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Aw, Snap! How To Fix Brittle Hair Once And For All

06 May 2019
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Heidi Walkington

L’Oréal UKI

Heidi is a trend and social media expert at L’Oréal UK, you can find her backstage at fashion week seeking out what’s hot in hair!

Between seemingly unwavering split ends, hair loss, and dryness, sometimes it feels like no matter what you do, you’ll always be dealing with damaged, fragile hair and brittle hair. Luckily, there’s a way to get to the bottom of this hair problem so you can experience your healthiest, shiniest, strongest hair ever. We talk pro-approved remedies and products that will be your ally in kicking this fragile hair nuisance to the curb!

Don’t Leave Me Dry: What Is Brittle Hair?

The tell-tale signs of weak brittle hair: drab, fragile hair, and lacklustre. In other words, if your hair has an overall dull appearance, is lacking in the shine department, and is especially prone to split ends, honey, you have brittle hair! The first thing you may notice is how you have fragile hair - is your hair manifesting in your hair brush like it’s nobody's business? Also, if your locks are weakened you will notice a lot less radiance and movement. Sound like you? Keep reading.

Hate To Break It To You: What Causes Brittle Hair?

The 3 most common causes of dry, brittle hair and fragile hair include chemical procedures (like the bleaching process you had to undergo to get your pretty pink pastel), which will change the structure of the hair. Picking up styling tools and even good ‘ol Mother Nature (sun, water and pollution) can wreak havoc on your locks causing brittle hair. If you have fine hair, it’s typically more prone to brittle hair since the individual fragile hair fibres are not as strong and resilient than their thicker-haired counterparts.

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The Ultimate Hair Care Routine To Combat Brittle Hair

An effective hair routine for fragile hair with top-of-the-line quality products is very much necessary when it comes to repairing brittle hair and strengthening the hair shaft. Of course, a proactive approach is best since preventing damage from manifesting in the first place is much easier than trying to repair fragile hair Prevention is key, are we right? We suggest using a heat protectant blow dry product that was designed for your hair type. This helps prevent some of the damage caused by your hot tools whilst nourishing your strands so they become more resilient over time - you could think of it like taking your hair to the gym!

Our favourite hair-workout? Kérastase Nectar Thermique if you have dry hair; it contains a number of active ingredients that come together in a milk texture to soften the hair whilst coating the hair fiber with a light veil to protect from heat damage. If you have frizzy, brittle hair, you need the Kérastase Keratine Thermique Blow Dry Primer in your routine. Along with smoothing frizz, taming flyaways, and protecting against humidity, the leave in treatment helps define curls so you can embrace your hair’s natural texture au naturel style. Finally, for weak, brittle hair, we love the Kérastase Résistance Ciment ThermiqueIf your hair is overprocessed or prone to split ends, it will help conquer breakage while strengthening your hair fiber at its core.

Brittle Hair 101: Switch Up Your Products With The Seasons

Just as you change up your wardrobe in the summer and winter, changing up your haircare is a great way to protect your fragile hair from environmental aggressors… yes, it’s true. For damage caused by external agents, think of taking care of your hair the same way you would take care of your skin: winter calls for more moisture and with summer we look for UV protection (well you should be, at least!). This will protect your fragile hair. We recommend the Kérastase Soleil range for those long summer days spent poolside with a cocktail. Perfect to combat damage caused by the sun, chlorine, or salt water, this product protects hair from dryness to keep it feeling soft and more vibrant!

On the other hand, if you live in an urban environment like the bustling city of London, we’re crazy about 
Kérastase Hair Detox RitualA salon-exclusive procedure that employs sonic cleansing to remove buildup and impurities while targeting the scalp to improve hair quality, it’s a particularly great treatment for those struggling with thin and fragile hair. Pop by and let the pros transform your look (hair flip)!

Our last little tip for you - use the Kérastase Elixir Ultime Oiltwice a day to give your hair the deep nutrition it needs. An iconic, shine-enhancing serum featuring a high concentration of precious oils, it’s lightweight but incredibly effective when it comes to dry, brittle hair.

Follow these tips to cure brittle hair once and for all. Your hair will snap back (pun intended) into shape in no time!

Interested in finding out more about brittle hair and fragile hair? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a hair expert near you.

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