It may sound like an obvious statement, but no one wants dry and brittle tresses. Yet while we all want healthy-looking strands, we don’t always take the necessary steps to ensuring they’re properly looked after. Which is why it should come as no surprise, that many of us are desperate to know how to treat damaged hair!
So if you’re looking for some useful advice, you’re in the right place! Just keep reading to discover our 6 top tips to help you treat and minimise hair damage, and we promise you’ll have healthier-looking locks in no time.
How to treat damaged hair: Our top 5 tips
Tip 1: Use the right hair care products
First things first: does your hair care kit include products for damaged hair? Using a shampoo and conditioner specially formulated for damaged hair (like the TONI&GUY Cleanse & Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner For Damaged Hair), will help you treat all the issues you’re facing in one go!
So, whether your hair has been damaged due to excessive heat, over manipulation or chemical treatments (i.e. hair colouring), get yourself a wash and care duo that’s made for dry, damaged tresses.
To find out more, don’t forget to read our article: Deciphering shampoo and conditioner labels: What do they really mean?
Tip 2: Give your tresses a treat
One of the best ways to treat damaged hair, is to use a deep conditioning treatment or hair mask. It will help you restore moisture to your dry locks, which means less brittleness and breakage, resulting in smoother-feeling hair! And our current mask obsession? The TONI&GUY Cleanse & Nourish Reconstruction Mask, of course.
While we’d recommend using an intensive treatment once a week, you can always gauge how much TLC your mane really requires and adjust as needed. Not sure which hair mask you should be treating your damaged tresses with? Discover our pick of the best hair mask for damaged hair, here!
Tip 3: Use a leave-in conditioner
Another way to help treat dry and brittle hair is to give it a boost in hydration. Leave-in conditioners are just prefect for this when applied post-wash, and can also be used for detangling curly or coily locks! We’d recommend trying a spray leave-in (like the TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-in Moisture Spray) as their easy application means you can use it on the go!
Tip 4: Apply a hair serum when styling
If really want to tackle the signs damaged hair, it’s important to start from the beginning. This mean, protecting your tresses when using heated styling tool. But luckily, it’s super simple to do: just apply a few pumps of the VO5 Heat Protect Serum before blow-drying, straightening, or curling!
Feeling confused how a hair serum works? You’re not the only one. Hair serums are silicone-based products that help to coat your hair, making it easier to style and manage. You can also discover the best serum for dry and damaged hair, here!
Tip 5: Get a haircut
We know this isn’t the advice you want to hear, especially if you’re precious about your hair length! But if the damage is located at the ends of your locks, then you’re probably better off getting them trimmed or cut. Why? Sadly, split ends can’t be repaired, and left unchecked, the damage can spread and reach the hair shaft. So, go to the hairdresser to stop it in its tracks!