10 Ways Chemical Treatments Damage Your Hair


8. Damage from bond breakers (relaxers)

One might think that relaxers are not as hard on hair as perms, since the effect is not so dramatic, but relaxers have their own way to harm hair. They break down natural bonds within hair’s structure to give it greater elasticity and softness, a process requiring professional attention. If these bonds are destroyed, hair will appear limp and lusterless.