Repair Hair Damage

Repair Your Damaged Hair at Michelle Marshall Salons
Hairdressers in Cardiff 

Is your hair looking sorry for itself after the summer holidays?  If so, we’re here to help!   Book an appointment at one of our Cardiff hair salons and our experienced hairdressers can assess your hair and recommend the products and treatments which will restore its condition into the autumn and beyond. 

Your hair can often lose its shine and condition after a summer of outdoor activities and swimming in chlorinated pools or sea water.  The result can be dull, brittle hair, split ends and hair breakage.  If this sounds like your locks, take a look at our tips below for restoring your hair’s , beauty and resilience.

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How Can I Tell If My Hair Is Damaged?

It’s not always obvious when your hair is in need of some help, but there are some tell-tale signs you can look out for:

  • Your hair looks and feels dull, brittle and dry.  If your hair has lost its natural shine and is permanently parched and out of control, it’s time to rehydrate it.
  • You’re noticing hair breakage and excess shedding.  While it’s normal to have a few split ends ahead of a trim, if you are noticing your hair breaking it’s a sign it needs help.
  • Your hair gets tangled and knots easily.  Most people shouldn’t need to spend more than a couple of minutes teasing out the tangles after washing.
  • Your hair colour looks dull or turns brassy.  When hair lacks moisture and nutrients it starts to look dull.  Your hair colour pigments can also fade and change colour with sun exposure.
  • Regular hair care products stop working as they should.  If your regular conditioning products stop working it could be because your hair has become highly porous.  This means damage to the hair cuticle allows the nourishing ingredients of your mask to simply wash away.

Redken Acidic Bonding Complex

Redken Hair Salon CardiffThe scientists at Redken have come up with the must-have system for repairing and rehydrating all types of damaged hair.  Acidic Bonding Complex contains a concentrated bonding care formula that reinforces the hair’s weakened bonds, strengthening the hair and while balancing its pH.

The products infuse dry and damaged hair with the intense conditioning and repair that it needs.  It also helps protect against colour fade and future damage by improving the hair’s resilience.

The first step in the ABC regimen is an in-salon intensive treatment for damaged hair.  Redken tests have shown that it provides 14 x smoother hair and 63% less breakage compared to using non conditioning shampoo.   The pre-shampoo treatment prepares the hair for the full benefits of ABC Shampoo and Conditioner.

Add A Mask To Your Hair Care Routine

Brunette Balayage CardiffHair masks are deep conditioning treatments which offer super-concentrated results, so they are ideal for thirsty, damaged hair.   Conditioner is vital for dry and damaged hair because it contains nourishing ingredients which help to replenish the outer protective layer which has been lost, restoring and repairing your hair. 

We recommend using a regular conditioner after every wash, but once or twice a week replacing this with a mask instead.  You don’t need to use both conditioner and a mask at the same time.  A mask is super nourishing on its own and will help to detangle your hair.

We offer Redken masks for every type of hair at our Cardiff salons.  For damaged hair, we love the outstanding results from Acidic Bonding Concentrate 5 Minute Liquid Mask.  In just 5 minutes, the mask melts into hair, not simply coating it, but repairing hair damage deep inside the hair shaft.  It leaves the hair looking and feeling softer and healthier than ever before. 

Redken 2023 EU Acidic Bonding Concentrate 5min Mask Cardiff Hair SalonsIf you have fine hair you may be wary of masks weighing it down and leaving it lank.  In this case we recommend Acidic Bonding Concentrate Lightweight Liquid Conditioning Spray.  This sprayable conditioner is formulated specifically to repair the bonds and improve the smoothness of highly processed, fine hair without weighing it down.

If you’re trying to grow your hair but finding breakage and split ends are holding it back, we recommend trying Redken Extreme Length Triple Action Treatment mask.  This 5-minute mask helps to treat breakage throughout the hair, at the scalp, length, and ends. It visibly reduces split ends and helps you achieve longer, healthier-looking lengths.  It leaves your scalp feeling healthy, nourished, and refreshed.

Refresh Your Hair Colour

Hair colour Experts Cardiff Michelle Marshall SalonSunshine and environmental damage can leave your hair colour looking dull and faded.  It can also cause your hair to look brassy, with unwanted yellow, red and orange tones showing through.  This occurs when the blue pigments in your hair dye break down more quickly than the rest, allowing your warmer natural tones to show through.  Fortunately there are several things you can do to counter this:

Use a Blue or Violet Shampoo For Blonde Hair

You can replace the lost blue colour molecules in your hair and dampen down brassiness by using a professional quality blue or purple shampoo and conditioner.  We recommend Redken Color Extend Blondage.  This gently cleanses blonde and highlighted hair, strengthening and repairing it.  At the same time it deposits violet pigments to remove unwanted brassy tones, leaving your blonde colour cool and bright.

Hair Gloss Cardiff SalonBook a Hair Glossing Service

A hair gloss is a subtle colouring and conditioning treatment.  Similar to a toning treatment, glosses are a demi-permanent hair colour that help enhance your hair’s natural shine while revitalising your hair colour.

Once applied to the hair, the gloss perfects, tones, and colour-corrects any hair colour imperfections that have occurred since your last colour appointment. At our Cardiff salons we use Redken Shades EQ gloss which can transform and refresh your hair colour in just 20 minutes.

Book a Full Colour Refresh

The start of the autumn term is always a perfect time to review your hair colour and ditch your dull faded summer look.  Book a consultation with one of our hair colour technicians and we can help you come up with beautiful autumnal colour to revive your hair and leave it looking glossy and shiny again. 

Hair Damage Repair Before and After

Take a look at this amazing transformation in Georgia’s hair over 6 months!  It just shows what perseverance and the correct products can achieve.  In addition to using Acidic Bonding Concentrate pre-treatment weekly, as well as Extreme Lengths Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave-In Treatment, Georgia took Glowwa supplements.  These 100% natural, vegan food supplements boost healthy hair growth from the inside.   We completed the transformation with a Redken Shades EQ Gloss Demi Permanent vegan hair colour.  This includes a bond builder which strengthened Georgia’s hair even further.

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For Healthy Hair Book Regular Haircuts!

Best haircuts in CardiffWe offer top quality conditioning products and treatments at our Cardiff salons, but ultimately, seriously damaged hair will need a professional haircut. This will trim off the split ends and restore the hair’s shape and bounce.

We recommend booking regular appointments so that we can care for your scalp as well as your hair.  This will help to boost the scalp’s circulation and promote healthy hair growth.  We can also advise  you on the correct products to use as your hair needs change.

To book your appointment please call us on 029 2061 1566 (Rhiwbina) or 029 2022 9000 (Wyndham).  Alternatively, book online using the links at the top of the page. 

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