October 16 2016
It is easy to damage hair. It is difficult to restore it back to pristine condition. Thankfully, we have your back! On this page, we are going to share a few hints and tips for repairing your damaged hair. This is not a complete guide by any stretch of the imagination, but it should certainly give you a nudge in the right direction.
First and foremost, it is vital that you keep an eye out for damaged hair. As soon as your hair starts to get dull or you see a few split ends and some frizz, that is when you need to act. If you let your hair get out of control, it is going to be tough to do anything to deal with it.
In most cases, giving your hair a cut will be all you should do to revive your damaged hair. Even if you are planning to grow your hair out, you should give it a cut every six to eight weeks. This will eliminate split ends. This is important because split ends that can get ‘out of control’ will gradually work their way up the rest of the hair shaft. If they travel too far, then the damage is going to be tough to repair.
If your hair is damaged, then you must stop using styling tools. They are only going to make the problem a lot worse. This means no straighteners, no curling irons, and if you can avoid it, no hairdryer. If you must use a hairdryer, then you should only use it on the lowest setting. Too much heat is just going to end up damaging the hair further.
In addition to this, you are going to want to stop using so much hair product. This means no hairspray, no hair gel, no coloring your hair. Nothing like that. These chemicals may get your hair looking great, but they are going to add a great deal of stress to it. This is only going to end up worsening the damage, so it is best if you just avoid them completely. If you still wish to use these products, then talk to your hair stylist. They may be able to suggest a solution. Many women (and men!) out there have benefitted from using ammonia-free products. These may be right for you.
When it comes to your shampoo and conditioner, take care to ensure that you source a product which is sulfate-free. This means none of the ‘normal’ shampoos that you can pick up from your local pharmacy or beauty store. They may claim that they can revitalize your hair, but they most likely will not be able to. They will just make the damage worse.
Remember, having damaged hair is not the end of the world! It will take a while to recover from, but if you put the effort in, you will end up recovering. Just remember, it is important that you learn how to protect your hair in the future.