Dry, damaged, lacklustre hair is a problem most women face on a regular basis. The main reasons for hair damage include pollution stress, sun damage, heat styling, among others. If there is anything that is absolutely heartbreaking about damaged hair, then it is definitely the part where you have to go to the salon and chop off the hair you have so painstakingly grown over a long period of time.
But before you head to the salon and go chop-chop on your hair, let us try and help you. There are certain things you can do to pamper your strands back to life. Here’s what they are...
- Use a sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner
- Indulge in a deep conditioning treatment
- Use a hair mask
- Reduce heat styling
Use a sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner
Using a shampoo that is free of chemicals like sulphates and parabens will be gentle on your hair and prevent damage. Additionally, pick a shampoo that is enriched with natural oils and herbs to further help repair hair damage. Remember that over-washing your hair tends to strip it off its natural protecting oils making hair dry and brittle. If your hair needs a pick-me-up, use a dry shampoo in between washing's.
Indulge in a deep conditioning treatment
Deep conditioning your hair means leaving the deep conditioner longer on your hair to help it penetrate better and repair damage. A deep conditioner helps add shine and lustre to damaged hair as well as improves elasticity.
Use a hair mask
Indulging your hair in a hair mask is a great way to restore damaged hair. Look for masks that are especially meant to revive and restored damaged hair, as these masks will provide targeted action. Twice a week, apply the hair mask and leave it on for a full hour, using a plastic shower cap to help the product penetrate.
Reduce heat styling
If you are looking to restore dry and damaged hair, then it is a great idea to keep hair styles simple and heat styling to the minimum. Stick to hairstyles that don’t require a lot of products and hair sprays. Also, should you feel the need to use heat on damaged hair, prevent further damage by using a heat protectant spray or a damage control hair serum.