As you have probably noticed, a few months ago I started dyeing my hair. As good as changing your look sounds, unfortunately the dye could have fatal consequenses – damaged hair . I had the same problem after I went blondish and had to take a few additional steps in order to save my hair from officially becoming damaged.
1. Make sure you’re using a quality hair brush, which does not break the hairs when you attempt to comb your hair.
I’ve been using the Air Motion Brush for almost a year and must say that I find it the easiest to brush my hair without leaving any damages. If you’re using a comb or brush that is too aggresive for your hair, you will end up breaking your hairs and damaging your hair a lot. I always apply leave-on conditioner after showering to comb my hair, otherwise it would just be too hard and aggressive. So if your hair is similar to mine (wavy and unruly), then you should definitely opt in for a hair oil or no-rinse conditioner.
2. Choose a proper shampoo and conditioner!
I actually prefer hair masks but I’m sure there are nice conditioners on the market that might work for you. I opted for L’Oreal Professionnel’s Expert Pro-Keratin Refill line since I had heard positive comments about the brand and its products.
A friend of mine recommended the Pro-Keratin Refill shampoo and mask, both of which are especially designed for heavily damaged hair. I’ve been using them for the past month and must say that I’m highly impressed with their effects! First of all, both smell really nice and the texture is rich and smooth. Furthermore, the active ingredients in both products are Pro-Keratin and Incell, which strengthen, nourish and soften the hair.
I’m so in love with the mask because I feel the difference immediately after rinsing my hair under the shower. My hair gets super soft and smooth without any tangles at all! And that’s only after 2 mins with the mask, for better results I recommend keeping the mask for 15-20mins at least. I have noticed that my hair feels more lively and soft, the split ends have decreased and in general my hair looks healthier! However, bare in mind that if you keep on using heating tools such as straighteners or curling irons or you keep on dyeing your hair maybe the results won’t be so impressive…
Finally, a leave-on conditioner after shower has always been a part of my hair routine to prevent damaged hair! Otherwise, it gets pretty hard to comb my hair without damaging it.. Currently, I use Liss Ultime Polymer AR, which is described as a smoothing treatment for unmanageable hair (exactly how I would describe my hair!). I must say that the product is really economical since I need a really small amount on my hair to get it nourished and combed properly. The product is not sticky itself and does not have that effect when applied on moist hair. After drying my hair out I find it easier to comb it and it feels lighter and softer.
Furthermore, if I straighten my hair when it’s all dried out, it actually remains straight for longer and does not lose the desired shape. If your hair is similar to mine, pretty wavy/curly, then you should definitely give that product a try!
3. Limit heat and chemicals
No product can reduce the damages made from excessive heat treatments and dyeing. So if you want a healthy, strong hair then you better limit those to a minimum.