Have you ever wished your hair would magically transform into the flawless hair you see on television? When your hair is dry and lifeless, you will do anything to restore its health, including expensive hair spas or home remedies. There are many treatments and techniques for damaged hair. There are many ways to revive the embarrassing straw you call your hair.
We will start by identifying the factors that damage your hair, and then we can figure out how to fix the problem. By taking care of some things and incorporating healthy habits into your daily routine, you can improve the appearance of your hair in the long term.
Your hair’s condition is affected by the environment in which you live. Hard water can cause hair to become dull. People living in challenging water areas are more likely to experience this. Hard water deposits minerals on hair, which build up over time. This affects the moisture absorption of hair. Your hair will feel unmanageable and frizzy, as well as tangled.
The environment can also damage your hair. Dusty winds, cool air, temperature changes, the blazing sun, and variations in air humidity are all factors. Winter air that is static and dry can lead to moisture loss and leave your hair looking lifeless and dry. The constant switch from cold air outdoors to warm indoor air causes your hair cuticle layers to lose moisture in the atmosphere.
The cuticle layer of hair is affected by the hot summer sun. Don’t even get me started about the wind! Your hair, especially curly hair, can get tangled up by strong winds that are full of dust. Hair (especially curly hair!) can become tangled more quickly when exposed to strong winds. You cannot avoid environmental effects on hair, but you can manage them by adjusting your hair care regimen to suit your environment.
What Should You Do?
You cannot protect your hair from environmental damage, such as UV rays and dust, but there are ways to minimize the damage. To keep your scalp and your hair clean, you must regularly shampoo your hair. You must keep your hair and scalp clean to avoid hair loss and dandruff.
Using herbal, organic, or mild shampoos is another way to avoid further damage. Shampoos are full of harsh chemicals that cause more harm than good to your hair. Cover your head with a hat or scarf in hot weather or dusty wind.
This factor causes the most severe hair damage. Hairstyles, manipulations, and hairstyles can cause physical hair damage. Because they are easy and quick, we love putting our hair up in puffs, buns, and ponytails. When done too often and with excessive tension, this can lead to a receding of the hairline. Wet hair is more delicate than dry, so tying or braiding your hair in a tight ponytail can damage your hair very quickly.
Detangling and styling can also cause physical damage to your hair. Over-brushing or excessive detangling can lead to split ends and breakage. Overbrushing creates too much friction that your hair cannot handle. It doesn’t matter if you use a brush, a comb, or fingers to detangle. Curly or wavy hair will wrap around one another, so it is not necessary to detangle thoroughly. The less you detangle, the healthier your hair will be. You’ll also experience fewer split ends and other types of hair damage.
What Should You Do?
Avoid keeping your hair in a tight bun or ponytail for long periods. Keeping hair out of your face while working can be difficult. You should use a hair clip or a soft band to tie your hair loosely.
Both men and women undergo chemical treatments now and then. They want to improve their hairstyle or the ‘appearance of their curls.’ No doubt changing your hairstyle can change the way you look. Chemical treatments like highlighting, perming, bleaching, and coloring your hair can cause severe damage. You can see this when the therapy begins to fade or is not performed correctly. Chemical treatments alter the chemical and physical structure of the hair. Chemical straightenings, chemical curlings, or re-bonding are all chemical treatments that break and reform the inner bonds in your hair. When highlights or colors start to fade, your hair becomes dry, brittle, and more susceptible to damage.
Frizz and tangles can be caused by products that contain ingredients that dry out your hair. It can also make your hair look dull, dry, and brittle. Heat is another factor that can cause chemical hair damage. The heat from flat irons, blow dryers, and rolling irons can remove moisture. This leaves your hair brittle, dry, and more susceptible to breaking.
What Should You Do?
You may have to say goodbye to certain things until your hair is strong enough to support these treatments and tools.
Hot Hair Styling Tools
You now know that hair can be damaged by blow dryers, curling, or straightening irons. When possible, allow your hair to dry naturally. Avoid using blow dryers or irons. You can use a leave-in cream or herbal shampoo after using a mild conditioner. Then, let the hair dry naturally. You can blow-dry your hair on the lowest heat setting if you must.
Hair Colours and Chemicals
You should think twice if your hair is severely damaged before you expose it to any chemical treatment for some time. Hair color can cause damage to your hair, especially harsh bleaches. Ask your stylist for less damaging hair colors that are ammonia-free or gentler formulas with semi-permanent hair colors if you’re bored with your current hair color.