Dealing with dry, damaged hair? Check out these tips on how to repair hair without breaking the bank or going to the salon.
Hair damage is something that happens in your everyday life. Under normal circumstances, your hair gets pretty much damaged just by going about your daily routine. Air pollution, toxins, and free radicals that attach themselves to your hair can be damaging and you can get that just by going outside. The sun also damages the hair. Laying down and rubbing your head on a cotton pillow can damage the hair. Finally, physical pulling and tearing also damage the strands.
If you love heat styling, bleaching, and coloring your hair, your hair will experience even more damage on top of all the typical environmental damage. Because of this, it’s important to counteract the harm your hair is enduring with even more repairing and restoring habits. This will prevent your hair from being overly dry, brittle, and from thinning out.
Hair repair treatments can cost a fair amount of money if you get them at a salon. Not to mention, not everyone has the time to regularly stop by for hours of treatment. The good news is you can totally give your hair some love and heal it even just at home with these eight easy ways.
Take a Break from Heat Styling
This might be obvious to those who love using heated tools to style their hair but hear us out! Yes, it would definitely be beneficial to give your break from all the heat, but that doesn’t mean you have to wear your hair unstyled if you don’t want to. There are several ways to style your hair with no heat and still have it look great. Experiment with overnight styles like curling your hair with soft tissues, pulling your hair up in a twist, or creating waves with the sock method.
Use Oils and Masks Regularly
Hair oils and hair masks do wonders for your hair and they are so easy to do. Hair oils are fairly inexpensive and you can find them practically everywhere. Some may even be in your kitchen already! All you have to do is spare some time, just one or two days out of your week, and apply some hair oils to your hair to let those nutrients and moisture seep back into your scalp, strands, and follicles. Oils you can use for this are coconut oil, argan oil, castor oil, olive oil, and jojoba oil.
Check this article out for more information: The Top 5 Essential Oils to Make Your Hair Grow Faster
Hair masks are also a fun little DIY project you can do at home using ingredients that you can find in your pantry. Just like hair oils, all you have to do is take some time to pamper yourself once or twice a week. You can alternate hair oils and hair masks and see what works best for your hair. For some great homemade hair mask recipes, check this article out: 5 Best DIY Hair Mask Tutorials You Can Do At Home.
Stop Using Shampoos with Sulfates
Sulfates are usually found in a lot of drugstore or cheap shampoos. These are included in shampoo formulas because sulfates are incredibly good at cleansing hair of dirt and oils. However, there are quite a few disadvantages to this ingredient because they are known to be a harsh detergent even included in household cleaning products. Now, does that really sound like something you should be putting on your hair?
Sulfates are infamous for drying out hair and stripping it of all its natural nutrients and moisture. Yes, it is very good at cleansing the hair and scalp, but they take a toll on your hair in the long run. With regular use, your hair will start building up a dependency on this detergent to be able to clean sebum. Your scalp will also compensate for the drying effect by producing more oil and making your hair greasy and hormonally imbalanced which can lead to hair loss.
To prevent this kind of damage, stop using shampoos with sulfates and switch on over to a hair repairing, moisturizing shampoo like the Mayraki Ultra Repairing & Weightless Moisture Shampoo or if you’re needing something a bit more clarifying for oilier hair, go for the Mayraki’s Purifying, Anti-dandruff & Volumizing Amino Acid Shampoo.
Invest in a Hair Wrap
One of the most common but unnoticed causes of damage to the hair is friction. Coming out of the shower, most people will just go ahead and dry their hair with a terry cloth towel. This is a major no-no! Terry Cloth towels have a very rough texture that causes a lot of friction in your hair, making it super frizzy, staticky, and dry. Another way you can go about damaging your hair with friction is by rubbing it against your bedsheets while you sleep or lay down.
Prevent friction by wrapping your hair up in a soft material that produces less friction like microfiber and silk. Invest in a hair wrap like this to dry your hair and sleep in to minimize the damage and frizz caused by friction.
Use a Hair Repair Treatment
Hair repairing treatments are a foolproof way of putting nutrients back into your damaged hair. But if you think you have to go to a salon and get an expensive treatment, you assume wrong! Mayraki Professional has developed hair treatments that give you the same salon-like results with products that are 100% safe and easy to use in the comfort of your home.
For a protective protein coating around your hair that makes it more manageable and extremely shiny, check out the Mayraki Hydrolyzed Keratin Instant Smoother System. This gives the same results as a professionally done Brazilian blowout at a salon.
To completely repair damaged and dry hair, go for the Mayraki Silky Smooth Proactive Hair Repairing Treatment. This will penetrate deep into your follicles to really nourish it from the inside out, making your hair much stronger and healthier.
Detangle from the Bottom Up
Detangling is one of the hardest things to do especially when you have long hair. Be extra careful in doing this because this is also a major cause of breakage and damage. Make sure that you detangle your hair from the bottom up, from the ends, and go up inch by inch until you reach your roots. Use a strong brush with good bristles that won’t cause your hair to break.
Eat Nutritious Foods
Diet plays a very big part in your hair health. To keep your hair nourished and healthy, stay away from greasy foods and processed foods. Make sure you include a lot of fatty acids in your diet. Also, include lots of vegetables and protein to strengthen and moisturize your hair.
Take the Right Supplements
If you can’t necessarily get the right amount of nutrients from your diet, you can take the right supplements to make up for this. The best hair supplements would be vitamin E, B vitamins, amino acids, biotin, vitamin A, protein, Iron, and Zinc.
A Little Goes a Long Way
Repairing damaged hair requires patience and consistency but it can surely be done even right at home. Do these 8 things consistently and regularly and you’re sure to notice a huge difference when it comes to your hair’s health.