Tips For Treating Damaged Hair
Anything applied topically to the hair is going to have a very short lived, superficial effect on it's over all condition. Certainly benefits from daily use can be gained, but to really rejuvenate damaged hair, providing the body with proper nutrition is key to long term, sustained healthy hair.
Hair is said to be our crowning glory, or is it? Lifeless hair that is damaged is hard to manage and reduces self-esteem. It costs us not only time but money. The majority of us begin our lives with beautiful hair that is soft, manageable, filled with natural highlights and luster. Along the way something happens. We color it, we perm it, we blow dry it to the point of no return, we don't take hair vitamins, or we spend too much time in the elements. Due to our own abuse, or perhaps through no fault of our own, the hair we had as children can no longer be found; and we are left with a mess of damaged hair.
What You Can Do.
1. Protect the hair from further damage by avoiding the things that caused the damage in the first place. Mostly environmental factors.
2. Use the proper shampoos and conditioners
3. Avoid brushing the hair when it's wet; comb it gently starting at the bottom
4. Take the time to pamper the hair with hot oil treatments
5. Getting regular haircuts or trims help to keep hair looking healthier
7. Try leaving a bit of conditioner in your hair when you rinse
8. Stay away from rubber bands
9. Never rub wet hair vigorously with the towel, squeeze and pat dry instead
10. Leave teasing, hot rollers and curling irons alone
Help Your Hair from the Inside Out
While there are a slew of different salon products and home remedies available to help heal damaged hair; ex. mayonnaise, avocado, egg, banana, honey and a large variety of oils can be mixed together to form excellent moisturizing treatments. These concoctions are no match for the infusion of healthy nutrients hair vitamin supplements can provide.