Is your hair dry, rough, brittle and dull? These are the signs that will let you know it’s time to give it some special attention. If this is your case, it’s time to put into practice these super effective tips to save your damaged hair.
You may not believe it but the weather, as well as stress, nerves and diet, can have a major impact on the appearance of your hair. Subjecting it to hair treatments, coloring, flat irons, blow-drying and blow-drying can also have catastrophic consequences. The consequences? Hair that looks dry, dull, lifeless and lifeless.
To restore the health of your hair and restore its lost shine, strength and beauty, there are certain things you can do and that’s why we propose these super tips so you can give your hair back the healthy look you want:
1. The right shampoo.
Let’s start simple, it is important that you choose a shampoo that suits your hair type. With so much choice on the market you should study which one is best for your hair. Hair damaged by excessive use of flat irons, blow dryers and hair dyes requires specific types of shampoo. If the hair is only slightly dry, a moisturizing shampoo will suffice.
What to look out for? Not just the label that says: For damaged hair, but the ingredients that make up the shampoo. Aspects such as vitamins, amino acids, essential oils and silicone are ingredients that should be present in the formulas of products designed to repair damaged hair.
When deciding which brand to use, make sure you get the complete kit: shampoo, conditioner and moisturizing mask. You should take into consideration that the products of the professional lines are much more effective, as they have more active ingredients than the conventional ones.
2. Washing care.
Fragile hair should be washed every two days, always with lukewarm water. If you use water that is too hot, you will remove the layer of oil that protects your hair strands.
The hair should be washed with the fingertips, delicately and with gentle movements.
3. Boost hydration.
Add a treatment oil, such as argan oil, to the moisturizing mask to increase its effectiveness. Argan oil has Vitamin E, added to essential fatty acids, making this oil a great ally in the care of your hair, making it look healthy.
For very damaged hair, moisturizing masks should be done once or twice a week.
You can also make use of jojoba oil, as it contains vitamins A, D and E, as well as antioxidants. This oil has the particularity of being able to easily penetrate the hair and scalp, without counteracting any natural process of the same, simply helping it to grow healthier and stronger.
4. Natural masks.
Using homemade and natural ingredients you can prepare super nourishing masks, which will not only help you to heal your damaged hair, but will also prevent hair loss.
Egg, olive oil and lemon juice, three ingredients that will give your hair the shine, strength and vitality you’re looking for:
Mix the yolk of an egg with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients well and then apply from roots to ends of your hair (if possible, apply the mask at night and leave it on until the next day). The next day, wash your hair as usual. Do not use hot water.
What does the egg have to offer? Vitamins: A, B6, B12, folic acid, riboflavin and minerals such as iron, potassium, phosphorus and calcium.
What does extra virgin olive oil provide? Essential fatty acids suitable for repairing the hair fiber, it helps close the cuticle and will give your hair a spectacular shine.
What are the benefits of lemon juice? It will help regulate the excess sebum that causes oily roots. It will also add shine and volume to your mane.
6. Avocado mask
Mix a mashed avocado with a tablespoon of mayonnaise or honey and a tablespoon of olive oil. Integrate all the ingredients well. You should apply the mask from the roots to the ends, previously moistened (not soaked) hair with warm water. Make gentle movements with your fingertips. Then wrap the hair in a towel or cling film so that it does not drip. Leave the mask on for 25 minutes and then remove it with plenty of water. Afterwards, wash your hair with your usual shampoo.
You can apply this mask once or twice a week, depending on the needs of your hair.
Why avocado? It is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, minerals such as: magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, calcium, sodium and also vitamins such as: C, B5, B3, B2, B, A.
7. Balanced diet.
Many times the treatment to improve the appearance and health of your hair must be done from the inside out. This means that you should eat a healthy and balanced diet so that you can show off a lovely mane.
You should opt for a diet that offers you all the nutrients you need to maintain your health and the health of your hair. So it should be rich in vegetables and fruits, either raw or cooked. You should consume meat, preferably poultry and occasionally red meat. Do not forget oily and white fish. You can also include eggs and legumes at least twice a week. Whole grains such as oats, rice, quinoa, buckwheat and millet are welcome, as well as nuts and seeds. And you will have to avoid dairy and sausages, refined flours, salt, sugar.
Biotin. You can resort to biotin supplements to improve the appearance of your hair, as it will offer shine, strength and vitality. It will also prevent hair loss if consumed regularly.
8. Be careful when choosing accessories.
Damaged hair has a tendency to tangle more, hence the need to carefully choose the accessories you want to use.
a) Combs. The most suitable are those made of bone or wood, with at least 4 millimeters of separation between their teeth.
b) Brushes. Opt for long or flattened brushes, with soft bristles and protection at the ends to reduce friction when combing.
c) Hair dryers or hair stylers. These should be avoided as much as possible, especially during the hair repair process. Between the two accessories, if you have to use one of them, preferably use the hairdryer, since it is less aggressive.
Protect your hair from the sun, comb it regularly and cut damaged hair, will also be actions that you must carry out if you want to maintain healthy hair.
If you put these super tips into practice, you can be sure that you will achieve a spectacular mane in a short period of time.