Hair health is a matter of biology, just like every other part of our human make-up. Staying hydrated is a must for our survival, and the same rings true for healthy hair. Much of how we style our hair removes necessary moisture for shiny, healthy hair.
Heat styling with blow dyers, curling irons and flat irons change the structure of the hair and its biology. Heat changes the hydrogen bonds in our hair, which holds each strand together. Daily blow-drying and heat styling lead to breakage, damage and split ends. It’s important to give hair a break from constant styling. Let hair air dry on days you know you want to straighten your hair with a flat iron.
Joico’s K-Pak Shampoo in their Special Occasion Repair Kit restores worn-out hair and replenishes amino acids while also hydrating and protecting hair aloe and Vitamin E. It’s important to use heat protection when using hot tools on a regular basis for straightening and to repair damage when it occurs.
Tight braids and ponytails can damage hair as well—especially when worn frequently and for long durations. When styled while hair is wet, the chance for breakage and damage increases. These styles actually damage the hair follicle, which could result in permanent damage or even hair loss.
We recommend using a good shampoo like Joico K-PAK Shampoo to target build up near the follicles. Always use a conditioner after shampooing—a conditioner like Joico K-Pak Conditioner. The Joico K-Pak Conditioner reconstructs and smooth’s hair with K-PAK’s Bio-Advanced Peptide and Keratin Silicone complexes.
Use a weekly or monthly treatment to fight frizz and split ends. Joico’s K-PAK Intense Hydrator, included in both the K-Pak Special Occasion and Color Therapy Special Occasion Repair Kit, replenishes moisture and lipids to overly dry, damaged hair. The hydrating formula has a pH of 3.5 to seal the cuticle, creating a polished surface.
On days when you don’t plan to leave the house, let your hair down from tight braids; give it a good wash and conditioning. Then let it air dry. Your hair needs to rest and to replenish just like you do!