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How to Prevent Damaged Hair


A lot of women love to bleach, color, and heat style our hair because well, we want it to look good. However, sometimes when you do too much of these things your hair can become damaged, and trust me the damage can build up extremely fast. One day your hair might be just a little bit damaged, and then all of a sudden, you have extremely damaged hair and are at risk of having to cut it all off.

Some people think you can reverse split ends, but that is honestly not possible. Once your hair strand is broken, there is no mending it back together. All you can do it cut that off, that’s why you want to handle split ends right away because if you don’t, that small split end can split up your entire hair shaft causing it to become extremely damaged, and resulting in you to have to…that’s right! Cut it off! So in order to prevent damage and keep your hair in the healthiest condition, here are some tips:

1. Trim your hair regularly.

A lot of people will tell you not to do this because what’s the point in growing your hair out if you’re just going to trim it off. I somewhat agree with this and then again, I completely disagree. So, you don’t have to get your hair cut the recommended every 6 weeks like hairstylists will tell you. But I highly recommend trimming it about every 3 months. This allows your hair to grow and as long as you are maintaining your hair well, you shouldn’t have to cut off more than ½ and inch to 1 inch. .

 2. Make sure to deep condition your hair about once a week.

When we do things like put color and heat on our hair, sometimes our hair gets a bit tired and dry. Then it ends up needing a good revival, that’s what a deep conditioner does for your hair. You should own two separate deep conditioners, one that contains keratin and one that contains protein. You need two because it is essential to your hair to have keratin as well as protein, however too much of either of your hair can be EXTREMELY damaging to your hair. These things are good in moderation. For example, if you put too much protein in your hair, it actually breaks down the hair strand because it gets too heavily filled with the proteins causing it to become very weak and break off.  So, this being said you should have two deep conditioners and alternate them week by week to keep your hair in a good balance of health.

 3. Protect your hair.

I cannot say this enough. Although heat styling is damaging to our hair, and it would honestly be best to keep your hair all natural, that is not possible for some of us. It is essential to use heat tools, if you are going to do these things, you need to protect your hair, this is probably the most important thing you could possibly do in order to keep your hair healthy! Use a heat protectant and be sure that the one you get protects up to the temperature you use your heat tool with.

4. Try to refrain from brushing or combing your hair while it is wet.

It is a good idea to let your hair air dry and wait until is dry to comb or brush through it, this is because when our hair is wet it is at it’s most fragile state, so brushing it or sometimes even combing it can cause a lot of damage if done while it is wet. Once again, sometimes people HAVE to blow dry their hair regularly, two tips, when your hair is wet use a wide tooth comb to comb through it, NOTHING ELSE! And also again, use a heat protectant!!

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  1. nicole dziedzic

    The Trim your hair regularly is a great tip to follow, keeps your hair from split ends, and also protecting your hair from heat is so important, i always use a heat protectent products when using a blow dryer and flat iron.

  2. I don’t really do deep condition to my hair always and you mentioned to do it weekly but I follow all required things to stay at safe side. Good tips.

  3. The difference between the hair in the left and right of the picture is astonishing. We really need to deep condition our hair at least once a week. I generally use a wide-tooth comb if I need to comb my hair when wet (mainly to detangle it)

  4. Thanks for this great and informational post . I have never seen such a helpful tips for hair care . I think hot tools damage our hair mostly . I am not a profession stylist so I don’t know use them perfectly . I had cheap hair dryer and it damaged my hair too . My hair dresser adviced me other hair dryer . Now I use it more effectively .

  5. I used to follow a lot of tricks and tips and I just keep damaging my hair even more. I think I’m gonna give your tips a try. Thanks

  6. Great tips; I think once you get to a point where the’s tons of damage and split ends, there isn’t really a whole lot you can do except trim it off but prevention really is key here.

  7. CJ

    Cutting down on heat styling also helps. My hair has been so much healthier once I stopped blow drying and let my hair dry naturally.

  8. I have read your post, it was very helpful to me.
    I need to take care of my hair more.
    Thank you for sharing the post.

  9. Florence

    Such a nice post on hair care. Very informative and nicely explained about how to prevent damaged hair.

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