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What is a hair treatment?

A hair treatment is a hair care product designed to deeply moisturise and repair damaged hair while nourishing an irritable scalp. Just as a body lotion moisturises the skin, a hair treatment does the same for the hair. In other words, it's the skin's answer to a moisturiser.

Because the same way you need moisture to keep your skin soft and supple, you also need moisture to keep your hair soft. A hair treatment penetrates deep into the hair, deeply moisturising and repairing it. This is more than a shampoo or conditioner can do.

A hair treatment is typically packed with lots of nourishing ingredients such as conditioning and moisturising oils. There are different hair treatments on the market, and while some are great for dry and frizzy hair, others are especially good for damaged and damaged hair.

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What are the reasons for needing a hair treatment?

Why do you need a hair treatment? There could be several reasons.

Overuse of styling products

Do you use a variety of products to achieve the perfect hairstyle? And do you like to dry your hair with a blow dryer and style it perfectly with a straightener or curling iron? Both styling products and tools are hard on your hair. It gets worn out, dry and damaged by the many products, which is why your hair needs to be cared for with a hair treatment.

Chemical treatments

If you want a different hair colour than your natural one, the only way is to dye it. Hair colouring is a chemical treatment of the hair, as is a perm if you want wavy or curly hair.

Chemical treatments can make hair dry because the cuticle layer opens up, allowing the hair dye to penetrate the bark and hair cuticle and change the colour or texture. At the same time, the treatment affects the hair's natural oil balance and pH, which is why hair needs a hair treatment to protect and restore the hair's natural balances.

Weather and climate

Another reason why your hair may be in need of a hair treatment can be wind and weather. Especially the winter weather can be hard on your hair. This is partly because your hair is exposed to large fluctuations in temperature when you are out in the cold and then move indoors to warmer surroundings. Wind and weather affect hair by wearing it down and drying it out, causing it to lose its natural moisture balance.

This doesn't just apply to winter weather, but also summer weather, where the sun's rays can be hard on your hair. This also means that it needs a hair treatment to restore its natural moisture balance.

Genetics

Maybe you just naturally have a hair type that is prone to dry frizz. If you have curly hair, your hair structure will be more prone to dryness.

This is where genetics come into play. If your mum and dad both have dry hair, you are also more likely to need extra care with a hair treatment.

Who needs a hair treatment?

Both men and women may need to use a hair treatment. However, if you spend a lot of time outdoors, where wind and weather can really dry out your hair, you may need a hair treatment more.

The same goes for those who have a hereditary predisposition to dry, curly or frizzy hair, where the hair structure makes it drier. If you also use a lot of hair products, you will typically need extra moisturising from a hair treatment.


Why a hair treatment is beneficial for your hair

In other words, a hair treatment is designed to nourish the hair and scalp. What sets it apart from other hair care products is that it is the only product that can moisturise and repair the hair to its very core.

Because while shampoo opens the hair to cleanse it of grease and dirt, a conditioner will seal it back up, minimising wear and tear on the hair. That's why a conditioner is also designed to be applied to the hair after the shampoo has opened the hair strands. This way, it will penetrate deep into your hair and use its moisturising and repairing properties.

The core of the hair is structured in much the same way as a DNA strand. Within the hair are sulphur bridges, which are the ones that keep hair strong and healthy. However, various causes such as the elements, improper hair products, chemical treatments and more can break down the sulphur bridges, weakening the health of the hair. The hair treatment rebuilds and repairs the sulphur bridges to restore the hair's strength and healthy radiance. This means that hair strands are stronger and less prone to breakage and split ends.


What treatment is there for dry, damaged hair?

The best remedy for dry hair is a good hair treatment that can penetrate and repair deeply. If you suffer from porous and dry hair with an irritable scalp, Hair Care conditioner can work as a hair treatment for dry, damaged hair.

It cares with Tea Tree Oil and Provitamin B5, which deeply nourishes both hair and scalp. The natural ingredient Tea Tree Oil has unique antiseptic properties that effectively fights bacteria and helps keep the scalp and hair healthy and fresh, while preventing dandruff.

Hair is deeply nourished, repaired and protected, and moisture balance is restored thanks to panthenol and provitamin B5. The hair also gains shine and becomes easy to comb out as it is replenished with nourishing oils derived from Shea butter, which softens both hair and scalp.

Extracts from Tasmanian pepper soothe and calm an irritated scalp, so you get effective care for both hair and scalp with Hair Care.

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How to best use Hair Care?

