6 Ways to Rescue Your Damaged Hair by Rachel Joines
If your hair is on its last straw listen up!
Nothing is worse than to realize that your hair is dry, dull, brittle or frizzy. Right? Hair is attached to our perception of beauty. It's hard to feel beautiful when you do not see that in your hair. The important thing to keep in mind is IT IS FIXABLE!!! Do not worry too much because it happens to most of us, especially if you color your hair often. Here are 6 simple fixes to your life ways to keep your locks beautiful.
Swap out your shampoo and conditioner
Selecting a shampoo and conditioner can literally make or break your hair. That is why is it vital that you make sure you are using the right kind.
Skipping the drugstore for a hair product refill is a must- There's a reason hair products are placed in a salon over the drugstore. They are quite pricey but for a good reason. Salon products are mixed with a much higher concentration of ingredients than drugstore. You may surprise yourself by using less product overtime. Your hair and wallet will thank you later.
Look for sulfate free shampoo- look for sulfate free shampoo with small amounts of alcohol.
Turn down your water
Nothing is better than a hot shower at the end of the day. It feels great but may be too hot for your hair to handle right now.
Hot water leads to excessive breakage in the roots- Hot water can make your hair strands porous. This means that they are more open to the elements rather than being tightly sealed. Overly porous hair is dry, brittle, and much more prone to breakage.
Hot water strips the oils away-
Hair Masks to the Rescue!
Hair masks are the best way to treat yourself and your hair. My favorite hair mask is by matrix. Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking Hair Mask.
(stay tuned for 7 DIY Hair masks)
Add a supplement to your diet!
Body health leads to hair health and much more. A diet rich is omega-3-fatty acids are essential for your hair. Omega-3 can be found in walnuts, flaxseeds and salmon. Supplements can also be taken to make up for a poor diet. Working or studying for hours and hours on ends calls for excessive snack breaks and a not so healthy diet. We understand, but sometimes your body doesnt. Getting the nutrients you need is extremely important, and adding a supplement to your diet can help!
Protect those locks from heat.
Curling, straightening, blow drying galore!
Anyone who has ever picked up a hot tool knows it's the best way to kill your hair. The best alternative is to stop using heat, but that is far from realistic right? So here's the secret , thermal protectant. Thermal protectant is a must have if you use heat. Heat protectants reduce the amount of moisture lost from applying heat. Thermal protectant acts as a lubricant on the surface of your hair. The next time you go on a grocery run, you should seriously consider picking up a thermal protectant.
Swap your hair tie out.
Ditch the elastic for something less damaging. Constant updos causes stress, and tension to your hair follicles.
Go easy on the rubber bands Ladies.
Save your hair.
Try a TIY, and discover why 9 out of 10 women prefer it. Including the beautiful Carla.