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Fixing Damaged Hair

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

A lot of us these days have an issue with damaged hair. Maybe it's from over coloring. Perhaps it is from being out in the sun too much or using too much product. Either way, it is a growing epidemic that needs to be addressed.

You see commercials all of the time showing the before and after shots of a woman with now glowing perfect hair. I don't know about you, but I also wonder, how come my hair never looks that perfect. I suppose if I spent the money on a full time beautician to follow me around, I might have that very bouncy healthy hair look. But since I can't afford that, I had to look into other alternatives.

What sort of damaged hair treatment is best for your hair? It depends, the first thing that has to be done is to sort out of what sort of hair you have. The next thing you need to do is get a haircut. Regular hair cuts and trims make a difference. Now what sort of damage do you have? Is your hair breaking off? Split ends maybe? Here is a very interesting yet simple way to treat that. Go to your fridge and get out your jar of mayonnaise. Apply some mayo all over your hair and cover it with a shower cap. Now, simply go to bed! When you wake up in the morning, your hair may not smell great, but it is now time rinse!

Mayonnaise has oil to moisturize your hair and vinegar to close of those open hair cuticles that constantly split. It also has eggs in it which is said to have power in itself for your hair. So try this. Take some egg whites and beat them until they are firm. Fold a little bit of honey into the mixture and paint in your hair. After about 15 minutes, rinse the mixture out to see a vast improvement.

You could also try a damaged hair shampoo. However, there are so many to choose from. The best way to begin to sort out which one is best for you is simply by trial and error. Just remember, just because it may be the most expensive option on the market, does not make it the best. Just try to read the labels to match your hair type to the shampoo. And when picking a shampoo to try, make sure you give it a week or two before deciding if it is not right for you. The product is not likely to work overnight.

However a very important step in any treatment is finding a good damaged hair conditioner. Whatever shampoo you decide to use, make sure you do find a good conditioner. Keeping the hair moisturized will definitely help with the breaking and split ends. It will give your hair a healthier glow that you might not find without using conditioner. There are plenty of choices of this as well, and trial and error is again the best method. Just make sure you wash out the conditioner completely as not to leave an oily residue behind.

There are a lot of damaged hair products on the market right now. Many of which have the exact same ingredients in them. You can always try hot oil treatments, homemade remedies, different shampoos, and leave in conditioners. Going to your regular salon and speaking to someone about what type of hair you have is a good place to start. Asking for recommendations is never bad. Besides, you hair never looks better than after a haircut, right?

Keeping your damaged hair under control doesn't seem like it should be at the top of your list. But, it will give you a boost of self confidence that perhaps you didn't know you needed. Having healthy hair is definitely a possibility; it just takes some time and effort. But it certainly doesn't have to cost a lot of money.


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