If your hair is damaged, it may appear brittle and will break off easily. Damaged hair is also one of the trickiest conditions to treat, and this is often because the hair is already so overprocessed. Below, you will find a list of 5 simple ways you can start to repair your damaged hair.
Choose a Healthy Diet
When you choose a healthier diet that is loaded with whole foods including fruit and vegetables, you are giving yourself a plentiful supply of Biotin, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and iron. All of these nutrients are essential for healthy and strong hair.
Protect Against Sun Damage
When your hair is exposed to the sun too often, it can become brittle and even more prone to breakage. This is especially true if you have lighter hair color. To protect your hair from the sun, make sure to wear a hat, and use products that offer UV protection.
Hair Mask and Hair Oils
Deep conditioning your hair on a weekly basis can also help promote a healthy scalp and shiny hair. A coconut hair mask, for example, can nourish and moisturize the hair while also protecting the hair against breakage and further damage.
Hair oil is another beneficial product to use and can also help combat frizziness without weighing down the hair or making it appear greasy. Argan oil is an especially good hair oil that absorbs quickly and is full of antioxidants.
Avoid Chemical Treatments
If you are used to processing your hair, you may want to consider giving it a rest for a while so that the hair can begin to heal and rejuvenate. This means you should avoid coloring your hair, bleaching the hair, and heat styling, along with any other chemical treatments you are used to using.
Use a Leave-In Conditioner
Finally, it never hurts to start using a leave-in conditioner. Shampoo and condition your hair as you normally would and then towel dry when you are finished. You can then add the leave-in conditioner to your hair. Work the conditioner into the hair thoroughly and then add in a hair oil as mentioned above to lock in the moisture.
Not only will this help repair damaged hair, but it will also bring some moisture back to the hair and make your hair much easier to work with and manage.
If you follow these five simple tricks, you will be well on your way to healthy, strong hair.
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