How to fix your dry and damaged hair?
1. Look at ingredients
Never choose products that contain glycerin silicones, alcohols, sulfates, mineral oil, and sodium. Your hair will remain crunchy and brittle no matter how much moisturizer you add or oil treatments you use to seal in the moisture because you are simultaneously using products that are designed to have a drying-out effect.
2. Snip those split ends
Once a hair strand has begun to split, you should cut the split ends with a pair of good hair shears to prevent it climbing up the shaft. Damaged hair does not necessarily mean split ends. Carefully look at hair, and identify the appearance of the strands. It will have a barbed wire appearance once it is truly split.
3. Deep condition
For treatment of dry and damaged hair, deep condition is crucial.
Look for a good conditioner that is marketed as a mask (they tend to be thicker) and is designed for dry and damaged hair. Cover hair with a shower cap. Then, sit under a hooded dryer for at least 20 minutes. Wash the conditioner out in cold water. Apply a good leave-in conditioner.
Tips: You can take 1-2 tablespoons of the same conditioner and add lots of water to dilute it in a spray bottle, saving a lot of money. It is recommended to repeat this process once a week for four weeks.
4. Find a moisturizer that fits your hair
Different products suit different people. Finding a right one needs some trials and errors, and money on your part, but it’ll be worthwhile because a perfect moisturizer can help further customize and tailor your hair regimen.
5. Decrease your shampoo time
After swimming in a chlorine pool, you have to shampoo hair because your scalp is dirty for the build-up of significant product. Once used silicone products, you should shampoo hair because they can only be recovered by ingredients commonly found in shampoo. Beyond that, it is enough to clean your hair by using just water and a good co-wash. Since you are trying to bring your damaged hair back to life, let hair have as much moisture as it can.
6. Silk Sheets & Silk Pillowcases
To resuscitate your curls, you can try 100% real silk because it retains moisture and doesn’t break off your hair. When it comes to your hair bonnets, do not cut corners. You can invest in silk sheets and silk pillowcases if you don’t want to go the bonnet route.