Are you accidentally damaging your hair?

Feb 20, 2023

Damaged hair can happen even when you don’t know it’s happening!

Let’s look at some strand-stress scenarios that could be taking your locks from lush to lacklustre, and always remember – getting regular trims to remove split ends will keep your hair healthy.

Damaged Hair Caused When You’re Asleep

Friction from your pillowcase can bend and snap hair strands. Going to sleep with wet hair can increase your chances of damaged hair. Invest in a silk pillowcase. It will help eliminate breakage that is caused by friction, as well as save your skin. Plaiting your locks before bed will help prevent knotting and minimise friction too.

 Damaged Hair Caused By Mechanical Stress

Regular use of heat styling tools such as straighteners, curling irons, and blow dryers can cause damaged hair. It could cause your hair to become dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. Try to let your hair dry naturally every other day. And if you must use hair tools daily, use a great heat-protecting product like Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray.

Damaged Hair Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray 

Chemical Attack

Chemical treatments such as colouring, relaxers and perms can damage hair and cause it to become dry and brittle. Try to keep these treatments to a minimum and when you do have them, nourish your strands with a really good hydrating and strengthening treatment. We love R+Co TELEVISION Perfect Hair Masque.

R+Co TELEVISION Perfect Hair Masque

Harsh Brushing

Brushing your hair too often or too roughly can cause breakage and split ends. Use a soft brush and work it gently through your locks. Once or twice a day is enough. Also, rubbing your hair too vigorously with a towel can cause damage, especially if your hair is wet and vulnerable. Pat it dry gently, and allow it to air-dry as much as possible before styling.

 Sun Exposure

Exposure to the sun and other environmental elements can cause hair to become dry and brittle. Always apply a top quality product with UV protection, and wear a hat for further protection.

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