Damaged hair is an umbrella term that is often used for pretty much any hair care concern. No wonder you get confused when you’re trying to fix the problem at hand: you’re not really sure how the problem began and what the best solution would be for it.

So we thought we'd shed some light on this and give you a breakdown of the most common reasons why hair gets damaged (in no particular order) and a solution to each concern:

  • Heat styling: Using heat tools on your hair too often and without proper protection can lead to damaged hair. This included split ends, thinning hair, weak/brittle hair, and dry hair. The heat from your hair tool burns away the natural oils that can be found in your hair, leaving it coarse and without protection. Always use a heat protectant before styling so that your hair has a shield against the heat. The product should nourish the hair and also protect. So once you begin styling it, the ingredients from the product first nurture your hair and then the product is stripped away from the heat. That way, your hair doesn’t lose its natural oils. Our Phytokératine Spray does just that. It works to reconstruct hair's internal structure with its core ingredients, botanical keratin, and hyaluronic acid. Avoid styling too often because even with protectant, the tools are a strain on your hair.
  • Color treatment/chemical treatment: Any harsh chemical treatment can leave lasting damage to your hair because it breaks down your hairs barriers and weakens your hairs structure. If you suffer from this kind of hair damage then adding a hair mask to your hair care routine is a good way to rejuvenate your hair and restore its strength. Phytokératine Extrême Hair Mask is created for ultimate fiber repair and nutrition. The best way to use this product is to towel dry your hair after cleansing, distribute it evenly, leave it on for 10 minutes, and then rinse it off.

  • Extensions/weaves: The main problem that arises from using extensions is the weight it puts on your own hair. It can weaken your hair with time and cause damage at the roots which is one of the most difficult types of hair damage to overcome. It can lead to traction alopecia which leads to hair loss. For those of you who are suffering from this type of hair damage, we recommend a strong treatment that focuses from the root to the tip. Begin with a scalp treatment like Phytopolléine Scalp Treatment and follow up with our Phytokératine Extreme Shampoo. On damp hair, use our Phytokératine Serum which will repair any damaged ends.

  • Tangled hair/over brushing: Knotted hair causes friction and can lead to buildup. Over-brushing your hair can also cause friction and strip away your hair's moisture. A light leave-in treatment like our Phytokératine Extrême Cream plumps up your hair and gives it the suppleness that is lacking if you have dry hair and split ends. It works as an amazing leave-in treatment as well so you can definitely use it as a pick me up throughout the week.

  • Improper scalp treatment/over shampooing: Your hair is only as healthy as your scalp. If your scalp is imbalanced then regardless of how many nourishing products you might use for your hair, it’s only going to be a temporary fix. Try not to cleanse your hair too often, use a cleanser that does the job without stripping away any natural oils. Apply Phytopolléine prior to shampooing to see the best results.

  • Clean slate: Sometimes the best move you can make is to cut your losses and start afresh. Getting rid of damaged hair and working with healthy hair is always a good call.