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Damaged Hair | How to Repair and Prevent - Braes

Damaged Hair | How to Repair and Prevent

Welcome to our guide on how to repair damaged hair! You know damaged hair when you see it and feel it. You might have visible breakage and split ends, dry and brittle hair, and probably frizz too. We are going to tell you all about the causes of dry, damaged hair, plus how you can tell if your hair is damaged.

Let’s kick off by dealing with the most frequently asked questions about hair damage repair.

Can you repair damaged hair?

The answer is yes! It’s not a quick fix, however you need to build moisture into the hair over time. The best approach to combat damaged hair is with regular shampooing and conditioning, complemented by a weekly deep conditioner for damaged and dry hair. There are a few key ingredients that we recommend using. Keratin is a moisturizer made of molecules that resemble the keratin found in the hair. The small particles are able to deeply penetrate hair to make it feel softer, and look really voluminous and shiny too. As well as Vitamin E, which supports your hair and scalp health. You can find these in our volumizing shampoo & revitalizing conditioner. 

How can you tell if your hair is damaged?

  1. Your hair is brittle and breaks easily. 
  2. Your hair looks lifeless, and has lost its shine. 
  3. Your hair has a rough, dry texture.
  4. Your hair is hard to style. No matter what you do, your hair does not hold a style.

What are the causes of damaged hair?

  1. Hot styling tools - Heat makes the hair cuticle get lifted, which has a damaging effect. 
  2. Improper hair drying - It’s a natural response to rub a towel on your skin and hair when you step out of the shower. However, this actually damages your hair as this is when it’s most vulnerable (wet). Instead, use a microfiber towel and leave it to absorb excess water.  
  3. Environmental damage to the hair - A sunny or a windy dying can have equally damaging effects. Wind can rough up the cuticle, causing tangles & dryness. 
  4. Over brushing your hair - Make sure you only brush your hair once or twice a day maximum! Using a wide-tooth comb will also prevent breakage. Start at the ends of your hair and work your way up.  
  5. Split ends - Your hair ends is actually dead & old hair, which makes it more prone to dryness and damage. 
  6. Lack of hair trims -Even if you’re growing out your hair, trimming damaged split ends could prevent further damage. 
  7. Coloring & bleaching hair - Hair dyes can weaken and damage your hair! When you dye your hair it lifts the cuticle, making your hair very hard to return back to its original state. Don’t worry, just start your hair journey now!
  8. Dryness - Yes, dry hair can actually lead to damaged & brittle hair. Invest in a good deep conditioning mask, as well as a leave-in conditioner. Skipping your conditioner is a no-no!

Hair damage tips:

Our aim is to rehydrate the cortex and smooth the hair cuticles, so your hair feels more silky, less brittle & more shiny.

When hair loses moisture, it becomes very brittle. We recommend you start reducing the amount of heat that you apply to your hair. But if you must use any hot styling tools, please make sure you lower the heat setting. And don't forget the heat protectant, which can prevent any further damage to your hair. Also select ceramic versions as these heat up more evenly so you don’t have to keep using them on the same sections of your hair repeatedly. 

Get into the habit of applying a deep conditioning treatment every week and visit your hair salon for regular trims. This is a vital part to hydrate your hair, leaving it looking softer & smoother.

Use a leave-in conditioner to repair dry and frizzy hair. Whether your hair is curly, wavy or even straight, leave-in conditioners detangle, soften and smooth your hair. Pick your ingredients well! Keratin is amazing for strengthening and repairing the hair cuticle.

Start treating your scalp! Yes, your scalp needs to be in good shape, so the hair that comes out of it would be the same. Start using ampoules to target weakened hair that is subjected to falling. Incorporate hair oils in your routine as well. Giving your scalp a deep nourishing oiling treatment on a weekly basis will surely support a healthy scalp and hair. 

Sleep on a silk or satin pillow. When we sleep, we tend to move around a lot, and when our hair rubs against the texture of cotton, it breaks and tangles. Sleeping on satin can really elevate your hair, making it so much easier to manage in between washes, and therefore, reducing breakage. 

If you have any specific question about how to repair your damaged hair, you can always send us a message!

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