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07/11/16
What is “fried” hair?
Filed under: General
Posted by: Vincent @ 5:05 pm

If a summer of fun in the sun has wreaked havoc on your hair, fear not…

Most of us are quick to acknowledge the need to protect our skin from the rigors of summer heat and sun. But come Labor Day a quick glance in the mirror frequently lets us know what we forgot to protect — our hair.

Indeed, a season of exposure to sun, salt water, and chlorine chemical residues can come together to wreak havoc on our tresses. By the end of the summer, experts say hair can become so dehydrated it looks and feels nearly fried.

From a technical standpoint, there’s a protective coating on hair called the hydrolipidic film; if you have dry hair, that film is broken down somewhat anyway, but when you add sun, salt water, and chlorine, you can destroy the film altogether.

The end result, is that moisture located deep in the core of the hair shaft evaporates — and in what seems like one “poof” your “pouf” can be gone. Hair looks, feels, acts, and actually is, crying out for moisture.

It means hair not only has a dry look and feel, but can also be frizzy, unmanageable, have problems holding a curl or style, and even take longer to dry. In its worst form, damage causes the ends of the hair to split and breakage can begin.

When hair dehydrates it becomes brittle and when it becomes brittle you get the broken split ends that go up the hair shaft and cause fuzziness and frizziness and sometimes breakage; it’s a cumulative process.

Like skin, hair is comprised of proteins that need moisture to function. But, unlike skin which has its own supply of moisture from within, hair is dead, so once the moisture is gone — it’s gone.

Problems are further complicated if we use the wrong products in our hair. That’s because our natural supply of oil resides in the pigment. Using the wrong products will strip out the natural oils.

This leaves the hair wide open to the environment — so not only are you pulling out the oils, which dries the hair, but you are also making it more vulnerable to the elements, which can cause even more dryness and eventually damage.

Visiting a professional hair stylist regularly will help assure your hair stays healthy and well hydrated. Spending money on lessor products available in grocery and discount stores and attempting specialized services at home can, and more often than not does more damage to our hair than it helps.

Make an appointment with D’maj Beauty today and protect your hair not only through the summer months, but all year long. We use only the finest European products that are comprised of an advanced blend of Quinoa, natural oils and vitamins. These ingredients combine with silk amino acids to deeply immerse hair in moisture and nutrients. Our products are 100% Vegan, Sulfate free, paraben free, gluten free, DEA free, sodium chloride free, and contain powerful anti-aging properties, thermal & UV protectants, are weightless and will not build up. Best of all, they’re competitively priced and affordable.

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