So Your Hair is Damaged: Now What?

woman damaged hair

Maybe you’ve had one too many chemical treatments or home dye jobs over the years, or maybe you just love using your hair straighteners or curling wand a little too much; whatever caused your hair damage, we are here to help rescue your locks!

If you thought that your only option was to get the damaged hair cut off, think again, because Olaplex has revolutionised haircare. Next time you’re in the salon, book an Olaplex treatment and buy yourself some Olaplex No.3 so you can continue the good work at home. There’s no such thing as using Olaplex too often, so if you use it at least twice per week, your hair will be restored back to full health.

One thing to note

Olaplex don’t recommend leaving the treatment in overnight, because they say that going to bed with damp hair can cause breakage and damage. The hair is fragile when it’s damp, so it’s vulnerable to the damage caused by tossing and turning.

What else causes hair damage and how can you prevent it?

Not treating it gently: When your hair is wet, use a brush or wide tooth comb to detangle it, brushing from the ends up. Don’t rub your hair with a towel, gently squeeze and blot the excess water out. Even when your hair is dry, backcombing the hair and overzealous brushing can cause tangles, breakage, and damage.

Using too much heat: Try to avoid heat styling your hair when you can. Every time you use your straighteners or curling iron, you break the hair’s bonds, causing damage. If you must style your hair, use a nourishing leave-in conditioner and heat protection products.

Chemical treatments and colouring: If you have your hair coloured or you get chemical treatments regularly, your hair is more likely to be damaged. At Salon La Reine, we offer Olaplex with our colour treatments to help strengthen and nourish your hair from the inside. If your hair is already quite damaged, you probably won’t get the colour result you want either, so it makes sense to nourish your locks as much as you can before, during, and after your salon appointment.

Environmental damage: The heat and UV rays from the sun can make the hair dry and brittle as can the cold weather. There’s not much you can do about the elements, but you can use a nourishing shampoo, hair mask, and conditioner to add moisture to repair and protect the hair.

Your pillow: This might not be the first thing you think of, but if you’re tossing and turning in bed on a cotton pillowcase, there’s damage being done. Now you know why you wake up and your hair looks like a birds nest! If you’re worried about damage, invest in a silk pillow to wake up with smooth, super soft hair.





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