One’s hair is a critical determinant of one’s overall looks. Damaged hair is not only unattractive, rough-looking and unhygienic, but also extemely unhealthy. Hair is also a vital part of the body and should not be neglected or carelessly treated, lest it lose its sheen. Damage caused to hair is irrevocable to a large extent, however, it can be treated.
Again, damaged hair treatment requires utter precaution and expertise, keeping in mind the under-given do’s and don’ts –
Homemade deep conditioning lends a wonderful restoration and rejuvenation to your damaged hair. The general constituents of homemade deep conditioners include egg batter, mayonnaisse, curd and so on. Go for simple and natural hair care recipes,and be generous in your use of them.
Never forget to oil your hair shortly before a shampoo. Use coconut, jojoba, and other kinds of oils on your hair atleast twice a week. If your hair is already very oily, you can externally apply it only on the damaged portions and the ends to get the best results. It is important to wrap your head with plastic and cover it with a towel to keep the heat in, so that the oil can penetrate fully. Also, rinse thoroughly and be sure the oil is out of your hair after wash.
One common mistake most people tend to commit is, that they do not apply conditioners after shampooing the hair. Not only is this a major cause for most types of hair damage, but also, it further pulls down the quality of damaged hair.
Be sure to use a proper, good quality conditioner thoroughly so that your hair is moisturized. Using conditioners that are designed specifically for stressed hair could also be a good idea. Another common resort for people with damaged hair is,using leave-in conditioners that protect the tresses all day long.
Use Brushes with Natural Bristles
It is also advisable to use brushes with natural bristles for styling as such hairbrushes are the gentlest on your hair and leave the best shine and smoothness. Using such brushes also acts as a major deterant for hairfall, proving to be doubly advantageous.
Say No to Styling Tools
Stay away from styling tools like blow dryers, pressing machines, hair straighteners, curlers, etc. While they may lend appeal to your hair in short term, it is a much known fact that in the long term, they cause insistent damage to your hair.
The heat emitted by modern electrical appliances that people carelessly use on their hair, aggravates dryness and brittleness and damages hair thoroughly.
No Vigorous Towel Drying
Wet hair demands a lot of gentleness. A vigorous towel dry while it is wet, is a complete no-no because it causes hairfall and weakens hair strength. As a matter of fact, one should not brush the hair either, while it is wet. Only slow drying by keeping it open, and gently rubbing the towel, is suitable.
Avoid Alcohol-based Styling Products
Never use a styling product that has alcohol listed as one of its top ingredients, because alcohol always damages the hair irrepairably. Stick to the aforementioned do’s and don’ts , and your hair shall be back to shiny and strong in no time!