Forum Thread: WHAT FACTORS CAN CAUSE DAMAGE to the HAIR?

It is essential for you to know what might be damaging your hair so that you can recommend the best treatment to your customers.

As part of every consultation and especially before a color application, you should analyze the condition and the current condition of the hair to be treated.

Did you know that the scale-like structure of the cuticle usually has about ten cell layers? In damaged hair, on the other hand, they are often broken down so that fewer layers are present, weakening the hair structure and impairing the protective layer surrounding the cortex. Damaged cuticles spread and expand, exposing and destabilizing the cortex, requiring appropriate treatment.

Hair care products aim to combat a specific problem. There are less serious hair or scalp problems, such as B. minor dandruff on the scalp. These are probably treatable by the customers at home. However, deep hair damage requires advice and professional hairdressing treatment. Harmful influences include:

Mechanical influences

These include combing or teasing, the use of curlers, etc. These hairdressing methods can roughen the cuticle of the hair and thereby damage the hair. Wet hair is particularly vulnerable as the cuticle layer swells, exposing the cortex inside. Excessive and incorrect brushing of the hair can lead to mechanical hair loss and cause breakage on dry, brittle hair.

Environmental influences

Water containing Light (UV and visible light), salt and chlorine can lead to dissolution of the chemical associations in the hair structure. The heat from the sun can also dry out the hair and make it susceptible to damage.

Warmth

Warmth means the use of curling iron, hair dryer or drying hood. Heat causes the dissolution of transient bonds that hold the polypeptide chains in the hair together. The hair is therefore malleable and can be styled. However, excessive contact with heat/heat can irreparably damage the hair structure, as well as the scalp, which in turn can lead to hair loss.

Chemical influences

Dyeing, bleaching products work by penetrating the protective cuticle to affect the cortex inside the hair directly. Perming chemicals break the disulfide bonds that hold the polypeptide chains of keratin together. Hair and scalp exposure to these substances for too long may cause severe damage.

Humidity
Moisture opens the cuticle layer and exposes the hair to damaging influences.

Health

Hair in poor condition may indicate underlying health problems or a poor diet. Also, medications can have a direct impact on the state of the hair. For example, pregnant women or women taking contraceptive pills often have very healthy hair because estrogens play an essential role in the growth and health of hair, while chemotherapy delivers toxic substances to the body that disrupt the hair's renewal process.

If you see any signs of hair damage from customers, you should use the BC Fibre Force product line for deep repair when you are working in the salon. The right combination of products in this series ensures that the inner strength of each hair is rebuilt at the cellular level. It restores the hair's vitality, resilience and resilience, creating the perfect foundation for future hair treatments.

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