6 top tips for damaged hair
Many of us resort to a haircut to deal with hair damage. Fortunately, a trim isn’t the only option. We’ve put together six hair care tips that will help you prevent hair breakage in the comfort of your own home – and postpone your next trim.
Use products that are developed for damaged hair
If, like Stephanie Rose, you’re wondering how to prevent split ends or how to restore damaged hair, follow her lead and choose a shampoo and conditioner for damaged hair. Choosing specially developed products is essential to restore and protect damaged hair. Our Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner helps to stop 98% of daily hair damage.*
*due to breakage vs. non-conditioning shampoo
Limit the amount of heat in your hair care routine
We all know heated styling products aren’t good for your hair. But that doesn’t mean you have to banish them from your hair care routine. Just make sure that if you’re using heated tools like straighteners or tongs, limit it to once or twice a week and try not to use them more than twice in one day to help prevent breakage and split ends.
Comb through your hair gently to prevent hair breakage
It’s no secret that tugging and over-brushing your hair can cause damage. To help prevent split ends and future breakage, make sure you’re combing through your hair gently. If you have curly hair, try using a wide-toothed comb on your hair when it's wet as it’ll detangle knots without causing pain or struggle.
Add a heat protection spray to your hair care routine
Are you wondering what to do for heat damaged hair, but don’t want to give up your favourite styling tools? We recommend bringing a heat protection spray into your hair care routine for damaged hair, to add an extra layer of nourishment and protection between your hair and the heat. Easy to use, you simply spritz over dry or damp hair before reaching for your styling tools.
Be gentle drying your hair to help prevent hair breakage
It’s true that damaged hair can be fragile, so go easy on it. If you choose to use a hair dryer in your hair care routine, make sure you don’t use too high a heat (it should never hurt) and don’t get too close with the hairdryer – you don’t want to burn your hair. If you prefer air drying, be gentle with the towel and don’t tie it too tight on your head to prevent tearing and breakage.
Add at-home treatments to your hair care routine
When it comes to damaged hair, nourishing care is key. Add moisturizing treatments to your hair care routine and use them one-to-three times a week. Try our Mineral Hair Mask Strengthens + White Clay to make hair stronger, healthy-looking and nourished after every use. Stephanie loves her Dove hair mask and makes sure to brush the product through her hair when it’s still wet for best results.