Split ends are the blight of long hair lovers the world over, they are unsightly and move their way up your hair causing further damage and breakage. Of course, a ‘good cut’ will help, but it is important to prevent their return. Also, if you want to maintain your length a major hair cut may not be part of your plan. Here I go through some of our most popular and effective repairing and strengthening haircare remedies available at Millies.ie.
Once hair becomes damaged it changes its status on the PH scale becoming more and more alkaline the weaker it gets. You can help fight this negative change in your hair by altering the PH level for the better and equalising it with an acid-based haircare system. The Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate 3 step program is rich in Citric Acid as part of Redken’s concentrated Bonding Care Complex, designed to strengthen weakened and damaged hair with immediate cosmetic results.
Often, weakness in your hair can be the result of a dietary deficiency, post illness, or, naturally lacking in important vitamins and minerals, essential to healthy hair growth. I always recommend a chat with your doctor if you feel you may be needing a supplement, a quick blood test can tell you a lot about what is happening inside your body, and help you narrow down which supplement will benefit you the most. There are some particular ingredients you can keep an eye out for though, such as, vitamin B7, also known as Biotin, Zinc, vitamin A, and antioxidants to protect and encourage a healthy, active scalp, and strong hair.
The tools you use to style your hair are just as important as the products you use to care for it, there is little point in investing in professional haircare without following it through to a quality hairdryer. Using a low performing hairdryer will more times than not result in desperate measures of direct contact between the dryer and your hair (a big no no), using it on it’s hottest setting, and receiving unsatisfactory results.
Investing in a professional hairdryer will excel your perfect your styling, create less damage, dry your hair faster, cause less damage and breakage, add beautiful shine, and make your styling routine a far more pleasant experience. The lightweight, ghd Helios hairdryer uses Aeroprecis™ technology to give precision drying and styling, unique acoustic control for reduced noise levels, increases shine by up to 33%, speeds up drying time, and has an airflow of up to 120kmh. It controls frizz with ionic technology and has a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty. Most importantly it will allow you to style your hair with minimal impact, or damage, and help you achieve the style you are looking for.
One of the biggest game changers to ever hit the haircare industry Olaplex is a one-of-a-kind hair repair treatment system, designed to be used both at home and in the salon. It works based on repairing the internal bonds that hold the structure of each strand together, restoring your hair with immediate effect. Split ends are stopped in their tracks and your hair is left bouncy, full, soft, detangled, manageable, beautified, and most importantly…repaired.
The ‘new kid on the block’ K18 hair treatment is proving to be a firm favourite with stylists and customers all over Ireland. The science behind this hair treatment is the patented K18 Peptide which is used to reverse damage caused by chemical and bleaching processes, known to cause hair breakage. You can see and feel an immediate improvement after using K18 hair mask, it renews strength, reconnects keratin chains, smoothens split ends and is vegan and cruelty free. Millies are proud to be stockists of the K18 Hair Treatment Mask!
Head Educator, Haircare Department