how to tell if your hair is damaged

Posted by on May 31, 2019 in Beauty & Styling Tips

damage_repair… and everything you need to fix it.

Think about your relationship with your hair. Do you heat style often? Do you color or lighten on the regular? Are you outside a lot without a hat or sun protection? Do you like wearing your hair in high ponytails, braids or tight updos, or do you wear extensions? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re probably damaging your hair — and you may be seeing the results staring back at you in the mirror. It’s time to assess the damage and get started on the path to healthier, happier hair.

Examine your hair strands. Do they reflect light? Is the cuticle lying flat? That means your hair is in pretty good shape. If the outer edges of your strands are flared, that’s another sign of damage.

The good news is, damage doesn’t have to be permanent.

What should I do first?
start using a protectant prep product that will give back to your hair and help strengthen it, like Aveda’s Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair. It not only provides moisture and strength, it protects against thermal damage up to 450 degrees and instantly makes your hair look healthier.

I can’t make it to the salon, but my split ends are really bad. What do I do?
If you need an instant fix before your next trim, Aveda’s Damage Remedy Split End Repair “glues” your split ends together, smooths the appearance of your hair and helps new split ends from forming. It even lasts through a shampoo! Of course, this is just a quick fix, so make a point to get regular trims.

What if I need REALLY deep repair?
At home, apply Aveda’s Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment masque once a week. It provides essential elasticity and moisture to make your hair feel strong and flexible, ready for whatever looks and styles you try next.