From Damaged to Healthy Hair – 6 Best Hair Care Tips for Damaged Hair
Ever look at yourself in the mirror and wish that your hair looked different? Maybe you have changed hairstyles and hair colour so many times that your hair now appears dull or frizzy and breaks easily or is difficult to manage.
The sad reality is that damaged hair is quite a lengthy process to disrupt and alter due to your hair being a collection of dead cells (interesting, right?), however, it CAN be done. The beauty of healthy hair starts by using the finest and most beneficial ingredients and technologies in the world.
Here are 6 hair care tips to help get the bounce and shine back into your hair once and for all.
Tame that mane
First things first, getting a cut, or maybe even a new do is the best place to start. This allows your hair to regenerate new strands and will get rid of visible split ends. Dry hair can get worse over time because of accumulated abuse and the only real way to get rid of the damage is to cut it off. Of course, this doesn’t mean you need to book in a number-one shave or even a bob, even by simply trimming the ends regularly, you will notice a huge difference in the health of your hair as time goes on.
Schwarzkopf BC Keratin Smooth
For more manageable, smoother hair with long-lasting frizz control. BC BONACURE® Keratin Smooth Perfect is designed to take control of thick, frizzy, coarse or curly hair, thanks to its ultimate frizz-control formula.
Bed Head Tigi Resurrection
Our Repair range, crafted with our professionals, with Exotic Bao as well as Repair Active Technology, targets consumers who damage their hair by regular dyeing and frying.
Hair is a long term investment
Ditch your store-bought cheap products and invest in some good quality hair care products that are paraben and sulphate-free. Try and opt for a shampoo that has natural ingredients as this will help to maintain your natural oils on both your scalp and within your hair, locking in the moisture that prevents breakages.
It’s also important to try and avoid washing your hair every day. When washing your hair daily, the shampoo, regardless of its health properties, strips away the sebum. Sebum is the natural oil that your body produces to help maintain your hair’s shine. Without sebum, your hair may appear dull and dry, making it difficult to style and maintain. The good news? When investing in a great shampoo, you won’t need to wash your hair so often anyway!
Put a holt on the heat
Whether it’s the straight and sleek look you love or volumising curls you’re after, the heat may be the reason that your hair is starting to look visibly drier than before. According to a study conducted and published by Annals of Dermatology, the hotter the temperature of the styler and the closer it is to the hair, the easier it is to damage your hair.
It is recommended that you limit heat styling to once a week on a lower heat setting to avoid heat damage and breakage. Before using the heat, apply heat protection spray or serum to your hair as this acts as a barrier protectant against the damage that the heat may be causing. Most importantly, always use a thermo-protector with any form of heat styling.
Joico Dream Blowout
Get the blowout of your dreams with New Joico Dream Blowout— our one-and-done blow-drying solution that saves major time, shields hair from thermal damage, protects your ‘do against humidity, and fights frizz. Watch your hair become luxuriously soft.
Innova Setting Thermal Protector Spray
Hair care Styling Products Indola Thermal Protector Spray 300 ml Helps protect and maintain hydration up to 220 in the hair with the iron or tweezers for a silky smooth finish. Contains UV Filter, as part of Pixel Technology, which helps protect hair from UV rays.
Block out those rays
Believe it or not, despite the vitamin benefits that the sun provides, it can also be a cause of damage to your locks. Harmful swimming pool chemicals and natural ocean salts can also cause your hair to become brittle and fragile, with easy breakage. It’s simple – if you are out in the sun, you would most likely apply sunscreen to your skin. Your hair also needs some protection so pop a hat on too. If you find yourself in the water, opt for a swimming cap. However, if the cap isn’t doing it for you, apply a hair protective product, such as Brilliante oil to keep the hair moisturised. Thereafter, try and wash your hair immediately as this will assist in the rehydration and conditioning of the hair cells.
A great product we recommend: Milkshake Amazing Anti-Humidity Protective Styling Spray
Don’t underestimate the power of a hair mask
There’s a reason why your hairdresser often insists you apply a hair mask – it can really boost the hair of your hair dramatically. Try and get your hands on a natural hair mask that is specially designed for damaged hair. Whether you find yourself changing your hair colour often or have the urge to regularly curl or straighten your do, good hair treatment will assist in the restoration and protection of further damage done to the hair particles. It is advisable to apply a mask treatment to the hair at least once a week, with regular conditioning in between on the other days that you wash your hair.
Wella Elements Renewing Mask
This moisturizing mask with intense conditioning renews hair smoothness and shine. It also protects hair from frizz and breakage.
- 95% natural origin ingredients
- Formulated without silicones
- Free of animal-derived ingredients
- Dermatologically tested
Moroccanoil Smoothing Hair Mask
Use this highly concentrated argan butter hair mask to smooth and tame unruly and frizzy hair. Moroccanoil® Smoothing Mask is infused with argan butter, argan oil and coconut-derived fatty acids to deeply hydrate and intensely nourish, leaving you with soft, smooth hair that is more manageable. Provides long-lasting conditioning while improving elasticity.
Healthy lifestyle = healthy hair
Lastly, the saying “you are what you eat” is extremely true and your diet can have a direct impact on the health of your hair and nails. Adding foods that contain Omega 3s and peptides will keep your hair consistently glow. These foods include salmon, oysters, tuna, mackerel, and sardines. If fish isn’t your thing, you can always opt for a marine protein supplement which will provide you with the same effective benefits.
Foods that are rich in antioxidants should also be consumed regularly to fight dull, ageing hair. These foods include walnuts, kidney beans, blueberries, broccoli, and tomatoes.
So there you have it!
Haircare doesn’t have to be a complicated, time-consuming task. By utilising these tips and tricks, you will not only cut down on unnecessary time spent trying to reinvent and disguise damaged hair, but you can cut down on your monthly toiletry bill, and rather purchase some quality products that you can use less often and that will prevent further damage.
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