorinated water.
The new hair treatment technology used in the L’Oreal Pro Fibre for damaged hair arrives after seven years of research and many patents.
Research has enabled the hair treatment to penetrate and grip your hair fibre from the inside out.
Aminosilane is the wonder ingredient that actually strengthens the structure of your hair. By filling in the gaps in your hair fibre that are created as a result of hair damage.
Useing a sub-zero sealing process which seals up the open cuticles to lock the treatment ingredients into your hair. Cationic polymers cover your hairs surface with a protective sheath so leaving it smooth soft and silky.
You then simply boost this at home over the course of the next six weeks to keep your hair in tip top condition.
The three different levels of damaged hair repair that will last on your hair for up to six weeks.
Rectify – to resurface hair that has a damaged cuticle
Restore – to repair hair with both a damaged cuticle and cortex
Reconstruct – to restructure the hair with a heavily damaged cortex
My view on this product. Amazing each hair looks fuller as it retains more moisture and overall the hair feels softer and looks shiny.
Hair Strengthening Additive By Olaplex.
There have been a few different hair strengthening products that have recently made there way onto the market. One of the most popular with hair colorists being Olaplex.
Now what is it?
Olaplex is an additive. Which is mixed into any chemical that is applied onto your hair.
The additive will make your hair softer and stronger. Protecting your hair against any breakage that all chemical services can cause.
The strengthening additive is designed to re connect the disulphide bonds within your hair.That are broken down in the process of any chemical hair service. So helping to minimize any damage.
So leaving your hair with better elasticity which in turn makes your hair strong and healthy.
My view on this product. Fantastic especially when used with a chemical service such as bleaching.
Your Home Work.
Both the hair strengthening additive and the pro fibre treatment for damaged hair come with a home follow up program. Helping you keep your hair soft and silky over a longer period of time.
With the advance in the technology of the hair treatment and how it works. There is no reason not to say goodbye to damaged hair.
The views expressed here are based on my own use of the two products when working in the salon.