When it comes to hair repair, it can be difficult to know where to begin – from eating the right food for healthy hair, through to hair and scalp treatments, and the best hair care products for damaged hair, there is an abundance of advice and guidance out there.
But this vast amount of information can often make it difficult to know that you’re doing the right thing when it comes to optimising your hair care routine for hair repair.
Here’s our guide to common hair repair mistakes and how to avoid making them…
Many people believe that healthy hair means washing it as often as possible – but this isn’t the case. You might actually be over-cleansing your hair, which can damage hair strength and hair health.
Signs that you’re over-cleansing your hair include:
- Drier, more brittle hair
- Fading colour
- Scalp flaking
- Increased oils
- Lackluster hair
Try using sulphate-free shampoos to help ensure you aren’t over-cleansing your hair.
Conditioning is an essential part of hair care, but that’s not to say that you can’t over condition your hair.
Each time you apply conditioner after you’ve washed your hair, a layer of product build-up forms on the hair. As this layer keeps building up, your hair’s ability to react with other products is reduced, preventing them from reaching the hair shaft.
Using a clarifying shampoo can help to prevent the build up caused by over-conditioning your hair.
Heat damage from Keratin treatments
Keratin treatments are incredibly popular – allowing those on the quest for sleek, smooth, and straight locks to achieve their dream look. However, in order to achieve the desired results, the hair must be heated to high temperatures.
Using too many hair products
In our quest for healthy, luscious hair, many of us are guilty of investing in all of the latest products when they appear on the market. But using too many hair products can actually be causing more harm than good.
Too many products can lead to some serious build-up and heavy hair. What’s more, hair products can also create a vicious cycle – using the wrong products can make it seem as though you need even more products to address the issues that your current products aren’t tackling (or may even be causing).
Using excessive oils
Hair oils offer many benefits, including increasing the tensile strength of the hair, reducing fizziness, and preventing breakage. By coating the hair, the oil forms a protective layer for the hair shaft. It can also stimulate the circulation of blood to the scalp, helping to bring nutrients to the scalp and nourish the hair.
However, many experts warn that not oiling your hair properly can actually lead to hair damage and hair loss. The scalp has a natural PH level that is regulated by the body’s natural production of oil. Putting too much oil directly on top of the scalp can block the follicles and reduce the natural PH level. It can also affect the natural oil/water balance of the scalp, preventing it from producing natural oils.
Lack of vitamins
KeraHealth contains highly absorbent keratin, KerCysteine, as well as super powerful antioxidant, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), amino acids, and minerals that are scientifically proven to promote healthy hair growth and repair. A range of vitamins are also included such as Vitamin B3, Biotin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Copper.