The irony of a great summer is that the very things that make us feel healthy like time outdoors in the sun and salt water can leave our hair feeling decidedly un-healthy. Here in SWFL, we live in a perfect storm of hard water, salt water, and chlorinated water all combined with a daily dose of UV exposure. Extreme summer humidity means frizz and using more heat tools. Dry winter air can leave hair brittle and parched. But to fully understand the spectrum of damage endured by the average hair strand, it’s important to safeguard against four types of damage:
- Physical Damage: brushing, detangling, extensions.
- Heat Damage: blow drying, flat ironing, curling.
- Chemical Damage: color, bleaching, relaxing.
- Environmental Damage: UV exposure, humidity, hard water.
The cumulative effect breaks down hair bonds – the essential structure of the hair. And the solution for correcting that damage is bond repair.
What Is Bond Repair?
Your hair’s texture, elasticity, and density are determined by keratin protein structures within each strand. These structures are held together by three different types of bonds: disulphide bonds, which can be damaged by chemical and color treatments; salt bonds that can be disrupted by a shift in pH (read hard water, chlorine); and hydrogen bonds that react to heat and moisture. When these bonds are broken – which can happen as a result of heat damage, UV exposure or even rough towel drying – damage occurs which is where bond-building treatments come in. They help heal broken bonds to deliver healthier-looking hair.
Your hair strands have more hydrogen bonds – ten times more – than the other proteins in your hair. The chemistry behind the Aveda Botanical Repair system consists of plant-powered formulations that specifically target damaged hydrogen bonds. Botanical Repair is designed to work from the inside out – from the cortex (the inner core of each strand) to the cuticle (the outer layer of strands) to the F layer (the outermost coating that protects the cuticle) that gives your hair a luxurious slip. When your brush slides through your hair, thank your F Layer.
Choose The Right Care For Your Hair
Discovering which bond repair products are right for your hair type and condition is where effective damage control begins. And this is when a consult with your stylist is key. “Each person’s unique hair concerns can be addressed with Aveda Botanical Repair™. It can be a ‘mix-and-match’ of in-salon treatments combined with home care,” explains Elizabeth Canjar, Aveda Ambassador at Spada Salon. “Based on a consultation, we can offer clients a range of solutions. For example, the addition of the bond repair emulsifier mixed with color or highlights is proven to make hair five times stronger in just one treatment. At home care can include daily essentials from the botanicals line like shampoo and conditioner combined with a strengthening leave-in treatment,” adds Canjar.
Adding an at-home mask like Botanical Repair™ Intensive Strengthening Masque can offer significant results that help to maintain the benefits of in-salon repairing treatments.
9 Ways To Repair, Treat and Fix Damaged Hair
Post salon, at-home care is vital for hair health and strength. Having a checklist of hair care Do’s to maintain your in-salon results is a smart beauty strategy:
- Do Lower the Temp. on Your Tools
- Do Handle Your Wet Hair with Care
- Do Use Rich and Healing Hair Masks
- Do Make Leave-in’s a Part of Your Routine
- Do Get Professional Treatments
- Do Seal Your Bonds
- Do Trim Your Split Ends
- Do Swim and Sun with Care
The change of seasons is the ideal time to add treatments that offer targeted repair. At Spada, we want you to achieve your hair goals, without sacrificing the integrity of your hair. Don’t miss out, book your appointment now with one of our talented Aveda artists at https://www.spadaspa.com/contact.