Damaged hair can take on many forms – thin, dry, weak hair that is prone to breakage is typical of hair that has been damaged either through bleaching, excessive heat, over-use of certain products, or through lifestyle changes or trauma. What you need is a dual-pronged approach, to try and rebuild the hair fibres and reinforce damaged hair, while protecting it from further damage. Start by speaking to your hairdresser: a good stylist can help you detect and diagnose weak hair, and make recommendations on appropriate product usage. They can also give you a haircut and style that will minimise the appearance of thin hair. ...More >
Using the best products for weak, delicate and dry hair is essential to restoring troubled hair. Take a look at the ingredients in the products you are using: avoid products containing alcohol, parabens or sulphates, which can really dry out the hair, and instead look for products that infuse protein, amino acids and other strengthening properties into the hair. A gentle yet moisturising shampoo and a lightweight yet reinforcing conditioner, such as Kérastase Soin Premier Therapiste Ł22.90 will help to repair dry damaged hair but without weighing down finer locks. Use a weekly restructuring conditioning mask, such as Kérastase Masque Force Architecte Ł31.70 working it throughout the hair, to penetrate the hair follicles and restore lost strength, moisture and structure, reinforcing brittle weak hair. Do bear in mind however that it is possible to overdo it on product use and excessive product usage over time can actually exacerbate damaged and weak hair, and it can also weigh the hair down, making it look dull and rough.
If you want to try a smoothing treatment, keep in mind that not all treatments work the same and with hair that is already sensitised, you must choose one that will help the hair, rather than damage it further. At SJ Forbes we offer 72 Hair, which is a smoothing treatment that injects and locks keratin deep into the hair, leaving the hair shaft smoother. The process helps to repair damaged locks and would most likely be suitable for you – however, make sure you book a consultation with a professional before trying out any smoothing treatment.
As an alternative to a professional smoothing system, you could opt for a gentle yet effective in-salon treatment designed to boost moisture, reduce frizz and smooth weak damaged locks. Something like the Kérastase Fusio-Dose ritual, which is a bespoke treatment tailored to your hair’s needs, would be ideal as a temporary yet highly effective treatment, particularly as part of a long-term plan to restore your hair’s condition.