How to Protect Your Hair from the Four Things That Damage It

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Is your hair as soft and shiny as it was 10 years ago? If you’re like me, it’s not. And no, this is not just due to aging.

Most of us protect our skin (with sunblock), but we do not do the same for our hair. Our hair pleads for protection, too. But it’s so easy to neglect your hair after a regular shampoo and conditioner, thinking that those two things are enough. Most people are unaware of the gradual damage brought by the environment and our lifestyle until it’s too late, and the damage becomes obvious.

There’s good news for those who have failed in the hair protection department. You can reverse the decline of your locks’ health by avoiding the following things or using products that contain anti-damage ingredients like Vitamin B5 and Argan Oil, such as Kedma Mineral Hair Serum.

Hairstyling Tools

Chemicals and heat from hair irons, blow dryers, and salon treatments can damage hair cells and strip your hair’s natural protection. When our hair is damaged, it’s easy for it to lose moisture. It can become dry, brittle, and prone to split ends. It also needs more nutrients to repair the damage.

Hair-damaging Hairstyles

Styling tools are not the only culprits in hair damage. You must also avoid tight braids, tying the hair when wet, and other hairstyles that tend to pull at our hair or scalp.

UV Rays

The sun is a great source of Vitamin D, but overly exposing your hair to its UVA and UVB rays can damage the hair cuticle, its outer protective layer. This leads to discoloration, dryness, breakage, thinning, and a frizzy look.

Air Pollution

Today’s air is also loaded with harmful pollutants. Smoke, lead, nickel, ammonia, and hydrocarbon particles are toxins that can enter through your scalp and damage your hair follicles, the gland responsible for hair growth. It may lead to hair loss.

As much as we’d like to avoid harmful styling practices and air pollution altogether, it’s next to impossible. The next best step is to harness the benefits of products like Kedma Mineral Hair Serum, which contains Argan oil and Pro-vitamin B5 that protect hair from frizz and damage.

Pro-vitamin B5 for Damage Control

Pro-vitamin B5 is a powerful hair protector and a crucial nutrient for overall hair health.

This vitamin does the following:

  • It wraps your hair shafts in a moisture shield that protects it from pollutants.
  • It seals in moisture, so hair is kept hydrated.
  • It strengthens your hair from follicles to tips.
  • It also promotes proper nutrient absorption, and thus prevents hair malnutrition that leads to hair loss.
  • It also increases elasticity.

Argan Oil for Control of Frizz and Split Ends

Argan oil is packed with nutrients like Vitamin E and fatty acids.  Vitamin E moisturizes your scalp, fights dryness, and prevents dandruff. The result is less frizz, more shine, and hair that’s easier to style. It’s an important nutrient for healthy hair growth.  Argan oil also repairs split ends and conditions hair naturally. It’s not popular for no reason. It’s the go-to ingredient for soft, silky, and shiny hair. 

You can use Kedma Hair Serum after your regular shampoo-conditioner routine. Put a few drops of the serum in your hand and rub your palms together. Smooth it over damp hair, spreading it thoroughly from the tips of your hair to just an inch above your scalp. Then, you can dry or style your hair as usual.

Just because we don’t feel pain when our hair breaks or gets damaged, it doesn’t mean we should give it less attention. We must give it a break from heat styling and a harsh environment once in a while. And when the call of duty requires us to expose our hair again, we should remember to use products that don’t only smoothen our hair but also protect it from its enemies.