I know that many of the things we do to our hair on a daily basis isn't good for it. To help heal damaged hair there are many things you can do. You can also become more proactive and change some of your daily habits to limit the amount of damage you do to your hair in the first place.
In this article I will provide you with some simple tips to heal damaged hair, but as importantly, I will also give you some ideas of simple changes you can make so you don't do as much damage in the first place.
So, here we go.
First off, to prevent damage there are many things you can do. One of the simplest is to cut down on the amount of heat you use on your hair. As much as possible try to time washing your hair to a time when you can let it air dry.
It might mean a change in your schedule but it can also result in better, more healthy looking hair.
Instead of showering in the morning, for example, why not take your shower earlier in the evening the night before? That way you can allow your hair to air dry. Than, if you need to, you can just get rid of your bed head in the morning by using a damp comb.
Another ultra simple thing to do to prevent damage in the first place is to limit the number of times you wash your hair. True, this will be easier if you are like me and you have dry hair and scalp as opposed to oily hair and scalp.
Though if you suffer from oily hair, your hair is probably not that damaged in the first place. Washing your hair every other day or every third day is perfectly fine for most people.
If you workout and sweat a lot you may need to wash it more during the week, but lay off the washings on the weekends when you aren't working out.
Also, find more all natural shampoos. Many of the hair care products on the market are very hard on your hair. They are loaded with drying, potentially toxic chemicals that can really damage your hair.
Just finding less harsh shampoos can make a big difference.
If you do have some damage despite your best efforts one easy thing to do is go in for a trim. Your stylist can cut off the ends which is where you will find most of the damage.
Another thing you can do is to use a deep moisturizing treatment once a week. Also, find a shampoo that is made specifically for dry, damaged hair.
You can even turn to your refrigerator for help with damaged hair. Adding mayonnaise to your hair like a conditioner can help with some damage.
And, one last point, don't overlook the important of the food you put in your body too. Beauty starts on the inside and works it's way out. Make sure you eat a well balanced diet, get plenty of rest, drink enough water and keep your bad habits to a minimum.
Prevention in anything is usually the best way to go. When talking about keeping your hair healthy it's just as true as when talking about keeping your whole body healthy.
Be willing to make simple changes and you can prevent dry hair so you won't have to worry about how to heal damaged hair.