Before using Hair Care, you should clean your hair with a mild shampoo. For example, Hair Clean from Australian Bodycare. This opens up the hair, allowing the nourishing ingredients from Hair Care to penetrate the hair, nourishing and repairing it. At the same time, it seals in moisture and forms a protective film over the hair strands. Apply the product to damp hair and leave it in for a few minutes to allow it to work as a real hair treatment.

Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water. It's a good idea to use cold water, as it helps to close the hair follicles and seal the moisture effectively in the hair shafts. Hair Care conditioner can be used for all hair types and everyone in your family thanks to its mild and natural ingredients.

How often should you use a hair treatment?

You can use hair treatment daily, but it may not be necessary. Maybe your hair needs extra care, maybe it needs less care. It's completely individual.

Therefore, you may only need to use it every other time you wash your hair or a couple of times a week. But you can also easily use the hair treatment daily if your hair needs the extra care.

What is the best hair treatment? 

Which hair treatment is the best? It's actually quite simple. The best hair treatment is the one that suits your hair. That's why it's important to look at how each conditioner cares for your hair.

For example, if you have curly hair, it's important to find a hair treatment that provides plenty of moisture, because curly hair is often dry. On the other hand, if your hair is coloured, it may be damaged due to chemical treatment, so it's important that you also find a hair treatment that can provide sufficient care. In this case, it's beneficial to use a hair treatment with proteins because they are good at repairing and rebuilding the hair.

If you're not sure which hair treatment is best for your hair, you can always ask your hairdresser for advice.

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Make a homemade hair treatment 

Some hair treatments can be expensive. In fact, you can also make your own homemade hair treatment. But how exactly do you do that?

The nourishing and softening hair treatment

Beer and eggs in your hair? It may not sound like the best hair treatment. But that's exactly what it is, according to celebrity hairdresser Dennis Knudsen.

For the treatment, you need 1 egg yolk and ½ bottle of  beer. Beat the egg yolk in a bowl - without the egg white. Pour half a beer with the egg yolk and whisk it together into a foam. Apply the foam to your hair and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse out thoroughly.

The moisturising hair treatment

For dry hair, honey and olive oil can bring moisture back into your hair. Dennis Knudsen recommends this treatment if you have very dry hair. Mix honey and olive oil 1:1 and apply it to your hair. Leave the treatment on your hair for about 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly with water. If your hair is very fine, use a smaller amount of oil in your homemade hair treatment so that it doesn't weigh down your hair too much.


Dry hair and scalp prevention

To prevent dry hair and scalp, there are a number of active measures you can take:

  • Use a nourishing hair treatment daily or a few times a week.
  • Reduce your use of hair products and hot styling tools.
  • Increase your intake of good fatty acids. Salmon, almonds and avocados are packed with them.
  • Take supplements - preferably B vitamins and omega 3 if you don't get enough from your diet.

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FAQ about hair treatment 


What is hair treatment?

A hair treatment is a hair care product that repairs and moisturises dry and/or damaged hair. A hair treatment contains nourishing ingredients such as proteins and oils to rebuild and moisturise the hair. A hair treatment works in the same way as a body lotion for the skin.


How does a hair treatment work?

A hair treatment works by penetrating deep into the hair's core. Here, it deeply moisturises and repairs the hair. The hair contains sulphur bridges, which are essential for healthy and strong hair. If they are used up, the hair will be dry and damaged. The hair treatment works to repair the sulphur bridges to restore healthy, soft and resilient hair.


Why do you need a hair treatment?

There are several reasons why it's necessary to use a hair treatment. Firstly, you can get dry and porous hair from the elements, especially the wide fluctuations in temperature in winter and the drying UV rays of summer, excessive use of styling products, chemical treatments, as well as hair type and genetics.


How do you use a hair treatment?

Apply a hair treatment to damp hair and leave it on for at least a few minutes - preferably longer. Best after using shampoo, which opens up the hair so that the treatment can penetrate the hair strands. A conditioner closes and seals the hair strands again, which is why the hair treatment is best used between shampoo and conditioner. You can also use the hair treatment overnight if you need extra intense care. Apply the treatment to your hair and wrap your hair in a plastic bag to retain heat so that the hair strands open up and the product can really penetrate the hair.


How often should you use a hair treatment?

How often you need a hair treatment is completely individual. While some people need it several times a week, others may need it once or every two weeks. Therefore, there is no definitive answer to how often you should use a hair treatment other than when your hair needs extra care. It all depends on the condition of your hair.


How long does the effect of a hair treatment last?

How long a hair treatment lasts varies from person to person. While some people may need frequent hair treatment care, others may not need it as often because their hair retains the care it has received from the treatment.

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