5 stylist tricks to repair damaged hair

Damaged hair is caused by many factors; if you’re constantly getting your hair bleached, dyed, using a number of styling tools, and just not taking care of your locks. Well don’t despair as here we have put a list together of top tips recommended from stylists themselves to get your hair back on track to the hair you used to know and love.

Damaged hair allows split ends to become visible, this is due to the outside cuticle cracking open, further damage then leads to the cuticle lifting opening leading to breakage and hair loss. You may notice your hair starting to look frizzy and brittle with frazzled ends.

Use less heat

Now using heat styling tools is a massive factor in causing split and frazzled ends, causing your hair to feel dry and brittle. It can ‘cook’ your hair causing the cuticles in your porous hair to raise and crack even more. 

Always use a heat protection spray or product beforehand which can protect your hair from heat up to 200.C

Popular Options:

Lee Staford Original Heat Protection Shine Mist 

TRESemme Care & Protect Heat Defence Spray 

Always turn the heat down to the lowest setting on your styling tools to limit the damage; the hotter the heat= more split ends.


Coconut Hair Mask

Coconut oil has so many benefits to your hair, including penetrating the outer cuticle from the molecules in the oil as well as hydrating the inner cuticles. Coconut is also great for replenishing the cuticles, as well as being able to protect the hair against heat. To use, lather onto your hair left on for as long as you desire, before washing out. Your hair will instantly feel hydrated and stronger.

Poplular Options:

Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask 

OGX Damage Remedy+ Coconut Miracle Oil Hair Mask

Or just use coconut oil, which you can purchase from any supermarket

Regular cuts

We’ve all heard our hairdressers banging on about how we need to go back and get our regular trims every 6 weeks, and we tend to never listen to them. However, leaving too long in between hair cuts can cause split ends to snap off leaving the hair looking damaged. Getting your hair chopped is the best option to remove all those dead ends and freshen up your hair, you will definitely fee the difference.

Shampoo and Conditioner

Shampoo is designed to strip and remove any oils and moisture from your scalp and hair, therefore washing is going to make your hair look and feel even drier. try training your hair to go longer without washes to keep the moisture in your hair and not over strip the oils which keep your hair healthy. 

Try using a specially formulated shampoo for dry hair, these come with extra added moisture, but try only targeting your scalp to keep the natural oils in the rest of your hair.

Popular Options:

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo

OGX Thick & Full+ Biotin & Collagen pH Balanced Conditioner

Jojoba oil is a key ingredient in conditioner for dry hair; strengthening, as well as helping with the overall thickness and preventing hair loss. Try using Jason Long & Strong Jojoba Conditioner.

Vitamins

Vitamins, A, C, and lots of iron stimulate hair growth as well as making the hair stronger and healthy.  The easy solution to this is to include lots of fruit and vegetables into your diet. Vitamin Supplements are also an easy way to get these in and you will definitely see a difference in your hair’s condition. Specialised hair vitamins are becoming extremely popular such as HairBurst containing Copper, Zinc, and Biotin all helping with hair growth.