When it comes to your hair concerns, an easy mistake that’s frequently made is confusing dry and damaged hair. Did you know that these two hair types should actually be treated differently? Trying to tell the difference on your own can be tough… so if you’ve always wondered whether your hair is dry, damaged or even both, then keep on reading!
How Can Hair Become Damaged or Dry?
It’s important to gain an understanding on what your hair needs.
Hair damage occurs when things like friction, heat, and chemical treatments attack the outer layer of your hair. This ultimately leaves cracks in your hair’s exterior, causing it to look dull, frizzy, or brittle. It also will make your hair more prone to damage and breakage.
- Do you color or chemically treat your hair?
- Does your hair break or split?
- Are your ends rough, thinner and lighter?
If you answered mostly yes, your hair could use some REPAIR!
- Is your hair rough from roots to ends?
- Does your hair tangle easily?
- Do you have a dry scalp?
If you answered mostly yes, your hair is craving HYDRATION!
A variety of factors can lead to dry hair including environmental conditions, your hair-care routine, and your physical health. Dry hair occurs when your hair doesn’t receive or retain enough moisture. The heat from using blow dryers, hair straighteners and curling irons can really do a number on your strands as well. When your hair is dry, the outer layer breaks down, causing it to appear frizzy, dull and unhealthy.
Take the Test!
Elasticity measures how well your hair stretches and returns to its original length. Hair with good elasticity is more resilient during styling, while hair with poor elasticity is weak and damaged. This can result in breakage during styling.
Step 1– Hold a strand of your hair secure at the scalp.
Step 2– Take your other hand and gently tug on the bottom end of the strand.
*If your hair stretches and easily breaks then your hair needs REPAIR!
Porosity affects your hair’s ability to receive and retain moisture. This also plays a big role in how much hydration your hair needs. Hair with high porosity absorbs products quickly, while hair with low porosity is more resistant to product absorption.
Step 1– Take a small section of your hair and hold it at the ends.
Step 2– With your other hand, backcomb your hair lightly while sliding your fingers along the end of your hair up towards your scalp.
*If you hair feels rough and backcombs easily, your hair needs HYDRATION!
Products That You Need to Know About!
Now that you have a better understanding of dry vs damaged hair, it’s time to learn how to take care of it! You won’t ever want to forget these two Aveda product names… Botanical Repair and Nutriplenish!
Botanical Repair: This revolutionary plant-powered, bond-building line is formulated to strengthen, repair and protect your hair from the inside out. These products will luxuriously cleanse, condition and repair your hair for visibly healthier, shinier strands!
- For all hair types and textures
- Safe for color treated and chemically processed hair
- Vegan and cruelty free
- Free from: silicone, parabens, mineral oil and synthetic fragrances
Nutriplenish: This intensely hydrating, replenishing collection is formulated with omega-5-rich organic pomegranate oil for lush, visibly healthy and manageable hair. From light to deep moisture, these products feature a superfood blend that quickly absorbs for nutrient powered hydration.
- Gently cleanses without stripping hair
- 94% naturally derived, with powerful superfoods
- Certified organic coconut oil with low molecular weight easily penetrates hair to help moisturize
- Mango butter packed with fatty acids helps nourish leaving hair soft and smooth
- Oat extract helps give the formula a sumptuous, creamy feel
- For all dry hair types
Let Us Take Care of Your Hair!
Don’t despair if your hair needs a bit of attention and love. Our talented team of stylists are here to help! With proper care, a few repairing treatments and the use of our restoring Aveda products, you will begin to see a difference and improve the look and feel of your hair!
Call to schedule a treatment, trim or hair consultation with us today!