The tips of hair are usually damaged because this part of hair is with us the longest, affected by all of the treatments and chemical processing. We often cause damage using unsuitable products, heat styling, and not protecting it against the weather conditions and air pollution. Learn to repair hair ends and keep them safe.
1. COLOR ONLY THE HAIR ROOTS
If you often get your hair colored, the ends probably keep the color for longer: the dye isn’t as easily washed out of the tips as it is from other parts of the hair. The color on the roots fades the fastest so when you revive the color, apply the dye on the roots which are the healthiest and more resistant to damage. Additionally, try to cut down on coloring and do it once in 5 weeks or so. When you apply the dye, use it on the tips at the end of the procedure (keep it for a few minutes only).
2. NURTURE YOUR HAIR WITH HAIR OIL TREATMENT
This game-changing treatment comes from the part of the world where the sunlight is very strong and women apply oils to secure their tresses against sun damage. This way they keep their hair healthy, shiny and vivid, not getting dry or damaged. By applying oils to hair you lower the porosity of hair, fix damaged and dry strands, and secure the ends. Choose oils that match damaged hair, for example argan oil, avocado oil, macadamia nut oil or shea butter. Spread some oil across damp hair (rub the oil between the palms first to avoid overapplying and weighing hair down), rubbing it from mid-lengths to ends, section by section. You can leave your oil in for the whole night and shampoo the hair in the morning. Do the treatment once a week.
3. REPAIR YOUR HAIR USING SERUM FOR DAMAGED HAIR ENDS
If your hair ends are not getting any better despite the conditioners you use, this means you need a stronger product for repair. Try some serum designed for fixing, nourishing and strengthening damaged hair. It should be high in nutrients that are necessary to prevent dryness and damage. A good serum for damaged hair contains natural vegetable oils, vitamins – like vitamin B5, silk and the building block of hair, that is keratin. This type of product often has hydrating properties so it helps keep hair resilient, healthy and prevents dry ends. Find a serum that holds hyaluronic acid, which is the best moisturizing substance.
4. SLEEP ON A SILK PILLOWCASE
When trying to avoid damaging the hair even more, it’s good to take a look at your bedsheets! During sleep we keep tossing and turning and so does the head… If hair ends are fragile and brittle, your sheets make them worse. A silk pillowcase is a must while cotton is forbidden.
5. GIVE UP ON FLAT IRON AND CURLING WAND
Remember that ends of hair are the most delicate and vulnerable to the effect of external factors, including hot tools. Therefore, avoid straighteners and curlers like the plague because the devices literally burn your hair and break disulfide bonds irreversibly. When using a blow-dryer, never set a high temperature. Before blow-drying routine, always apply a heat protectant and remember to use a cool airflow as a finishing touch.