Damaged hair is frustrating to deal with but with a bit of care your hair will look and feel healthier. Usually damaged hair is very dry due to the constant chemical application or heat styling, here’s the low down on how to repair and keep hair healthy.
Moisturize your Hair
One of the first steps to treating damaged hair is to moisturize. This is key because damaged hair lacks moisture, so applying things like leave-in conditioners or oils will help lock in some moisture and also leave your hair looking shiny.
Trim and Cut Hair Regularly
A key thing to remember is that once your hair is damaged the only thing that will help is cutting it off and getting rid of any split ends. If you don’t trim your hair regularly, the damage will go further and further up the hair shaft, causing even more damage.
Avoid Heat and Chemicals
You should avoid colouring, perming, straightening, or curling your hair, basically don’t apply any heat or chemicals. Try to steer clear of applying any damaging products so that your hair can recover and prevent further damage. If you must apply heat to the hair then use a heat-protectant spray or cream.
Eat a Balanced Diet
Eat a diet that consists of more fatty acids, protein, and vitamins. Although this is won’t get rid of the damage, it will help ensure that the new hair that is growing is healthy and strong.
Wash Your Hair Less
Avoid washing your hair everyday because this is sure to leave your hair stripped of natural oils. Without these important oils, your hair is prone to more damage. Instead, try washing your hair twice a week or if you must wash your hair more often, then try washing it every other day.
Use a Soft Towel
Instead of using a towel, wrap your hair in a jersey material cloth (like an old t-shirt). Your hair is sure to be less frizzy because the material is more soft. If you don’t want to use a jersey material then consider using a microfiber towel, which will cause less damage then normal towels.
Let your hair air-dry instead of blow-drying it. If you want a bit of volume you can use a hair-dryer sparingly. When your hair is damp, use the hair-dryer on the lowest setting around 15 cm away from your scalp.
Following a few of these tips will repair your hair and keep it from getting even more damaged. You’ll have shiny, strong, and healthy hair in no time!