September 29 2016
Nobody likes damaged hair. Thankfully, there are a few ways in which you can repair it. On this page, we are going to look at the most common of them. Remember, this is not a complete guide. There are several different techniques that you could also use. The information here makes a fabulous starting point, however.
Trim your hair
This is probably one of the quickest ways in which you can deal with damaged hair. However, for it to be effective, you must act quickly. Most stylists recommend that you have your hair cut at least once every eight weeks. You will not need to take all that much off it, so do not worry too much if you are looking to grow your hair out.
The main reason as to why you must trim your hair is to deal with split ends. For some people, there is not a lot they can do to prevent split ends. They just must stop them from causing further damage. When you have a split end, it will gradually start to travel up the strand of hair. This will split the hair even further, damaging it. At that point, it is unlikely that you can deal with the damage.
When you cut your hair (if you are doing it yourself) then make sure you use sharp, quality scissors. To check the quality of the cut, get some wet tissue and cut into it. If there is any ‘shredding’ on the paper, then the scissors are not going to be sharp enough. They will just cause further damage to your hair.
Use Healthy Haircare Products
Now that you are starting to work on repairing your hair, it is important that you begin to veer away from poor quality products. Do not use shampoos and conditioners that you can pick up at your local pharmacy. They tend to be poor quality. Instead, shop around for products which are sulfate-free. In most cases, it will be the shampoo that you are using which is causing the most damage to your hair. If you can change up the shampoo that you use, you can eradicate most of the damage.
You should carry out your own research to find the best products for your hair type. Remember, everybody is different. It may take you a few attempts before you stumble across a product that is perfect for you!
Prevent further damage
Finally, have a few good maintenance routines for your hair. For example:
Never wash your hair too often. If you wash it every day, you will be drying out your hair. This will leave it prone to damage.
Avoid using hair dye. It is nothing but chemicals. These are not good for your hair and can weaken it.
Reduce the amount of heat that is applied to your hair. Never shower in boiling hot water. This will cause severe damage. In addition to this, avoid using curling and straightening irons.