When it comes to over drying and breakage, there are several steps to help prevent those things. I don’t think that when our hair was created however long ago it was meant to have 200-450 degrees of heat applied to it every day. Before you curl, blow dry or flat iron your hair you MUST apply a thermal heat protectant before doing so. Giving your hair a break from the heat is also a great idea. Try a cute bun or braid every couple of days just to avoid sizzling the life out of your hair. When it comes to hair color, no color is obviously the best route but let’s face it, that doesn’t suit most of us. Lightening of the natural hair as opposed to depositing color onto the hair can often lead to more damage. Using a quality hair color is also very important when taking the integrity of your hair into consideration.
It may be time to stop using that box dye and see a pro to get a quality product on your hair. Bond builders are agents that are being added to colors and lighteners by professionals to help protect the hair during the coloring and lifting process, so next time you book your color appointment inquire on whether or not your stylist is using them and if not ask if they can. Swimming in chlorine or saltwater is also not the best for your hair. If a swim cap (which is a good idea btw) doesn’t fit your poolside style, then maybe try wetting your hair with tap water and adding conditioner throughout it, then styling it up in tight bun or braid to help protect it before cannonballing into the water. Lastly, using quality shampoo, conditioner, and masques are key to moisturized and strong hair. Some of our favorite brands that our hair stylists recommend at the salon are Kerastase, Redken, & Davines. All available at both of our LOOK Style Society locations in the Las Vegas area.