Damaged hair is something that we all deal with at some point in our lives. Spending too much time in the sun, brushing your hair when it’s wet, and the overuse of hot tools are just a few major factors that could be traumatizing your tresses. We’ve all experienced brushing our hair and seeing all the breakage in our bathroom sinks. Split ends and breakage may seem unavoidable, but there are ways to mend what seems to be irreversible damage. If your locks need a little TLC, I have listed below some tips that will help to repair your hair:
Weather The Elements
Exposing your hair to the elements during harsh seasons like winter and summer can do a number on your hair. Sun exposure (especially during the summer months) not only affects your skin but can damage your hair as well. If you know you will be spending long periods of time in the summer sun, spritz on a hair sunscreen before leaving the house. Like summertime, the cold, windy and rainy months can be harsh on your hair as well. Using a deep conditioning hair mask once a week or using a nourishing leave-in conditioner can help replace the moisture that your hair loses during the winter months.
You Are What You Eat
We all know that proper nutrition is great for our bodies, but it’s also great for your hair too. Make sure you are eating a well-balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, lean protein, nuts & low-fat dairy every day to keep your hair as healthy as your body.
Beat The Heat
We all know that putting heat on your hair can cause damage. Now I am not saying to not use a blow dryer, but give your hair a break from time to time by letting it air dry before styling. If you must use a blow dryer, I recommend letting your hair air dry about 80 percent of the way then blow dry your hair on a cool setting to finish it off. If you will be styling your hair with hot tools (curling or flat iron), consider applying a heat protectant before styling to protect your hair from the damaging heat of the hot tools. Also, constantly back combing your hair or wearing a ponytail that is to tight can cause breakage as well, so let your hair down, literally!
I hope these hair care tips have been helpful and informative and until next time, stay happy, healthy and beautiful.