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Our Top 10 Tips for Dry Damaged Hair

Dry and damaged hair is many women’s pet peeve – and it can easily spread throughout your hair causing irreparable damage.

In order to curb this, you need to find out ways to treat your damaged hair and also ways to keep your hair healthy to prevent this from returning.

So, that’s why we’ve made a list of our ten best tips to help you treat and prevent dry and damaged hair.

Use the right hair care products

First and foremost you need to check your hair care products. If you have dry hair, we recommend using gentle, restructuring shampoos and conditioners to help revive hair volume.

Aveda’s Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo and conditioner help repair and strengthen the look of thin damaged hair.

Get regular haircuts

The sad truth is that those split ends caused by dry hair can’t be repaired and left unchecked and the damage can spread all the way to the scalp.

So sometimes the best advice is to get regular haircuts to stop the spread of dryness throughout your hair and scalp.

Minimise tight hairstyles

Constantly having your hair in ponytails, braids or any sort of updo for long periods of time, despite how good it looks, can actually be harmful to your hair. Ponytails also cause headaches for some people.

The pressure from these hairstyles is constantly tugging on your scalp, damaging hair fibres. To avoid this, make sure you have your hair loose for most of the time and embrace your natural hair down.

Don’t wash your hair daily

Washing your hair too often is another cause of damaged hair. When you wash your hair, you are stripping the hair of its natural oils to cleanse it. However, if this process is repeated every day your hair will become very dry.

We recommend finding a washing routine that ideally isn’t daily and suits your thickness of hair and how you prefer it styled.

Avoid or minimise heat on hair

The heat from the sun or from machines like curlers alters the hydrogen bonds that hold the hair together, which causes long term structural hair damage.

Our advice is to wear hats during sunny days and if you can’t live without your hair curler or flat irons, make sure you have it at the lowest setting. Also, remember that the average time you need to hold a curl is somewhere between 8 to 10 seconds maximum!

Use hair masks

If your regular conditioner and shampoo aren’t working for you, we recommend using a moisturising mask at least once or twice a week to help nourish the hair.

Aveda’s Dry Remedy Moisturising Mask is perfect hydrating dry hair with buriti oil that leaves hair feeling soft, supple and looking shiny.

Take vitamins

Vitamins are good for the body but also the hair too. For example, vitamin A, vitamin C, biotin and iron all make your hair look much healthier and provide it with the hydration that dry and damaged hair needs.

Also, research has shown that another supplement, marine protein, has been found to help hair be healthier.

Brush out hair from the bottom

A great tip to help prevent damaged hair is to always start at the bottom when brushing your hair. When you start from the top, you encounter a lot more tangles which can actually rip out strands of your hair.

Starting from the bottom will detangle everything before and minimise the damaged caused to your scalp.

Use the right towel

When drying your hair after a shower or bath, using an old raggedy towel may not be the wisest decision for protecting your hair.

We recommend using soft microfiber towels for your hair. Not only does it protect your hair but it dries it faster, negating the use of a hairdryer.

Avoid brushing with wet hair

When your hair is wet, it is weaker and more susceptible to breakage. Brushing your hair whilst it’s wet can increase the likelihood of the hair actually tearing from the scalp.

There is one way around this, however, instead of using a brush use a wide-toothed comb and make sure to brush out hair from the bottom!

Hair Treatment at Strand & Lock

At Strand & Lock, we harness the power of nature and London’s best stylists to give you great hair. We don’t compromise or take shortcuts because you deserve only the very best.

If you’re interested in any hair treatment services, our stylists will give you a free consultation to assess your hair’s condition and identify the colours you want to go for

Find out more about the services we offer or book your appointment with us!

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