Summertime is all about frolicking at the beach, spending time outdoors, and enjoying long, sunny days. But all that fun under the sun can lead to dry, damaged hair. The good news is that there are several easy ways to repair damaged hair (short of cutting off your locks).
If you’re tired of combating dry, frizzy, damaged hair, it’s time to stop the on-going battle with your hair, and get the shiny, healthy hair you want. This Beauty Guide shares tips showing how to repair damaged hair in 5 easy steps.
How To Repair Damaged Hair
Beauty Tips for Dry, Frizzy, Damaged Hair
STEP 1: Increase Daily Moisture
When your hair is parched (from too much sun exposure or over-styling), the first step is to add back the necessary moisture. Each day (whether dry or damp), add a small amount of moisturizing serum throughout your hair, focusing on the mid-shaft to the ends (which is where the majority of damaged hair frequently occurs). This will not only give your hair a shinier, healthier look instantly, it will help minimize frizz.
STEP 2: Deep Condition
On a monthly (or weekly basis – depending on how damaged your hair is), use a deep conditioning treatment to treat your fried strands. After shampooing, apply a deep conditioner to your damp hair, wrap your hair in a plastic cap, and leave on for about 30-45 minutes. After that time period, rinse your hair thoroughly. A well-formulated deep conditioning mask acts as a nurturing, intensive treatment to help repair damaged hair over time.
STEP 3: Eliminate Dandruff & Dry Scalp
When you’ve been out under the scorching sun, it can result in a dry, flaky scalp. Eliminate dandruff and a dry, itchy scalp with a soothing anti-dandruff shampoo. An anti-dandruff shampoo adds a genuine softness to hair, delicately cleansing and purifying the scalp and immediately easing irritations. The scalp can then return to a healthy and comfortable state, which is the foundation for strong, beautiful hair.
STEP 4: Use Shine-Boosting Styling Products
Throughout the process of repairing damaged hair, you’ll still need to style your hair. The key is to use shine-boosting styling products that help protect your delicate strands from further heat and UV-related damage, boosting hydration and smoothing, while simultaneously creating a hairstyle you can wear on a daily basis. Opt for oil-based styling products (like Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Seasilk Oil Hair Styling Gel or Moroccanoil) that do not contain drying alcohol.
STEP 5: Boost Your Internal Health
The old saying goes, “You are what you eat”. The truth behind that statement is, your body needs proper nutrition to maintain optimum health. By adding fish oil and flaxseed oil supplements to your diet, you’re helping to boost your internal health, which will be reflected in your hair and skin.