If your hair is suffering from endless styling, heat, sun, and sea – and you can’t bear to part with any of it – try these five easy and simple ways to repair damaged hair without having to go for the chop.
Ditch the Heat
No matter how good your conditioner is, washing your hair with hot water will seriously dehydrate it and leave it looking brittle and dry. Try switching to warm water and finishing with a cold rinse, which will help seal the hair cuticle and prevent damage and frizz. This goes for using heat to style your locks too, so whenever you can, let your hair dry au naturel. Alternatively, try plaiting it when it’s wet to get beachy waves without the need for tongs.
Crack an Egg
Eggs aren’t just a great way to start your day; they’re also a great way to treat damaged locks. The yolks are abundant in amino acids, which act as split-end saviors – and it really is as simple as cracking a couple open and covering the mid-lengths and ends of damp hair with the yolks. Cover your head with a plastic cap, leave on for about 30 minutes, and then rinse out with warm water. Egg-cellent.
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Take a Break
Just as your skin needs a break from makeup, your hair needs a break from products and styling. Oversaturating your locks with products only leads to weaker hair, which means it’s more susceptible to damage. Whenever you can, let your hair have a rest from its usual routine.
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Skip the Sulfates
When it comes to picking the perfect products, try to skip the sulfates. They can strip hair of its natural, nourishing oils and cause it to weaken faster. Next time you’re shopping for shampoo, watch out for words like “sodium laureth sulfate” and “sodium lauryl sulfate”, and pick the most natural one available.