Are cosmetics harmful to your hair?
Can you believe that some cosmetics and worsen the condition of your hair? It happens only if they are chosen improperly, used incorrectly or contain harmful ingredients. What is more, hot styling tools can also weaken your hair by generating high temperatures. Check yourself whether cosmetics really damage your hair. What is more, take a look on how to regenerate and nourish damaged strands.
Hair straightener, curling wand, blow-dryer contribute to worsening hair condition.
High temperature leads to water and keratin evaporation from the inner parts of the hair. Additionally, such tools make the hair dry, cause split ends and weaken hair bulbs. They are more harmful than cosmetics with the content of substances considered to be damaging.
Cosmetics used inappropriately may also weaken hair. If you often use strongly cleansing shampoos, with time, your strands will become matte, dull, weak and fragile. Their natural protective coating will be affected to the extent that the wisps will be very weak. However, if you choose proper products, you will be able to protect your hair from damage. The key is to limit cosmetics used for styling and cut down on the use of hot styling tools and hair dyes. However, if you feel the need to use hot tools, make sure to use thermal protecting cosmetics prior to styling. These will protect your hair from harmful influence of heat.
Did you know that poorly matched products can further damage the already fragile condition of hair? It refers mainly to hair damaged by hot styling. Under the influence of high temperature, hair cuticles open up which leads to loosing lustre, proper hydration and causes split ends. If you use strong cleansing products containing Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate you weaken it even more.
Some products with the content of alcohol, proteins, herbs and vinegar can also harm the state of hair. Similar results can be noticed by improperly matched oils. What are the results? Rough, dry, dull wisps and irritated scalp. In some cases, inappropriate maintenance may result in the appearance of dandruff, psoriasis, seborrhea and pruritus.