• Wednesday 30 July 2014

    How to Go from Damaged to Healthy Hair

     Like so many things in life, beauty comes at a hefty price. In today’s modern world, women use a variety of hair products and styling tools to achieve their dream hairstyle. Hair dyes, perms, extensions, relaxers, curling irons and blow dryers… don’t they sound familiar? Your dream hairstyle can pave the way to damaging your hair. This is one concern that a lot of women face today. And yet, none are willing to give that up because it has become embedded into their hair care routine.

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    This does not mean to say that you should give up your quest for having beautiful hair altogether; however, you need to be aware of how to restore your hair back into its tip-top shape once it has exhibited signs of damage.

    Clarify Your Hair
    The products you use on your hair can build up over time. Even the water you are using, which you think can aid in removing any product residue, can also contribute build up and mineral deposits. All of these factors combine in stripping away natural oils that provide a healthy sheen to your locks. To address this issue, a regular clarifying treatment is a must for your hair to be on its way to repair. The easiest route to getting there is to invest in a good quality clarifying shampoo.

    You can also try a clarifying treatment made from baking soda. Add a couple of teaspoons of baking soda to your shampoo. Leave the mixture on your hair for at least two minutes. Another home made clarifying recipe you can try is with the use of apple cider vinegar. The mixture consists of one part vinegar and four parts of water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spritz onto your hair. Leave the mixture on for about 2-5 minutes before rinsing with a light conditioner.

    A word of warning when using clarifying treatment: adjust the frequency based on the amount of product you use on your hair regularly. Monthly or bi-weekly treatment should suffice for damaged hair.

    Trim Off Damaged Ends
    This is an obvious step if you want to restore damaged hair and make it healthy again. If you leave off the damaged ends, it could run up towards the root. A little healthy pruning is essential in maintaining the health of your hair and preventing the rest of the hair shaft from getting damaged too.

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    If you are not confident about trimming your own hair, you can always go to a salon and have someone with expert hands to do it for you.

    Treat It!
    Treating damaged hair is vital in its repair process. There are two types of treatment recommend when trying to fix damaged hair: hot oil and deep conditioning treatment.
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    The benefits of hot oil treatment are no secret. It consists of heating your favourite natural oil and then applying it to hair and scalp. Once you have applied the hot oil to the hair, cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it on for at least half an hour. When you are done, simply rinse hair with cool water.

    For extremely damaged hair, a weekly deep conditioning treatment is recommended. But it is also beneficial even for non-damaged hair as it serves to prevent havoc and strengthens hair to fight breakage. You need to be picky when it comes to choosing what type of deep conditioner to use to suit your hair type.

    One final tip: repairing damaged hair and restoring its old form won’t happen overnight. Hence, stick to your hair care routine. Developing healthy hair care as a habit is the only way to be on your way to recovering damaged hair and making it healthy again.

    How do you go from damaged to healthy hair? If you have tips, we’d love to hear them!

    About the Author
    Abby is a writer and social media managed for My Hair Care. If you would like to find an additional resource on hair care and styling tips, drop by their blog at http://www.myhaircare.com.au/blog.

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    Eltoria x

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