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Are you suffering from damaged hair? Are you looking for the perfect product to repair it?
Hair is considered a person’s crowning glory. People take care of their hair to keep and enhance their physical appearance.
Different treatments can improve the appearance of hair like hair coloring and straightening. These treatments may improve your hair but may cause a lot of damage to your hair too. Other factors may also harm your hair like excessive use of hair products and styling, swimming, stress, or even your diet.
To prevent your hair from further damage, you must know how to recognize the different signs of damaged hair.
What are the signs that you have damaged hair?
Dry and frizzy hair. It happens when the hair lacks moisture. When the air is humid, the hair’s outer layer takes in the moisture from the air that causes the hair to frizz.
Breakage or brittleness or split ends. You will notice breakage or brittleness of your hair when you are trying to comb or style your hair, and the strands are breaking. Split ends refer to the splitting of the hair shaft. It occurs when the cuticle, the outermost layer of the hair shaft, is damaged that exposes the cortex of the hair.
Dull hair. When your hair is healthy, it is smooth, shiny, and soft to touch. When your hair is damaged and unhealthy, it loses these characteristics and looks dull.
Hair Loss. Average hair loss is from 50 to 100 strands per day. When you wash or comb your hair and notice an increase in hair loss, it is a sign of severely damaged hair.
What can you do to fix damaged hair?
Here are the five different ways on how to revive your damaged hair.
1. Use treatment products.
You can buy different treatment products from drug stores or supermarkets and apply it on your hair. Either you do it on your own or ask for help from your friends or family. Just follow the instructions properly to avoid any harm.
Try to use shampoos or conditioners that can treat damaged hair. You can also use hair masks twice a week to help restore your damaged hair. Also, try taking supplements for stronger hair and a healthier scalp.
Check out this video from Luxy Hair for the best products to repair and grow your hair.
2. Change your hair products.
The products you are using for your hair may be the cause of the damages. Check which products are the best for your hair and will cause minimum damage. Choose products with natural ingredients, and do not overuse them. Also, learn the dos and don’ts when washing your hair.
3. Use apple cider vinegar.
You may rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar to smooth hair cuticles. When the cuticle layer is closed, the hair becomes shinier, less frizzy, and free of tangles.
Mix apple cider vinegar with water and rinse through your hair to bring back life to your hair.
You can check out the video from Agnistoka for more tips on how to use apple cider vinegar on your damaged hair.
4. Massage with oil.
You may apply oil on your hair as a hair conditioner to soften and repair your damaged hair. You can try to use different types, such as olive, argan, avocado, and coconut oil.
You can apply the oil on your wet hair and let it dry or use it as an overnight hair mask.
You can check out the video from Milabu for some tricks and tips on how to use the oil on your hair.
5. Professional treatments.
You can ask for help from professionals to treat your damaged hair, but it may cost you a little higher than what you buy from the store. But these treatments may last from 6 months to a year, so you don’t need to do it often.
There are different types of hair treatments you can do in a salon.
- Keratin treatment – to smoothen curly and frizzy hair.
- Scalp treatment – for dry and itchy scalp.
- Hot oil treatment – can reduce dryness of both scalp and hair.
- Detox treatment – can get rid of the buildup on the hair shaft that results from excessive product usage or chemicals such as chlorine.
- Relax treatment – can reduce curl, remove frizz, and control hair movement.