Top Ways You Damage Your Hair At Home
August 10, 2021
chemical damage

Top Ways You Damage Your Hair At Home

Your hair in 2021 is going to be healthier than ever. We're going to help you get there with OLAPLEX and by informing you of some standard daily doses of damage to look out for. Most people think they can only damage their hair if they're getting chemical services done in a salon, but the truth is far more damage occurs in the minutia of our daily lives. For optimum healthy hair, identify the causes, and minimize damage: 


Brushing your hair


Something as simple as brushing your hair can cause breakage. Often we're brushing to detangle by any means necessary. Let's face it; tangles occur with all hair types, from fine, straight hair to thick curly hair. There are instances we feel gentler detangling when our hair is wet in the shower, but this is one of the most discreet ways we damage our hair. We do so by pushing the hair too far, detangling while the hair is wet. What we cannot see or hear is we're breaking it. This can also happen when brushing hair dry or when brushing it into a particular hairstyle. 



Flat Iron, Curling Iron, Blow Dryer


Hair that experiences regular thermal styling can be in worse shape than those that receive in-salon chemical services. The constant application of heat at high degrees sizzle each strand of hair to the point of fading, dryness, and brittleness. The fact is that every time you apply heat to the hair, you're damaging it. Luckily, with OLAPLEX N°.7 Bonding Oil, you can protect the hair from heat up to 450º Fahrenheit while mitigating damage with OLAPLEX's bond building technology. However, one should still apply best practices, and one should only thermally style hair on occasion. 





Sleeping doesn't cause damage to your hair, but rubbing your head around your sheets and pillows does. You may have heard by now that some fibers cause breakage to the hair, a situation that can be mitigated by switching to silk pillowcases. It's true; this gentler fabric is easier on the hair and a quick shift in your evening routine towards healthier hair! 


Mechanical styling


In addition to damaging the hair with a brush, styling tools and accessories also do the trick. The use of bobby pins, hair ties, elastics, and clips can all break the hair. When we look to achieve a specific hairstyle, we'll often stop at nothing until it looks perfect. This means anything from a super tight ponytail to brimming the crown with bobby pins and clips. Taking a step back to be gentle with each tool will help maintain a more sturdy canvas. 


The Environment + Salt or Chlorine Water


Environmental factors play a huge role in damaging the hair, particularly in harsh weather seasons like Winter and Summer. We either spend time in the wind, wet weather, or pools and oceans during hot months; each has its adverse effects on hair. Chlorine can turn hair brassy or green and strip the hair of its integrity. In comparison, the sun can cause UV damage, dryness, and breakage. OLAPLEX N°.7 Bonding Oil protects against heat up to 450ºF and is an excellent addition to your out-of-the-house routine to mitigate environmental damage.


We realize it's impossible to avoid everything; that's why regular at-home intensive treatments and moisture masks are vital using OLAPLEX N°.0 Intensive Bond Building Treatment with N°.3 Hair Perfector for repair and Nº.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask for moisture. Applying these best practices with routine OLAPLEX treatments will take your 2021 hair to the next level!

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