5 ways to decrease styling and heat damage to promote growth

Are you looking for a way to decrease styling and heat damage to help promote healthy hair growth? You’ve come to the right place! Styling and Heat damage happens to all of us, and it isn’t the end of the world. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do all you can to protect your tresses. Read on to learn how to promote growth and decrease styling and heat damage to your hair.

 

1. Detangle first

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A great way to decrease breakage is to remove knots and tangles from your hair before you lather up. Detangling your strands before washing helps to remove any strain on your strands, and it stops your hair from knotting even further during washing and combing. This tip is especially useful for natural haired ladies, but also comes in handy for anyone else who experiences frequent tangling.

Start your wash routine with TRESemmé Botanic Moisture & Replenish Detangling Butter to help prevent unwanted breakage and knotting. The pre-wash formula adds slip to your hair, so your knots untangle with ease and your strands don’t snap and break.

 

2. Choose a hair care system

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When it comes to rescuing heat or styling damaged hair and promoting healthy growth, we suggest choosing a hair care system that meets your hair’s needs. If you have brittle hair that needs extra moisture, look for a shampoo and conditioner combo that works to hydrate, restore and repair your hair. If you have a hair type that tends to get oily, look for a system that is deep cleansing, yet gentle on your hair.

Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner are a hair care system that leaves your strands stronger and more manageable. It is an intensive treatment that works to restore hair from the inside out.

 

3. Skip washes

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It really doesn’t hurt to skip a wash. Trust us, your strands and scalp will thank you! Over-washing can dry out your scalp and tresses, which contributes to making your hair more brittle. This is because washing your hair too often strips the healthy oils your scalp and hair need. So, our tip is to space out your washes. However, we completely understand that nobody wants limp, oily locks. That’s why we recommend these 2 products to help you stretch the time between washes.

Use TRESemmé Translucent Dry Shampoo to remove that oily feeling from your strands. This dry shampoo works to absorb oils on your hair and scalp, leaving you with fresher-feeling locks.

Alternatively, you can co-wash your hair between washes with shampoo. The TRESemmé Platinum Strength Care & Protect 7 Co-Wash is a great choice, as it helps to clean and moisturise your hair. It is also paraben and silicone-free, meaning no residue is left behind after a wash.

 

4. Deep conditioning

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All hair types need extra nourishment to help decrease breakage and promote healthy growth. That’s why we recommend a hair treatment mask to add nourishment and moisture back to your locks. For best results, add a deep conditioning mask to your weekly hair care routine.

A deep conditioning treatment we swear by is the Dove Intensive Repair Deep Treatment Mask. This product is fantastic because it leaves you with stronger, healthier-looking locks and hair that is more resilient to future heat or styling damage.

 

5. Heat protection

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Heat styling fans know that hairdryers, curling wands and straighteners are fantastic tools. Sadly, the heat from these tools isn’t great for your hair. That’s why we suggest a heat protection product to shield your strands and reduce heat damage.

Use TRESemmé Heat Defence Styling Spray to coat your hair and protect it before you apply any heat to your hair. This product doesn’t reverse heat damage, but it does protect your stands from heat damage caused by your heat styling tools.