Achieving the ultimate status of having healthy hair can be a difficult task. Maintaining healthy hair for the long run can be even more daunting for some. We have previously covered habits you should focus on for successful hair, but what about if your hair is already damaged? There is nothing fun about being faced with damaged hair and not knowing what to do in order to correct the issue. So, we thought we would help out and have put together these 8 ways to repair damaged hair pro tips to guide you through the process.
1. Use Natural Hair Products
The first pro tip on our list is one that we stress frequently and are obviously big believers in, use natural hair products on your hair. Non-natural hair products typically contain harsh chemicals and sulfates that actually cause more damage to your hair. You should always focus on finding and using natural hair products that will promote hair growth, strength, and overall healthy progress. It is a good idea to educate yourself on what natural ingredients you want in your hair products before starting a natural regime for your hair.
2. Have a Strong Moisturizing Regimen
When it comes to hair damage and breakage, dry hair is by far the main culprit. Like dry skin, if your hair does not have the necessary moisture it requires it will become frail, brittle, and damaged. If you are more susceptible to dry hair try to use a regime that includes a shampoo that hydrates, a good natural hair conditioner, a mask, and a moisturizing natural leave-in conditioner. Utilizing this type of regime for your hair is quite simple and by far the easiest way to prevent damage and breakage.
3. Prevent and Trim Split Ends
When it comes to split ends, we have already touched on the main thing that you need to do to prevent them in the first place – utilize a good hair regime. A good hair regime will help keep your hair healthy, strong, and will prevent split ends from occurring in the first place. However, when split ends do occur you should trim them regularly to keep them from getting worse. It is a good idea to both trim your split ends yourself, as well as visit your professional hairstylist from time to time to let them do it for you.
4. Opt for Lower Temperatures on Your Hair Tools
This next pro tip can be a bit tricky to stick to, but it is also one of the most important. You should opt for lower temperatures when using all of your hair tools (blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, etc.). Excessive heat causes damage, brittleness, and dryness to your hair. Using a lower temperature on your hair tools will protect your hair and greatly improve its overall health. When you do have to turn up the heat, make sure to use a heat protectant just to be safe.
5. Do Not Over Shampoo Your Hair
Our next tip is straightforward, do not over shampoo your hair. While this applies to both men and women, men seem to typically have a harder time with this tip as it feels natural to want to “clean” your hair daily. Shampooing too often can strip your hair of its natural moisture and nutrients. Try to shampoo every couple of days and use lukewarm or cold water when doing so. If you feel that you need some extra moisture in your hair, utilize dry shampoos and leave-in conditioners.
6. Let Professionals Help
While self-hair care is necessary and encouraged, you should also make it a point to visit professional hairstylists from time to time. This is especially true for individuals who already have extremely dry and damaged hair. Professional salon treatments are beneficial for many reasons as they typically contain the highest amount of advantageous ingredients within the actual treatments. For severe dry and damaged hair, good professionals will typically apply a hair damage treatment right off the bat when washing your hair to help get the repair process started.
7. Hair Masks Rule
Hair masks are generally known as a secret weapon of sorts for hair treatment and care. They are a form of deep conditioning that contain high amounts of moisturizing and reparative ingredients (oils, vitamins, naturally sourced elements, etc.). You should apply hair masks to dry hair so that they can deeply penetrate your hairs surface and start working its reparative magic. Research for some good hair masks to find the perfect one for your hair.
8. Be Extra Careful with Wet Hair
Our last pro tip is another simple, yet extremely important one – be extra careful with wet hair. Our hair is at its most vulnerable when it is wet, so proceed with caution when it is. You should always try to avoid blow drying your hair. Instead, air dry or blot dry your hair with a towel. You should also make sure to never vigorously brush your hair when it is wet. Do not force a hairbrush through your wet hair and make sure to use a brush designed for brushing wet hair when doing so. Lastly, you should avoid using hair bands when possible whenever your hair is wet as this can cause damage and breakage.
The journey to repair damaged hair can be long or complicated but is ultimately worth the time and effort. By following the above outlined 8 ways to repair damaged hair pro tips we have listed, you will be on your way to healthy, strong, and luxurious hair in no time. For more pro hair care tips, visit our hair care tips blog today.