Hair can become damaged due to excessive chemical or heat treatments, health issues, lack of nutrition, etc. Whatever the reasons, what to do when hair is damaged?
Here are few tips to help you deal with damaged hair and nurse it back to health. While there’s no way to really reverse damage till a strand falls out, you could do without the lifeless, dry, frizzy strands. Isn’t it?
This isn’t a new tip. Probably, you’ve heard this more times than you can count. But, it is the truth – stay away from heat treatments like straightening, curling, etc. In other words, give your hair a break!
If you use hair colors, opt for natural alternatives. Hair colors that are loaded with chemicals can harm your hair. If your hair is already damaged, you don’t want to worsen it by piling on more chemicals – do you?
If you use a dryer, don’t! Let your hair air-dry whenever you can and for occasions, probably you can use your dryer to style. Wondering why? Heat will only damage your hair further, or dry it further, causing breakage. You don’t want that, do you?
Don’t opt for hairstyles that can further your damage. This includes hairstyles that call for too tight braiding or using clips or bands that can cause breakage or damage your hair.
Use a clarifying rinse to get rid of product build-up. Products tend to pile up on your scalp and it is important to remove the build-up, so your scalp can breathe all over again. This is very important to open up your follicles to let in nourishment. Baking soda and ACV are good choices to get rid of buildup the natural way.
Try nourishing treatments to restore your hair health. Mind you, it isn’t an easy road or even something that’s going to take a day or two. It is a long road to recovery and quite often, the damage isn’t reversed and hair is only restored when new hair grows out. But you have to try! Avocado is a great option to nourish and moisturize your hair.
Hot Oil Treatments are a great way to restore your hair health. Oil massage can nourish your hair and scalp and nurse it back to health. A nourishing and restoring oil massage with Olive Oil, Castor Oil or even Coconut Oil along with your favorite essential oils that boost hair health is a good idea.
Conditioning your hair is another way to curb damage and to restore hair’s normalcy. A deep conditioning treatment once a week should help in most cases. Depending on your hair type, requirement and preference, choose between rinse-off or leave-in conditioning treatments.
Don’t over wash your hair. Washing your hair once or twice a week is ideal for most hair types. It is the recommended frequency for most. So, if you wash your hair daily, cut back. Washing hair too frequently can also cause hair damage.
Last but not the least, avoid chemical laden hair care products and prepare your own hair care products whenever you can. Don’t have time for DIY Hair Care Recipes? Try HY Vitamins Argan Hair Care Range. Their products are made of Argan Oil, one of the best nourishing, restorative and rejuvenating ingredients out there to restore hair.
Follow these simple tips to begin the path of hair restoration. These are just a few simple changes you can consider right off the bat, without making loads of changes. We will be adding more tips on caring for your hair. Stay tuned!