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.



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Once your hair is damaged, you will begin to notice split ends. The hair ends are so dry and porous that they start to break. Moisturising conditioners and shampoos created especially for dry, damaged hair contain nourishing ingredients that improve the structure of hair and can also repair some of the split ends. If you have split ends, make sure you use gentle cleansers on your hair; only use a small dab of shampoo, applying it to your scalp. The lather should be sufficient to cleanse the ends of your hair as you rinse out the shampoo. Opt for a mild shampoo with intensive moisturising formula and without silicone.

Treat wet hair with care; it is particularly fragile! Always use a conditioner after washing. This will detangle your hair and make it easy to comb. Treat your hair to a deep conditioning treatment that thoroughly penetrates hair and provides nourishing moisture at least every other time you wash your hair. However, watch out: you can have too much of a good thing. Over-treated hair looks lank and quickly turns greasy.

Once you have split ends, no amount of conditioning treatment can fully repair the damage. The best thing to do is get a haircut as soon as possible; otherwise, your hair could split further up the hair shaft, making your entire hairstyle look frizzy and sloppy. Getting a trim every six to eight weeks will help keep your locks lovely and healthy in the long run.

Organic rose & plant-based pea protein – our dream team for dry, damaged hair

Organic rose extracts are combined with innovative plant-based pea protein in the lavera Repair & Care line; they moisturise, smooth and repair the structure of your hair.

Our new active ingredient, pea protein, is a true innovation in lavera hair care. This protein, which comes from the pea plant, is 100% vegan. What's so special about this innovative ingredient, and what effects does it have? Pea protein is a combination of active ingredients comprising pea peptide and pea extract; it helps to ensure that hair receives exactly the amount of moisture it needs. It leaves hair soft and silky, makes it easier to comb whether wet or dry and also easier to style. The active formula is designed in such a way that the molecules attach themselves to the damaged hair surface, seals it, and leaves hair feeling soft and silky - completely silicone-free!

The flower of the wild rose contains more than 400 ingredients; its essential oils, lipids, resins and waxes are most commonly used. Organic wild rose extract provides moisture, smooths and repairs the structure of your hair. Organic wild rose also has a tonifying, soothing effect on the scalp. It leaves hair silky-soft, easier to comb whether wet or dry and also easier to style.

Organic almond oil & organic macadamia nut oil – our dream team for very dry hair

The rich organic almond oil contains important vitamins, minerals, trace elements and a high percentage of unsaturated fatty acids. It also contains palmitic acid, which ensures that these nourishing ingredients can penetrate damaged hair and make it soft and smooth again.

The macadamia nut, also referred to as the queen of nuts, creates a seal around damaged hair and provides intensive moisture for very dry hair. This gentle organic macadamia nut oil contains particularly nourishing fats such as omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, as well as linoleic and linolenic acids, and it quickly penetrates the hair.

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