Hair treatments are kind of like facials for your hair. Sure, our regular hair care products are helping to keep our hair cleansed, protected and in good health just like our skincare products, but both hair and skin can do with a replenishing boost at regular intervals. To be fair, we beauty junkies do put our hair through some pretty rigorous processes and expect it to perform and look its best on a daily basis, so we owe it a little extra-special TLC now and again. Aside from what we do to our hair in terms of chemical processing and heated styling, other factors such as environmental conditions, diet, health, stress and hydration all take a toll on the health of our hair. When you decide it is time to indulge your hair in a luxurious treatment, you will find many beautiful treatment products available at Hairhouse Warehouse to give your hair the pampering it needs and deserves.
But I use conditioner, why do I need hair treatments?
Hair treatment products add another element of care beyond what conditioners can do.
Specially formulated to target problem areas, treatment products such as hair masks and hair oils feed the scalp and are absorbed by the hair, allowing the penetration of nourishing ingredients and hydration to a deeper level within the hair’s structure. Conditioners provide benefits to the hair in a different way. They infuse it with moisture and nutrients, but they also coat the outside of the hair shaft to protect and seal it.
Hair treatments are left in longer than a conditioner and are sometimes assisted by heat for greater penetration and absorption. They contain special enriching ingredients which help to repair and restore damaged hair, rejuvenate coarse, unmanageable hair and provide intense hydration to dry hair.
Both are important for healthy, protected hair.
What are some treatments for frizzy and dry hair?
Frizzy hair is the bane of so many women’s lives! Nobody wants frizz - it is so not sexy. But trying to control frizz with hair styling products can be a bit hit and miss. Too little, and the frizz rules. Too much, and we go from frizzy to flat and greasy! So rather than popping metaphorical bandaids on our frizzy bits, let’s treat our hair at a deeper level in order to banish frustrating frizz altogether.
You can book into your nearest Hairhouse Warehouse salon for a keratin treatment to infuse the hair with long-lasting, frizz-controlling proteins, or you can do regular hair treatments at home yourself with a range of nourishing products.
The Moroccanoil Smoothing Mask is a rich formulation of argan butter, argan oil and coconut-derived fatty acids to provide smooth manageability to frizzy hair. It will deeply hydrate and intensely nourish dry hair leaving it soft and silky with improved elasticity. This mask should be combed through clean, towel dried hair and left for five to ten minutes before rinsing out. A weekly application will improve the condition, strength and resilience of your hair.
Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive Treatment is the perfect nourishing treatment for chemically processed, damaged hair. Put the shine and lustre back into your hair with a weekly application in place of your regular conditioner. It contains KeraTriplex to rebuild the hair, with Hawaiian Awapuhi extract to improve texture. Regular use will add intense moisture and hydration for glossy, healthy hair.
Don’t forget how beneficial oils are for skin and hair Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil contains a beautiful blend of macadamia seed oil, argan oil and moringa seed oil to deeply replenish and protect hair. This versatile oil can be used sparingly before shampooing and a few drops can be added to your conditioner or styling products. As an overnight treatment it will deeply infuse moisture and nourishment for shiny, manageable and long-term healthy hair.
What is the best hair treatment for hair loss?
In order to treat it, it is important to ascertain the cause of hair loss in the first instance. It may be that hair is dry, damaged and prone to breakage after chemical processing. It could be a nutritional or health issue, or perhaps your hair is thinning due to the effects of the hormone dihydrotestosterone, known as DHT. The best hair treatment for hair loss is one which targets the cause.
For thinning hair caused by DHT, the Bosley ‘BosDefense’ hair care system can help. This range contains sage leaf extract to promote hair growth, kelp extract to protect from ageing and LifeXtend complex to provide hydration and nourishment. The combined ingredients protect hair follicles from the effects of DHT and help to add thickness and volume to existing hair creating a fuller, thicker appearance. Choose the BosDefense hair treatment product which best suits your hair type.
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Scalp Care Anti-Thinning Tonic encourages hair growth and stronger, thicker hair. Enriching ingredients include pea peptides, clover flower, turmeric, ginseng and Kakadu plum to stimulate and nurture the scalp.
What hair treatment is best for damaged hair?
If you have found the ideal shampoo and conditioner for your damaged hair, it is likely there is a deep treatment product suitable for your hair type within that range too.
L’Oreal’s collection of Serie Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium products are a complete hair care range for severely damaged and weakened hair. The innovative lipidium complex will reconstruct and protect from the core to the outer cuticle and is ideal for repairing damage caused by chemical processing, colouring, or heated styling. Try the L’Oreal Serie Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Masque for very damaged hair.
For a natural product with certified organic extracts which is vegan, cruelty-free, Australian made and free from silicones, parabens, sulphates, PEGs and artificial colours, try the HARPER + ARLO Repair Treatment. This natural formula is gentle on the hair and scalp while providing intense moisture and hydration using certified organic bamboo leaf extract and watercress leaf extract along with sunflower seed oil and shea butter. It will help to rebuild and restore coloured or chemically treated hair.
A cost-effective way to treat damaged hair is by buying your cleansing and conditioning/treatment products in duos or hair care packs. A popular product for both professional salon application and available as a take-home maintenance pack is the Olaplex range of bond repairing and strengthening products. Chat with the experts at your local Hairhouse Warehouse salon about Olaplex bond repairing services for damaged hair, and treat yourself to the budget-friendly bundled pack of shampoo, conditioner and bond-fusing hair perfector treatment. Patented using special Olaplex bond building chemistry, this range will repair and add incredible shine and manageability to your damaged hair. The No.3 Hair Perfector is applied directly from the scalp to the roots of damp, towel-dried hair and left in for a minimum of ten minutes. It should then be rinsed out prior to shampooing and conditioning with the Olaplex No.4 shampoo and Olaplex No.5 conditioner.
Pop into your local Hairhouse Warehouse store today and give your hair – and yourself – a treat!