Caring for Damaged Hair - How to Revive Damaged Locks
What causes damaged hair?
Excess use of hair styling products; chemical hair treating - perming, coloring; environment - heat, sun, cold weather, chlorine water; unhealthy lifestyle and diet; all these factors alone or combined could be the reason for your tresses bad condition.
If your hair appears fried and frizzy, you can follow our guide on how to repair already damaged hair. With consistent care your locks will recover in no time and will be gorgeous again.
Repairing program for damaged hair
Start with a deep conditioning homemade hair mask. Blend one tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of wheat germ oil; add 5 drops rosemary essential oil and 3 drops ylang-ylang essential oil. Warm the mixture and apply it to the scalp with gentle massage movements, then spread the rest till the ends of the locks. Cover the head with a shower cap and a hot towel. Leave the treatment overnight. Do this emergency damaged hair mask weekly.
Do not wash your mane everyday. The sebaceous glands produce precious moisturizing and nourishing oils that give first aid to the damaged strands. Once weekly with shampoo and once only with conditioner or baking soda should be enough. If your roots tend to be oily, use dry shampoo between regular shampooing. Follow this rule till your damaged hair recovers.
Buy a quality hair shampoo for damaged hair.
We recommend Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin 3 Shampoo. It is designed for very dry, damaged hair. Deeply moisturizes and nourishes by Cationic Polymers; leaves hair smooth, hydrated, polished and manageable. It will do the difference, expensive but worth it.
If you prefer sulfate free products try Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Shampoo. It really improves the appearance of the damaged hair, hydrates and revives.
For those of you who use only natural and organic hair care products, we recommend Giovanni Smooth as Silk Shampoo. It will make your damaged, frizzy hair smooth and moisturized. It is organic, sulfates, parabens, PEGs, phthalates, artificial fragrance, dyes free formula and is pretty inexpensive.
Now you have to choose a deep conditioner for damaged hair.
The deep conditioner should repair damages caused by over-processing and other external factors. It penetrates deeply into the hair’s shaft and makes the locks smooth and flexible. Use conditioner after the shampoo and once weekly alone as a conditioning treatment.
Try Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner for extra dry, damaged or over-processed hair. It totally improves hair’s condition with every use. You will feel the hydration flowing into your strands. Highly recommended! You could combine with the matching shampoo Neutrogena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo - high quality products at a reasonable price.
Nexxus KerapHix Restorative Strengthening Conditioner is another wonderful product for damaged hair. The containing Collagen and Keratin Amino Acids revive damaged tresses, making them soft and moisturized.
You should consider buying some intensive hair treatment for damaged locks. This could be Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense, Dr.Hauschka Neem Hair Oil, Emergencee Strengthening Polymeric Reconstructor. These amazing products give the essential care damaged strands need to recover.
Once your hair recovers from the damage, you should continue to pamper it and to prevent further damage, caused by heat, UV rays, chemicals, or poor nutrition.
Some additional tips to prevent hair damage:
Use heat protective products and hair conditioners containing UV filters.
When blow-drying, leave a little moisture in, do not over-dry the strands. When possible, leave your locks to air dry.
Clarify after swimming. A good clarifier is John Masters Organics Herbal Cider Hair Rinse & Clarifier, or you can just add a couple tablespoons of vinegar to the water for the final rinse.
Eat protein, vitamins and antioxidants rich foods.
Sleep enough, exercise, walk and laugh with friends.