Damaged hair can appear dull, lack shine and feel brittle or dry. Damaged hair is also prone to split ends and breakage.
One of the most common causes that contributes to this hair concern can include heat damage from chemical treatments or the excessive use of heat styling tools. Damaged hair can also be caused by product buildup, which can prevent your hair follicles from taking in moisture, and environmental stressors that result in hair that looks unhealthy. The good news is, there are ways to treat and repair damaged hair.
Below are our top tips that can help transform your hair from damaged to healthy.
1. Invest in a Hair Treatment
Damaged hair needs extra attention so investing in a hair mask or treatment is worth trying. Adding a nourishing hair mask to your weekly haircare routine keeps your strands hydrated. You could also incorporate a bond repair hair treatment like Philip Kingsley’s Bond Builder Restructuring Treatment to repair, rebuild and strengthen damaged hair.
Using a hair mask or treatment in between wash days can help you achieve healthier and shinier hair. The key is to stay consistent with using them in order to see results.
2. Don’t Brush Wet Hair
It’s best to avoid brushing your hair when it’s wet since wet hair is more fragile and becomes more prone to breakage. To protect your strands, towel-dry your hair and then let your hair to dry naturally before brushing through it.
If brushing is necessary, opt for a wide toothed comb instead of a hairbrush to avoid tugging on your hair and causing breakage. For easy detangling, we recommend using Living Proof’s Restore Perfecting Spray to smooth your hair and minimise breakage from wet detangling.
3. Minimise the Use of Heat Styling Tools
To protect your hair from further damage, try to minimise the use of heat styling tools, such as hair dryers, hair straighteners or curling irons. If you must use a heat styling tool, use a low heat setting, especially if you have fine or colour-treated hair. We also recommend using a heat protectant prior to styling your hair to protect it from heat damage.
4. Get regular trims
Do you suffer from split ends? One easy way to treat split ends is to get regular trims. Book for regular visits to your salon to get rid of dry, split ends, which can make all the difference. Getting those split ends chopped off can keep your hair healthy as it prevents the splits from travelling up your hair and causing more breakage.
5. Take care of your scalp
The last and most important haircare tip that you should follow to transform your hair from damaged to healthy is to take care of your scalp. Healthy hair comes from a healthy scalp so don’t forget about your scalp. Using products, such as dry shampoo, can buildup on your scalp and irritate it. Add a scalp scrub to your weekly haircare routine to prevent product buildup and keep your hair clean.
Check out our Solutions Set, which offers you a full routine of recommended products to treat damaged hair.
Written by: Romy Rose Reyes