Extreme heat damage can rob your hair and scalp of moisture, and can lead to scalp irritation and redness.
Believe it or not, your hair is highly sensitive to changes in the environment, like big fluctuations in humidity or extremetemperature. Heat damage can leave your hair looking dry and dull, and your scalp irritated.
There are two different types of heat that can cause damage to your scalp or hair – environmental and heat styling.
We all know that the hot summer sun can cause sunburnt skin – especially on the surfaces facing it, like your unprotected scalp orshoulders.
Hotter temperatures raise the temperature of the scalp and cause you to sweat, creating the ideal environment for thedandruff-causing microbe, Malassezia globosa, to flourish.
Heat styling is a major culprit of dry and damaged hair. Using hair dryers on a high heat setting can dry out the scalp while the direct heat on wet hair can actually boil the watermolecules inside the hair strands.
This causes a phenomenon known as 'bubble hair,' which is visible under a microscope.
The bubble that forms permanently deforms the hair, making it much more fragile and more likely to break off in the future.
How to treat heat damaged hair
To combat dryness, you can treat your hair and scalp with a moisturising anti-dandruff shampoo. Our Repair & Care Shampoo is agreat option that moisturises and conditions your hair and scalp.
The special formula works to help relieve your dry scalp and restore smoothness to your damaged hair, leaving it silkyand hydrated.
The shampoo has been proven to reduce breakage1, ensuring your hair is strong and 100% dandruff-free.2
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1vs. non-conditioning shampoo
2visible flakes from 2ft, with regular use