Hair reconstructors for severely damaged hair

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Hair reconstructors for severely damaged hair
Save damaged hair with a hair reconstructor. (hair image by Dubravko Grakalic from Fotolia.com)

Hundreds of commercials bombard televisions on a daily basis that flaunt famous persons and beautiful people with luxurious hair made possible by one product or another. Mimicking these styles, however, often necessitates the use of harmful chemicals or styling tools and leaves hair severely damaged. Products such as hair reconstructors aim to repair damaged hair.

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Definition

A hair reconstructor is a specialised hair conditioner designed specifically to help severely damaged hair. What separates a hair reconstructor from a regular conditioner is its focus beyond simply moisturising. Hair reconstructors fix breaks, cracks and weakened areas of the hair shaft with a combination of micro-proteins, macro-proteins and polymers. The Style Hair Magazine website suggests using reconstructors before and after having major chemical processes applied to the hair.

Purpose

Hair reconstructors are designed to help damaged hair. Hair becomes damaged when its structure has been affected by harsh chemical or physical processes that hinder it from naturally restoring itself back to its original state. Common activities that damage hair include perming, chemical straightening, excessive colouring, bleaching and use of excessive heat from styling tools. Reconstructors also focus on rebuilding hair proteins.

Types

There are numerous hair reconstructor products available at beauty supply shops, discount department stores or chemists. These products vary according to their ingredients and their application methods but they rely on the same principle of healthy hair restoration. The ApHOGEE Treatment for Damaged Hair is an example of a hair reconstructor that must sit in the hair for a period of time to take effect. It sits on the hair, hardens and must be rinsed out according to directions.

Features

Reconstructor kits aim to penetrate damaged cuticle layers to smooth and seal them. This promotes lasting moisture, retention and shine. The reconstructor focuses on moisturising, eliminating the need for an additional product to moisturise. Each reconstructor boasts features and ingredients that work to rebuild the hair's original elasticity and strength. Vitamins, moisturising ingredients, pH level, fragrances and chemical combinations distinguish one reconstructor from another.

Considerations

Not all hair reconstructors are made for severely damaged hair. Carefully read a product's label before purchasing it to ensure that it is appropriate for your hair type. Using inappropriate hair treatments may cause more damage to your hair. Style Hair Magazine suggests not overestimating the amount of damage to your hair because products specifically designed for severely damaged hair may damage hair that is relatively healthy.

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