Let’s be real – damaged hair is never a good thing! No matter what type of hair you have, we all want healthy, thriving locks. Not only does healthy hair look and feel better, it’s easier to style and manage. Hair damage can occur in so many different ways, from heat styling tools to the environment to the products that you use. So, how can you keep your hair under control when it comes to damage?
Take care when brushing
While you might feel like excessive brushing gives your hair a silky, soft feel, the reality is, all that tugging can lead to damaged hair shafts. Try only brushing your hair when it needs to be detangled, and always be very gentle with your strands. If you need a little extra help getting knots out, try applying a detangling spray or leave-in conditioner to help the process along.
Change up your hair towel
It might seem like a strange tip but what kind of towel you use to dry your hair can absolutely have an effect on its health – especially since our hair is at its most vulnerable when it’s wet. Using a harsh cotton towel can definitely contribute to frizz and breakage due to friction. Instead, try using a microfiber towel or even an old cotton t-shirt. Both of these are much less harsh on your strands and can even help your hair to dry faster!
When your hair isn’t hydrated properly, it not only looks more frizzy and dull, it’s much more prone to breakage. Dehydrated hair is often weaker and more brittle, leading to damaged strands that break easily. It’s a great idea to add hydration wherever you can into your hair care routine. Investing in a good hydrating mask or hair oil is a great way to give it that extra boost! When choosing your hair products, however, try to stay away from ingredients such as sulphates and drying alcohol.
See your hairdresser
No matter what, the best thing you can do for damaged hair is to stop it in its tracks! The longer you leave your split or damaged ends, the more likely it is for further damage to occur up the hair shafts. Booking in for regular trims can keep your hair in great condition and prevent a lot of damage from occurring in the first place!