Hair Elasticity is the tensile strength of the hair which is the hair’s ability to stretch about fifty percent of it’s length and recover without breaking and normal healthy hair strand should be able to stretch about half of it’s length before reaching it’s breaking point and breaking occurs as a weakened hair structure (cuticle, cortex, medulla) experiences one of the two forms of manipulation that can be done to damage the hair structure (cuticle, cortex, medulla) and that is Physical manipulation (brushing, heated curlers, environment, or shampoo) and Chemical manipulation (texturizers, perms, relaxers, color) these two are the main sources of creating damage to the hair’s Elasticity which is the hair strand over all tensile strength. The hair elasticity is very much so related to the hair porosity. The Hair Elasticity is located within the cortex as the Hair Porosity is located in the cuticle and once the parts of the hair structure have been damaged then there is no returning back to it’s natural state of being. Only way to fully get rid of damaged hair strands is to cut your hair completely or begin to treat your hair structure with conditioners and the key ingredients to look for in your miracle bottle is wheat-germ oil (a natural moisturizer), green tea extract (helps to retain moisture), Pro-vitamin B (encourages gloss), amino acids,cationic, panthenol, polymers, Vitamin E or Tocopherol, as well as protein treatments as needed to help restore some strength and stability back to the hair structure (cuticle, cortex, medulla).
Why Conditioners Are Used
Conditioners comes in different forms like Leave-In’s (which are quite excellent for damage hair), Deep Penetrating or Intensive ( penetrate the hair shaft to deposit moisturizing/protein substances), Reconstructors (heavy-duty conditioners designed especially for severely damaged hair they contain micro and macro proteins to fill the cracks and ruptured areas within the Hair Shaft), Moisturizers (hydrates dry brittle hair and correct moisture imbalances), Laminates ( designed to seal the cuticle layer for a gloss sheen, ease combing, and to ward off style wrecking effects of humidity), Pre-Chemical Conditioners (formulated to deep condition and repair the hair during chemical processing while leaving the hair with an extraordinarily silky texture and luster normally sold as integral parts of some relaxers), Post Chemical Conditioners ( works to sustain and augment the deep conditioning treatment that the Pre Conditioner effected and they help normalize and rebalance the pH of the hair), Thermal/Blow Dry Styling (designed to use prior to heat styling to help protect the hair from heat damage) and finally Finishing Conditioners (includes natural oils, crèmes, oil sheen sprays). Conditioners are for your hair treatment to act and feel healthy state as fillers as though they can not fully heal your hair structure (cuticle, cortex, medulla) but they make the hair look and feel like it is in a healthy state. The law of physics come into play with conditioner each time you apply one because the positively charged polymers of small and large cationic molecules in the conditioning agents are then attracted to and then attach themselves to the negatively charged, damaged areas of your hair. The Hair Shaft (Derma Papilla, Derma Sheath, Hair Matrix, Capillaries) is coated with protective binding and moisturizing ingredients.Conditioners can actually help repair weakened hair and a deep penetrating conditioning treatment penetrates much deeper into the Hair Shaft leaving the hair better conditioned and feeling lighter and there is no need to leave the treatment on no longer than recommended.
Material to fix between the cuticle/keratin