What Should We Do To Restore Damaged Hair?
Do you suffer from damaged hair? Damaged hair has several causes. Your hair may be damaged by dyeing or external factors.
Having damaged hair is extremely annoying for several reasons:
Your hair is like straw;
Your hair is full of split ends;
Your hair cannot be styled;
Your hair looks dry and frizzy;
Your hair is not elastic and breaks easily.
All of these reasons ultimately affect how you feel. Because you have to go out on the street with that hairy head. And with (seriously) damaged hair, you immediately feel insecure. We decided to write this article because we can imagine how frustrating this is.
1.Cut off the split ends
The first tip for treating damaged hair may not sound like the advice you want to hear. Do you have split ends? Then it would be wise to trim the split ends. This usually makes your hair look much better. This will prevent further breakage of your hair.
It’s wise to cut your hair regularly about every 4 to 12 weeks, it varies from person to person and depends on how fast your hair grows.
2.Don’t wash your hair too often
The shampoo cleans your hair and removes the natural sebum from your scalp. Your hair cuticles open. Sebum is essential for covering your hair cuticles and keeping them healthy (for this you need to brush your hair or run your hand through your hair). Without sebum, your hair cuticles are vulnerable. With dry or damaged hair, it’s fine to wash your hair every three or four days. It dries less quickly by washing your hair less. The natural oils on your scalp can then reach your hair ends better.
3.After washing, use conditioner or rinse with cold water.
Have you washed your hair with shampoo or treated with a hair mask? Then it is important to finish the wash with a conditioner. It is good to rinse your hair with cold water. This has the same effect because your hair cuticles stay flat so they stay strong for longer. Thus, you can also repair damaged hair. The advantage of conditioner over warm or cold water is that it contains nourishing ingredients to treat damaged hair.
Dry and damaged hair can use extra care. It would be wise to add a leave-in conditioner to your hair routine.
4.Dry your hair
Do you use a towel to dry your hair? Then it’s tempting to rub your hair vigorously because it dries faster. This will only damage your hair more, the hair scales will open and friction will cause them to break faster.
A cotton towel has tough fibers that can damage your hair faster by drying it out. The microfiber towel has smaller and finer fibers and has a good absorption capacity, which is softer for your hair.
After washing, also take time to dry your hair carefully: flick it around. So dry your hair or wrap the towel around your head like a turban and let it dry like that.
5.Sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase
Sounds luxurious, right? In addition to the fact that you can sleep on them more comfortably, their fabric is also quite smooth. This makes it easy to glide over your hair. This is in contrast to cotton, where coarse friction is more likely to occur, for example. Therefore, for example, satin and silk pillowcases are less likely to damage the hair cuticles than, for example, cotton pillowcases. In this case, it is good for immersing yourself in luxury, for caring for damaged hair.
6.Sleep With Your Hair Pulled Back
Another way to reduce friction while you sleep is to tidy up your hair. By sleeping in a loose bun, low ponytail or braid, you will prevent further friction between your pillow and your hair. For example, use a hair elastic.
Are you doing your hair straight or in a ponytail? Then it would be wise to use an elastic band without a metal fastener or buckle. Also make sure you don’t always plug your tail in the same place. In this way, you will not create weak spots in your hair.
7.Brush and comb as little as possible
Friction between hair and brush is one of the biggest causes of damaged hair. It’s a simple thing you want to avoid brushing and combing, but it’s not always easy. So here are some tips if you really can’t live without it. By brushing or combing you create friction in your hair. This can damage your hair. Take the time to gently comb your hair.
In any case, take the time to brush or comb carefully, always use a detangling spray (the spray that detangles your hair) or serum, and use a wide-toothed wide-toothed comb. This way you can also minimize friction and prevent hair damage.
8.Avoid hot styling tools
Do you often dry or style your hair? Then you may notice that your hair is starting to dry out. Heat from a hair dryer or styling tool evaporates water from your hair, causing your hair to dry out. Damaged hair is often caused by straightening or other styling tools. Reason enough not to use them if you already have damaged hair.
Do you still want to use them? Then apply a heat protectant to your hair first. A heat shield usually places a protective layer around your hair so that your hair can retain moisture better. A heat protectant spray also seals your scalp, making your hair less dull. This provides some protection against heat, but that doesn’t mean you can set the tools to the maximum temperature. Keep the temperature of the curling irons, curling irons and curlers as low as possible and make sure your hair does not drip wet while blow drying. Allow this to air dry first or on a towel. This will help restore damaged hair.
9.Avoid chemical treatments
Chemicals affect both your hair cuticle and the inside. For example, consider the fading of pigments and the rearrangement of keratin chains. If you already have damaged hair, not using chemical treatments is reason enough.
10.Avoid the pool and the sea
We also get frequent inquiries from customers whose hair has been damaged by swimming. And of course there could be two reasons for this. Hair damaged by chlorine in pool water and salt in sea water. Chlorine actually works the same as chemical treatment. On the other hand, salt causes the aforementioned friction between your hair, which in turn damages the hair cuticle.
11.Cover your hair with a hat or scarf
Hair damaged by the sun, weather conditions and other external factors is unfortunately also common. But you don’t necessarily have to avoid anything here. For example, put on a hat or wrap a beautiful scarf in your hair. This significantly reduces exposure to external factors and your damaged hair can recover better.
12.Eat enough foods that contain vitamin A
Diverse nutrition is important, you can provide your hair with building materials from the inside by eating good ingredients. The sebum on your scalp protects your hair and keeps it “oily”. This keeps the hair cuticles flexible and creates a protective layer over it. Vitamin A is important for the production of sebum, which can be found in fish, meat, dairy products, vegetables (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower) and fruits (tangerines and oranges). In this way, you can prevent damaged hair.
And if you already have damaged hair, a healthy diet can ensure that new hair (under the scalp) has the best basis for growth and is less likely to be damaged.
13.Ask your hairdresser for advice
If your hair (damaged) remains in your hands and you no longer know a solution, go to the hairdresser. He can take a very close look at your hair and do a detailed analysis to determine its condition.
Damaged hair, extremely damaged hair, or dry, damaged hair? Whatever the outcome, they can give you the best advice and tips for your damaged hair.
14.Use the right products for damaged hair
Coloring, blow-drying, hair styling, swimming, sunbathing… They’re all beautiful, but not very good for our hair. In addition to the tips above, in most cases you also need special products for damaged hair. These products repair hair from the inside. It is mainly restorative shampoos, conditioners and restorative hair masks that treat and restore damaged hair. The most intense way to protect, nourish and repair your hair is to use a hair mask. The masks nourish and moisturize your hair deeply, so your hair stays strong and soft instead of brittle and split.