Your hair can go through a lot, from straightening, curling and lots of product when you want that added oomph. It can be hard to avoid dry, damaged hair. Sometimes it needs a break and a little TLC. Here are 4 easy ways you can repair your damaged hair:
CATCH IT EARLY
If your hair is looking dull and dry, and you’re finding split ends, frizz and your scalp isn’t playing fair with your hair goals, it’s safe to say you probably have damaged hair. Catching the signs early can really help with the repairing process and allowing your hair to look soft, sleek and shiny again.
SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER DO’S AND DON’T’S
Shampoos & Conditioners with natural oils and herbs will help to repair your damaged hair. It’s best to avoid products that have Sodium Laurel and Laureth sulfates (SLS & SLES), as they can strip your hair of its natural protective oils.
Shampooing more than twice a week can strip damaged hair and create a brittle feel to it. Dry shampoo is a great alternative between hair washes.
USE A TREATMENT MASK
There are a few different ways that you can use a treatment mask to rescue damaged hair. By using a hydrating treatment with added olive oils, keratin, protein or shea butter, they restore and moisturize the damaged areas. It’s best to avoid products with added silicone or parabens.
IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL – Twice a week, you can apply the treatment or mask and leave it on for an hour (use a shower cap to help the product soothe into the hair). This will give a lasting effect on damaged hair.
SHOWER TIME – You can apply the treatment in the shower, after shampooing. Leave the treatment on for 3 to 5 minutes for a quick rehydration boost before rinsing it out. This technique will give you a temporary healthy look.
STYLE IT UP – If you don’t want to completely ditch the styling of your hair using heat treatment and products such as hairspray, you can soften the blow with products such as a fortifying spray on wet hair. This is a good way to prepare your hair for heat and product application. Detangling spray can also protect damaged hair whilst you brush it.
When using styling products, stay away from ingredients with high levels of alcohol and peroxide, this will keep damage to a minimum.
GET THE CHOP!
We know for some people, getting your haircut can be a dreaded task. But even a trim or added layers can help your damaged locks look their best. For those of you who are feeling more adventurous, a big chop would do your hair the world of good, and get rid of the majority of your damaged areas.
Do you think any of these ideas could work for you?! Let us know:
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