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For many people, their hair helps shape their entire identity. It is often changed and styled depending on major events taking place in their lives. Unfortunately, constantly changing your hair can lead to some serious damage. Damaged hair can become thin, brittle, frizzy, and can even break off! There are multiple things that can cause major injuries to your locks such as heating tools, bleach jobs, and even brushing it! Luckily, there are ways to nurse your hair back to health and have it looking shiny and refreshed in no time.
Using heating tools like a flat iron, curling iron, and a hair dryer can seriously damage your hair. It can cause split ends and breakage. When your hair has been damaged by heat, it will appear to be very frayed and singed. Using too much heat can also make your hair appear to be dull and lifeless.
In order to fix heat-damaged hair, the most important step is to cut out heating tools completely. Allow yourself time to air dry your hair after a shower, and look into hairstyles that don’t need a curling iron or straightener. It will also help if you get a good haircut. Getting rid of the dead ends will automatically make your hair look so much better.
Ditching the heating tools can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Embrace your natural hair texture and play along with it. For example, if you have wavy hair, try a cute braid and pull out a few strands to frame your face. It will be absolutely adorable. With straight hair, a messy bun is a great heat-free option!
Unless you are a natural blonde, bleach is typically required when wanting to change the color of your hair. Not only is it extremely frustrating to constantly have to bleach your hair, but it is also incredibly damaging. Truth is, some people’s hair simply cannot handle multiple bleaching. It is very easy for your hair to become fried and damaged after it comes in contact with the harsh chemicals.
There are so many great ways to save yourself from the damage that comes from bleaching. One great option is to get a keratin treatment. The treatments add keratin back into your damaged locks. To begin, a serum is applied to your hair. It is then flat-ironed to help it infuse into your hair. The treatment is said to last one to two months.
A DIY option to consider involves the very trendy snack that is avocados. You can create a hair mask made out of one whole avocado and one egg yolk. Apply it to wet hair and then allow it to sit for 20 minutes. After the time is up, wash it out with warm water. This mask will leave your hair feeling silky smooth.
Put down the brush.
Did you know that you could be damaging your hair just by brushing it? Unfortunately, it is possible to cause injury to your hair by brushing it when it is still wet. When your hair is wet, it is a lot weaker than when it is dry. The pulling caused by your brush could really hurt your hair follicles.
To prevent this, try brushing your hair before the shower. If you simply cannot give up detangling your hair after bathing, use a wide-toothed comb instead. It will be a lot less damaging to your lovely locks.
Never feel helpless if you wake up to find your hair needing some serious damage control. Remind yourself, it is just hair and it will grow back! Do what you can to help nurse it back to health, and give it time. Always remember, heating tools and bleach are not your friends! There are alternatives on the market that are a lot less damaging and better for your hair in the long run.