Last Updated on 26th July 2021 by Chauncey Morgan
Dry, damaged, brittle and lifeless hair can happen to the best of us. It is often inevitable given how hectic our lifestyles can get and how often we subject our hair to break-inducing and drying salon treatments. If you want to reverse all that damage and get the healthy hair you deserve, here are the things you should try:
Tip #1: Try Getting Hair Botox Treatment
If botox for the skin can reverse skin aging, it can do the same to your hair. If you want hair that slashes a decade off of your face, you should consider getting hair botox treatment. It’s really not injecting “Botox” to your skin. The kind of botox treatment used for the hair actually contains keratin and collagen. These are the fillers known to treat damaged and brittle hair and bring back its shine and lustre.
We recommend getting the Brazilian Hair Bottox Expert Thermal Mask. With its combination of marine collagen and glutamic acid, those dry and brittle hair strands can be repaired and brought back to life. It has a hydrating effect to the hair, so you end up with smooth and healthy hair that can last for as long as 8 weeks.
It’s also the best treatment to get if you have extremely frizzy and unruly hair. And when you use hair tools, it leaves the hair looking shiny without all the damage that your hair usually gets when exposed to high heat.
We think it’s ideal to use pre-color. It seals the color in and helps the color stay, so you can still enjoy it longer. It does have a strong fruity kind of taste but nothing as off putting as you might expect.
Tip #2: Address Low Porosity Hair
It’s hard to keep your hair in good shape if it has an underlying issue. One such underlying hair health issue is low porosity. You are born with low porosity hair but this can be compounded by too much hair styling and exposure to harsh chemical products.
If you have this condition, your hair is prone to breakage and damage because of how repellant it is to water. You also become more prone to product and oil buildup, which is why it is essential that you get a good shampoo that will keep gunk at bay. A good conditioner is also indispensable. It will lock-in the moisture that your hair needs.
Try the SheaMoisture Low Porosity Protein-Free Set. It comes with a shampoo and conditioner that you need to combat low porosity. They are both enriched with spearmint to keep the scalp and hair fresh. The tea tree oil in it also deeply hydrates the hair.
Since it is free from proteins, it’s ideal for people with protein sensitivity. Many of those who suffer from low porosity are also sensitive to protein in hair care products.
It also has excellent detangling effect. It is much easier to style the hair because you no longer spend so much time detangling clumped up hair.
Tip #3: Protect Your Hair From Chemical Damage
One of the treatments that can inflict the most damage to the hair is bleaching. It literally fries up your hair, so you end up with severely damaged strands that become more prone to breakage. Before bleaching, it is advisable to moisturize the hair. Applying coconut oil as a hair mask every other day at least a week before your bleaching session can help minimize damage.
There are also professional treatments that you can turn to if you want to protect your hair from bleaching damage. You can try Olaplex treatment for instance. Olaplex is a multi-step process done by professionals and then finished off with a home hair care routine. Let your professional stylist do the prevention steps and then do the rest of the Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 Repairing Treatment. It is a restorative treatment that targets the damaged strands of your hair and brings back its natural structure.
This product is effective and is quite easy to use. Simply wring out excess water from your hair with a towel after showering and apply a liberal amount of it. Keep it there for 10 minutes and then rinse it off. Apply shampoo and conditioner from the same Olaplex line.
Tip #4: Protect Your Hair From Chlorine
Chlorinated water can have the same effect as bleach to your hair. That is because chlorine is a kind of bleaching agent. Although the damage does not happen instantaneously, constant exposure can lead to dry hair. Your hair can also lose its lustre.
Rinse your hair thoroughly after swimming in the pool and make sure you use shampoo designed to keep chlorine out of your hair such as the Ultra Swim Chlorine Removal Shampoo and Ultra Repair Conditioner.
You can say goodbye to green hair brought about by too much chlorine exposure. It does not just remove chlorine, it also leaves the hair looking shiny and feeling smooth. You can comb your hair easily without taking the time to detangle it. It also effectively gets rid of the unwanted chlorine smell from the hair.
These products are quite thin, so you will need to use more if you have thick hair and you really need to get all the parts of your hair. But other than that, these products from Ultra Swim should be great go-to option for anyone who wants to protect their hair from the harsh effects of chlorine.
Tip #5: Trim The Ends Of Your Hair On A Regular Basis
If you have started noticing hair loss and split ends, it’s probably time to have it trimmed. Damaged edges will just grow damaged, if it grows at all. Sometimes, if the ends are severely damaged, your hair will take a long time to grow. This is why if you want to have healthy hair and one that grows fast, you should trim your hair on a regular basis.
