Chemically Damaged Hair

Chemical treatments such as perms, dyes, bleaches, and relaxers can dramatically improve the appearance of your hair, but they can also be harmful. Chemically damaged hair is common among women and the search for solutions often causes much frustration. While it may seem hopeless, chemically damaged hair can be repaired and prevented without having to sacrifice your unique style.

Treating Chemically Damaged Hair

The logical solution for treating chemically damaged hair is to stop using perms, dyes, relaxers all together. The problem with this remedy is that most of us don't really like the "bush woman" look. If you don't want to look like a cave woman, be assured that there are less drastic ways to repair chemically damaged hair. Treating chemically damaged hair begins with evaluating the chemicals you presently use and how often you use them.

Here are few questions you can answer to determine if you have chemically damaged hair:
  • Is your hair dull and lacking shine?
  • Does your hair feel brittle and dry?
  • Is your hair often tangled?
  • Does your hair look like a bird's nest or have split ends?
  • Is your hair's texture rough?
  • Does your hair fall out easily?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you probably have chemically damaged hair. Here's why. These harsh chemicals weaken your hair's protein bonds and cause it to weaken. The end result is either one of the symptoms mentioned above.

Products for Chemically Damaged Hair

The best way to treat chemically damaged hair immediately is to use a damaged hair repair product such as H2 Ion. To prevent future chemically damaged hair, regulate the use of the chemicals you use to style your hair. You can start by limiting the use of perms, dyes, and relaxers to once every 8 to 10 weeks to give your hair time to recover between treatments. Another way to avoid chemically damaged hair is to follow the instructions on home perms and dyes to the letter, so that the chemicals don't sit too long on your hair.

Preventing Chemically Damaged Hair

When you use chemicals to treat your hair, make sure that you don't over use harsh heat stylers. This is especially for those of you who perm your hair as a perm literally disrupts the structure of your hair, weakening each strand at its core. Adding the use of heat stylers to that causes your hair to become dry and brittle. Note: there are thermal-activated hair repair products available that neutralize the damage caused by heat, so if you're going to heat-style, purchase one of these products right away.

When using chemical hair stylers, experiment with the amount that helps you achieve the desired results without causing chemically damaged hair. Some of the companies who manufacture perms, dyes, and relaxers may suggest a dosage and frequency that is only designed to make you buy their product more often. Determining the correct amount and frequency for your styling needs will certainly help you avoid chemically damaged hair.