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How To Treat Severely Damaged Hair

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 27, 2017
How To Treat Severely Damaged Hair

Hair can be damaged by different factors: beauty products used may spoil the quality of the hair (hair dryers, curlers, straightening irons, etc.), dyes may burn the hair or even some shampoos that instead of caring for hair end up causing damage. If you have very damaged hair know that there are several natural remedies that can care of your hair and restore the shine it needs.

In OneHowTo we tell you how to treat severely damaged hair by giving you some easy tips to help you get spectacular and healthy hair.

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Steps to follow:
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The first thing to remember is that you must fight the main causes of hair damage such as chemical dyes, hair drying or straightening products. If you have to blow dry your hair use low heat to minimize damage; if you have to fix your hair only use an iron with ceramic plates. Always apply a spray or serum containing dimethicone before using a heat tool as this will protect your hair from damage.

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Another way to finish with damaged to hair is to cut the tips, thus helping renew hair health. This can be a drastic change but once the damaged part of your hair is cut it will grow back healthier. The hair is unable to grow if the ends are constantly splitting.

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Give your hair an olive oil treatment once a week. Olive oil reduces the accumulation in hair and helps restore some of its brightness; the best way to use olive oil in hair is as a conditioner following these instructions:

  • Pour about 1/2 cup olive oil in a small bowl and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Slowly apply small amount of the olive oil until your hair is completely covered in it.
  • Let the olive oil sit on your hair for about 30 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair with shampoo.
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You should also know that to treat severely damaged hair it is not advisable to wash it frequently with shampoo. Washing your hair too often sucks out the moisture that your body produces to maintain healthy hair; if your hair gets dirty quickly, use a mild shampoo or dilute your regular shampoo.

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There are many natural treatments for damaged hair which you can easily do at home. For example, aloe vera is perfect to make a mask to give your hair incomparable moisture and shine. An avocado mask also works well to regenerate the health of more damaged hair, the same as having a weekly rinse with apple cider vinegar. An Ayurvedic treatment you can try is fuller's earth. In OneHowTo we give you further home remedies for damaged hair which you can apply yourself in a simple and effective way.

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If you have damaged hair you may observe that it sometimes breaks. There are different ways to try and prevent hair breakage such as those we detail below:

  • Wash your hair with care and without tugging
  • Do not wring it with a towel after showering
  • Untangle hair with a wide tooth comb
  • Try not to overuse appliances like straightening irons or curling irons
  • Incorporated into your diet Vitamin B, C and B1 which are the best vitamins for hair

At OneHowTo we give you more tips to show you how to care for long hair to avoid your hair from getting damaged again.

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Tips
  • Always use a sulphate-free shampoo.

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