WHAT SHOULD I DO FOR MY BRITTLE AND SPLIT HAIR?

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BRITTLE AND SPLIT HAIR

Your brittle hair is sick hair. They aged prematurely, their keratin having lost its elasticity. This lower resistance often comes from abusive cosmetic treatments such as perms, straightenings, colors … But the problem can also be linked to a dysfunction of the thyroid gland , or to an iron deficiency .

TEST → Before treating your hair, first test its strength in order to realize the extent of the damage. To do this, take a hair from your head and then stretch it bit by bit, keeping its two ends firmly between the thumb and forefinger of both hands. If your hair breaks quickly without stretching out, that’s a bad sign. And the faster it breaks, the less it stretches, the more it is a bad sign. Benchmark: normal hair should be able to lengthen by 25 to 30%. (Released, it should return to its original shape).

To repair, you must act with extreme caution and a little time in front of you. It is in fact necessary to penetrate into the heart of the cortex (inner part of the keratin ), by moisturizing and protein plant masks, in order to rebuild the defenses that your hair has lost. But your masks must also contain plants rich in these essential fatty acids that your hair has also lost. This, in order to seal the scales of the cuticle (outer part of the keratin ).

PROTOCOL TO FOLLOW

– First, make the mask penetrate by kneading your hair well, strand by strand. Gently twist and untwist them, press them for a long time.cream-washing-Clauderer-n26R

– Then, wrap your hair in a cloth, previously passed under hot water and wrung out. Cover everything with a waterproof shower cap.

– Finally, keep the mask on for a long time (30 minutes minimum). Then wash your hair with a mild shampoo or conditioner cream. In the last rinse water, add a little apple cider vinegar or lemon juice to remove the lime from the water.

THE ENEMIES OF YOUR HAIR

– Aggressive shampoos, brushing, brushing and drying traumatic for the hair. If you can’t avoid blow-drying, blow-dry your hair in a cold air first, until it is almost dry. Use your brush (with warm air) that give them their shape finale.- Also enemies of hair, hot plates too hot, silicones, sun bathing or swimming they dehydrate and burn your keratin already fragile.- as for operations such as straightening , color, highlights … we must apply the product on the connections, especially on the lengths!

OTHER ENEMIES, NO MORE SICKNESSES

– The regular use of so-called “nourishing products for the ends”, if they are based on silicones: they dehydrate the hair.

– Also, the regular use of lacquers or gels because they tend to refine the keratin.

For detangling and styling, use only natural instruments: brush with large bristles, tortoiseshell or horn comb, or simply your fingers (for relaxed hair)!

FORKS

They also correspond to prematurely aged hair. In the best cases, they result in a doubling, at the tip or on the last few centimeters of the hair, where the keratin is most fragile. In more serious cases (photo below *), the fibrils that form the keratin are completely separated.

fork-hairIf you want to get rid of the forks, there is only one solution: cut the split ends because no care can reunite them. But with the right treatment, they will not reform on the hair which will grow back.

* Photo source: Palais de la Découverte in Paris, Exhibition “The Hair, Wick with Science”, 2011-2012 .

 

As with the care of dry hair, a diet rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E is recommended.

– EFAs nourish the deep layers of the skin and are essential for the production of new cells in the hair growth zone, that which surrounds the hair follicle and the root.

– Vitamin E, it preserves AGEs from rancidity. The more of these we ingest, the more vitamin E we need to protect them from the risk of oxidation.

– In tandem, EFAs and vitamin E therefore help lubricate the hair and make it less dry and less brittle. In particular contain: walnut oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil (cold pressed), wheat germ, cold sea fish, fish eggs, etc.

Despite all these tips, if your hair remains brittle, have your hair diagnosed in depth with analysis of its roots and keratin. We have personalized solutions for each case

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