I had a client come in today who had noticeably dry and brittle hair. The last time I had colored it was 3 months ago so I automatically assumed that because of summer it had dried out. I explained to her that it’s the dry heat in the air and going swimming more which does the damage (chlorine and salt water really dries the hair and the sun is the worst!!!).
So we decided to do a deep moisturising treatment at the basin. Once I started really looking at her hair though I noticed breakage which is really weird because her hair was in good condition. It seemed so brittle so I asked her what she was using at home and she said a Joico product that she had been given for Christmas.
Joico is a salon product and a really good one. I realised then that the product she was using was a pure protein shampoo and conditioner which is something that her hair did not need at all in fact she had so much protein it was causing it to break, she needed moisture ASAP!
I think if anyone is going to use a professional product it should be recommended by a qualified hairdresser. If you come in to our salon and enquire about product we start analysing your hair without even realising. We can tell straight away if you need protein, moisture, colour, lock, volume, something to tame curls or even a couple of different products to achieve the outcome you need.
So if you think your hair is brittle it may require protein but too much protein can cause your hair to break. It may need moisture but in order for moisture to be effective you need the right level of protein in your hair for the moisture to hold on to!!!!!!!!
As you can see it’s a very fine balancing act! And one that requires the expert advice and experience of your talented Hair to stare at stylist.
Written by Corina Conn