6 Types of Damaged Hair

What Causes Damaged Hair?

Experiencing some form of hair damage every now and then is normal. And though you’ve tried every trick in the book — like going for hair treatments (Brazilian Blowout or Keratin Treatment), using hair masks regularly, or even taking a break from heat styling — you still notice signs of hair damage. Tying your hair in a high ponytail or stress can also take a toll on your tresses.

But all hope is not lost. Instead of giving up on your hair, you can still save it from the depths of despair. Before reaching out for any hair product, it’s best you let us diagnose what your damage tresses are by booking an appointment at Lush Hair Folk, for a consultation.

1. Color Damage

Experimenting with different hair colors every now and then can be fun. However, your hair takes the brunt of the damage caused by these harsh chemicals found in most hair dyes. Now, you might think extending your time between hair appointments might do the trick, but in reality, it won’t undo the months or years of stripping your hair color away and is only possible if you actually grow it out completely.

So how can you reduce the damage? Well, it’s best if you choose a hair colorists that puts the health of your hair first, like we do at Lush Hair Folk. This means, avoiding strong developers or bleach if your hair is already in an unhealthy state. It’s also recommended that you use a color protecting alternative to maintaining the gloss and color of your dye to avoid it from fading and drying out.

2. Perming or Rebonding

The idea of perming or rebonding your hair might seem alluring at first, but once you actually know what it does to your hair, you might need to invest more money on taking care of it. With such chemical treatments, you’re exposing your hair to more damage as they might lead to breakage. You can’t undo what’s done, and though your hair might look like a dry mop if not well taken care of, you can still give your hair the TLC that your mane deserves.

First line of defense: a product that rebuilds the bonds with the proteins of your hair. This is especially effective in protecting your cuticles from too much stress, while strengthening your hair from within. One prime example would have to be the Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector Treatment. By incorporating it every once in awhile in your weekly treatment routine, this Hair Perfector Treatment is made with bond-building technology, which relinks the broken disulfide bonds caused by chemical, thermal and mechanical damage to the hair.

Alternatively, you can also book an appointment with us for a moisturizing treatment to increase the moisture in your hair, restoring it back to a healthier state.

3. Hair Loss/Thinning

First, let’s get to the root of the problem. With hair thinning, you’ll start to notice that your hair starts to lose its volume and thickness. This is usually caused by male or female pattern hair loss, Alopecia areata, diet, lack of vitamin D, stress or pregnancy. Using hair products products to curb hair thinning from occurring or at least, improve the condition of your hair is recommended.

Where hair loss is concerned, dandruff or the lack of shampooing your hair can be contributing factors to your problem. Though dandruff isn’t directly linked to hair loss, the itchiness it causes can lead to scratching of the scalp which may injure your hair follicles — leading to some hair loss. This brings about our next point: if you’re staying in a hot and humid climate like Singapore, shampooing your hair daily is essential. Sure, you may be worried about drying out your scalp from washing it everyday, but you can definitely opt for a gentle cleansing shampoo that’s close to your natural skin’s pH before following it up with a scalp conditioner or a leave-in serum to hydrate your scalp.

4. Heat Damage

If you usually style your hair, you’re highly dependent on your hot tools to get your hair into shape for your daily routine. But after using it too often you’re starting to notice the signs of damage it has caused to your hair. Whether you’re using a hairdryer or even your favorite straightener, it is crucial to incorporate some heat protectant before you start styling. Besides that, other preventative measures that you can take to protect your hair also include using a heat setting that’s suitable for your hair, avoid using a heat styling tool everyday, and try not to use it on dirty hair.

5. Split Ends

The last hair damage culprit would have to be split ends. If you hair shaft starts to feel rough or if you’ve noticed the ends of your strands is split into two or more heads, its high time for you to head to the salon for a trim. Though it might be the last resort for those of you who are growing your hair out, it’s really important to get yourself a trim every 2 months.

6. Hard Water

A change in cities can have a significant impact on the health of some people’s hair. They must deal not only with the new city, but also with the new city’s effects on their hair. It’s not the city that causes the problem; it’s the water they use to bathe and wash their hair. One of the main causes of excessive hair loss in women in cities is hard water. Hair breakage, thinning, and dryness are caused by hard water’s high levels of silica, magnesium, and calcium. Furthermore, hard water can cause dandruff and hair follicle damage.

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