So who is Jules?
Julian Holland has been working alongside Mark Hill for the last 23 years. As creative director for the brand Julian has helped to cultivate and develop the product range since its beginning in 2001. This journey has taken him around the world as a brand ambassador; to the United States, Australia, Asia and many other countries, educating retailers and consumers on the principals of the Mark Hill product range. An award winning hairdresser in his own right, Jules is a man who lives and breathes the Mark Hill brand daily.
Jules top tips to reduce breakage.
As we are all aware, hair breakage is one of the greatest challenges in hair care, the reason for this can vary greatly and can be due to multiple reasons. Having an understanding of these reasons greatly helps us understand and regain control. The first thing is to determine your hair texture, this means the diameter of a single strand.. if your hair is fine in texture the hair may be more prone to breakage however even with medium or coarse hair breakage can occur due to many outside influences.
Here are my top 5 tips to reduce hair breakage
1. Balanced diet and plenty of sleep.
We are what we eat as the old saying goes.... hair is a natural part of our genetic makeup and is connected to a blood supply to take the nutrients it needs from a balanced diet, as for our old friend sleep.. it allows our bodies to regenerate and hair growth is key in maintaining strong healthy hair.
2. Take more care.
Day to day washing and styling can cause havoc on our locks so please be aware, after washing, excessive rubbing with towels and pulling with the wrong combs and brushes can really cause mayhem, untold damage and breakage. After shampooing wrap hair in a towel and allow the excess moisture to dissipate before combing through with a wide tooth comb or paddle brush working from the ends up.
3. Be careful with hair ties.
Elastic hair ties and bands can pull on the scalp and hair cuticles. it is very common to lose some hair and cause breakage when removing such ties. Always be careful not to over tighten and then cause damage by tearing these ties out.
4. Over processing.
Over processing is the arch enemy for healthy locks. Today's salon treatments can start to take a toll on gorgeous locks.. be aware that colouring, chemical straighteners, perms and styling tools can all cause breakage always have treatments done professionally and spread apart to give the time hair to recover.
5. Use a trustworthy hair care regime.
To avoid breakage and to restore and repair damaged locks be sure to use a professional hair care repair regime like the Mark Hill Bond Repair range available at Boots.com and Mark Hill.
Why use Mark Hill's Bond Repair?
The two bonds that have the greatest impact if broken are:
- Disulphide bonds. These are the strongest bonds and give your hair its natural movement. The only way you can break these bonds is by chemical treatments such as perms, relaxers and colours. You can damage the bonds by using excessive heat (it’s the sulphur in these bonds which gives burning hair that awful smell!).
Creatine is an amino acid derivative identical to the natural creatine occurring in the skin. It rebuilds and strengthens the hair structure from
Panthanol Pro-Vitamin B5 allows deep penetration into the hair, giving long lasting
moisture control and leaves the hair supple and shine.
Always be aware of how easily damaged hair is and by taking a few simple steps and using the correct regime hair breakage can be a thing of the past.