What is hair damage?
Even with the best intentions, your lifestyle can sometimes take its toll on your hair. Hair damage comes in many forms. But with the right care, it’s possible to not only save your locks from damage but prevent it from happening in future.
What does damaged hair look and feel like?
Damaged hair creates a whole range of hair troubles, at least one of which you’ve probably experienced. If your hair is dry , lacks elasticity, feels lifeless and dull, is frizzy or lackluster, it could be damaged. But let’s not let damage hold us back; it’s easy to treat and prevent.
How does hair become damaged?
Hair is easily damaged as we go about our lives. Daily situations like heat styling, chemical treatments, the weather, and rushed hair care routines can all h affect hair health:
Different types of damage
There are many ways damaged hair can show up when we look in the mirror. Which one of these signs can you relate to most?
Split ends are when the tips of your hair split into two or more strands. This is the oldest part of your hair. It’s been around the longest, so at some point it gets too tired and splits.
We love hot styling tools , but high temperatures can dry out or even crack your hair’s protective outer layer and affect its natural proteins. You might notice split ends and breaking, dryness, and difficulty brushing or styling.
Brittle hair is thirsty hair. It loses its smoothness and shine, it tangles and breaks easily. This is usually a sign of heat or chemical damage.
We love a bit of blonde, but bleaching can dry out hair and cause split ends, shedding, tangles, and hair loss. It also strips your hair of proteins which give it strength and volume, leaving you with dull hair.
Curly hair damage
Wavy and curly hair is naturally less oily because sebum from the scalp can’t travel down the coily hair shaft as easily. Without these nourishing oils, hair is more prone to damage. You might notice your strands are frizzy, straight, or prone to split ends .
Hair damage repair
When your hair is feeling a little worse for wear, give it the VIP treatment to repair the damage and get your locks back to their best.
Deep conditioning is a nourishing fix for frazzled hair. Once a week, take a little 'me time', run a hot bath and apply our Anti-Frizz Oil Therapy Hair Mask Stick a shower cap on and luxuriate for up to 30 minutes. Rinse and wash as normal to restore your hair’s natural shine and bounce.
Protein helps repair bonds within the hair structure and strengthen it from the inside. Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner contain keratin repair actives. They’ve got damage repair down to a T, leaving your hair strong and healthy.