Restoring your damaged hair is all about feeding your hair hydration and nutrition. Think of your damaged hair, as you would hungry stomach. When your hair is damaged, it is literally thirsty for proteins and nutrients that have been stripped and depleted as the result of chemical treatments, heat styling, and environmental aggressors. Damaged hair is rebellious. It is dry, feels rough and looks dull. Getting your hair back to a smooth and healthy state can be a bit challenging. Depending on the degree of the damage, it can be either a quick process or a very long wait if your hair is severely damaged.
The first step towards getting your damaged hair back into shape is getting a really good trim. This may be very scary for many of you, as growing out your hair is already such a challenge. However, do keep in mind that when your hair is damaged it will continue to break and split. Therefore growth will not occur! Take the plunge and get a great trim that helps eliminate split ends. Once your split ends have been chopped off, your hair will immediately start to feel better.
Step two is to try and cut down on bleaching, chemical processing and heat styling. These are the major reasons why your hair is damaged in the first place, therefore you need to try and curtail these as much as possible until your hair gets healthy again. Try to wait at least one month between color applications or bleaching. Do not flat iron or heat style your hair more than once a week and try to keep your hair out of direct sunlight if possible. Taking these steps will allow your hair to regain its health without getting even more damaged, making recovery almost impossible.
The last step towards restoring your damaged hair is to start using a really good conditioner or hair mask. Hair treatments are the perfect at home remedy for damaged hair. One of our favorite conditioners that can also be used as a hair mask is Davines NaturalTech Nourishing Reconstructing Miracle. This ultra nourishing and naturally formulated conditioner helps to restore your hair’s moisture, smoothness and elasticity. The Davines Natural Tech hair care line is perfect for those that want to use natural hair care products. Created with essential oils and plant extracts, it helps to restore your hair back to shape naturally. Shine is boosted, hair is left tangle free and protected from environmental aggressors. To be used as a hair mask, all you do is apply the conditioner from roots to ends of towel-dried hair. Leave it on your hair from 10-15 minutes and then wash off. For daily conditioning, apply to damp hair and leave on for 5 minutes in the shower and then rinse.
Remember that getting damaged hair back to a healthy state takes a lot of work. It also takes some compromise on your behalf. If you stay focused and follow the steps above in a few months you will notice your hair start t look and feel healthier!