Ways To Handle Damaged Hair

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From soft and glossy moods to dry and brittle breakage, your hair feels what you are feeling. Sometimes literally! We straighten, shampoo, moisturize, spray, cut, and color it to tell the story we want. Some days it may be pin-straight and other days it is French buns. You should be aware of the fact that hair damage is more than just split ends. Extremely damaged hair develops cracks in the outside layer of the hair i.e. the cuticle. Once the cuticle lifts (opens), your hair is at risk for further damage and breakage. It may also look dull or frizzy and be difficult to manage. Wondering if you can you really go from dry, brittle hair to smooth, shiny locks? For the most part, hair damage can be permanent because hair is actually a collection of dead cells, making them beyond repair if not handled on time. The only real cure is time, a pair of shears, and taking preventive steps to avoid new damage. But don't despair, with proper hair care routine and a few targeted treatments, you can help restore the outer cuticle and begin to improve the look and feel of your hair.
Sometimes you already how you ended up with damaged hair. When used improperly, dye, bleach, styling tools, and other factors can take a toll on your locks. Let us have a look at how to prevent further damage and smooth over your symptoms until you are able to cut the damaged hair. You may need to take extra care to meet all of your needs.
If The Damage Is From Hair Dye:
Whether you went pastel, mermaid, or just tried to cover a few grays, dying your hair can have several consequences that last longer than the color. Chemical dyes can remove your hair's natural moisture, quickly making smooth hair coarse to the touch. Unless your hair was light to begin with, you may also have had to bleach your hair before applying the dye, which can further aggravate the problem.
How to limit further damage?
Stay within your natural shade - Experts recommend choosing a dye within three shades of your natural color and opting for shades that are darker rather than lighter to limit damage. Unnatural colors are more difficult to maintain and have to be touched up more frequently. Dye less often "“ You should extend the time between touch-ups as it will help reduce damage. If possible, wait for 8 to 10 weeks, or even longer between dye jobs.
To make the process more feasible:
  • Wash your hair less frequently.
  • Only use shampoos formulated for colored hair.
  • Rinse shampoo and conditioner with cold or normal water. Hot water can cause the cuticle to open, or lift, allowing the dye to rinse out.
Stick to one service at a time - If you want to chemically straighten, or perm your hair, it is best recommended to do it at least two weeks before your hair color appointment. This gives your hair time to recover between different treatments.
How to ease existing damage?
Use botanical hair oils - This step is also extremely popular in hair care routine. Oils have been shown to help rehydrate the hair and smooth the cuticle. They are said to help soften the hair and replenish much-needed moisture. It is also easy to work with and relatively inexpensive. You can try Oriental Botanics' Red Onion Hair Oil. This oil provides superior external nourishment to the scalp and hair roots to help improve hair growth. It softens, smoothens and strengthens the hair, controls hair fall, and repairs the color-damaged hair. Use color-safe shampoo and conditioner - These products are formulated with the proper pH to prevent the hair shaft from swelling and allowing the color to leak out. Your color will last longer and your hair will look and feel better.
If Your Hair Is Heat Treated:
Styling with heat can burn hair fibers and lead to raised cuticles and porous hair. Using heat often or at high temperatures can make your hair more prone to damage.
How to limit further damage?
Blow-dry your hair from a distance - Blow dryers are notorious for causing damage. Hair care experts recommend holding the blow dryer 15 centimeters (about six inches) away from your hair and moving the blow dryer continuously can help reduce damage. Use a heat protection product - These products are meant to assist in protecting the hair and preventing split ends. Lower the temperature - The higher the temperature, the more harm you can do. Excessive heat can damage your hair regardless of where it is coming from. Use the lowest heat setting on any product and limit the time the hot air, iron, or curler touches your hair. Air dry - Avoid heat altogether and let the air do all the work for you. Heat-free drying may also be a good idea if you plan on styling with a flat iron or a curling iron. You should use heat tools no more than once a week. Go natural - Embrace heat-free hairstyles like natural beach waves, or allow your hair's natural texture and style to take the spotlight.
How to ease existing damage?
Use coconut-infused hair oils - This tropical oil is a beauty bombshell. The coconut oil's molecules are small enough to penetrate the outer cuticle and hydrate from the inside out. It can largely help replenish the protective oils on the outside of your hair. These oils help guard against heat damage and breakage. Look for hair care products that include coconut oil, or apply the warmed oil once a week as a deep hydrating mask. We recommend you to try Organic Coconut & Wheat Germ Oil For Hair & Skin from Oriental Botanics. This oil is a blend of nutrient-rich natural oils for moisturizing and nourishing the hair. It smoothens the dry hair and increases its radiance. It makes hair manageable and strong and supports hair growth.
If Your Hair Is Dull & Dry:
Damaged hair often lacks the natural oil and moisture that coats the outside of the hair cuticle. Without the natural coating, hair loses its shine.
How to limit further damage?
Wash less - Shampoo is designed to remove the buildup of oils and dirt on the scalp. As it works its way through your hair, it may also strip the oils from your hair. Try washing every other day, or even less if you can to help keep those oils in your hair and prevent over-stripping the moisture.
How to ease existing damage?
Use a shampoo and conditioner containing moisturizing agents - Shampoos with added moisture and less intense detergents can help prevent too much oil from being stripped and add moisture back. Be careful to only shampoo your scalp. Red Onion Hair Shampoo from Oriental Botanics is ideal for treating dull and dry hair. This is a gentle and mild shampoo with hydrating, nourishing, balancing, and volumizing properties. Enriched with natural oils and herbs, it thoroughly cleans the scalp and hair and leaves the locks soft, smooth, and lustrous. Use jojoba oil - Jojoba oil can help strengthen and rehydrate the hair. Jojoba is frequently added to conditioners, but you can add some to what you currently own. You can also work a little amount of pure oil through your ends while your hair is damp. The Pomegranate Vinegar Hair Conditioner from Oriental Botanics contains jojoba oil. This hair conditioner deeply conditions the dry hair and instantly softens it, smoothens the frizzes, tames flyaway hairs and makes hair more manageable. It coats each hair strand and forms a protective barrier against environmental pollutants.
It is Frizzy & Flying
Frizzy hair is a sign that your cuticle is not lying flat. It can also mean that the inner fibers of your hair are exposed and not staying together.
How to limit further damage?
Rinse with cold water - Hot water opens up the outer layer of your hair, whereas cold water can help close it. Rinsing with cool or cold water can shield the inner layer of your hair and hold in hydrating oils.
How to ease existing damage?
Use the right product - An overly aggressive shampoo can snatch away your hair's natural oils. This can leave you with strands that are difficult to untangle and that frizz when dry. Look for a more moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Use Argan oil - This Moroccan oil is highly moisturizing and rich in vitamins A and E. It may also aid in reducing breakage if you do need to brush or style your hair right away. Look for products that contain Argan as an ingredient, or work the oil through your ends while your hair is still damp. To prevent any kind of hair damage you can change your habits and give your hair some extra love. Try hair care products from our exclusive range to get healthy and nourished hair. You can visit here. Also, Don't Forget to check out our Best Sellers!