Thomas Taw: Damaged Hair Repair Expert

Repairing damaged hair can be tedious. I like to make it easy for you.

Healthy Hair is Healthy You August 6, 2009

Everyone wants hair that’s healthy; that moves and bounces – whether you’re a world-famous actress, catwalk model or an every day girl in Jakarta. I can spot damaged hair a mile away and have developed a special test to check the levels of damage, involving ‘floating’ hair in water.

For me, complete repair comes from deep penetration into each layer of the hair follicles, filling in the cracks created. Without this approach, all you achieve is a veneer over the damage, without actually repairing anything. The secret is to create a solution that reinforces hair structure and brings back extreme smoothness by penetrating deeper and filling damaged cracks.

When I bring this secret to the world, you will be the first one to know!


Tips for Repairing Damaged Hair

  1. First, check if you have any damage by pulling out a single strand of hair and submerging it into a glass of water. If it floats, your hair is healthy; if it sinks, you are in need of some repair – seek advice
  2. When drying your hair, gently squeeze out excess water with a towel – don’t rub hair vigorously – and be extra careful when combing it out as hair is weakest when it is wet
  3. Use a treatment for dry/damaged hair once a week. Try my Damage Reconstruction Program to restore damaged hair
  4. Eat a balanced diet including multivitamins and proteins to encourage hair growth. Take time when brushing your hair and be careful when using hair accessories (avoid rubber bands and headbands – these can exacerbate damage)
  5. Drink at least two litres of water a day to re-hydrate your body including your hair
  6. If you want an alternative treatment, apply a small amount of olive oil onto your hair and let it soak in for an hour. Wash and dry your hair as normal

My Salon in London: BOBSOHO

Established in 2007, BOBSOHO can be found nestled in the fashion hub of Soho, the beating heart of London, next to the ever-buzzing Carnaby Street. The boutique hair salon takes a refreshingly different approach to hairdressing within a calm, comfortable and intimate environment. BOBSOHO offers a bespoke service tailored to your individual requirements, intelligent and practical advice, friendly staff and complementary consultations. The accomplished team of hairdressers, offer a wealth of experience, gleaned from international work, fashion shows and film. Their work regularly adorns fashion publications, trade magazines, music videos and advertising campaigns.