Tips for Treating Dry & Damaged Hair

Damaged hair looks messy and unhealthy. Find out how to make your hair looks healthy, shiny, and sleek.

  • Make sure your weekly shampoo contains extra proteins and humectants to repair damaged hair. Also, use a leave-on conditioner every day before drying and styling damaged hair.
  • Protein treatments help to repair the hair by filling in the damaged cuticle. But not all protein treatments are alike — some are mild and others intense. Hence, choose carefully depending on how damaged your hair is. Follow the instructions on the package and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner, as some protein treatments can harden the hair and cause it to become stiff.
  • Condition every day. Leave some in your hair as you rinse.
  • Get more haircuts. When you trim your damaged hair, it will look healthier and less brittle. Be sure to trim at least 1/2 inch every 8 weeks.
  • Avoid hair dryers and hot irons. Hair dryers and curling or straightening irons fry the hair, especially when set to high heat. Try rollers instead, or if you must, use a hair dryer on the coolest setting.
  • Use oil and vinegar. First, rub olive oil into your hair and cover with a soft cloth. Let sit overnight, then rinse with white vinegar as your conditioner before you shampoo. You’ll reduce dandruff and add luster and shine to dry hair.
  • Gloss your hair with a few drops of mineral oil.
  • Separate eggs and mix the whites with water and a bit of honey. Moisten hair with warm water and apply the mixture. Leave on hair for 10 minutes before rinsing.
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