Dry and damaged hair is a common concern. Harsh weather conditions, regular use of heat tools, sun exposure, colour treatment, chlorinated water and even genetics are responsible for making your hair rough and lifeless. Stress, poor hair care habits, medications and smoking further dehydrate your tresses.
However, with the right hair care tips, you can repair even seriously dry and damaged hair. All you have to do is follow these five simple yet effective tips mentioned below and watch how your mane transforms into smooth, healthy and shiny hair.
- Tip #01: Oil hair before shampoo
- Tip #02: Use a clarifying shampoo
- Tip #03: Deep condition hair
- Tip #04: Use leave-in conditioner
- Tip #05: Minimise heat styling
Tip #01: Oil hair before shampoo
Shampoo gets rid of dirt, oil and product build-up from your scalp. But, your shampoo also gets rid of the natural oils on your scalp (which are necessary to keep the scalp moisturised), thus leaving it dry and flaky. To avoid this, oil your 30 mins before shampooing. An ayurvedic concoction of natural oils and herbs can repair hair and address more than one hair concern.
Tip #02: Use a clarifying shampoo
If you have dandruff or use a lot of styling products, chances are that you have product build-up on your scalp. This hampers your hair’s natural growth and causes problems like hair fall, fungal infection, and hair damage, among others. Using a clarifying shampoo will remove product buildup, let your scalp breathe, and restore the lost shine.
Tip #03: Deep condition hair
When it comes to deep conditioning treatments, women with every hair type should get it done. The frequency depends on your hair type. If you have an oily scalp, we recommend doing it only twice a month, whereas those with seriously damaged hair should do it once a week for best results.
Tip #04: Use leave-in conditioner
Leave-in conditioners work like makeup primers to form the base of your hair care routine. After washing and towel drying your hair, applying a bit of leave-in conditioner will form a protective layer and prevent external aggressors from robbing moisture from your hair. It will also add a healthy shine and make your hair look less damaged.
Tip #05: Minimise heat styling
Excessive and incorrect use of heat styling tools can cause severe hair damage. Your tresses are delicate, and using a lot of heat can cause irreparable damage; therefore, minimise the use of these tools. Even when you have to use these tools, make sure you are first applying a heat protection spray to minimise heat damage.