Hair Care 101 With Hair Expert Tom Taw

If your hair is dull and lifeless, or dehydrated after too much sun, never fear! International damaged hair expert Tom Taw says it is possible to repair damaged hair…and answers the eternal question: how often should I wash my hair!

Is it possible to repair damaged hair?

It is possible to reconstruct damaged hair. Hair is mainly made of protein, which gives the hair strength, and moisture, which gives the hair movement. Damaged hair will be depleted of certain levels of both these ingredients, so to keep your hair in good condition, these nutrients need to be replaced.

What are the best treatments to repair damaged hair?

The Damage Reconstruction range from Sunsilk is designed specifically to do this. The nutri-vitamin complex will add these ingredients back to each and every strand of your hair. It fills in any cracks or holes on the hair’s surface, leaving it stronger and nourished.

Does the sun damage our hair just like it can damage our skin?

The effects of UVA/UVB on the hair are not good in high concentrations. The way sunlight affects the hair is by breaking down the melanin pigments contained within the hair shaft. This can leave it bleached out and feeling dry and rough. In this case prevention is the key. Protect your hair by using My Heat Defense Mist before venturing out into the sun…

What are your best tips for strong and healthy hair?

Look after your hair the same way you look after your skin. Use a good cleanser, a conditioner and treat it gently. In a nutshell – don’t damage it in the first place!

How often should we be washing our hair?

As long as you use a shampoo that is appropriate for your hair type and PH-balanced for your skin, wash it whenever you feel that it needs to be clean and fresh.

How often do you wash your hair?