Levels of hair damage!
There are 4 levels of damage the hair can go through:
Cuticular: the lightest form of damage. This is caused by everyday wear and tear on the hair. Flat irons, blow dryers ect.
Moisture loss: the next type of damage. This is expirenced after lightening the hair, or extreme heat stress. When your hair lacks moisture you start to encounter static. This can be prevented by using the proper products during washing. Also, if this something your expirencing try washing your hair less often until your moisture issue is resolved.
Protein: this is the third type of damage your hair could be expirencing. Protein loss would be defined by taking longer to blow dry or finding areas of breakage. This is the last salvageable damage. Once your hair is at this point, you need to totally revamp your hair care routine until you having improvement.
Elasticity loss: this is the final point of damage. The hair can only be truly repaired by cutting it. You will notice a gummy feeling when wet, as well as, stretching with out returning to normal form immediately.
Ten by Alterna is hands down the most amazing moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. It’s perfect for any hair that is stressed, dry or damaged. I also would recommend using it leading up to any major color change you may have planned. The proteins and keratins used in the formula help penetrate into the hairs cuticle and mend from the inside out. You want to start correcting any kind of stress on the hair immediately. This product will work phenomenally with the first 3 levels of damage. You want to keep an intense hair regimen until to start to see relief from the stress. The best thing to do is get regular hair cuts and leave your hair as natural as possible until you start to see improvement.