Writer Daniela Morosini knows a thing or two about hair. She’s lived through the noughties with the GHD phenomenon and super straight hair and she’s experimented with highlights and curling tongs. She’s found a little too many hairs in her brush as a result of styling damage and has tried all the hair health fixes out there, from Argan oil to silk turbans.
She took to the Refinery website to talk about her hair styling and to compare two products – Olaplex and Smartbond. Both are well known to help hair recovery after harsh colouring and have groundbreaking ingredients to repair damaged hair.
How styling damage happens
The way in which you style your hair can be damaging it. Damaged hair can look brittle or frizzy and it can even fall out. Damage can be prevented with a little TLC.
There are lots of beauty myths out there but there are some useful tried and tested ways to keep your hair in good condition including air-drying or pat drying hair and not rubbing it, combing not brushing wet hair, keeping heat appliances such as hair dryers and curling tongs to a minimum and changing your hair style around frequently (to avoid traction alopecia).
Curling irons and straightening irons can damage hair follicles and wearing certain hair styles repeatedly, such as ponytails or clip-in hair extensions can cause hair to break or lead to bald spots.
What can be done about it?
When someone experiences hair loss, one of the first things to think about is your hair care. If you treat your hair well, with limited heat, harsh products or over styling – there may be other factors to hair thinning or hair loss (such as stress), but styling damage is always a good place to start. With fashion changing so often, over-styling can be a major cause of hair loss so it is important to look after your locks and prevent problems.
And if all else fails? Fear not! There are many great solutions available depending on your budget, from scalp micropigmentation to hair transplants. A personal consultation will help you determine the cause of your hair loss and where to go next.