How To Repair Dry and Damaged Hair

My girlfriend and I were on the phone the other day talking about how our hair just looks like crap lately, and how it looks, dead, dry with split ends. Like never before. We chalked it up to a bad hair dresser with bleaching the shit out of it, wearing it in a pony tail too much, and not giving it enough deep condition love. I need to get my hair back to it’s beauty without feeling like I have to cut the whole thing off to a bob. Here are some tips that I found that is sure to help bring back my healthy locks. I will get started asap.

Get a haircut
This is the most obvious. We all know that we need to get a hair cut to get rid of the dead and split ends. If you don’t get those cut off, your hair will continue to break up along the shaft. This might be the most important step.

Wash
Wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Try just to wash the scalp and let the shampoo just run through your ends when you wash it out. It will clean the ends as you rinse.

Condition
Applying a deep conditioner is very important in bringing your hair back to life. Do not apply to roots because it can clog up the pores in your scalp and trap the natural oils that your hair needs. Let it sit for about 5 minutes and rinse with warm to cool water. Do not rinse with hot water because it will just dry out your hair even more.

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Towel Dry
When you get out of the shower, wrap your head in an absorbent towel, but don’t wring out your hair. Let the towel absorb the moisture. If you rub or twist your hair, it will break and become more damage. (I do this everyday, guess I need to stop.)


Comb

Use a wide tooth comb to smooth out any tangles. Separate your hair into sections and work from the bottom up, so that you can deal with the damaged ends first and it won’t pull at your scalp as much. Do not yank or pull. 

Hot Oil treatment
You can make your own hot oil at home with equal amounts of olive oil and canola oil. About 3 tbsp each, but if you have long or thick hair, you can increase to 1/4 cup. If you want to add some fragrance to your hot oil treatment, try a few drops of almond, jasmine, lavender or rosemary essential oils.
Warm in the microwave for a few seconds, just until it is a little warmer than your skin temperature. Pour some into your palm and start at the ends moving up.
Wrap your hair in a layer of plastic wrap and then wrap a small towel over it and secure with safety pin. Sleep with it on, and to wash it out, use your mild shampoo and the deep conditioner


Maintenance
Try to wash your as infrequently as you can. Make sure to trim your ends every six weeks, and apply the hot oil overnight treatment at least 2 times per week up to 3 times per week until your hair regains its health.

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