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Does your hair desperately need REPAIR?

12 March, 2017 - 11:23pm by - First Lady | 96 Comments

Poll posted by BR Natalie

We all know that styling, colouring and environmental factors can damage our hair - but do you know the signs that your hair is in desperate need of repair?  Here are a few warning signs to look out for.

Quick Dry - If your coloured hair dries almost instantly after showering it's a sign that your hair has been made very porous by the chemicals in the hair colour.  It's a vicious cycle too, as porous hair will absorb too much pigment into the hair, giving you a too-dark result.  You also may find that your hair colour fades faster, as the porousness of the hair releases too much of the color as you shampoo.

Water Test - When you next find a stray hair, run your finger nail down the shaft to curl it (like curling ribbon with scissors).  If when you drop the curled strand in a glass of water, it doesn't uncurl it means your hair has lost it's elasticity.  Heat styling is normally the cause - it can cause the cuticle to lift up to lift up, releasing valuable moisture and leaving shafts brittle.

Split Ends - The occasional split end is normal - but when the ends of your hair look like uneven straw it's a sign you are continually damaging your hair.  When split ends aren't trimmed regularly the hair is more likely to split further, 'spreading' the damage up the shaft of the hair.  Do not be tempted to trim the ends at home - dull scissors will again, split the hair more!

Dull, dull, dull - If your hair refuses to shine, even with the help of serum or intensive treatment - it's more than likely damaged!

If you're showing the signs of damaged hair, you need to begin a routine for repairing it.  You probably know of salon treatments using advances in technology to repair your locks, but in a few weeks time, you'll be able get this technology at home!  We've got our hands on the new Schwarzkopf range before it's nationwide release on March 20th!  EEEP!

‘Plex’ is a revolution that is changing the hairdressing industry an innovative hair repair treatment which protects the hair from damage during the colour process by rebonding broken hair fibres.  This technology is now available with Schwarzkopf Extra Care Fibre Therapy  hair care range with OMEGAPLEX® which helps to repair your hair, strand by strand.

Fibre Therapy promises:

  • to help rebond and seal broken hair structures for silky, smooth hair
  • to protect the hair from damage and encourage the creation of new bonds

The FIFTY members of this trial team will be putting the Fibre Therapy Shampoo, Conditioner and Repair-in-Oil Spray Treatment to the test.  Now all three look a-maz-ing, but the Repair-In-Oil spray?  Colour us excited!

This innovative treatment spray is formulated with two phases to provide double-effect results - it's a beautifying oil for shine and supple hair, AND with Schwarzkopf's OMEGAPLEX® ingredient it will also reconstruct your hair!  Told ya - it's a goodie! 

So - tell us - is your hair showing signs of damage?  Is it caused by colouring, styling or something else?  Have you been putting off colouring your hair to prevent further damage?  Would you like to trial the Schwarzkopf Fibre Therapy range?

Get chatting below!

Does your hair desperately need REPAIR?


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After many years of bleaching, curling and straightening, my hair has definitely suffered. I'm yet to find a product that I feel has truly made a difference to my hair's condition - would be great to give this one a shot and see if it's the difference maker!

After many years of bleaching, curling and straightening, my hair has definitely suffered. I'm yet to find a product that I feel has truly made a difference to my hair's condition - would be great to give this one a shot and see if it's the difference maker!

I have bleached blonde hair so I am always suffering from dry, damaged hair. I have very thin hair also so it is very fragile and I am always suffering from split ends even though I try to get regular trims. I love using oils in my hair to give it moisture so I would love to give this range a try. I have heard great things about Schwarzkopf :)

Yes please! My hair drives me crazy how it's opposite from one end to the other and it looks awful in places!! It don't have a huge amount of time to spend on it either but I do what I can!

Yes I am looking forward to this trial, my poor hair is a big fizzy dry mess, I need to find something that really works.

My hair has been terrible, constant split ends. I looooove hair oils so would like to give this a shot.

I would to trial this range. I straighten my hair daily and it is dry and breaking and I have a lot of fly aways

I have very dry frizzy hair that seems prone to split ends, I get it coloured at the salon and use a hair straightener occasionally. I would love to give this a try to see if it can stop my hair splitting so much

I would love to do this trial.. I have been unwell lately and my hair always seems to reflect that. Its currently very dry and needs some great products to get it back to feeling good again

Id love to try this!! My hair is quite porus being that it is bleached blonde.. it often gets alot of breakage and can be quite nerve wracking when I bleach it.. I love smooth healthy looking hair..

My hair is coloured every 3 weeks, I'm in a pool once a week...so add chlorine to that, I dry it wilth a hair dryer and straighten it with a straightener... so it is not happy hair...hence it is always up in a boring ponytail. I want to try a shampoo that's going to make it look healthy, show off the colour and throw away the hair tie. I've tried a lot of products but my hair always seems to come out looking the same - nice hair is important when you are 50... bad hair ages you!

I have my hair coloured or touched up on average every six weeks. I also get it trimmed at the same time to help minimise the damage however it doesn't seem to be as robust as it used to be. It is definitely in need of some TLC to help it bounce back to health. I would love to try this product to try and bring my hair back to its healthy, shiny, natural looking self :-)

I have very long and very curly hair which I dye at home Hair dye only lasts a few weeks now (despite being a permanent box dye) when a year ago the same brands wouldn't fade for months! My hair is in terrible shape and iv tried many different products but its still always dry and frizzy. I would love to try this product out please !

I helped a training hair dresser out with a beach wave perm .... she left the chemical on to long it's dry and braking already had one trim from another salon but it's still dry .....this was done in Dec.... pears is love to try the shampoo conditioner and treatment

I need to try this, I have split ends and dull hair :(

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