Info on Dry Damaged Hair!
If you over use heated appliances, or perm, color, or bleach too much
than you may be experiencing dry, damaged hair. The incorrect use of products
and environmental damage can also cause your hair to look this way. We strongly
suggest an omega 3 shampoo!
Nobody wants dry or damaged hair so, if you are suffering from it why
not do something about it. You can first start by switching to a shampoo and
rinse out conditioner made for dry hair. It is important to get products that
are made for your hair type. For example, if you have oily hair than you should
get a shampoo and conditioner made for oily hair. Or if you color your hair
than you should get a shampoo and conditioner that is for color treated hair.
Most bottles list on the front which type of hair they are intended for.
It is also important to use conditioner but, do not apply it to the
roots. It will leave hair heavy and limp and we do not want that either. Too
much conditioner is just as bad as none at all. At least once or twice a week
it would also be good to use a deep conditioner to re-moisturize. You can buy
deep conditioners at your local drug store for a pretty cheap price or from your
salon. If you do not want to use the deep conditioner you can instead use hair
oil. You rub the oil between your palms and then apply it to the dry areas of
your scalp and hair. It would also be smart to avoid rollers and tight elastic
bands on the brittle hair because they may cause you hair to break.
Like I said, heated appliances such as flat irons, blow dryers and
curling irons can all cause extreme hair damage. To prevent this try and use
them on a cooler setting. The hotter the appliances are the worse they are for
the hair. You should also try using a heat protector. They come in creams and
sprays and just help to protect the hair from the heat. Color, perms, relaxers,
and other chemicals are sometimes a necessary evil. They rob the hair of
humectants. Humectants attract and retain moisture (water) in the cortical
layer of the hair. So, if you must color your hair try and use low ammonia -low
peroxide color. Also, when perming your hair be sure to not leave neutralizer
on too long and if possible, avoid relaxers all together.
Those are just a few things you can do if you are suffering from dry,
damaged hair. Most of those things will not take a lot of money or time but
will make a tremendous difference in your hair’s health and appearance.