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How to reduce hair damage...
Almost everyone has suffered from hair damage, be it dry hair, brittle hair, split ends or breakage we have seen it. However in order to fix this it is very important that you understand the root cause of it.
Hair damage occurs when aggressors such as friction, extreme sun exposure, heat and harsh chemical treatments, attack the protective outer layer of your hair called cuticles; leaving cracks in its exterior.
Big question, can you fix damaged hair?
Damaged hair once split or broken cannot be fused backed together. No matter what products you use like leave-in conditioner, treatment masks, split end menders, etc. These products help seal the outer layer of the hair so that it appears smooth, soft and less frayed but they are not a permanent solution. The only proper solution is to trim off damaged hair.
Curly, wavy hair has a higher tendency to get damaged since the curls and bends prevent the scalp’s protective oils from travelling down stands.
Before we dive deep into the solution it is important to understand the extend of the damage on your hair.
While the damage comes in varying degrees, it’s important to nip it in the bud before it splits further and further up the hair shaft, meaning most hair experts would recommend scheduling a trim. However, there are products to treat your damaged hair without making a trip to the salon, such as serums, leave-in conditioners, etc.
This being said it is important to note that your conditioner is your damaged hair's best friend. It helps replenish your hair's outer protective layer by coating it with ingredients like silicone, plant oils such as coconut oil and butters. It works best on wet hair since it is easier to de-tangle which leads to less damage and makes your hair silkier and more manageable.
In order to really prevent hair damage make sure you rinse-off with a conditioner every time after shampooing and use a leave-in conditioner on damp hair. Add a weekly hair mask to your routine. These have higher concentrations of conditioning ingredients, making you hair thick and silky.
After a lot of research and scouting for products. Here are my top choices for repairing damaged hair.
This moisturizing repair shampoo from Ouai nourishes your hair to give you strong, healthy, shiny looking hair. It helps repair damaged hair through it's unique Smart Technology complex, which infuses moisture and fortifies breakage-prone strands. Giving you strong shiny hair for the win.
SheaMoisture Honey & Yogurt Shampoo
What's great about this shampoo is that it is sulfate-free & gently cleanses your hair while still giving you that rich lather that you enjoy in the shower. Using this product is like giving your hair protein treatment for while infusing it with intensive moisture. Another amazing fact is that it contains certified organic Shea Butter providing intense hydration with Yogurt Extract and Manuka Honey which add to the moisturisation.
Ryoe Korean Herbal Damaged Hair Shampoo and conditioner
A cult favorite in South Korea this product delivers what it says. It contains Biota see and red ginseng that also helps reduce hair loss and nourishes your scalp.
Kiehl’s Damage Repairing & Rehydrating Shampoo
This hydrating shampoo for damaged hair is infused with moringa tree oil - an oil that has been used in ancient Egyptian rituals. It has been uniquely formulated to help reduce the damage caused by chemical processing and heat styling.
Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask
Formulated with a unique NOVA Complex, this mask provides an optimal blend of transformative nutrients from B-vitamins, natural oils, algae, and biotin to replenish damaged hair to a shiny, healthy-looking, and lustrous state. Algae extract contains minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins that revitalize hair. B-vitamins, including Biotin, work to fortify and restore a healthy look to hair damaged by heat or chemical treatments.
Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Conditioner
Creamy shea butter, rich coconut oil & macadamia oil come together in the Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter line. Moisturize strands, mend split ends, & get your hair back to looking healthy with this deeply quenching formula.
Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector Repairing Treatment
A concentrated treatment that strengthens the hair from within, reducing breakage and improving its look and feel.
L'Oreal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Protein Recharge Leave In Conditioner Treatment, and Heat Protectant
This leave-in conditioner hair treatment for damaged hair recharges your hair and helps prevent the 5 signs of damage- spilt ends, weak, rough, dull, dehydrated for hair that feels soft and resilient.
Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave In Conditioning Spray
An ultra-lightweight leave-in conditioning spray fortified with a unique blend of nourishing rosehip, argan, and coconut oils that helps protect your hair for heat and external damage.
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II DISCLAIMER: Every skin is different, not everything works for everybody. I recommend you test the product before completely using any new product. II