Recognizing And Repairing Damaged Hair (Pt. 2)
Part one of this blog series introduced you to just a few of the basics when it comes to dealing with damaged hair, restoring it to health, and some steps you can take to avoid increasing how much damage your hair has to deal with. Here are some more proactive techniques and ideas to help you keep your hair healthy all year long.
One thing to remember is that your hair’s health is linked to your overall health. If you are trying to improve the quality of your hair, some really basic steps you can take is to start working on your overall health while simultaneously addressing some of the damage your hair is displaying. You can do this by working your diet to include fruits and vegetables and other food that contain healthy vitamins and minerals that can help your hair grow stronger and more resilient. Consider adding in a multivitamin if you find that it is hard to get all the nutrients that you need.
Another step you can take is getting to know your stylist. Stylists can help point you in the right direction to finding the perfect salon quality hair products that will protect your hair from further damage and can help repair damage daily. Remember, having high quality hair products is incredibly important if you hope to take a proactive stance when it comes to fighting off damage.
While trying to repair damage your hair has already sustained, exert extra effort to avoid any further damage. This includes things like chemically treating your hair such as dying it, bleaching it, and other various chemical hair processes. Do your best to keep the heat off your hair when at all possible. Curling irons, blow dryers, and other heat styling tools are one of the biggest culprits in damaging hair strands. Be sure to ask about the best heat protectant products if you find that you can’t break up with your blow dryer or your straightener!
As we addressed in part one, deep conditioning treatments and high quality hair masks are a great way to restore vitality and repair damage, but they can also be used more frequently than just when you have severely damaged hair. Talk with your stylist about the best deep conditioning products that you can use at home to help keep your hair healthier and repair damage that comes from your daily routines. Consider making more frequent appointments with your salon for the best treatments!