April 28, 2021
Damaged hair can affect each and every one of us. In fact, many people are unaware that their hair shows signs of damage at all! In our quest for beautiful hair, all the tools and techniques we use could sometimes be doing more harm than good. If you think about your daily haircare routine, it could involve a lot of excess heat from styling tools, aggressive brushing, or even improper washing. Don’t worry! Curlsmith is on hand to guide you through common signs and how to repair your damaged locks.
Hair damage occurs when your hair bonds are weakened or harmed. This can be caused by heat, friction or chemical treatments like bleach. Before looking for the signs many of us may be experiencing, understanding the structure of your strands could help you identify hair damage. Going back to basics, the core of your hair strands is protected by overlapping scales (cuticle). On healthy hair these scales lie flat against each other to form a unified strength. When damaged or weakened, the flat structure is replaced by raised scales, which leaves the strand’s core exposed and vulnerable to hair breakage.
If you are scratching your head thinking “I can't see the tiny cuticle scales on my hair!” Don’t panic! Cuticles are very small structures invisible to the naked eye. Here are some common signs to look for to determine whether you may be experiencing hair damage.
Identifying what causes damage to your hair is a preliminary step to unlocking beautiful tresses. Hair damage can appear slightly differently from person to person depending on their hair type, but more often than not, there are universal causes which are responsible for it. Most of them are daily activities that may have gone unnoticed, but actually play a part in damaging your hair.
This list may seem extensive and long, but if you can pinpoint the area which could be causing damage it will be easier to fix and repair your damaged hair.
As we have seen, hair damage can take all shapes and forms, but we are on hand to provide you with our at home solutions. These methods and tips could help repair and prevent future hair damage, leaving you with gorgeous tresses.
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