From dryness to dull and breakage to split ends, almost everyone has some hair damage. The most effective remedies to repair damaged hair depends on the cause and type of damage. Find the best fix for your hair with these pro tips on prevention by Louticia Grier.
Can You Really Repair Damaged Hair?
Oftentimes, when something is broken, it cannot be glued back together. Such is the case with certain types of damaged hair. For instance, once hair is broken or split, nothing can permanently just it back together.
You can however, use leave-in conditioners and masks to seal the outer layer of strands. This will give them a less frayed, more softer appearance. Keep in mind that this solution to repair this type of damaged hair is only temporary. But at least it will protect the hair from further damage.
The long-term solution is to cut off the damaged area. If you don’t, it will continue to feed off the healthy area of hair. Thus, inevitably negatively affecting all of your hair.
Given this points, damaged hair’s best friend is conditioner. As mentioned above, damaged hair is stripped of its protective outer layer. So, conditioner helps replenish it with moisturizing ingredients.
For maximum benefits, use this Scalp Protection Conditioner after every shampoo.
Repairing Chemically Damaged Hair
Hair color, relaxers, etc., work quickly because they contain chemicals that changes your hair. For instance, hair dye uses ammonia which opens your hair shaft so the dye can be deposited. Even ammonia-free formulas are just as harmful because you use more of them and leave them on longer.
If your hair dries immediately after you take a shower, then your hair is damaged. The reason it dries quickly is because the chemicals have made your hair very porous.
Scalp Base Protection is one of the best products that negates common reasons for having to repair damaged hair. In addition to acting as a barrier between your scalp and chemical, Scalp Base Protection prevents hair loss. Not to mention, protects against overlapping, scalp burns, and trauma.
While we do see clients with chemical burns not caused by our salon, we recommend that you see a dermatologist immediately. A dermatologist will determine the extent of your scalp skin damage as well as provide any necessary medication.
The absolutely best way to repair damaged hair is to prevent it from happening in the first place. This is easily accomplished by using the appropriate prepping and aftercare products.
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