You can always go to your favorite salon and have it trimmed there but if you want to cut down on costs and do it at home, look for sharp hair cutting shears. Never work with dull shears or you will just inflict more damage. The Equinox Professional Shears Razor Edge Series is the best choice when it comes to cutting your own hair. Made with Japanese stainless steel, it makes the sharpest cut to avoid broken ends.
It is lightweight and comfortable. It also has just the right length, perfect for when you cut your own hair. And since it’s not too long, you can also use it to cut your children’s hair.
Tip #6: Choose Hair Developer That Works For You
Don’t skimp when buying products intended to take care or treat your hair. For instance, if you are dyeing your hair and you want to lift its color first, you need to get the right number of developer that is suitable for your hair. Hair developers come in different volume and if you use the wrong one, you might not get the results you want and this might cause to repeat the process again, thereby subjecting your hair to a lot of damage.
Try the Schwarzkopf Professional Blonde Me Premium Developer Oil Formula. It contains mineral oil to lift the color of your hair without inflicting a lot of damage and while nourishing your tresses. Compared to other developers, it doesn’t contain as much water, so the ingredients are not as watered down.
If you want blonde hair but hate the damage that bleaching does to your hair, get this one. Since it already has a bonding formula, you no longer have to buy one. Olaplex is good, but it can be tricky to use, so they are best used by professionals only. If you are dyeing your hair at home, this one already has everything you need.
Don’t buy cheap products with shady ingredients. It’s better to spend a bit more money on products you know you can trust and do not contain ingredients that will end up doing more harm than good.
Tip #7: Try Getting A Brazilian Blow-Dry.
Is your hair in dire need of shine and lustre? Does it feel dry and damaged? If you don’t like rebonding treatments to bring your hair to life, you should go for Brazilian blow-dry – a gentler treatment that will help you achieve all those things. Brazilian blow-dry treatments help your hair become more manageable, great for people who want their hair to be wash and wear.
You can get a professional Brazilian blow-dry from a salon but you can also try the products that mimic its benefits in the comforts of your home. L’Oreal came up with their Blow Dry It Thermal Smoother Creamthat supposedly helps in taming frizz. It can also double as a heat protectant treatment.
It doesn’t weigh down your hair despite its cream consistency. It effectively seals in moisture, so your hair feels softer and looks shinier. The scent is pleasant and not at all cloying. Use it before blow drying your hair. It simplifies the process of styling your hair.
We also recommend this to people with thin hair. It doesn’t make the hair look limper and thinner. Even people with damaged hair will find this the best product to use pre-blow dry because it keeps the hair protected from heat.
Tip #8: Consider The Benefits Of Steampod Treatments.
Steampod treatment works by infusing steam into your hair to straighten it and get rid of the frizz. If you want to straighten your hair but don’t like directly exposing it to heat like how you would with a regular hair iron, steampod treatments work.
But just like all other treatments, you also need to protect your hair from the heat of the steam. As a pre-treatment solution, you can apply L’Oreal Professional Steampod Protecting Concentrate Beatifying Ends.
It provides a nourishing coating on your hair and keeps it protected against heat damage. This is one of the best products to use before steampod treatments because it contains ceramides. Additionally, it also has a blend of natural oils that came from Avocado, Almond and Apricot. All these ingredients work in making the hair healthier.
Using this treatment will make your hair shinier because it reseals the cuticles of the hair. It even has a wonderful smell and doesn’t make the hair feel greasy after.
After applying this treatment, use steam straighteners to get the healthy-looking hair you want. Solofish Steam Hair Straightener is an ideal accompaniment to this hair treatment. It can go as high as 450 degrees Fahrenheit in just 15 seconds, so you can style your hair without wasting so much time. It also has rounded edges for smoother results.
The plates release negative ions that penetrate deeply in the hair for best results. It keeps the hair stable even when exposed to high temperature. You can choose from 6 heat settings and 2 steam settings to best cater to needs and condition of your hair. And with its swivel cord function, it is much easier to use.
Tip #9: Nourish Your Hair From The Inside
We recommend nourishing your hair from the inside. Eat foods that are good for the hair such as eggs, fatty fish, sweet potatoes, berries, nuts, avocados and seeds. Avoid oxidative damage as well by taking antioxidants or eating food rich in antioxidants.
If you can’t get all the hair nutrients you need from food, it also helps to get it from supplements. Take your vitamins in pill form, so they can be easily assimilated by the body.
Having healthy hair is a combination of getting salon treatments, using hair care products that can help repair damage or protect your hair from damage, eating right and avoiding excessive use of chemical hair products. Check out our latest hair reviews to find out what else you can add to your hair care arsenal.