Dry, dull, rough, brittle… these are all signs that hair has become damaged, generally due to a change in the protective hydrolipidic film.
Discover our tips for restoring moisture to your hair, to make it shiny and soft once again.
- How hair becomes damagedUnder normal circumstances, hair, like skin, is covered in a hydrolipidic film composed of sebum and sweat from the sebaceous and sweat glands. This film moisturises, nourishes and protects. It forms a natural barrier which protects the hair from damaging external factors. It is essential for keeping hair shiny and soft. But occasionally it can become altered for a variety of reasons:
• Internal factors: sebaceous gland activity can be slowed by a nutritional deficiency, a circulation problem in the scalp, hormonal changes (menopause, for example), stress, etc.
• External factors: the sebum that covers the hair can be stripped away by harsh or unsuitable hair products. The keratin which makes up the hair shaft (the visible part of a hair) is then exposed, weakened and loses some of its elasticity. The scales which compose the outermost part of the hair become irregular in shape and no longer overlap one another properly. Hair becomes dry, brittle and dull. It tangles easily and becomes unmanageable.
- The right habits for shiny, healthy hair