Unlock the Secret to Luxurious Hair:
The Art of Layering Haircare Products
on Damaged Hair
It’s no longer enough to wash, condition and go. Want your best hair ever? It’s time to learn to layer (trust us, it’s a game-changer).
In the world of haircare, trends come and go, but some innovations truly stand the test of time – and layering is here to stay. But why is it all the rage? Let's delve into this exciting new go-to technique for transforming your hair and discover how layering can support your journey to healthy, beautiful hair.
Understanding Hair Layering: Tackling Hair Concerns at Every Level
If you've ever wished to address multiple hair concerns in one go, haircare layering is your new best friend. The key to this technique lies in its ability to work on different layers of your hair, from the outermost shield to the core of each strand. It's like a well-orchestrated symphony, where each product plays its part in creating the perfect harmony for your hair.
Let's begin by understanding the basic structure of a hair strand. Each strand consists of two fundamental layers:
The Cuticle: The cuticle is like a protective shield, guarding your hair against external aggressors. It's the first line of defence and plays a vital role in maintaining the health and appearance of your hair.
The Cortex: This inner layer is the powerhouse of your hair. It's rich in melanin, proteins, and, most notably, keratin. Keratin is responsible for your hair's strength and colour. When the cortex is damaged, your hair requires some extra care and attention.
How Can Layering Your Haircare Products Help?
To appreciate the benefits of hair layering, let's consider a common adversary in the world of haircare – calcium. Calcium isn't just a hair damage amplifier;
it can wreak havoc at different layers of your hair. On the outside, it leads to dullness and roughness.
On the inside, it causes rigidity, stiffness, and an increased risk of breakage.
The brilliance of haircare layering lies in its ability to address these concerns at both levels, completely repairing your hair.
Watch Sydney Sweeney explain more about the power of layering below.
Layer 1: Pre-Shampoo Concentrate
The first step in hair layering is to apply a pre-shampoo concentrate. A good pre-shampoo doesn’t just protect the hair from harsh tap water, it repairs too.
When you apply the Première Decalcifying Repairing Pre-Shampoo Treatment and massage it into the hair, you’re adding a dose of 8% actives to decalcify your hair - before you even reach for the shampoo. They work to reverse stiffness, increase up to 75%* shine, restoring hair's original strength*. The key is to leave the concentrate on hair - no need to rinse before shampooing.
*Instrumental test on bleached hair after continued use of the full Première routine vs. non-bleached hair.
Layer 2: Shampoo
Choose a shampoo tailored to your specific hair concerns, whether it's damage repair, hydration, or colour protection. Gently massage it into your scalp and hair, focusing on cleansing the cuticle layer and removing impurities.
If you want to tackle the damaging effects of hard water, then look to our Première Decalcifying Repairing Shampoo. By applying it on top of the concentrate, you cover your hair with an extra dose of actives to whisk away excess calcium, increase shine and reduce breakage.
The products you use after this layering routine is up to your hair and styling needs.
Layer products to texturise your hair
Layering products can also help achieve the desired hairstyle.
For example, you can start with a heat protectant spray to protect when styling and to avoid unwanted frizz - our Repairing Anti-frizz Filler Serum does both. After that, you can apply a hair oil to add shine, smoothness, and manageability to your hair. Try our new Intensive Shine Repairing Oil that seals spit ends and boosts shine.
Just make sure to use the products in the right order and follow the instructions on each product for best results.
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