Ever wonder why color-treated hair feels rougher or has a slightly different texture than untreated hair? Permanent hair color degrades the hair’s smooth, transparent cuticle surface, which causes it to become uneven, chipped, irregular and rough. This micro-scarring of the hair’s cuticle causes additional friction between individual hair shafts, leading to dryness and hair damage. Then of course, when the hair’s surface is ruffled- we aren’t able to properly reflect light that would normally give us sheen or shine. Surface changes are more pronounced the lighter we go– i.e going from dark brown to blondes and honey hues. Ensuring that color-treated hair receives proper protein and moisture conditioning ( . . . and that hair is sufficiently moisturized and sealed) is essential for keeping those fibers healthy and breakage resistant.
Sep 20, 2011
Hair Coloring and Hair Surface/Texture Changes
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