August 17, 2023
Hair Damage – Causes, Prevention, and Repair
We are just really talking about hair this month, but of course, we are since as a cosmetology school we think, talk and breathe hair. Well, let’s start talking about the ugly facts about hair and the damage you can cause. Let’s also learn how we can prevent and repair damaged hair.
Side Note: As a cosmetology school we have great treatments that will repair your hair.
Let’s start with hair damage. What is hair damage?
Hair damage is when your hair starts to crack and split from the exterior.
HOW DO WE CAUSE HAIR DAMAGE?
Some of the main reasons are when an aggressor happens such as heat, friction, and chemical treatments. Don’t freat you can do all these things to your hair but you also need to take care of your hair. When I say heat, friction, and chemical treatment I mean:
- Blow Dryers
- Curling Irons
- Hot rollers
- Bleaching your Hair
- Hair Dye
- Brazillian Blowouts
Just like I said above, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t or can’t do these things it just means you also need to take the time to protect your hair from these treatments. Just like anyone else, we use those products but we follow up with proper hair care to ensure not only the quality of the hair but to ensure our dyes don’t fade, and our treatments work well longer.
If you are wondering if your hair is damaged or not, here are the signs:
- Lack of moisture throughout your hair
- You’ve seen a dramatic change in thickness
- Split ends
- No Shine
REPAIR YOUR DAMAGED HAIR
So your hair is damaged, what can we do now to repair it? Here are a few tips you can help with damaged hair:
- Keratin treatment by a hair professional
- Use Hair Masks or deep conditioners – Check out this blog
- Avoid heat-styling and tight hairstyles for awhile
- Visit your hairstylist to cut off all the visible ends, this allows your healthy hair to grow more easily
- Take hair supplements to help speed up health and growth such as biotin or Nutrafol
Your hair isn’t damaged but here are tips that can help prevent you from damaging your hair.
- Get regular cuts to keep your ends fresh and prevent them from splitting
- When you use heat tools, use sprays and thermal protection sprays to help with excess heat going to your hair
- Lower the settings on your heat tools
- Use spray-in conditioners or detanglers once you’ve washed your hair making brushing easier and more gentle
- Less is more with brushing, don’t over brush your hair but ensure it doesn’t get regularly tangled
- Use hair mask treatments regularly (once a week)
These are a few tips you can use to help with damaged hair and prevention. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your cosmetologist. If you would love to help people with their hair and learn more on becoming a hair professional contact David Pressley School of Cosmetology today!