Dry, damaged hair
The worst styling sins
But what are the worst styling sins? Before we examine the causes of dry hair, we should take a closer look at the hair strand itself. The inner part of a hair strand, also known as the cortex, is primarily composed of keratin and makes up 80% of the hair. It is encompassed by an outer layer known as the cuticle, which consists of fine, keratinised cells layered like roof tiles. The structure of hair from the root to the tip looks like a pine cone. The outer layer provides physical and chemical protection for the cortex from external factors like combs, UV radiation or hair clips. Chemical colour treatments, especially bleaching or perming, can damage the cuticle. Once it has been damaged, hair can no longer absorb nourishing ingredients. The cuticle is permanently damaged and is difficult to re-seal. If you still want to colour your hair, it's best to have it done by a professional!
Avoid heat treatment with hair straighteners or curling irons whenever possible, and use a hairdryer with heat protection. If you want to do something good for your hair, let it air dry as often as possible. You should also make sure you wash it at the right temperature. If the water is too hot, it can upset your scalp's natural balance and strain your hair lengths. Rinsing your hair with cold water after washing smooths the surface of your hair, leaving it beautiful and shiny.