Hair coloring and bleaching are universally damaging to hair. It is sometimes said that chemical processing adds body to the hair. This means that the dyeing procedure allows the hair to stand away from the scalp with
greater ease. This is not due to healthier hair, but rather to hair damage that makes the hair frizzy and more susceptible to static electricity.
The basic rules of hair dyeing are always staying within your color group, preferably dyeing the hair no more than three shades from the natural color. Remember that the chemical process of lightening the hair involves
dispersing color molecules from the hair shaft to remove existing color. This also removes some structural stability elements in the hair. The more you lighten the hair, the more damage is done.
Making Waves with Hair Texture
Hair relaxing and permanent waving are two procedures that can be damaging to hair and should only be used on a limited basis. While hair relaxing can weaken hair, it also can actually facilitate hair length in
patients with kinky hair since the hair is less likely to break when combed. The relaxing procedure straightens the hair and makes it easier to groom. However, the grooming should be done gently to avoid hair fracture.
When using permanent waving, the curls should be as loose as possible with the interval between procedures being as long as possible. For patients with damaged hair, the perming solution should be weak and left in
contact with the hair for as short a period as possible. If you notice that your hair is becoming brittle or looking dull or damaged, you should consult your dermatologist immediately to determine the cause and how to treat it.
Repairing damaged hair takes time, and usually involves growing healthy hair to replace the damaged hair. The sooner you address any problem, the sooner you'll notice results.