Many people are allured by the “As Seen On TV”. We’ve all seen them. The perfectly coiffed stars holding some ridiculous pose with camera, lights and chemically treated hair. The over styled locks are supposed to look natural and relaxed. But, when in reality they have been permed or straightened and styled for hours with harmful chemicals to achieve the scripted make over.
These models and actors can look unbelievably good. However, there are underlying dangers that experts warn against. And we all know (or we should) that the more you do to your hair, the worse the damage over time.
1. Chemically Treating Your Hair Uproots It From The Follicles
At times there is a need to tug, pull and/or comb out hair in order to get the ultimate desired effects. The applied traction that often comes with the process makes it easier to uproot the hair right from the hair follicle. If your hair had a voice, it would be screaming if you just chemically treated it.
2. Chemically Treating Your Hair Causes Hair Thinning
Chemically treating your hair put it in danger of thinning. In order to change the natural structure of the hair by use of harsh chemicals such as relaxers, it often thins. This puts you in danger of hair loss.
3. Makes It Susceptible To Breakage
Strong chemicals on your hair can give you a great hairstyle and make you look super sexy. Yet the very process of making it look its best and the after-effects can make your hair so much more susceptible to breakage.
4. Over Processing
There is the danger of over processing hair. It can cause blisters, sores and even patches of hair on your scalp. This is a common side-effect of chemically treating hair. Many describe it as downright uncomfortable and painful.
5. Harmful To Nature
Some of the chemicals used to treat and style hair are harmful to the environment and harsh. Just imagine what they are doing to your head! When used without the correct protective gear (such as gloves) or if ingested by humans and animals, they can be harmful. They can also lead to blindness if they accidentally come into contact with the eyes.
There are many more trending hairstyles that are introduced by popular culture. These include hair extensions, perms, braiding. It is so important to first know the pros and cons of what you hope to achieve with your new hair care regimen and whether it is suitable for your hair type, before getting it. Your hair is your crowning glory and it’s your responsibility to protect it against harm.
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