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Repairing hair structure: chemical vs. mechanical straightening

Posted by Julian Dietrich on
Haarstruktur reparieren: Chemisches vs. mechanisches Glätten

Broken hair! - and now?

When it comes to repairing your hair, there are a few options that promise to do so.

But what exactly is meant by “repairing hair”? In order to know how you can actually repair hair, it is helpful first to get an overview of our hair structure and thus to better understand how our hair works .

Different hair structures

At first glance, the essential differences in hair structures are clearly visible - some have curly hair, others straight hair ...

But our hair is not only different in appearance, but also in its structure itself. As a rule, a distinction is made between fine, normal and thick hair . We have no influence on our hair structure itself, because it is with this that we are born. But on their appropriate care. With the appropriate know-how, we can then achieve optimal results for our head of hair .

But regardless of whether it is fine, curly or straight, our hair is initially structured in the same way. In order to understand how we can repair our hair, it is necessary to know and understand the structure of our hair.

In this article, we will go into the external application for the care and repair of hair . There are also approaches that start with the diet that lead to strong and healthy hair.

Building the hair structure

The outer core of our hair consists of a hair cuticle, also called a cuticle. These scales are flat and arranged one above the other. It can be thought of as similar to the arrangement of scales on a pine cone. These reveal whether a hair is healthy or damaged.

In healthy hair, the scales lie flat and therefore closed on top of one another and lead to a smooth and shiny hair surface. If the hair is damaged, the scales are brittle and dry and make for velcro and dull hair.

Mechanical straightening of the hair structure

In order to have healthy and shiny hair , it is essential to straighten the hair cuticle . One way of repairing the hair structure is mechanical straightening of the hair. This means straightening or taming the hair by repeated brushing. This is probably the gentlest way to make the hair structure supple and shiny. The hair structure can only be straightened if the right brush is used!

The choice of brush is crucial!

A wild boar bristle brush is therefore recommended for gentle smoothing of the hair structure. This has unique, caring properties that a plastic brush does not have.

Wild boar bristle brushes are able to absorb the body's own hair oil and other important nutrients and distribute them evenly in our hair , right up to the tips.

If you look at our hair cuticle, it is brushed back into its original position and our hair is nourished and filled with valuable care substances.

Regular brushing with a boar bristle brush leads in the long term to the fact that the hair is strengthened and repaired with the body's own substances .

The nice thing about it is that our hair structure becomes smoother and gains natural shine . To learn more about the benefits of a boar bristle brush, check out this post.

Chemical smoothing of the hair structure

Who does not know it? The “Silky” conditioner , or the “ Leave-In-Kur” - Smooth Edition ” ?

All chemical products that basically only suggest one thing: healthy and shiny hair.

But the choice of the product is often not that easy. How well does my hair tolerate the hair cream, hair oil or silicone shampoo?

And what about the actual care effect of these products?

After all, the aim of these products is also to nourish the hair and build it up from the inside out and thus repair it.

In practice, however, it often looks a little different: The products either dry your hair out or grease it completely. A healthy balance is reserved for only a few products. Because every hair has a different need for fat and nutrients. However, the products are only equipped with one dosage and are not tailored to our individual needs.

It is therefore difficult to find the right product that builds up your hair structure and gives it a natural shine.

Chemical straightening of the hair basically ensures that a film is placed over the hair and thus suggests that the hair structure is smooth . However, the substances are often only deposited on the scales, but do not nourish and strengthen the hair in the long term.

For a chemical straightening of the hair , a detailed research and a precise understanding of your own hair is recommended.

In the right combination, chemical straightening leads to a lasting and repairing effect for our hair. A tried and tested means here are, for example, a keratin treatment.


In order to have shiny and healthy hair, our hair structure must first be repaired and straightened.

Through the mechanical smoothing with a boar bristle brush , important care substances and body's own fats are distributed from the scalp to the tips and ensure a sustainable build-up and strengthening of the hair structure.

The sebum (hair fat) also provides the incomparable, natural shine that no product can imitate so quickly. The care effect lasts comparatively longer, but pays off in the long term!

Chemical smoothing is recommended if you want to achieve results quickly. However, this only works if you find the right product for your individual hair type and know how to dose it. To see which boar bristle brush suits your hair type, take a look at our range.

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