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Bond builders have been all-the-rage for the last 5+ years in the beauty industry. This newly developed technology has enhanced the way we work by offering stylists a way to protect clients hair from excessive damage do to chemical services, such as highlighting.
Lets start this explanation with what bonds your hair's structure is made up of!
The most inner part of your hair is made up of disulfide bonds. These bonds make up the strength and structure of the hair, so when they are broken, hair becomes weaker, more fragile, and prone to splitting or just breaking off.
If you are noticing damage in your hair, it wouldn’t hurt to invest in a bond repairing product line such as Olaplex (who has the origional patent on this technology). Bond repairing products contain active ingredients that help heal these broken disulfide bonds in the hair.
How is a bond repairing product different than a keratin or protein spray? A protein spray is great for restoring strength to the hair and helping strengthen the cuticle (the outer part of the hair shaft). But if you overdo protein sprays, it could end up making your hair feel stiff or hard, especially towards the ends.
When your hair feels like straw...
Add a deep conditioner (or a hair mask) into your weekly routine. And make sure you’re using a heat protector before you style, like L'Oreal Professionel's Mythic Oil. Look into one of the bond repairing products below to incorporate into your hair care routine on a once-weekly basis.
A few well-loved bond repairing products:
Olaplex 4-1 Moisture Mask– my hair always feels fantastic when I use it! I typically switch up my hair masks pretty regularly, but I’m loving this brand new product.
Olaplex Bonding Oil –This product delivers intense moisture to dry unruly ends, as well as heat protection and beautiful shine. You can use it on wet or dry hair.
Olaplex Bond Smoother– This product is a must have for frizzy hair! It's a leave-in reparative styling creme that protects all hair types including colored and chemically treated hair. It strengthens, hydrates, moisturizes, and speeds up blow-dry times while smoothing and eliminating frizz and flyaways for up to 72 hours. It is highly concentrated and a bottle lasts seemingly forever!
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Christine White is a stylist, educator and the owner of Chroma Salon in Sarnia, ON.