Can You Repair Hair Damage

November 19th, 2010

I wanted to write this unique piece because there is a lot of misconception about hair masks and hair treatments and what they can actually do for your hair.

Woman WIth Beautiful Hair & Skin


The truth is that the health of your hair starts with the health of your scalp and in essence is skincare. Keeping your scalp healthy will give your hair strength, shine and endurance.

Read on and pass it on to your friends and I’m sure they will thank you for it.

Is It Possible To Have Healthy Hair?

One of the most common misconceptions about hair is that you can repair it, and bring back that shine and strength.

Hair treatments only appear to repair the damage as they coat the hair shaft, usually with a conditioning agent, making it smooth and shinny.

However, damaged hair cannot be repaired with any kind of hair mask or treatment but only create the appearance of restoration. The reason is that hair is dead once it is outside the hair follicle.

Hair treatments are however a great and temporary solution as the average person grows hair at about 1/2 inch per month.

Is it possible then to have healthy shinny hair? The answer is yes but perhaps not as it has been advertise by the many types of hair mask and restorative hair treatments.

Nutrition plays a big part in the condition of your hair as the hair follicle feeds the hair all its nutrients and blood in order to make it grow. So what are some basic vitamins for great and beautiful hair?

Vitamin B and C are necessary for hair growth, hair color, and good circulation. Enough of vitamin B and C in your diet will keep individual strands of tresses from breaking.

Additionally Vitamin A should be a part of your multivitamin, which will give you a healthy scalp, because it works wonders for skin.

Lastly, eat a diet with sufficient protein as hair is made up of mostly protein, up to 98%.

This will give you a base on where to start growing healthy and shinny new hair.

Lastly I have a very exciting announcement to make: my absolute favorite hair stylist at Butterfly Studio in New York City, in the heart of the Meat Packing District, Fifth Avenue, has opened her book to the general public.

Previously only available to the VIPs and celebrity clientele of the salon, Jillian is now taking appointments for everyone! If you want the world’s best blowout or if you want to be styled for a big party, Jillian is the best!

She has done my hair for years and I am excited for you all to meet her. Call Butterfly Studio at 212/253.2100 to book your holiday appointments now!

And as always, I look forward to seeing you at my skincare salon, New York City, Fifth Avenue.

Remember the holidays are upon us and you should make time for yourself to look as radiant as you possibly can. Call for your appointments now at 212/949.2350.

Sincerely,

JOANNA VARGAS
Joanna Vargas Salon, Skin Care Sanctuary

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  • Anu

    I believe the ‘healthy’ hair has to come from diet and overall health, but the healthy looking or beautiful hair can be achieved by external care. Very good info.