Wouldn’t it be nice to have a quick fix for everything? A real-life easy button? When it comes to my hair, that would nice. When our hair is damaged it shows up in some not-so-subtle ways. Split ends, frizz, and a general dullness in hair pigmentation to name a few. Not all is lost though! There are some things we can do to repair the damage that has been caused, with a little time and patience.
How does hair get damaged in the first place? Things like over-coloring or processing, heat tools, and just general rough handling of our hair causes damage. Our hair is exposed all of the time to the environment so even people who spend a lot of time outside in the sun can have damaged hair from the sun’s strong UV rays. Although there are products out there that claim to erase damage from the years, the only thing to do that will get rid of the damage is to cut off that part of the hair. These products may make hair appear like it is repaired, but it really just kind of “glues” damaged pieces back together for a time. If you have a lot of split ends and/or hair that feels very rough, it’s probably a good idea to get a trim.
Once you have a fresh trim, your hair will feel so much healthier and you can begin starting a healthy hair regimen. Things like taking care while washing, deep conditioning every now and then, and reducing the amount of heat you use on your hair will dramatically improve the health of it. If you take good care of your hair in between trims you should only need about three healthy trims a year. For those who just can’t part with their ends with a trim, there are products that will help for a short while. Products that contain ceramides can help bind broken ends together. Here are a couple products that can give you a quick result.
Like most things in life, success usually comes from work. So when it comes to your hair, remember that a little work here will go a long way in the future. And when it comes to the one thing that can make us all feel great about ourselves, why not take care of our hair? Here’s to longer, stronger, healthier hair!
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