We all love beautiful, healthy-looking hair, right? Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to create the hair of your dreams at home. There are so many things that can damage your hair these days, from the weather outside, to the kind of substances you expose your hair to on a regular basis. If you’re suddenly finding your smooth hair is a little drier and more brittle than it used to be, this is a good sign your hair is seriously damaged, and in need of a little TLC. The faster you get to work on protecting your hair and making it look good, the less likely you are to end up with a disaster only your hairdresser can sort out. Here are some quick and simple strategies for hair repair.
Know Where You’re Going Wrong
First and foremost, it’s important to know what’s causing your hair damage in the first place. Maybe you are washing it too often but feel you need to because you do not know any quick fixes for unwashed hair or going longer between washes in general. For instance, if you know your dye is drying your hair out, maybe it’s time to give your hair a break. After getting a color treatment, make sure you give your hair plenty of moisture by packing on a conditioning mask and letting it absorb as many vitamins and minerals as possible.
If you’re dying your hair at home, it could be the dye you’re using that’s the problem. Some substances have more chemicals than others, so make sure you’re aware of this before you continue using the same products. Usually, the hair dye you get at the salon will be much better for you overall. Any problem you’re aware of with your hair care can be fixed – even if it’s just spending too much time under a hot shower stream.
Use the Right Products
When it comes to using hair products for damaged locks, a lot of people spend too much time focusing on things like leave-in masks and sprays, and not enough time looking at the things they use every day – like shampoo and conditioner. For instance, a natural shampoo and conditioner is going to be a lot kinder to your hair than anything with a bunch of chemicals in. Look into the kind of shampoos and conditioners most likely to be suitable for your hair. Different hair types require specific treatments. For instance, if you have dry hair with a flaky scalp, you could try apple cider vinegar shampoo. Another option is conditioner with avocado oil or coconut oil, to help build extra moisture into your locks.
Cut Your Hair Regularly
Even if you’re trying to grow your hair out long, getting it cut on a regular basis can be a good way to keep it in good condition. Ultimately, you’ll need to cut your hair often to get rid of dead cells and split ends. The more you leave your hair to grow without doing anything about it, the more weight you’re putting on your scalp, and the more you’re likely to notice problems. Cutting your hair will help it to continue looking and feeling as healthy as possible while you grow new inches.
Published on Holr Magazine