Are your tresses brittle, dry and prone to breakage? If the answer is yes, you have damaged hair. Damaged hair is caused by a lot of things, usually bad habits, over-styling, chemical treatments and poor diet. The good news is, you don’t have to purchase pricey hair products to bring life back to damaged hair! Restore shine and boost hair strength with these amazing tips and tricks:
Don’t Wash the Hair Daily
Daily shampooing will strip the hair of its natural oils. The result? Dry, brittle and frizzy hair! Ideally, you want to shampoo your hair thrice per week. If that’s not possible, alternate every other day. If your hair turns or smells funky in between washes, we recommend using powder shampoo. A powder shampoo will sop up the oil and gunk while keeping the tresses fragrant and clean.
Alternate Hair Products
You can’t use the same hair care products forever. At some point, these products will lose efficacy no matter how effective they were in the past. We recommend gentle but hydrating shampoos and conditioners. Same thing goes for mousse, leave on conditioners, treatments, etc. Just mix up your hair care products every other week so the products won’t lose efficacy at a shorter period of time.
Do Not Brush Your Hair
Brushing your hair could cause hair breakage, especially for those with damaged, brittle hair! Remember, the hair is at its weakest when wet so don’t brush it when wet. If your hair is straight to naturally wavy, use a big-toothed comb to detangle. If you have very curly or kinky hair, you’ll have to deep condition your hair first before using a comb to detangle.
Air Dry the Hair
A hair dryer might be the great if you’re in a rush to dry your hair, but this device can destroy hair fibers. Over time, a hair dryer will leave your hair looking dull, dry and damaged! Instead of applying heat, let your hair air dry naturally. Pat the length of your hair with a thick towel to speed up the drying process.
Leave the hair dryer on special occasions only. If you must dry your hair using a hair dryer, keep it at a cool setting. Also, prior to using the hair dryer, coat your hair with a protective hair product.
Keep Your Salon Appointment
If your hair is due for a trim, go to the salon and have it done. This will prevent split ends. Ideally, you have to trim the hair every six weeks. If you don’t have time to visit the salon, get a pair of scissors and trim the ends yourself. But if you have a weave and it’s in dire need of a refresher, you’ll have to keep that appointment.
Deep Condition Your Hair
Always deep condition your hair once per week especially if you style your hair frequently. We recommend deep conditioning treatments formulated with argan oil, coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado oil. Also, make it a habit to apply a leave-on conditioner to your hair once per week. Focus on the ends of the hair because they are vulnerable to dryness and split ends.
Improve Your Diet