Dr Oz: “Wrecked By Beauty” Disasters
The beauty industry has made it easier than ever to achieve thicker hair, fuller lashes, and longer nails. But at what cost? Each day, more horror stories are being shared by women whose scalps were burned by chemicals, eyes were damaged by treatments, and nails were practically ruined. Every day, women are “wrecked by beauty” and left permanently scarred. So what’s underneath the popular beauty treatments so many of us use regularly? Is there a way to reverse the damage before it’s too late?
Dr Oz: Beauty Nightmares & Damage From Hair Treatments
Dr Oz shared images of burns, scars, cuts, rashes, scrapes, and more. He first turned to Dee, who has been wearing hair extensions for ten years. She was brave enough to take her extensions out for the first time in a decade right there on the show. But first she explained that that the damage began when she was just a child. She was young and her first real experience with a beauty process was getting a relaxer. She was too young to really know what she was doing so she kept doing it. Then, in an effort to keep up with trends she started using extensions, sew-ins, crochet braids, and more, continuing the damage she was doing to her hair and her scalp.
Dee removed her extensions to reveal much shorter, uneven, damaged hair. She did so in an effort to help other young girls and women that they’re not alone. Nikki Walton, a natural hair expert, took a closer look at Dee’s hair before the show. She discovered that all the treatments Dee had been using caused severe dryness, brittleness, and damage. She also showed how Dee has breakage caused by damage from wear and tear of the weight of weaves and extensions.
Fortunately, Dee’s scalp appeared mostly okay, but did have some flaking, again as the result of the hair treatments she had been using.
Dr Oz: Damage From Heavy Weaves & Leaving Extensions In Too Long
Nikki further explained that many women will actually leave their weaves in for far too long, resulting in severe matting and breakage. A lot of women also don’t realize how heavy a weave can be, which can damage the fine hairs on the scalp as well as the hair line. That weight can ultimately leave them with permanent hair loss if they’re not too careful.
Additionally, some women don’t clean their hair and extensions properly, which can result in a build up of “gunk” on the scalp. So how can you reverse the damage?
Dr Oz: Reverse Damaged Hair
To take proper care of your hair, Nikki first suggested using a DIY deep conditioning mask on your hair once a week. Combine one part protein conditioner, one part moisturizing conditioner, and one part coconut oil. Make sure you apply the mixture to dry hair in small sections, all over. Applying the mixture to dry hair is important because without the added moisture, the product can penetrate the hair better. If the hair is wet, it may just run right off. Then put on a shower cap with a wool cap or towel over it and leave it on for 15-30 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly.
When it comes to styling your hair, avoid any high-tension styles like buns or ponytails.