Repairing hair damaged by colouring and bleaching
To begin the repair process, start by saying sorry to your damaged hair; that usually helps to calm things down!
Even if we tend to say that when a hair breaks, it's already too late: don't panic, there's still time to fix it. But to prevent it from happening again, it's best to understand what made your hair go haywire. Think of the inside of your hair as a ladder with two sides connected by amino acid rungs. When hair is said to be damaged, it means that the rung of the ladder is broken, and the architecture of the ladder is damaged, as a result of an attacker who has managed to break through all the natural barriers.
Seen from the outside, damaged hair is dull, brittle, electrostatic and difficult to detangle. The list of factors is long: the nature of the hair (fine hair will naturally be less resistant), the environment (pollution, hard water, etc.), the state of your health (fatigue, stress, iron deficiency, medication). And of course, the main suspects are aggressive techniques that modify the structure of the hair itself, such as colouring, bleaching, straightening, perming, daily blow-dries, etc.
Does this mean you have to adopt the 100% natural look and say goodbye to your blonde dreams? Not at all! But adopt the same habits as for when you go into the sun: if you don't give your skin a minimum amount of preparation, the result can be catastrophic. It's the same with your hair: pre-pare it, so you won’t have to re-pair it. But if the harm is already done and your hair is damaged, read on!