If you’ve ever thought your hair looked and felt like straw, you’re not alone. Treated and damaged hair is a common problem that can be addressed without causing more damage to your hair. Here’s a 3 step guide to treating your damaged hair:
Step One: Identify your hair type.
The first step to treating your damaged hair is to identify your hair type. Hair type is determined by the shape of the hair shaft, the texture of the hair and how porous or absorbent it is. Hair that has a roundish or oval shape tends to be more fragile and less elastic than those with a flat structure. The texture of your hair can also determine how easily it loses moisture; straight strands are more prone to dryness than curly ones because they don’t have as much natural oil production as wavy or coily strands do. Finally, porosity refers to whether or not your strands retain water well; if they’re highly porous then they’re less likely to retain moisture when exposed to hot weather conditions (like showering) but if they have low porosity then they’ll keep moisture locked into them longer even after being soaked in water for several minutes!
Step Two: Determine how to care for the damaged areas of your hair.
- Deep condition your hair a few times per week.
- Use a leave-in conditioner, like the one linked below, on the ends of your hair and focus on any areas that are damaged or very dry. You can also use this product as a heat protectant before you blow dry or straighten it.
- Heat protectants don’t need to be used every time you use heat tools like blow dryers or flat irons, but they are essential for people who have colored their hair chemically with permanent dyes or bleach. These products can help prevent breakage from the heat by conditioning the strands and coating them in protective oils that prevent excessive drying out of the cuticles, which would otherwise lead to breakage at their edges when heated with styling tools (such as flat irons). If possible try using natural ingredients such as coconut oil instead! It works just as well while also giving your tresses soothing benefits such as moisturization thanks to its fatty acid content.”
Step Three: Find specialized products that address the hair damage you want to treat.
The next step you should take is to find products that are designed specifically to treat the damaged areas of your hair and strengthen it. You can use a deep conditioning treatment, which will soften and repair dry hair. You could also add volumizing shampoos and conditioners for more volume, or shine enhancers for silky smoothness. If you’re looking for something affordable, try out any drugstore brand’s line of nourishing shampoo/conditioner sets (like Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser). They all have reviews online so you know if they work well before buying them!
You can treat damaged hair without causing more damage
- Use products that are designed to treat damaged hair.
- Avoid using products that are too harsh on your hair, such as sulfates and drying alcohols.
- Use a deep conditioner at least once per week; if possible, use one daily. If you don’t want to use a leave-in conditioner every day, try putting coconut oil in your hands and rubbing it through the length of your dampened hair before you shower or wash it so that it can absorb into the strands while they’re still damp (and less prone to tangling). This will help prevent breakage while also repairing any dryness caused by heat styling tools and overprocessing products like gels or mousses.
- Try using a mask once per month — just make sure that whatever product you use has been specifically designed for damaged hair because otherwise you could end up causing even more damage! You can also do this treatment yourself by adding some avocado pulp/avocado oil mixture into hot water; after about five minutes under running hot water (not boiling), apply this avocado mixture onto towel-dried hair then follow up with either an overnight treatment overnight mask from L’Oréal Paris containing coconut oil hydrate each strand from root to tip without weighing them down—or shea butter infused with fresh avocado fruit extract offers moisture without clogging pores which is great news for those who prefer not having greasy roots!
Damaged hair can be a pain to deal with, but there are steps you can take to restore it as long as you know what type of damage is causing problems in the first place. Remember that heat damage is the most common type, so try to avoid using styling tools that generate too much heat when possible. If your hair is already damaged due to bleaching or other chemical treatments, however, you may need to change up your whole routine. Your best bet for dealing with this kind of damage is not only specialized products that help repair the hair shaft but also protecting it from further harm by wearing hats or scarves when going outside during warmer months of year