Don’t Damage Your ’Do
What’s really hurting your hair
Maybe you got the “Rachel” cut too late…or regretfully attempted Anne Hathaway’s Les Miserables über-short pixie ’do…or got inspired by LiLo to go painfully platinum during some kind of bad-girl bender.
Yes, most of us have had some kind of hair disaster. Just mentioning the Felicity cut will still give poor Keri Russell chills…
Luckily, there’s beauty recourse for almost everything. We called on L’Oréal Professionnel Senior Artist Nancy Braun to break down how to care for your hair.
According to the hair maven and colorista to the stars, the worst kind of damage is caused by the combination of overexposure to heat and chemicals. It’s imperative to only use heat when necessary. “Women abuse their hair with flat irons and blow drying, too,” she said. Look for signs that point to damage, such as split ends and broken hair.
Punky, funky colors are in for summer, but before you go all 50 Shades of Katy Perry, make sure you are using hair dye without harmful ingredients. L’Oréal’s Professionnel INOA formula doesn’t contain ammonia, which “eats up” the hair and brings out underlying pigment you usually want to disguise. The innovative, oil-based product has a growing fan base the world over. “It’s a yogurt for hair,” said Rossano Ferretti, owner of Rossano Ferretti salons.
If all else fails, get a cut. “The only way to repair extremely damaged hair is with scissors…haircuts work wonders,” Braun said. Hats are so au courant now anyways, and it will always grow back! Maybe channeling Fantine isn’t a bad idea after all?
xx, The FabFitFun Team
Posted on July 13, 2012