Damaged hair is a precursor to hair loss. If Your hair is damaged, it is more prone to breakage or loss, which is why it is important to be able to identify when your hair is damaged, so you can treat it and prevent the inevitable devastation of hair loss. It is easy to damage your hair because colouring it, relaxing it, using irons or other heat based styling treatments, or evening pulling your hair too tightly or too frequently into a particular style harms your hair. Whilst hair loss is easy to spot i.e shedding en masse, bald patches, thinning or a receding hair line, damaged hair is a little more difficult to identify, until it is too late and your hair begins to fall. So, we will set out below, five characteristics to look for to determine whether your hair is damaged:
- Dry & Brittle Hair
Does your hair feel dry and rough when you touch it? Is your hair brittle, causing the ends to snap and break? If the answer to these questions is yes, then your hair is damaged and likely to break.
- Excessive Tangling
Curly hair or hair with tight coils are more likely to tangle than straight hair. If your hair is tangling excessively, it is likely that your hair is damaged. Damaged, dry hair with roughened cuticles and frayed split ends are likely to snag and form knots (tangles).
- Lack of Elasticity
Before addressing the issue of hair elasticity, we must first explain what elasticity is. Elasticity determines the extent to which the strands of your hair can stretch and bounce back to their original form. You can test the elasticity of your hair by taking a strand between two fingers and stretching it. If the strand breaks with little or, no stretching, then your hair is damaged, weak and has lost its elasticity and is more likely to break. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion makes hair stronger and improves its elasticity.
- Split Ends
Split ends occur when damaged tips of the hair shaft split in two, causing hair to look frizzy and even form knots. If you are suffering from split ends then your hair is damaged and the ends might snap off.
- High Porosity
Porosity is the capacity your hair has, to absorb moisture or chemicals, such as hair dye. Highly porous hair usually a sign that it is damaged.
If you have noticed that your hair is exhibiting any of the characteristic mentioned above then your hair is damaged and more prone to breakage. Trimming the damaged parts of your hair will prevent further hair loss. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion will stimulate hair regrowth, making hair thicker and stronger.