Over styling, friction, dryness, frequent chemical use and even using the incorrect products are the leading causes of hair breakage.
This can be visible with knotted and tangled hair, excessive shedding during combing and hair that looks flat, lifeless and unmanageable. Breakage can be so severe that bonds along the hair strand are noticeable upon closer inspection.
Luckily this is not a death sentence for damaged hair as most hair is resilient and can be corrected, rebalanced and repaired. Since hair is made up of protein, treatments rich in Omega fatty acids, Keratin and plant extracts are the go to remedy to recover the building block of hair fibers.
A key tip however with anything health related, a balance is required for optimal benefit. Too much of a good thing, in this case protein, can have the opposite effect and worsen damage. This is why our beauty pros have selected a range of products that are both restorative and maintain the protein levels needed to promote hair health. Here are our top picks:
Allow this power packed set to be a hero and rescue hair breakage. It contains the powerful combo of: the Hair Perfector No.3, Bond Maintenance Shampoo No.4 and Bond Maintenance Conditioner No.5.This salon quality trio work together as a three step treatment on a molecular level to relink broken bonds along the hair shaft. The shampoo and conditioner are safe for daily use while the Hair Perfector can be used on a weekly basis. Hair that has been damaged by colouring chemicals and styling tools will greatly benefit from this hero tribe set.
A small coin size of product is all that’s needed for this argan-based shampoo safe for daily use. The infused argan repairs damage by reconfiguring the moisture and nutrient balance on hair to either correct or prevent oversaturation of the hydrolipic film. That is the natural protective barrier on the scalp meant to keep in the good nutrients and block out unwanted substances like pollution. Leave it to restore natural health and manageability.
Luxury meets function in this creamy and light conditioner that also detangles. The Ceramides and Acid Maleic contained inside rebuild brittle hair throughout its length and cultivate a healthy scalp environment thereafter. It’s become a remedy to hair breakage by targeting roots, length and ends – an often neglected part of hair. Ends require more care as this is the oldest part of hair and is important to treat to maintaining consistent length and avoiding the dreaded chop.
A protein based treatment resolved to treat breakage by restructuring chemically damaged hair and repairing its integrity. It contains vitamin A, amino acids and organic Muru Muru seed extract which is an emollient or softening agent rich in fatty acid. These active ingredients nourish, soothe and complement the hair’s moisture barrier to help hair recover from breakage.
This non-foaming cleansing treatment tackles damaged hair through a three part system: repair, renew and restore. It uses fruit enzymes to bind moisture and reconstruct damaged hair. Amino acids are the proteins used to clean while building back the broken bonds. An essential product to repair hair breakage during a cleansing day.
If breakage threatens to return in future or has stretched on for years, then this reconstructing formula is the best defence. It focuses on fortifying hair within minutes by seeping in deep to the roots to hair to make it stronger and more resilient. Talk about quick results! This makes it a perfect compromise for those who refuse to go easy on their heat styling. Despite the progressive breakage, hair is left with less visible damage.
Repairing damage and hair breakage is possible without fear of having to go through a big chop and starting again. The most ideal solution is to identify what is causing the breakage and to take action as soon as possible to recover hair. The next step would be to try the above recommended products to aid in the reconstruction of hair.
Preventative measures include limiting the usage of heating tools or (using thermal protection (link to thermal protection article). It also includes correcting the nutrient balance on your scalp and softening hair so it won’t need too much combing. Paying attention to hair and realizing when it needs some serious SOS will prevent sever damage compounding over time.
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*Disclaimer: Products are recommended and not meant to treat diagnose or cure any condition. Consult nearest salon stylist for professional help.