The first repercussion of dry, damaged hair is split ends and the one way to solve that is regular trimming. If however you are daring enough to go chop-chop on the length then you can rid yourself of damaged hair in a sweep.
Stay in good health
Just like your skin, your hair too is affected by what you drink, eat and how you treat your body. The math is simple; you have to ensure that your hair is getting its fair share of nutrition too. Drink plenty of water and include in your diet essential vitamins and nutrients from fresh fruits, veggies and meats like salmon and fatty acid rich foods like kale, carrots and avocados.
A reliable hair care routine
We cannot stress enough on the dire need to use a good shampoo and conditioner that you can trust. Our favourite? The Dove Damage Solution Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo & Conditioner for dry and damaged hair. It is enriched with Nutrilock actives that nourish hair right up to the roots and strengthen and protect it against hair fall.
Let your hair down
Another answer to, how to treat damaged hair is letting your hair be. If you are the kind that keeps pulling your hair back into a ponytail or a bun then it is time to relieve your hair and give it a break. Don’t tie your hair too tight for too long and never sleep with any hair accessory on as they can cause hair breakage and weakening.
Pick a comb over a brush
Try and use a comb with wide teeth and avoid the brush if you have dry, damaged and brittle hair. Also make sure you don’t comb your hair when still wet because that’s when it is at its weakest.
Frequently asked questions:
1. How does one make damaged hair healthy again?
The best way to repair and nourish damaged hair is to not damage it further. You need to stop using any form of heat or chemicals such bleach or colour on your strands for at least a year to undo the damage to a great extent. This will make your hair appear a lot more healthy and nourished.
2. How long will it take for my damaged hair to repair completely?
The answer to this question depends completely on the length of your hair and the extent of the damage. If you have short to medium length hair, then it will take about 4 to 6 months, but for people with long hair, it can take up to an entire year to thoroughly repair hair and bring back its lost glory.
3. How does one fix chemically damaged hair?
Chemical damage is one of the worse forms of hair damage and repairing this can prove to be task. You need to choose the right kind of gentle shampoo, regularly using a hair mask, couple that with DIY hair repairing treatments along with lifestyle changes to see a marked improvement in your hair health.
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Written by Team BB on Apr 20, 2016