Bleaching hair is very damaging. Though it may lighten the hair by removing the color through a chemical reaction with melanin, the result is an open hair shaft. The moisture and oils provided by the scalp are stripped from the shaft, according to Anne Marie Helmenstine for About.com.
With oils stripped from an open hair shaft, or strand of hair, the shaft is left dry and brittle. Through deep conditioning and reduced heat styling, a person can restore her hair to its natural texture and health with time and patience, Helmenstine writes. It is recommended that for a first-time bleach, a person visit a professional hair dresser.Learn More
When performing a permanent wave on hair, proper care must be taken during the wrapping process in order to produce a professional-looking, finished curl. The ends of the hair are protected by end papers; the wraps are required in order to eliminate split-ends and "fish-hook" ends, notes Hairfinder.Full Answer >
A Brazilian Blowout is a keratin-based chemical treatment for the hair that makes it soft, shiny and smooth for up to 12 weeks. Hair treated with a Brazilian Blowout retains a layer of protein around the shaft of each hair that protects the cuticle.Full Answer >
Hydrogen peroxide is the primary ingredient in hair bleach. Most hair bleach contains between 6 percent and 10 percent hydrogen peroxide. Other ingredients include ammonium persulfate, potassium persulfate and sodium persulfate.Full Answer >
Olive oil can be used as a hot oil treatment while the hair is either wet or dry. Olive oil penetrates and moisturizes hair better than many essential oils and is used to enhance the strength and luster of hair while enhancing scalp health.Full Answer >