What Hair Products can Damage Hair?
Improper use of chemicals in
treating hair seems to be the major cause of
It is important to remember that breakage and loss of hair may be
symptoms of some medical problems. It is recommended to seek advice
from health professionals before treating your hair with any
chemical products. It is also necessary to know the different hair
products or treatments that may cause hair damage. This will help
you refrain or minimize the use of these harmful chemicals.
Here are some of many factors that can
cause damage to your hair:
This may break chemical bonds in a
curly hair. This product contains lye that may cause hair breakage
and skin irritation. There are also no-lye straighteners available
but still certain irritations may still arise.
Whatever type of relaxers that you
use, it may still cause
to you especially if they are used in the wrong way. Exposing your
hair too long with relaxers or mixing incorrect amount of
straighteners are just some of the wrongful ways of relaxing the
Combing, scratching and brushing your
hair while on chemical treatment may increase damage to your scalp
and hair. If you found your scalp irritated, stop the use relaxers
or any chemical treatments. If your scalp is not that sensitive, and
want to keep your curly hair straightened, you may do these
treatments every six months to keep your hair protected. Even when
relaxers are used properly, they may still cause hair damage
especially when you use curling or straightening iron, blow dryers,
or coloring with chemically relaxed hair.
When it comes to
treatments, there are two types: the permanent and the semi
permanent. Permanent coloring stays in the hair until it grows out
while in semi-permanent the color applied washes out after a period
of time. Permanent treatments may cause hair loss, irritation,
redness and burning. Irritation among other people might become a
serious problem. Semi-permanent hair coloring treatments like henna
are easy to use and are safer than the permanent ones. Before
applying colors to your hair, be sure to test a small amount in your
wrist to check whether the chemical could irritate your skin or not.
Bleach is a color removing substance
that removes color and stains from the hair. This chemical lightens
hair color and may produce hair breakage or damage. Once bleach is
applied, hair becomes dry and damage looking. It is advisable to use
hair treatment product to avoid further damages.
This is a device that uses heated air
for drying hair. It may be handheld or in the shape of a dome that
fits over the head. All types of hair should be treated gently,
using hot blow dryers or any other heat styling products on very wet
hair may lead to hair damage. If you really cannot avoid using
dryers, make sure that you set at low heat temperature.
Brushing hair too much while it is
still wet may cause breakage and damage to your hair. Hair will be
forced to stretch while brushing and making it more prone to
breakage. Healthy Hair
needs a bunch of care for it to shine and grow beautifully.
Protecting your hair from any harmful
hair care products is the
best way of taking care of it. It is advisable to consult
professionals before applying any chemical treatments to your hair
to avoid damages. These damages include
irritation, hair loss, hair breakage and others. Be sure that
the natural appeal of your hair will be maintained properly. Surely
you donít want to wake up someday that your hair becomes hopeless.
We also want to note that customers
that use products are dimethicnone based products you will most
likely have issues with hair damage and breakage. This is because
dimethicone burns when heat is added to it. For example when hot
irons or flat irons are applied to hair that used dimethicone it
will burn and cause hair static, hair burns, dry hair and overall
damage that can result in breakage and splitting.