Damaged hair can be incredibly frustrating. Whether your hair has been over-processed after colouring and lightening or it has been heat-damaged from daily styling, it needs urgent rescue toget healthy again. When damaged hair is subjected to colour or heat, it can cause even more harm, with a greatly increased chance of hair loss and permanent damage that no amount of treatments can undo. Keep reading to get our tips on how to heal your hair and get it back to its former health.
Haircare Must-Dos for Damaged Hair
Luckily, you don’t need to make any major sacrifices to restore damaged hair. These tips will help your hair get stronger once again.
1. Avoid heat & chemicals
The most important step of all is to stay away from ANY type of processing. That includes hair colour, highlights, straightening, curling, blowdrying, and anything else that will strip your hair of its remaining moisture and damage the hair follicles. Your hair is in desperate need of a break - give it a rest and focus on getting it back to health again. Instead of heat styling, try braiding your hair when it’s damp to get waves or experiment with looser styles using gentle styling products that have no harsh ingredients.
2. Brush carefully
When hair is breaking, brittle and weak, brushing can do a lot of damage. While regular brushes are fine when your hair is healthy, they are not ideal when the hair is damaged. Invest in a good wide-tooth comb or a specialiseddetangling brush that can easily get through wet and dry hair without getting stuck or pulling the hair too much. This will allow you to get rid of tangles gently.
3. Use nurturing products
You will need to use products that are made especially for damaged, over-treated hair. These products contain plenty of nourishing ingredients that will heal your hair from the inside, from root to tip. Products for dry hair are not the same, even if these also hydrate hair. One of the best ranges on the market is theKérastase Therapiste collection, which deeply revives the hair fibre to restore health, shine and strength.
Of course, prevention is always better than cure. To avoid damaged hair, use heat protection products, use nourishing masks and try to minimise styling and processing where possible.