WRITERS, BLOGGERS, PROS AND PEEPS WHO KNOW THEIR BEAUTY STUFF
Super smart hair advice, thanks to one amazing Tom Taw
Fri, 11 February 2011 4:02PM
Tom Taw, one of Sunsilk’s Co-Creations legends, is a little bit of legend in the hair world, Primps. He’s nailed the whole maintaining healthy hair thing, and he’s always keen to pass on his mountains of hair knowledge onto wonderful people just like you. And guess what? That’s exactly what he’s about to do right now. What are the chances!
So, it’s over to you, Tom; teach those lovely Primps a thing or two about damaged hair.
The Tom Taw lowdown on…why having dry, damaged hair is definitely a bad thing.
Aside from the psychological impact of your hair looking terrible, having damaged hair leaves it looking dull, the cuticle scales crack, fracture and disconnect from the hair shaft, which causes the hair to feel quite rough and dry, especially towards the ends, and this also causes the hair to tangle and knot. Damaged hair lacks moisture, which gives the hair its movement and bounce, dry hair becomes lifeless.
The Tom Taw lowdown on…the naughty causes of dry, damaged hair.
There are many things that cause the hair to become dry and damaged. The majority of factors can be put into two categories mechanical and chemical damage. Mechanical damage is caused by combing, brushing, towel drying, hair dryers and other heat styling tools such as curling tongs and flat irons. Chemical damage is a consequence of using harsh colours, relaxers and chemical straightening systems.
The Tom Taw lowdown on…preventing such horrid things from happening.
The best way to prevent hair from becoming damaged in the first place is to understand what key ingredients your hair needs. This helps to maintain its optimum condition; also you need to make sure you take preventative steps to maintain these nutrients inside each hair shaft.
The Tom Taw lowdown on…repairing the damaged goods.
Damaged hair is not beyond repair. Generally speaking hair becomes damaged over time. The longer hair gets, the older it is, which means it’s more susceptible to increased and irreparable damage from mechanical factors and chemical treatments. Damaged hair needs strength so you need to add protein; dry hair needs moisture to give it movement and shine. The damage repair programme I co-created with Sunsilk contains both these essential nourishing ingredients. That’s what you need!
The Tom Taw lowdown on…using deep conditioners and hair masks regularly.
If your hair is severely damaged, your hair needs more love! Regular deep conditioning treatments and hair masks are essential for repairing the cuticle and replacing essential nutrition back in the hair. If you feel that your hair needs extra nourishment, treat your hair more frequently. It will not do any more damage to your hair.
The Tom Taw lowdown on…having regular haircuts.
Regular haircuts eliminate potential split-ends and helps keep the style in shape. The ends of your hair are the oldest and driest part and therefore more prone to the damaging effects of heat and chemical treatments. We generally recommend getting cuts every 6-8 weeks to keep your hair in good condition and in great shape.
The Tom Taw lowdown on…celebs with ace hair.
The majority of celebs have well looked after hair, yet most of the time it’s their stylists keeping it that way. Public scrutiny and blood thirsty gossip magazines seem to keep most celebs on their toes in the high-maintenance world of public life. So is bad hair equals bad press (haha!).
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The Tom Taw lowdown on…celeb hair secrets.
Well… they wouldn’t be secrets if I told you.
Arrr, you’re cheeky, Tom. We like that here at PRIMPED HQ. Thanks for your time, you’ve been fabulous.
Sunsilk Co-Creations Damage Control Range by Tom Taw includes Damage Reconstruction Shampoo, Damage Reconstruction Conditioner and Heat Defense Mist. All are available at Coles, Woolworths or Priceline. www.Sunsilk.com.au
Posted by: Tom Taw