(Hair) Defense Wins Championships

Throughout the years, coaches on all levels and across many sports have said, “defense wins championships.” Why? A strong defense is something that you can control, and be consistent with, while giving everyone a role to play. The same is true of defending hair, and setting a strong lineup of defensive products can result in healthy, winning hair every day.


Tackle thinning
Hair thinning can be caused by factors like genetics, stress, diet, health, medication, and environment. While there’s no changing genetics, there are things we can control—like the health of our scalp. A healthy scalp plays a critical role in the strength and well-being of hair, and promotes hair growth. By using the Paul Mitchell Scalp Care Anti-Thinning line of products, you can boost the wellness of your scalp, making hair healthy and strong.


Bump and run (heat) coverage
When using tools like a hair dryer, it’s important to defend your hair against high temperatures that can make hair dry and brittle, resulting in broken hair and split ends. You can easily protect against heat damage by applying a primer like Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press or Redken Pillow Proof Primer Spray. Primers act as barrier, keeping heat from penetrating into the cuticle.

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Sack color fade
Standard shampoo formulas are safe and effective for natural, untreated hair, but if you’ve colored your hair, it’s important to use color-safe products that will not compromise your color treatment. Because coloring can be drying, go ahead and skip a day between shampoos. And when you do wash it, use sulfate-free products like Paul Mitchell Color Protect Daily Shampoo and Conditioner to make your color last. For extra protection, keep your hair under a hat, hood, or scarf when in sunshine — it will keep the sun's rays from bleaching the color.


Blitz build up
Product build up and dirt can create an unhealthy scalp, resulting in weak, broken hair that looks dull and lifeless. Paul Mitchell Shampoo Three and similar clarifying shampoos wash away the build-up without stripping the natural oils, leaving soft hair that is healthy and shiny.


A good line of hair defense products supports the long-term health and appearance of your hair.  Ask your Supercuts stylist to recommend the best products to defend your hair and keep it healthy.

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