Know the Source Of Your Damaged Hair
Before you can begin the process of damaged hair care, you must
first know the source. Is it chemical damage? Maybe you're taking a medicine that causes hair damage.
Are you using heated instruments that are damaging your hair? (Note
that there are hair repair products that actually require heat to work
and heal hair damage.)
A visit to your doctor or nutritionist may be in order to insure that
your damaged hair isn't a symptom of a deeper health concern.
Tip for Damaged Hair: Change Your Routine
Now that you've determined what's causing your damaged hair you'll
have to make some changes. Limit the use of chemical treatments like
perms, dyes, and relaxers to once every 8 to 10 weeks at the most.
Experiment with the amount you use, too. You may not need as much of
the chemical as you think to get the results you desire.
If you use heated instruments, try using them on lower settings to
prevent damaged hair. Alternately seek out a thermal-activated hair
repair product that uses heat to heal damaged hair.
Damaged Hair Repair Product Tips
Use a scientifically formulated product that's been tested and proven to repair damaged hair such as H2 Ion.
The most effective products do much more than moisturize the surface,
they penetrate the core of each hair strand and replenish it from the
Choose the Right Tools
Trade in your hairbrush for a wide-toothed comb to limit hair breakage. Don't ever brush wet or damp hair!
Damaged hair is all too easily damaged further by rough styling.
You should avoid rubber bands, headbands and hats as well -- all are
associated with increased hair damage.
Tips for Moisturizing to Repair Damaged Hair
One of the main sources of hair damage is dryness. Without
sufficient moisture, the hair shaft becomes brittle and easily broken
or damaged. Talk to your stylist and make sure you're using a
top-quality shampoo and conditioner (you may want to ask if your stylist
has any other tips for damaged hair).
In addition, leaving your conditioner in your hair for an
additional 2-5 minutes will help provide the moisture your hair needs to
help heal damaged hair. When moisturizing, pay special attention to the
tips and ends of your hair.