Many women seek out hair repair advice without guidance from a professional, and (unfortunately) trust harmful products which may do more harm than good for their hair. Among all hair products, hair repair treatment products are the most purchased on the market today.
With so many choices, how will you know which hair repair products are for you? Is the damage gradual or sudden? External or internal? Singed or dehydrated? Where should you start?
There are 3 types of external hair damage that need repair:
- Over-processed or chemically damaged
- Dehydrated or dry hair
- Heat damaged or singed hair
It is important you understand what kind of damage before you treat it. If not, there can be some seriously bad outcomes.
Treating chemically damaged hair with moisture is like filling a bucket full of holes with water. You’ll spend a ton of money, and get no results in the end. If you treat dehydrated or heat damaged hair with reconstructing products or products designed for chemical damage, your hair will go into Protein Overload, actually causing the hair fiber to fracture.
First things first, you need to try and figure out what kind of damage you have. If you have access to a licensed cosmetologist who uses a capilliscope like I do at Honeycomb, let them take a peek. Rather than just guessing for yourself, they will be able to tell you with certainty what kind of damage you have as they are able to see your actual hair fiber magnified hundreds of times.
If there isn’t anyone in your area with a Capilliscope for analysis, you’ll have to do a bit of detective work. Check out our blog on Common Types of Hair Damage. (link)
Since our hair has no nerve endings, nor does it have any sort of system to hydrate it, people often won’t notice damage until it is pretty severe. However, there are several things to look for when self-diagnosing dry, damaged hair.
You’ve probably experienced one or more of these signs if you’re reading this, but the next step is to decide what type of damage it is.
Check out our blog on the Common Types of Hair Damage to learn more about diagnosing your damage, or book an appointment with us today and get a free scalp analysis to determine the root of your hair damage.
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