Be Your Own Hero – Key Tips on How to Save Your Color Damaged Locks
Coloring your hair is fun and a great way to change up your look, but sadly coloring your hair can be quite damaging. Here are some tried and tested tips to help you recover your color damaged hair quickly.
- Be in Tune with your Hair
The first step to recovering your damaged locks is to be in tune with your hair. Your hair has feelings too! Being in tune with your hair is essential to begin damage control! The sooner you begin the healing process the better for your hair, and the sooner it will recover. What are some signs that your hair needs some TLC? When your hair begins to feel dry and dull, split ends, dandruff and frizzy hair are all signs.
Trimming split ends is the quickest and one of the best ways to revive dry and damaged hair. Trimming hair every three months, helps hair grow quicker, restores body and gives your hair life! Hair tends to be most damaged towards the ends, so that’s the best palace to begin!
3. Give your Hair a Break
Heat styling can damage your hair, it’s important to give your hair a break from blow dryers, curling irons and straighteners. Whenever possible, let your hair dry naturally and try to find ways to style it without heat styling. Try a beach wave spray to give your hair a natural beach wave look.
If blow drying is a must do it on the lowest heat and speed level and before any heat styling put in a heat protection serum or leave in conditioner to protect the hair.
4. Wash Hair with Cold Water!
You may not know but a hot shower may feel nice but can be damaging to your hair. You’ll notice that once you start washing your hair with lukewarm or cold water your hair will be shiner and smoother. Cold water helps to close the hair cuticle which makes the hair shafts lie flat.
5. Filter your Shower Water
Using a shower filter will change your hair forever. Did you know that 60% of shower heads tested contained bacteria and microorganisms, the most prevalent being Mycobacterium avium, a pathogen that can cause pulmonary disease!
It’s true, there are a lot of harmful chemicals and bacteria found in water which will significantly be reduced by using a shower filter.
Chlorine strips the natural oils that moisturize hair follicles and leaves your hair dry, frizzy and scaly. Shower filters tame frizz and increase elasticity in your hair.
6. Wash Your Hair Less
Over washing your hair is a big no-no. Don’t shampoo more than twice a week, whenever possible. Shampooing too often can strip your hair of its natural oils and cause dry and brittleness. Use a dry shampoo in-between your washes for a pick-me-up.
Try Head & Shoulders Lively & Silky for softer and dandruff free hair. It works great with color treated hair to help smooth frizzy hair and adds moisture to help replenish moisture balance from the inside out.
7. Care for Your Hair Inside and Out
It’s no secret good health reflects in your hair, skin and nails. Just like your body, your hair is also affected by what you eat and drink. A diet that consists of lean meats, protein, veggies and fruits all benefit your body and your hair. Omega-3 fatty acids are good for hair and skin and with regular intake will improve the quality of your hair. Take care of your inside and it will show on your outside 🙂