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March 19, 2021
Hair bonds are what makes up your hair’s structure and texture. They also determine the strength of your hair so it’s important to look after them properly and treat them for any damage if necessary.
Hair is made of keratin and there are three different types of hair bonds that form and hold this structure together.
All of these hair bonds help your locks stay strong and manageable so it’s important to look after them. But if they do become damaged there are ways to repair them!
Many things in our day to day lives can cause hair bonds to break. Disulphide bonds can be damaged by colouring your hair, swimming in chlorinated water, and using chemical treatments like bleach or relaxants. Hydrogen bonds are broken by water entering the hair, whether it’s from your wash routine, or the humidity in the air. If you style your hair in one humidity then move to another, the hydrogen bonds will again break and reset causing hair to lose its original shape. They can also be broken by heat from blow drying or styling with hot tools. Salt bonds are affected by pH levels, so they break when they experience sudden pH imbalances, like when you use products whose pH is not optimised for the scalp.
When it comes to looking after our hair bonds we should try to minimise things that can damage them in the first place. Many things, from heat to bleach, can damage these bonds and affect our hair strength. However, for bonds that are already damaged, using a hair bonding treatment can help restore the strength and integrity of the hair and its bonds, giving you soft, luscious locks once again.
Our Bond Curl Rehab Salve is a bond builder that contains some curl-loving proteins. It works by targeting hair bonds to re-link and repair damage, strengthening the hair from the inside out and protecting against breakage. It leaves the hair super soft and manageable, as well as working to enhance your natural curl pattern. This formula will work with any hair type, however those with damaged or high porosity hair will need to use it more often alongside other products from our hair strength range. As this product is not a conditioner, it should be followed by using a shampoo and a conditioner.
Whilst damaged hair bonds need protein rich treatments to be repaired, if you use them too often you can suffer from protein overload. This is when your hair has too much protein, and can be easily repaired by clarifying to remove excess protein and treating with a moisturising deep conditioner.
Our Bond Curl Rehab Salve is a powerful blend of superfoods and patented active ingredients that targets hydrogen, salt, and disulphide hair bonds to repair, rebuild and restore hair fiber strength. It also provides protection to help against further damage. The Bond Curl helps achieve this thanks to the following technology:
Our Bond Curl can be applied effortlessly in three simple steps:
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