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HOW TO CARE FOR HEAT DAMAGED HAIR

Extreme heat damage can rob your hair and scalp of moisture, and can lead to scalp irritation and redness

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Believe it or not, your hair is highly sensitive to changes in the environment, like big fluctuations in humidity or extreme temperature. Heat damage can leave your hair looking dry and dull, and your scalp irritated.

There are two different types of heat that can cause damage to your scalp or hair – environmental and heat styling.

Environmental heat

We all know that the hot summer sun can cause sunburnt skin – especially on the surfaces facing it, like your unprotected scalp or shoulders.

Hotter temperatures raise the temperature of the scalp and cause you to sweat, creating the ideal environment for the dandruff-causing microbe, Malassezia globosa, to flourish.

Heat styling

Heat styling is a major culprit of dry and damaged hair. Using hair dryers on a high heat setting can dry out the scalp while the direct heat on wet hair can actually boil the watermolecules inside the hair strands.

This causes a phenomenon known as “bubble hair”, which is visible under a microscope.

The bubble that forms permanently deforms the hair, making it much more fragile and more likely to break off in the future.

How to treat heat damaged hair

To combat dryness, you can treat your hair and scalp with a moisturizing anti-dandruff shampoo. Our Dry Scalp Care with Almond Oil Shampoo is agreat option that moisturizes and conditions your hair and scalp.

The special formula works to help relieve your dry scalp and restore smoothness to your damaged hair, leaving it silkyand hydrated.

The shampoo has been proven to reduce breakage1, ensuring your hair is strong and 100% dandruff-free.²

And like all our shampoos, it contains our new tri-action formula.

The upgrade takes its inspiration from leading skin care products and cares for your scalp in 3 steps:

  • Cleans – with gentle cleansing agents that wash away dandruff flakes, grease and oil to leave your hair noticeably cleaner

  • Protects – the new formula contains micro-minerals which are left behind after you wash your hair to protect against dandruff damage so your hair can grow from a healthier foundation

  • Moisturizes – it instantly delivers extra conditioning to leave your hair feeling soft and smooth while the micro-minerals help to repair the scalp and lock in more moisture

Get more hair care tips and advice from experts on washing and styling your hair.

¹ vs. non-conditioning shampoo
² visible flakes with regular use