Blog Hair Care Tips Straightener How to repair damaged hair from straightening? By Marilyn Atkins Posted on October 19, 2017 0 Personally, I straighten my hair using a flat iron and am sure most of the other women do too. Most salons around use the flat iron because let’s face it, it does a perfect job and always leaves your hair looking smooth, shiny and generally very glamorous. The biggest downside of straightening our hair is the fact that it strips the hair of essential oils and lipids, dries out the cuticle while removing the proteins from the hair, and destroys the outer hair layer. After a while, you will find yourself with damaged hair and it can be so difficult to style. We have all been here at some point and you get so frustrated seeing your hair all dry and frizzy. You end up having a bad hair day for several days in a row. You definitely need to fix your hair and repair it from the damage caused by straightening. Having fixed this issue a while back, below are is a step by step guide to help you repair your damaged hair. Wash your hair with shampoo There are a lot of shampoos designed to deal with damaged and dry hair. They are generally referred to as gentle shampoo and are very good and mild to avoid extensive damage. After washing with shampoo, ensure you rinse it with conditioner and leave it in for about 3 minutes. Conditions will help broken hair and will really go a long way to repairing your hair. You should, however, ensure you rinse it out properly and don’t leave any residues. Apply leave in conditioner The leave-in conditioner helps to repair damaged hair and it is quite essential. It provides moisture to your hair ensuring it is no longer dry. This will help you ensure your hair is more manageable and you won’t spend a lot of time styling. When purchasing a leave-in condition ensure the particular product has the following ingredients vitamin E, silk, silicone, and coconut oil. For example, you can have HSI thermal heat protectant to protect your hair from heat and have a leave-in conditioner at the same time. Style your hair Your hair should now be easy to style and it will not look as dry or fizzy as before. Style your hair as you would normally but try to be as gentle as possible you don’t want to damage your hair further because of using excessive force caused by any titanium flatirons like wazor straighteners or BaBylissPRO. Use a deep conditioning treatment One of the best and most recommended deep conditioning treatment is the mayonnaise and it is very effective. Ensure you use it at least once a week, for faster and better results, try using it twice a week. You will find these treatments at almost all beauty stores. Alternatively, you could also make a moisturizing mask for your hair using an avocado and olive oil. You simply need to smash the avocado and add olive oil, it will be done when you get a fine thick paste. You then need to warm it in a microwave, finally apply it and let it stay for about 30 minutes before rinsing it out. Trim your hair Hair ends are always damaged beyond repair and you need to accept this fact. You, therefore, need to trim the bottom inch of your hair. Every inch of hair is important to us women, but you need to let go of that inch of your hair. The reason you need to remove the split and fried ends is in order to promote healthy growth of your hair. Eat lots of proteins Your hair is made up of proteins and you need to eat a lot of food rich in protein. Good sources of proteins include fish, nuts, beans, and chicken. It is essential you eat protein-rich food at all times to keep your hair healthy and not just when it is damaged. Make it a habit and incorporate it into your diet. Conclusion Your hair will probably take some time to fully go back to its healthy state and you need to handle it carefully. I know at this point you may have been advised or thought of shaving your hair, thinking that your hair is beyond repair. This is however not true and you could easily repair your hair if you follow the steps mentioned above. It will take some time, but it is a way better way of regaining your hair rather than shaving.