What damages hair and how to keep it healthy? Well, aren’t these the questions that require an immediate answer! That’s why I’ve researched a bit on both harmful chemicals and everyday activities that can lead to damaged hair and decided to put together this list! Have fun reading, ladies, and I hope this post will inspire you to change a few hair-damaging habits!
1. Sodium Hydroxide
A.k.a lye a.k.a caustic soda a.k.a «something your chemistry teacher must have mentioned at least once warning you not to go near it» is actually used in hair product industry due to its ability to literally destroy hair’s texture. Yes… you’ve guessed it! I’m talking about a relaxer! And although you really want to believe this chemical is not what damages hair and that’s it’s your hair’s fault for being too weak to withstand the treatment, the actual truth is that it really is THAT bad! Abusing your hair (and your scalp) too long will literally destroy your hair causing it to grow slow, break and thin out and you can even end up having some serious burns.