How to Repair Hair Damage

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Over styling, exposure to heat, chemical processing, and other habits can strip the hair of its moisture and natural oils, which can result in damaged hair.

But don’t despair, with proper hair care and a few targeted treatments, you can help restore the outer cuticle and begin to improve the look and feel of your hair!

If you aren’t seeing results after a few weeks, schedule an appointment with your doctor or dermatologist. They can assess your symptoms and determine whether an underlying condition may be to blame.

Shampoo Wisely and Well

Try to avoid too-frequent shampooing. If your hair and scalp need refreshing, try a dry shampoo on the second or third day. Finally, wash your hair with lukewarm or cool water, and finish your shower with a cool water rinse. This seals the cuticle and adds shine.

Trim Your Split Ends

The fastest way to get rid of dry, dead ends is to cut them off. You should get your split ends cut on a regular basis, especially if you have dry hair. If your hair is feeling tired, it could be time for a trim. A little bit goes a long way.

Indulge in Rich and Healing Hair Masks

Get yourself a great moisturizing mask that contains high concentrations of reparative and moisturizing ingredients, like vitamins, oils and naturally-sourced elements, to help hydrate and battle the damages. Use your hair treatment mask twice a week or more. And don’t be in a hurry—the longer you leave it on the more effective it will be!

Lower the Temperature on Your Tools

Heat during hair styling like straightening, curling or blow drying can open up the cuticle and make the hair porous. High temperatures are a sure shot cause of damaged hair. If you have to use heat, use a good heat protectant serum. Also, make sure you’re not using the highest temperature of your styling tools.

Hair Care Routine

Switch to a gentle hair care routine. This requires some level of research before you step out to purchase your shampoo, conditioner, oil and serums. Make sure you buy products that are free of sulfates, parabens, alcohols, dyes and artificial fragrances.

Brush Your Hair Less

It’s counterintuitive, but brushing is when the damage is most likely to occur. Brush your hair before washing it and when absolutely necessary throughout the day. Be gentle when you do brush.

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