Whenever I notice that my locks have split ends, lack shine, feel weak, and are overall drier, I know I’m dealing with damaged hair. And that always brings me to one question: Are there any natural remedies out there that will help repair my damaged hair? The short answer is, not really. Once hair is damaged – most commonly caused by bleaching or over-dying – you’re pretty much looking at a collection of dead cells. And while you can’t bring these dead cells back to life, what you can do is use natural remedies to prevent new damage.
For those of you wondering how to repair damaged bleached hair or how to prevent dry hair in general, here are some tricks to try at home:
Avoid washing hair every day
The first rule when it comes to preventing dry, brittle hair is to avoid washing every day. Washing your hair too often actually strips it of its natural oils, leading to frizzy, crunchy hair. Personally, I try to go at least two days before washing my hair – sometimes even longer. When you do go to finally wash your hair, make sure you’re using a good quality shampoo and conditioner duo.
Now, I know that no one wants to go through the motions of their week with hair that looks thin and oily. But never fear, there are plenty of solutions to help combat oily hair.
This is probably the best time to start giving your locks an extra dose of tender love and care – in the form of supplements! A few of my personal favorites include Medi-tresse, collagen, biotin, and iron. But there are so many out there in all different forms, depending on what your specific needs are.
Try an oil
Consider adding an oil product to your usual hair care regime. This will help lock in as much moisture as possible, which your mane definitely needs right about now. Some of the best oils for damaged hair include coconut oil (a crowd favorite), argan oil, castor oil, and jojoba oil. But be sure to do your own research to find the oil that works for your hair’s unique trouble areas.
Get regular trims
And finally, one of the most important steps in figuring out how to repair damaged bleached hair is getting regular trims. Trimming your hair is so important because it helps detangle your ends and removes your damaged hair step by step to make room for a new head of healthy hair.
Now that you know how to achieve healthy locks and prevent damage, go check out this guide I put together on how to find the perfect hair style for your face shape.