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Damaged hair is dull, lifeless and frizzy. But that’s just on the outside. The real damage is what you can’t see with your eye. And you’ve been doing it all summer by going out in the heat with no hair protection. Let’s break down what causes hair damage, what hair damage looks like on the cellular level and how we can repair it in time to get you looking good for Autumn end of the year holidays.
More Than What Meets The Eye
How does hair get damaged in the first place? It’s a combination of things, really. There are environmental factors like pollution and wind damage. There are styling factors like extra heat, styling tools that are too hot, chemical hair treatments like dying and bleaching and a whole host of other things.
The Hair Shaft
Hair is made up of three layers. The outer layer is called the cuticle layer, an inner layer called the cortex, and an innermost layer called the medulla. Most damage to the hair itself comes through the cuticle. So when the cuticle is lifted, scaly or damaged then the hair itself is more susceptible to damage. This is where dry, tangled, or matted hair starts. To ensure that your hair is healthy you need to do all you can to protect the cuticle layer which will in turn protect the inner layers. This will leave you with shiny, healthy hair.
Now that we know how hair gets damaged and what part of the hair is being damaged, how can we fix it? The first thing to do is add moisture. This can be done by using leave-in conditioners that you can do at home. If you’re looking for more immediate relief then consider coming to the shop and having deep conditioning treatments applied to your hair. Intensive treatments may need to be performed over four to six treatments depending on how much damage there is and the results you want to see. Moisture is a vital part of your hair care routine, without it your hair may become brittle and break off easily.
This is where establishing a customized shampoo, conditioning, and treatment routine should be established. Your hair needs to restore the condition of the cuticle in order to look it’s best. If your hair is extremely damaged then the best thing you can do is to allow it to rest by not bleaching or coloring your hair. However, you still can have color treated hair and have it be healthy. Visit us in the salon so we can consult on the condition of your hair and create a treatment plan for you. We have several calming and energizing treatment solutions from Davines that work to restore your hair that can be applied in addition to your normal hair treatments with us.
Care for all your finer details and make sure you look your best. Let us care for your hair, skin and nails the next time you need a spa experience. Come visit our beauty salon in Tacoma, Washington where our expert staff is waiting to see you.
Looking for the best products to help with sun damage repair?
Here are some of our favorites:
☀️ Suncatcher by R+Co
Supercharge your hair with this nourishing and protective leave-in conditioner that helps soften, seal, detangle and fight frizz. Can be used on damp or dry hair, alone or layered beneath styling products to optimize their performance.
Good for: All hair types in need of protective nourishment, light hold and shine.
💙 R+Co’s newest line, Bleu.
Bleu’s full line has UV filters to help protect your hair all year round.
💭 Dreamhouse by R+Co
Make waves, block rays. The eye-catching multitasking mist moisturizes, protects hair from the elements, helps enhance color, and accentuates natural waves. High performing, lightweight oils, minerals and extracts activate waves, strengthen strands and brighten highlights while providing UV protection and major shine.
Good for: Anyone looking for beach-ready hair; from textured waves to brightened hair color plus UV protection.
🧡 SU by Davines
Su is all about UV protection! Multi-benefit shower shampoo & body wash, milk & mask provides full sun protection through the whole line. The formula characterised by a full-bodied foam moisturizes and gently cleanses the skin and hair exposed to the sun with an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory action.
We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.
To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us ensure that the website is accessible to all people: blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and more.
This website utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. We utilize an accessibility interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs.
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level constantly. This application remediates the website’s HTML, adapts Its functionality and behavior for screen-readers used by the blind users, and for keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments.
If you’ve found a malfunction or have ideas for improvement, we’ll be happy to hear from you. You can reach out to the website’s operators by using the following email
Our website implements the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, alongside various different behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with screen-readers are able to read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with a screen-reader enters your site, they immediately receive a prompt to enter the Screen-Reader Profile so they can browse and operate your site effectively. Here’s how our website covers some of the most important screen-reader requirements, alongside console screenshots of code examples:
Screen-reader optimization: we run a background process that learns the website’s components from top to bottom, to ensure ongoing compliance even when updating the website. In this process, we provide screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, we provide accurate form labels; descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and others. Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s images and provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag for images that are not described. It will also extract texts that are embedded within the image, using an OCR (optical character recognition) technology. To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, users need only to press the Alt+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automatic announcements to turn the Screen-reader mode on as soon as they enter the website.
These adjustments are compatible with all popular screen readers, including JAWS and NVDA.
Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
We aim to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to be able to support all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.
Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible. Still, we are continually improving our accessibility, adding, updating and improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies. All this is meant to reach the optimal level of accessibility, following technological advancements. For any assistance, please reach out to