Hair damage has been a big topic of conversation lately. Especially for me, since even 6 years post-baby, my hair still seems to break easily and fall out. I know that all of the hair coloring, blow drying, flat ironing and curling I am doing isn’t helping either. So I’ve been paying more attention to doing weekly hair treatments and trying to use products that are targeted for improving damaged hair.
For the launch of Head & Shoulders new Damage Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner, they did a survey to find out the top 10 most damaged cities in the US. I was sad to see that Philadelphia made the list. Although I am about 2.5 hours north of Philly, I definitely feel like I fit into this listing. Here are those 10 cities–is yours on the list?
2. Los Angeles
3. New York City
8. San Francisco
9. Washington, D.C.
Additionally, Head & Shoulders also put out an infographic as to what causes the most damage to your hair. Sadly, I do all of this, do you?
The one hair damaging culprit that I could not get my head around to change, was brushing my hair after a shower to detangle before blow drying. If you have medium to long hair, you know that there is no way around knots in your hair post-shower. Head & Shoulders celebrity stylist Sunnie Brook Jones offered two options:
- Brush hair before getting in the shower as its less fragile when dry. You can also use a wide tooth comb while your hair has conditioner in it and comb through to detangle.
- If your hair is a jungle of tangles, start at the ends and work the knots out, leading up to the scalp.
I received a sample from Head & Shoulders to try out their new Damage Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner, which is formulated to nourish damaged hair and lock in moisture in both your scalp and hair to help restore and maintain a healthy moisture barrier. The fragrance is a very clean, but almost fruity scent. As with all Head & Shoulders products, the condition of your scalp is the main focus. Naturally, when your hair is damaged, it begins with the condition of your scalp and I know that mine is not in the best health.
Compared to their Classic Clean conditioner, there are 25% more protective moisturizing ingredients in this collection. I can honestly say that I noticed a difference not only after the first use, but my hair did seem to improve after subsequent uses. Not only is my hair ridiculously frizzy on a normal basis, but my scalp is always dry, as well. I noticed with Damage Rescue that frizz decreased and the condition of my scalp appeared to improve as well (by noticeably less flaking.) For only around $5 a bottle or $8 if you buy the 2-in-1, I would say it is definitely worth a try! Have you used it?
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Shannon began A Girl’s Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. In 2013 she launched a bath and body line as an extention of the beauty blog. One thing she always has on her at all times? Lip balm.