How To Repair Damaged Hair
Ok, ok so we kinda tricked you with the title because newsflash girl all that hair damage is totally irreversible. We’re super sorry to bring you the bad news but once your hair is fried to a crisp there isn’t a single thing on the planet that can bring it back to life. As negative as this all sounds there are some changes you can make to your hair care routine that will help to speed up the recovery process. These tips might not be what you want to hear but your hair will thank you in the long run, trust us.
Get A Cut
The first rule of repairing damaged hair? Get a cut. No, that probably isn’t what you want to hear right now but trust us it’s the best option. This is because split ends will keep on splitting up your strands so the longer you leave it the more length you’ll lose. It’s also a good idea at this stage to cut your hair into one blunt length as it will give the illusion of thicker, healthier hair until the damage grows out.
Let It Down
When your hair isn’t in the best condition it’s tempting to wear it up everyday but all that tension could cause even more breakage. While you’re trying to strengthen your hair and grow out the damage it’s best to leave it down or to go for a low bun or pony that won’t pull on your strands. If you really need to tie your hair back just make sure to use an invisibobble or a scrunchie as they’re a lot more gentle than regular elastics.
The less heat you use on your hair the better and if you can avoid it completely you’ll notice a big difference. Damaged hair is already in a fragile state so using heat will literally just break it off and there’s a super scary youtube video to prove it. We still have chills. To save your hair from the same fate it’s best to try out heatless hairstyles instead that are a lot more gentle. We have a playlist here that’s full of ideas depending on your hair length with step by step tutorials so there’s no excuse!
Take A Supplement
Your diet has a bigger impact on your hair than you might think so making sure that you’re eating right and looking after yourself is really important. That being said if your diet is already on track but your hair still needs an extra boost then supplements can be a great way to do that. There are loads to choose from depending on your main concerns and they can help to boost hair growth if you take them regularly. The main ingredients you need to look out for are biotin which speeds up hair growth and vitamin B5 which strengthens your hair follicles.
Damaged hair is often really dry so it’s important that you try and inject as much moisture as possible back into your strands. Using a rich mask at least once a week can really help with this especially if you leave it on for as long as possible so that it can really sink into your hair. We’d recommend the Coco & Eve Super Nourishing Coconut and Fig Mask as it helps to restore dry locks and improve the overall texture.
Wash It Less
This can be a tricky one if you’re used to washing your hair everyday but prolonging the gap between washes will help to keep your hair as moisturised as possible. Harsh shampoos can over strip your strands and leave them even drier so you’ll need to switch to something super gentle and sulphate free too. In the meantime you can definitely use a little dry shampoo but just make sure to put some oil on your ends before you apply it to keep them moisturised.
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