Many of our daily beauty routines can contribute to dry, damaged hair, but there’s good news! You can significantly reduce future damage and treat the damage that’s already been done.
Want to know how? Keep reading to discover how you can have beautiful, healthy hair, and stop split ends, frizzies, and dry, damaged hair in its tracks.
1. Maintain your Hairstyle
If you want to avoid the typical signs of damaged hair, regular trims are key to keeping your hair healthy. The longer you go between cuts, the more damage your hair will accumulate over time. To avoid excess split ends, damaged hair, and dryness, make it a point to trim your hair at least every 6 to 8 weeks.
2. Reduce Heat Styling
Curling irons, straighteners, and hair dryers damage hair. Unfortunately, many women rely on these products frequently to style our hair. If you must use a heat styler, use the lowest setting possible to reduce the amount of damage caused, or cut down on how often you use them.
To protect your hair from heat damage, use a thermal styling product like Aussie Sydney Smooth Heat Protector to help avoid some of the damage.
3. Switch Shampoos and Conditioners
If you constantly suffer from dry hair, use a mild shampoo and a moisture-rich conditioner specifically formulated for dry hair. Dry hair may not be damaged, but it is more prone to breakage and split ends.
Wash your hair every other day to prevent dryness and use a deep conditioning treatment once a week for severely dry hair. If you keep your hair healthy and moisturized, you’re less likely to incur excessive damage.
4. Avoid Hair Dye
Hair dye contains chemicals that can significantly damage hair with frequent use. If you dye your hair, avoid dyes that contain ammonia; a mild solution will still get the job done and help prevent some damage.
5. Brush Gently
For wet hair, use a wide-tooth comb to get rid of knots and tangles. Do not force the tangles out — this will cause the hair to break, leading to split ends. Ideally, hair that has dried should be treated with the same gentleness.
While I prefer a comb (and so will your hair), if you must use a hair brush make sure they have spaced out bristles that are bendable and can easily move through the hair without causing breakage.
While damaged hair takes time to be eliminated, these tips will help counteract some of the damage you’ve already accumulated, while also helping to prevent some future damage from occurring. If you long for healthy, beautiful hair then these tips should help you get there!