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How to Repair Damaged Hair at Home

Updated on December 31, 2012

Is your hair dull, dry and unmanageable? It’s inevitable for your tresses to be in such a state if you style them too frequently or if you don’t care for them properly. Just like any part of your body, your locks require nourishment to stay soft, smooth and shiny. Frequent styling without replenishing the proteins and nutrients your hair needs will lead to hair damage.

When your hair is damaged, you have no choice but to go through restorative hair treatments. You can’t afford to leave your damaged hair alone. If you ignore your hair problems, you may end up compounding the damage to your tresses. You should see your hairdresser for the conditioning treatments appropriate to your particular hair problems. But whatever treatments you go through under the hands of your hairstylist, you should augment them with proper hair care at home.

How can you repair damaged hair at home? Here are a few tips that can help you restore your hair to its former glory.

  1. Snip off your split ends. Once your hair splits at the ends, you can’t fuse those ends back together again. You can seal them temporarily, but that’s only a quick remedy that won’t really fix the problem. The split end may also end up affecting the whole length of your hair strand. The best way to deal with split ends is simply to cut them off. You can have your hairdresser do this for you or you can do it yourself. To prevent further splitting, you apply conditioner or hair serum to your ends.
  2. Use gentler hair care products. You need to be extra careful in choosing the products you use on your damaged hair. Hair care products that contain harsh chemicals will contribute to rather than alleviate your hair problems. To repair your damaged hair, you must use gentler hair care products like Nioxin, which are specifically designed to work on damaged hair.
  3. Let your hair rest from styling. Your hair sustained damage through overstyling; in that case, don't you think your hair should rest and recuperate before you subject it to coloring and other chemical treatments again? Your hair's restoration process will occur much faster if you take a break from chemical treatments. You may have to reduce the frequency by which you subject your hair to ironing and blow-drying as well. If it's a weekend or if you're not in a hurry, allow your hair to air-dry instead of blowing it dry.
  4. Shampoo only once a week. Even the gentlest of shampoos have the tendency to strip off the hair's natural protective oils. When your hair is damaged, the more it needs these protective oils to keep it soft, shiny and easier to manage. Instead of shampooing your hair daily, try to wash your hair with conditioner or use dry shampoo instead. Limit your shampooing to no more than once a week.
  5. Be lavish with your conditioner. As mentioned above, your hair needs protein and nutrients to repair itself. The fastest way to get nourishment to your hair is by conditioning it. So, wash your hair with conditioner everyday. Before you dry your hair, apply some leave-on hair conditioner or hair serum. And once a week, deep condition your hair with nutrient-rich conditioners like argan oil.

When your hair is damaged, you have no choice but to treat your hair to repair and restore it to its former glory. Only with proper hair care will you be able to reverse the damage your hair has sustained, and you can care for your hair on your own at home.


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