Top 5 Ways to Reduce Hair Damage from Bleach, Color and Perm
How do you keep your hair healthy despite bleaching, colouring or perming it repeatedly? There are thousands of products and tips flooding the market – all promising to reduce hair damage. But which have actually worked for real people? Here are 5 effective hair hacks and recommendations that are tried and tested.
1. Reverse Shampoo is the Best Way to Reduce Hair Damage Before or After You Bleach, Color or Perm Your Hair
Reverse Shampoo technique helps to reduce hair damage over time
What Is Reverse Washing?
Reverse hair washing uses a conditioner or masque as a primer and protectant before shampooing. This helps in shielding the hair strand so that the shampoo does not over-strip them of its natural oils or cause excessive mechanical damage (i.e. friction).
How to Reverse Shampoo Your Hair?
Step 1: Rinse hair thoroughly, in downward motion, for 60 seconds without rubbing them.
Step 2: Apply conditioner or masque to wet hair first. Do NOT allow the products to touch your scalp.
Step 3: Use your fingers as a “comb” to massage the products into the hair via a downward motion, till it’s completely smooth.
Step 4: Let it stay for 5 to 10 minutes. Do not rinse if you have severely damaged hair. For normal to mildly damaged hair, you can choose to rinse off before the next step.
Step 5: Apply shampoo like you would normally do – focusing on the scalp as opposed to the hair.
Step 6: Rinse thoroughly.
2. Learn to Layer the Right Ingredients Before & After You Bleach, Color or Perm Your Tress to Reduce Hair Damage Considerably
Layering the right ingredients to target the different molecular level of our hair will help to reduce hair damage over time
Our hair is mainly made up of 4 components: (A) Bonds & Polypeptide Chains; (B) Amino Acids; (C) Cell Membrane Complex (CMC) & Moisture; and (D) Outer Cuticle Layers.
Most customers focus on using haircare products that target (C) and (D). As, these ingredients – such as ceramides, collagen, 18-MEA, glycerin and hyaluronic acids – helps promote the much-desired smoothness and shine.
However, they do not account for the entire hair’s composition.
Strengthening the hair using bond-repairing ingredients and amino acids (a.k.a. keratins) are equally important too. Here’s how you can layer your products effectively:
Step 1: Apply Advante Hair Treatment on wet hair before shampoo. This moisture-rich treatment replenishes the CMCs while creating a protective layer around the hair cuticles. Leave-on for 5 minutes before rinsing it off.
Step 2: Use Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo to replenish the amino acids in the hair. Lather & rinse.
Step 3: Lastly, use K18 Leave-in Molecular Repair Hair Mask as a serum on wet hair to re-link the core polypeptide chains and bonds for strong and resilient hair. Do not rinse out.
Remember, a good haircare routine comprises of multiple active ingredients to target different levels of the hair - not just one.
3. Invest in the Best Heat Styling Tools if You Do Use Them Regularly to Reduce Hair Damage
Hairbeauron4D is the best heat styling tool to reduce hair damage. Period!
Heat styling tools have become a daily necessity for many.
It is no longer news that your hair must be sufficiently misted with heat-protectant and blown completely dry first before using these tools. This is to prevent severe internal damage.
But do you know that a company in Japan has launched a revolutionary heat styling tool that is able to minimize damage posed to our hair, significantly? Watch this jaw-dropping video here: HAIRBEAURON 4D Plus Demonstration Experiment
If you are someone who you cannot live without a flat or curling iron and price is not an issue, Hairbeauron 4D Plus (curl / straight) is a must-buy. Your hair will thank you later.
Note: You might need an appropriate transformer before using a Japanese electronic product in your home country.
4. Look for Low Damage Bleach, Perm or Rebonding Lotions
All chemical services will inevitably cause hair damage, without a doubt
Let us put this out there… All chemical services such as: bleach; color; highlights; perm; and rebonding; will inevitably cause damage to our hair.
That said, technology has advanced considerably. Some manufacturers have managed to integrate conditioning and strengthening actives into their lotions – minimizing hair damage.
After trying multiple brands of bleach, Goldwell Silk Lift High Performance Lightener offers great lifting power with the lowest possible damage – in our opinion.
As for perm or rebonding creams, brands like Arimino Cosme and Advante work on hair without over swelling them. Thus, it is less damaging than other retexturizing lotions.
5. Always Incorporate Plex Treatments or Technologies Every Time You Bleach, Color or Perm Your Tress, to Reduce Hair Damage
Chez Vous’ Hair Defence Technology helps to reduce hair damage caused by harsh chemicals and heat by up to 50%.
Plex Technologies are treatments incorporated into salon chemical services such as bleaching, coloring, perming and rebonding. They are meant to cushion the damage posed to the hair and reduce the risk of breakage.
During chemical services, cuticles are swelled, causing a loss of amino acids, moisture and CMC. Also, bonds will inevitably be broken. These lead to hair breakage, brittleness and dryness.
Unlike our skin, our hair does NOT have the function of regenerating itself. Hence, it is critical to integrate Plex Technologies every time we color, bleach or perm our hair. So that we can reduce damage before it happens and slow down the rate of deterioration.
Good News! Chez Vous’ all-new Hair Defence Technology™ is able to reduce hair damage from harsh chemicals by up to 50%* - the highest level of protection currently offered in the market**!
* When compared to chemical services without Chez Vous’ all-new Hair Defence Technology. ** Benchmarked against all other leading competitors.
What’s the Secret? Unlike many other Plex Treatments, Chez Vous’ Hair Defence Technology™ protects and reinforce different levels & composition of the hair, NOT just one – by tapping on multiple state-of-the-art ingredients! Click on the image below to learn how more about how Hair Defence Technology™ work:
How does Hair Defence Technology™ work?
"It’s the only combination plex treatment that minimizes hair damage during chemical processing effectively, with visible results!" Summer Zhang, Doctor
“Wow! No other brands of plex hair treatment I’ve tried can reduce hair damage from harsh chemical services as much as Chez Vous' Hair Defence Technology.” Shermaine Khoo, Restaurateur
The next time you bleach; colour; perm; or rebond your hair, incorporate them with Chez Vous’ revolutionary Hair Defence Technology. You will definitely feel the difference!
About Chez Vous
Many media have labelled Chez Vous as one of the leading names of luxury hair salons in Singapore. Since 1995, Chez Vous has distinguished itself with top-notch and bespoke hair services - courtesy of their "Only Hair Directors Allowed" policy. All stylists have either a minimum of 10 years of experience or are exceptionally skilled in their area of expertise. Rumours have it that the salon has one of the most gruelling entry recruitment exam, guaranteeing them an unparalleled roster of beauty experts. The brand is also one of the most positively reviewed and top-rated hair salons in Singapore.
Chez Vous is well-known for its first-in-the-world Fix You Programme. With hundreds of success stories, this salon has secured itself as the go-to "Fixer" when it comes to hair woes.
Many Caucasian Expats in Singapore are pleased to know that Chez Vous Hair Salon has a team of Caucasian Hair Specialists that particularize in colouring and cutting Caucasian hair. This is a feat not many Asian salons can claim. For the past 7 years, Chez Vous has been nominated as one of the best hair salons for Caucasian expatriates by the authoritative media guide - Expat Living Singapore.
With more than 30 hair awards under its belt, it is not surprising to find their customers equally illustrious. Many of the Who's Who in Singapore go to Chez Vous regularly for a trendy change in style.