Damaged hair is difficult to avoid and a lot of the time, we don’t realise what our locks go through during an average day. As wrapping our hair in cotton wool isn’t a good look, we’ve rounded up some of the ways your hair may get damaged each day, with simple tips on how to protect it.
YOUR MORNING ROUTINE
Fitness first? Buns and ponytails can cause strain on your scalp if they’re too tight, so opt for something a little looser before heading to spin.
After washing the gym right out of your hair, it can get knotty in the shower. As detangling is a physical cause of damage, go easy! Before gently brushing, apply a detangling product such as cherry almond softening leave-in conditioner, which has 12 instant benefits in total; or speed of light™ blow dry accelerator spray.
How do you style your hair for the day ahead? Letting it air dry isn’t a response we hear very often unless you’re on holiday in hot and humid climes. If you blow dry hair or use other heat styling tools such as flat irons or curling tongs, it’s important you use product on your hair first – damage remedy™ daily hair repair protects hair against thermal damage up to 450°.
THROUGHOUT THE DAY
In the same way you protect your skin with SPF, it’s a good idea to take care of your hair too when you’re spending time in the sun. With UVA/UVB filters, sun care protective hair veil can be spritzed onto wet or dry hair to help minimise the damage and dryness caused by sun exposure.
If you love brushing your hair throughout the day, limit yourself to only doing so when it needs it – too much and you could be encouraging breakage and split ends. Our wooden paddle brush has extended bristles which helps reduce stress to hair and scalp by making detangling easier.
Live or work in a city? In some instances, pollution may cause irritation to the scalp, as it’s unprotected from soot and dirt. With its nurturing coconut and babassu base, gently wash away pollutants with damage remedy™ restructuring shampoo.
If you stick to regular appointments, you may be getting your hair bleached or coloured tonight. At Aveda salons, you can add an Instant Damage Repair Treatment to your service – in under 15 minutes, it leaves hair feeling conditioned for instant results.
Going for dinner or hitting the dancefloor instead of the salon? We have a feeling you may refresh your hair with a little bit of heat styling before heading out. Remember what we said before – just remember to protect it. heat relief™ thermal protector & conditioning mist protects from heat styling up to 450°, while infusing hair with our signature shampure™ aroma – friends will think you’ve just washed it.