Damaged Hair Treatment & Tips

Damaged hair is dull, brittle, frizzy, and out of control. You can lessen some damage but the best way to have healthy hair is to protect the hair from any sources that can damage it.

damaged hairSymptoms and Causes of Damaged Hair

The most common signs of hair damage are rough texture, loss of shine or luster, split ends, dry and brittle to touch, and susceptible to breakage.

The main causes of damaged hair are the use of chemical treatments such as perms, dyes and relaxers, and the use of heated appliances such as curling and straightening irons. Other causes of damaged hair are natural elements like sun and cold weather and some medicines.

Damaged Hair Treatment

– Use hair care products that are designed for the type of damaged hair you have. There are two types of damaged hair care products- one for damages caused by chemical treatments and the other for damages caused by overheated and dry hair.

– Use conditioners that are pH balanced, protein enriched and moisture restoring to smooth out the cuticles and prevent future damage.

– Use products and intensive treatments that help repair damaged hair. The repair products contain silicon based polymers that can smooth out the cuticle and coat your hair with some protective films. These products also help tame frizzy hair.

– Apply a homemade hair mask once a week. Mix one egg yolk with two tablespoons of olive oil. Apply the mask to your hair, especially on the ends. Leave for 15 minutes before rinsing off. Then shampoo and condition as usual.

Damaged Hair Tips

– Limit the use of chemical treatment to once every 8 to 10 weeks at most.

– If you use heated instruments, try to use the lowest heat setting and/or apply a thermal-activated hair repair leave-in conditioner before drying your hair with the heated instruments.

– Use a wide-toothed comb instead of a hairbrush to limit hair breakage.

– If you hair becomes brittle after you have changed a shampoo, it may indicate that your hair is in shock. When you find the right shampoo, stick with it.

– Get your hair trimmed every six to eight weeks to prevent split ends. If you have split ends, you need to cut 1/4” above the split. Split ends cannot be repaired.

– Limit shampooing twice or three times a week as excessive shampooing can cause dry hair.

– Use conditioners after shampooing.

– Apply deep hair treatment once a week.

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