Hair is fragile and requires a lot of care and upkeep if you want it to be healthy. When you use electric hair styling equipment, styling products, or colour your hair too many times your hair gets damaged. Repairing damaged hair can be a slow process, but the good news is that it can be done.
Styling products and even contaminated water can cause your hair to have an unhealthy, limp appearance. Getting any build-up off from your hair is often the first step to repairing the damage. Use a quality clarifying shampoo or even go for a natural apple cider vinegar rinse to help remove any build-up from styling products, hard water deposits, and mineral build-up. The frequency of clarifying treatments depends on the products you use and the water available, but the general rule is at least once a month.
Avoid sun exposure
Sun exposure is one of the biggest reasons why coloured hair fades and gets brittle on the ends. Protect your hair from the sun. If you’ve been outdoors for several hours without any hair protection, apply a hydrating treatment to keep any damage at bay.
Oil your hair
Use hair oil once a week and let it soak into the scalp and hair follicles. Coconut oil, olive oil, lavender oil, or lemongrass oil works best. Lightly warm the oil before applying to the scalp. Massage the oil into the scalp, taking care to oil the ends of the hair as well. Wrap your hair in a warm towel or keep it up for several hours. Rinse with warm water. Don’t over-apply warm oil as the oil may not fully come out after washing and will make your hair appear greasy.
Deep condition your hair at least once a week to avoid future breakage. Garnier has a wide range of deep conditioning products for you to choose from that are popular for improving hair quality and helping the hair hold colour for longer.
Trim it down a bit
Hair that is breaking, brittle, and split-ended is damaged and deserves a trim. A healthy trim is nothing to be afraid of and will in fact improve the overall quality of your hair. Visit a hair stylist and get their advice on a style that will suit your face structure and still provide your hair with the trim down it needs.