Do you remember your favourite pair of jeans? They were washed and worn so many times, in the end they had to be retired.

A faded deteriorated piece of denim not even fit for the Op-shop. If Denim, an extremely hardy woven cotton fabric can’t withstand the Australian summer, how do you think your hair copes? We forget that we wear our hair every day and it’s exposed to the same environmental elements of the sun, wind and water. So what happens to our hair with constant exposure to the elements you may wonder?

The cuticle, which is the hard outer layer of each hair strand, is formed from overlapping layers of hard keratin protein. I like to think of it like a tiled roof, when in good repair this roof provides comfort and protection from the environment, but when the tiles are damaged you are at the mercy of Mother Nature. Not such a nice scenario.

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