"fried" hair: /frid her/ adjective
describing post chemically (over)processed hair that is abnormally soft and squashy to touch when wet; and when stretched till it snaps, it does not curl. or hair that breaks or shed off easily when combed; and has a wiry texture when dry. probably the worst state-of-hair anyone can have or wish for.
yes. people do get nightmares after having their hair fried after hair chemical services. why will this happen? when chemicals (pre-lighteners; relaxers or retexturizing agents) are applied to the hair, cuticles will swell and bonds will be broken. this process "eats" away hair proteins, causing damage to the hair, and in severe cases - your hair will be "fried".
but fret not, preventing your hair from "frying" is easy. just remember these rules of thumb:
#1 AVOID PERMING OR STRAIGHTENING YOUR HAIR CHEMICALLY AT THE SAME SPOT TWICE
when hair is chemically retexturized, bonds will be broken and amino acids will be damaged. thus, hair will be weakened considerably, losing its elasticity and resilience against future chemical services. the main reason why you should not perm or straighten your hair chemically at the same spot twice is because unlike our skin, our hair does not regenerate or repair by itself!
many women undergo constant permanent hair straightening processes to keep their hair manageable. note, the problem usually lies at the newly grown out roots area. thus, inform your hairstylist that you a touch up for the roots, and there is no need to straighten the already straightened ends. if your hair ends have already became dull and dry over time, refresh it using keratin treatment, not permanent relaxers.
for perm addicts, if you cant resist your desire to sport curls, try to alternate between cold and digital (heat) perm to reduce the damage caused to your hair.
note, all retexturizing services must be accompanied with strengthening, bond repairing and moisturizing hair shots to reduce chemical damage. at chez vous, these shots are small but potent, and are included in our amplified treatment perm or rebond service, to better prep, nourish and protect our guests' hair.
#2 AVOID PERMING OR STRAIGHTENING YOUR HAIR CHEMICALLY AT THE SPOT THAT HAS BEEN PRE-LIGHTENED BEFORE.
just because you have coloured your hair with a darker shade or have not pre-lighten your hair for years, that doesnt mean that those spots that you have previously pre-lightened has miraculously recovered. the same applies for customers whose hair that has been pre-lightened with breakage-minimizing treatments. we have experimented these as well. the risk of breakage when heat-perming or straightening such hair chemically is still there. why risk it?
#3 NEVER PRE-LIGHTEN, PERM OR STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR WITHOUT OLAPLEX OR ITS EQUIVALENTS
this is not a marketing gimmick, but scientifically proven breakage minimizing treatments that will reduce damage caused to your hair considerably. each of these shots are expensive, but your hair will thank you in the long run. think of these treatments like little "minions" going into your hair to fix the hair bonds during chemical processing to ensure that your hairs integrity is being protected. in our opinion, the 2 chemist who invented this should be nominated for a nobel prize award.
#4 NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR DAILY HAIRCARE REGIME
3 simple good habits such as those stated below can prevent mechanical damage from occurring, thus retaining your hair strength and resilience over time for future chemical services. remember, prevention is indeed cheaper than cure.
using a heat protector serum or spray before heat-styling or brushing your hair is not an option, but a necessity, to prevent heat and mechanical (friction) damage.
brushing your hair (preferable with tangle teezer) starting from the ends to detangle them first, follow through to the crown will reduce considerable friction, hence damage. combing your hair from crown to ends only works in advertisements. oops.
conditioning your hair first before shampooing will prevent over-stripping. always follow through with a good strengthening hair mask that does not cause build-up. gone are the days when you cannot use a hair mask daily. try goldwell kerasilk reconstruct mask, many of chez vous customers have swore by this potent but lightweight mask as their new daily conditioner.
#5 NEVER GO FROM LEVEL 4 TO 10 WITHIN A DAY
sporting blonde, pastel or silver hair is in vogue these years. but lightening your hair is a journey you're going to have with your hairstylist. rome is not built in a day. always alternate your pre-lightening sessions with weeks of strengthening treatments before proceeding with the next session.
#6 NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF UNDERGOING THROUGH A COMPREHENSIVE IN-SALON HAIR TREATMENT, ONCE EVERY MONTH
healthy hair consists of 4 components: (1) moisture for softness and shine; (2) strong bonds for elasticity and resilience; (3) proteins for strength and repair; (4) protected cuticles for smoothness and manageability. however, most women and homecare only focuses on (1) and (4). trust us, though the benefits of (2) and (3) are less visible to the eye and immediate to touch, they are critical in protecting your hair and preventing them from being "fried".
#7 NOT ALL TREATMENTS ARE CREATED EQUAL
many hair treatments merely coat your hair with oil and silicone, which do not repair or strengthen it from within. always opt for treatments that focus on the above 4 components mentioned.
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