Can Damaged Hair be Repaired?

Can Damaged Hair be Repaired?

Can Damaged Hair be Repaired?

What Causes Damaged Hair & What Are The Solutions?

This article is about the more natural things that can damage your hair, if you are more interested in what to do if your damage is caused by bleaching or continual colouring look out for our article on bleaching damage coming soon!

Winter Weather is one of the biggest factors in contributing to the condition of your hair. The mix of cold outside temperatures and indoor heat can lead to frizzy, dry hair. If you get your hair coloured you could also be dealing with brittle, damaged hair with possible split ends. 

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Summer Weather - The 4 S’s (sea, sun, surf & sand) will contribute to dry, damaged, split hair.

Hydration and scalp care are the key. Protection and repair, UV protectants, after sun masks and treatments will ensure optimum care and essentials with the right shampoo and conditioner.

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Make sure that when outside and in the sunshine, wear a good protective hat that covers your scalp. Getting sunburnt is never fun and it causes a red, irritated and flaky scalp that takes time to heal.

Heat/ styling tools Comb carefully as dry / damaged hair is prone to breaking because it is so fragile. Excessive pulling caused by using the wrong comb or brush is a main cause.

Using a wide-toothed comb or brush specific for detangling is strongly advised for the health of your hair.

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One of the biggest causes of split ends is combs and brushes that grab and tear your hair. If your hair tools at home are damaging your hair, toss them and invest in higher quality combs and brushes that will treat your hair the way it deserves, with care.

Dry your hair gently. Go easy on the towel drying to prevent your dry hair from breaking. 
Instead of rubbing vigorously, pat hair between the towel to soak up moisture without causing breakage.

Spare the heat. Limit heat styling to once a week, us the lowest setting on blow dryers, flat irons and curling wands. If you can, avoid drying hair with a hair dryer every time you wash your hair.

Try popping in a good leave in treatment spray or cream and allow your hair to dry naturally. A good heat protectant is especially vital if you are using heat styling tools on your hair every day. Before using heat, make sure you are using a good thermal heat protectant product that’s going to help protect your hair from further damage. 

We Recommend: ghd Unplugged Heat Protect Spray 120 ml


ghd unplugged Heat Protection Spray provides an invisible barrier against everyday heat damage on damp or dry hair.

 

 

 

 

 

Lifestyle balance -Food Like your skin, your hair can be a reflection of your overall health. If you're not consuming and maintaining a healthy diet, or not managing your stress levels then your hair may show it.

For the sake of your hair and your overall health, make sure to eat a variety of foods rich in vitamins and nutrients. Making sure you're drinking enough water each day is also very vital for your hair’s health. 

A healthy diet can help keep your hair strong and shiny. Essential fatty acids, especially omega 3s, play a key role in the health of your hair. 

These foods below are some you should eat every day that are rich in omega 3:

  • Flaxseed oil
  • Salmon 
  • Tuna 
  • Mackeral & other fatty fish
  • Walnuts & Almonds
  • Vitamins B12 & B6 & folic acid are also important to your hair, foods with B6 include:

Bananas, potatoes (both white and sweet) & spinach. Sources of B12 include meat, poultry, fish & dairy products. Protein is also critical for keeping your hair healthy, lean meats like fish and chicken, easy and soy products are good sources, 1 serving per day.

 

 

A Healthy Diet is Important

These foods below are some you should eat every day as they are rich in Omega 3  

  • Flaxseed oil
  • Salmon 
  • Tuna 
  • Mackeral & other fatty fish
  • Walnuts & Almonds

Vitamins B12 & B6 & folic acid are also important to your hair, foods with B6 include:
Bananas, potatoes (both white and sweet) & spinach. Sources of B12 include meat, poultry, fish & dairy products. Protein is also critical for keeping your hair healthy, lean meats like fish and chicken, easy and soy products are good sources, 1 serving per day. 

Your Pillowcase - Why changing to a silk pillowcase rather than cotton, will help prevent damaged hair.

Cotton pillowcases are known to absorb the oils from your skin and hair, which can leave your hair feeling dry, brittle & prone to breakage.

Switching to a silk pillowcase helps your hair retain its moisture since it’s not as absorbent as cotton. If you really love your cotton pillowcase and can’t bear to part ways with it, try wrapping your hair in a silk scarf to keep your hair protected while you get your beauty sleep.

Regular trims & treatments in between your main hair appointments. Unfortunately once you have split ends and your hair is damaged, the best thing you can do for it is to get a trim, if you're afraid of losing your length, professional hair stylists can use a technique  called dusting which helps eliminate split ends without getting rid of length.

 

To avoid getting to this stage, make sure you are getting frequent trims to help prevent damaged hair and split ends. There are split end sealing products that will ensure no further damage until your next trim.

Use The Right Shampoo, Conditioner & Masks. The moment you get into the shower to wash your hair, is one of the most important steps. If your shampoo isn't the right formula for your hair type, then you are just running a losing race. Invest in a good salon quality shampoo, remember… quality over quantity!

When you go to chuck your shampoo straight onto your scalp, instead mix some shampoo and water in your hands and lather gently onto your roots to help lower the impact on your hair and decrease the chance of tangles.

Treating your hair to a mask regularly is a good idea to keep your hair hydrated and less damaged. 


Also treatments that rebuild your bonds such as Olaplex and Redken Ph bonder can actually help repair hair bonds when damaged from colouring and external factors.

We have great shampoos and conditioners plus treatments that will leave your hair feeling fantastic!

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