Hair damage is one of the more common hair problems. So how do you repair damaged hair? Over styling and overexposure to heat are some of the factors that can lead to damaged hair.
Here are some hair care tips that can help to repair damaged hair:
Cut Your Losses
Make sure you regularly cut off your split ends as a way to repair damaged hair. Once your hair strand splits at the end, the damage will only progress and climb up the hair shaft. When you do not cut the ends, the split will continue to go up the shaft and cause hair damage. If you have heat damage and it’s evident when you wash your hair, you might want to cut those ends as well. If you don’t know how to cut off split ends, there are multiple tutorials on Youtube. Alternatively, you can go to a professional.
Deep conditioning your hair can help in protecting your hair and even repair damaged hair. You can deep condition your hair with protein-infused deep conditioner which can help in restoring and rejuvenating your hair. To make your deep conditioner more effective, you can use a hooded dryer to make sure all your hair strands are hydrated and infused with the deep conditioner. If your hair is extremely damaged you can try and deep condition once a week and you’ll start to feel the difference.
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Know your hair type
If you want amazing hair, you need to take care of it according to your hair type. You can know your hair type by analyzing your hair pattern i.e. curly, wavy, coily, or straight. Buy hair products based on your hair pattern, your porosity, and density. You may be using products that are great but are no good for your hair type. This is one of the ways you can repair damaged hair. You should also wash your hair based on your hair type.
Try and eat a balanced diet for strong and luscious hair. If you want to repair damaged hair include Biotin, fruits, and vegetables in your diet. Vitamins are essential for healthy hair. Your diet affects your hair as much as your hair care routine. If you don’t eat a balanced diet, you can use supplements to ensure you’re getting the necessary nutrients.
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Make sure your hair products don’t have any harsh chemicals that may stunt your hair growth and damage your hair. Ensure your hair products are sulfate-free and paraben-free. These harsh chemicals strip your hair of its natural oils leaving it dry and brittle. Use organic products and homemade DIY hair products to repair damaged hair.
Invest in a satin pillow or a satin bonnet. Satin helps your hair in retaining its moisture and natural oils and does not cause any unnecessary tension on your hair.
Hot oil treatment
If you have damaged hair you might want to try a hot oil treatment. These treatments help repair damaged hair. Hot oil treatments increase hair strength and reduce dryness of the hair and the scalp. Hot oil treatments also ensure stimulation on the scalp which increases blood flow which helps promote healthy hair. If you have any underlying skin conditions like eczema you might want to ask a doctor if you can safely do a hot oil treatment. Also, make sure it’s right for your hair type.
Lay off the heat
Excessive damage can damage your hair despite your hair type. Lay off the heat for a while if you have damaged hair. Don’t keep flat ironing or straightening your hair. If you must straighten your hair, lower the temperature, and if you must use your hair tools on high heat always use a heat protector.
If you wash your hair every day, you need to reduce the rate at which you wash your hair. Shampoo strips your natural hair of its oils and moisture. If you feel like your hair is dirty, you can co-wash your hair. This will help to repair damaged hair. Also after washing your hair use a microfiber towel to dry your hair as opposed to a regular cotton towel to prevent frizz and breakage.
Lay off bleach and dye
If you’re one to bleach and dye your hair often, you need to lay off the chemicals. Bleach and dye may sometimes have harsh chemicals that may cause hair damage. If you have to dye and bleach, get it done by a professional to avoid any further damage to your hair. Or alternatively use semi-permanent hair dyes.
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