5 Tips To Help Repair Damaged Hair

Mar 22 2018

 

We put our hair through a lot. Whether it’s from heat styling, color treatments, bleaching, or exposure to daily elements, your hair can become damaged quickly. At Branca Salons, we know a thing or two about taking care of damaged hair. Here are our tips for repairing your damaged locks:

Shiny brown hair next to a coconut and coconut oil.

Soften and Strengthen

If your hair is damaged, it’s probably feeling pretty dry and rough. Choose products that include healthy oils, like argan oil, sunflower-seed oil, and coconut oil. These will make your hair softer and silkier without weighing it down. You should also look for products that are anti-breakage or strengthening, as it helps thicken hair, repair split ends, and repair damaged protein structures. If you’re into DIY, you can create your own hair masks from common products like eggs, coconut oil, and olive oil.

Professional stylist trims a woman's brown hair.

Get a Trim

Good hair days few and far between? It’s time for a trim. Regularly trimming your hair is the quickest way to make your hair look better and restore its body. You don’t have to chop off all your length, just get rid of the ends since this is where damage tends to happen the most. Adding layers when getting a trim is a good way to improve the look of your damaged hair while also making it easier to style. Say farewell to brittle ends and make an appointment for a hair trim at our salon.

Hand holding a hair brush.

Get a Gentle Hair Brush

Take your brush with rough, wiry bristles and throw it in the trash. These types of hairbrushes cause serious breakage. Instead, you should opt for a rubber paddle brush with smooth synthetic bristles, a boar bristle brush, a plastic detangling brush with tiered teeth, or a bamboo brush. If you use brushes while blow drying your hair, choose ceramic and ion brushes. These brushes are vented and distribute heat evenly so it doesn’t fry concentrated areas.

Woman with dark hair combs deep conditioning treatment.

Deep Condition Weekly

While you shampoo and condition your hair regularly, deep conditioning is also necessary to keep your healthy. This is particularly important if you color treat or heat style your hair. The ingredients in deep conditioning treatments coat hair strands and can minimize damage and dryness for several days. Comb it through your hair in the shower or bathtub and leave it on while you soak, shave your legs, or do your skin care routine.

Girl with long dark hair uses a straightening iron.

Protect Your Hair from Heat

Heat is not your hair’s friend, but it’s the only way to achieve certain styles. When you use heat styling tools like curling irons, it’s important to use the right products to protect your hair. Heat protectants come in various formulas like fine mists, oils, gels, creams, and protective hairsprays. You just need to find one that works for your budget, preferences, and hair texture. The silicones in heat protectants seal the hair cuticles and reduce moisture loss, which protects from heat damage. Other ingredients in heat protectants can slow down conduction, which leads to more even heat distribution.

Repair Your Hair Now!

At Branca Salons, we are here to help repair your damaged hair. We offer haircuts, colors, conditioning treatments, and blowouts. Call us today to schedule an appointment so your hair can look its best!