Long and luscious hair is the most prized feature, desired by women all over the world. Still, our hair goes through so much – all in the name of beauty. Straightening, blow-drying, coloring, curling, and other styling habits provide the wanted beautiful, smooth and silky look but come with their own consequences. Look under the microscope and you will see all the signs of damage, marring your supposedly perfect looking hair!
Damaged and dull hair isn’t the end of the world. Yes, you will have to take a direct approach when it comes to treating and repairing your damaged hair. Get back your hair’s old shine, smoothness and health by doing the following:
Have dry and dull hair? Is your scalp acting weird (producing more dandruff or oil)? Can’t you seem to get rid of split ends and frizz? Bad news – these are all signs of damaged hair. On the other hand, it’s never too late to begin your hair’s healing process!
Evaluate your hair carefully before considering any new style or coloring job. Look for these:
Frequent shampooing makes hair more brittle according to the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences. This is one important reason to use a gentle shampoo, made from natural extracts. Washing fine hair twice a week is also recommended.
Washing different types of damaged hair requires different repair commandments but the general rule is minimal washing so that hair’s protective oils remain intact. Choose a low ph product such as Natomy Beauty’s Ultra Clean shampoo and Express Treatment Conditioner for color treated, damaged hair.
Harper & Bazaar suggests finishing shampooing with a shot of cool water on the head. This helps in closing the hair cuticle thus retaining moisture which leads to shinier, smoother hair.
Hair stylists agree snipping off some extra length (read split ends) won’t necessarily help repair damaged hair. However, it will help make your scraggly mane more manageable and easier to maintain. You can pay close attention to the hair you have got on your head too!
The general rule of thumb to be followed here is: Cut off split ends after every 6 to 8 weeks. Do you use hot styling tools fairly regularly? The same rule will apply.
Never cut your hair at home. Dull scissors can do more damage to your hair.
Too much use of chemicals based dyes is harmful for your hair. Imagine the destruction caused to already damaged hair! Too much chemical use on damaged hair will eventually lead to lack in hair’s natural moisture and weakening of strands. Your hair