Updated: Jul 5, 2021
When you hear the word ‘elasticity’ you probably think about the material that
keeps your favorite leggings in place. But it also dictates how healthy your is.
Understanding elasticity will help you and your stylist select the best solutions for
repairing your hair due to overprocessing.
Elasticity is the hair's ability to stretch and return to its original length without
breaking or snapping off. The characteristic of elasticity is either normal or low. If
you have strong side bonds, that’s an indication of normal elasticity. A low
elasticity is indicative of weak side bonds. Side bonds are what keeps the
individual fibers of hair together; they are weakened by over processing.
Wet hair with normal elasticity will stretch up to 50% and return to its original
length without breaking off; dry hair stretches about 20% of that.
How to Test Elasticity?
When your hair is wet you can check for elasticity in various parts of the head:
front hairline, crown, temples and nape. Hold a strand of your hair and try to pull
it apart. If it snaps off easily, then that’s an indication of low elasticity. If your hair
returns to its original length, then it has normal elasticity.
How to Get Normal Elasticity?
This requires strengthening those broken side bonds. An intense hair treatment
on a weekly basis can definitely get you back to normal elasticity. Try Hair
Freaq’s U THIRSTY Argan Oil Masque. This masque penetrates the cuticle
deeply to rebuild, strengthen and restore elasticity.
We have had many clients over the years with low elasticity due to
overprocessing and we’re happy to say that we were able to restore their hair
back to normal elasticity. We can do the same for you. Book your appointment
for a bi-weekly hair treatment today!
Stay hydrated my Friends,