How To Repair Chemically Damaged Hair? (7 best ways)

IJAJ SEIKH

This is the most comprehensive guide that helps you to repair damaged hair. 

The best part?

I am going to show you What causes hair damage? & How to repair chemically damaged hair. that is helpful for you.

In short: If you want to treat your damaged hair, you’ll love this guide. 

Let’s get started.

 

What exactly is hair damage? 

When your hair is too damaged then the cuticle or outer layer of your hair begins to crack 

Your hair damage is more than just split ends and if once your hair gets cuticle lifts due to any reason then it increases the risk of breakage and damage in your hair.  

If your hair is damaged once, it will never heal because it is permanent and the only way to correct it is that, along with time, your hair damage will be cured automatically

But you have to stop yourself from getting new damage in your hair so that your hair doesn’t get new damage again 

You need to take some actions or steps to prevent new damage and then probably you may be able to convert your brittle, dry hair to shiny, smooth hair.  

You should not hesitate to take treatment that is available to cure your damaged hair, because if you take this treatment then it will help you to bring back your old shiny and smooth hair.   

 

If someone’s hair is too damaged, then they would have seen something like this:

  1. 1. Unmanageable
  2. 2. Lackluster
  3. 3. Brittle
  4. 4. Rough 
  5. 5. Dry 
  6. 6. Tangled
  7. 7. Frizzy

 

What causes hair damage? 

  • 1. Bleaching: 

Hair bleaching is always used for strips the color of hair strands. Hair bleaching is a chemical hair dye technique. It can damage your hair.  

It can make your hair rough, dry, and brittle and bleaching can remove the elasticity from hair.

 

Other Side effects of hair bleaching:  

  1. A. You might get discolored hair.       
  2. B. Bleaching hurts the scalp 
  3. C. Bleached hair is high maintenance 
  4. D. Your hair will be more prone to damage  
  5. E. Your hair will get dry

 

  • 2. Chemical dyes: 

Hair dyeing or hair coloring is always used to change hair color. People also use hair dying or hair coloring to cover gray or white hair

If you use hair dyes then it can make your hair roughIt can make your hair dry due to this it can cause hair breakage and also can make your hair split ends.

 

Types of hair dyes

  1. a. Bleach 
  2. b. Semi-permanent hair dyes
  3. c. Permanent hair dyes 
  4. d. Ammonia-free dyes
  5. e. Temporary hair dyes

 

Side effects of hair dyeing 

  1. A. Effects on fertility  
  2. B. Conjunctivitis 
  3. C. Over-processing 
  4. D. Allergic reactions 
  5. E. Upkeep
  6. F. Asthma
  7. G. Cancer

 

  • 3. Heat styling

It can make your hair damage.

 

Side effects of heat styling 

  1. A. Hair fall 
  2. B. Hair gets dry 
  3. C. Hair gets burned
  4. D. Split ends 
  5. E. Harmful chemicals 
  6. F. Frizz
  7. G. Permanent hair loss 
  8. H. Dullness
  9. I. Breakage 
  10. J. Itchy scalp

 

Other Causes Of Hair Damaged 

  1. 1. Hot shower
  2. 2. Sleeping with your hair down 
  3. 3. Exposure to the sun 
  4. 4. Harsh hair care 
  5. 5. Rubbing hair aggressively with a towel
  6. 6. Lake of humidity
  7. 7. Wing blowing through hair
  8. 8. Massaging hair too hard while shampooing

 

What are the types of hair damage? 

  • 1. Brittleness and breakage: It happens due to the split ends of your hair. If you have brittle and breakage hair then try to use conditioners and serums on your hair.  

 

  • 2. Frizz: It happens due to humidity and damaged hair. If you have frizzy hair then try to use a serum on your hair. 

 

  • 3. Tangles: It happens due to a lack of moisture in your hair. 

 

  • 4. Dull and dry hair: Excessive use of chemical shampoo can cause dull and dry hair. If you have dull and dry hair then try to avoid over-shampooing.  

Try to wash your hair with shampoo twice a week. Try to take the best shampoo depending on your hair type.

 

How to repair chemically damaged hair? 

How to repair chemically damaged hair 
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Here 5 easy ways to repair damaged hair:  

  • 1. Trim your hair: 

When your hair is too damaged then it makes your hair split ends.  

If you leave your hair with this problem(split ends) for a long time and do not do any treatment for it, then your hair may become dry, brittle, and damaged due to this(split ends).  

So try to trim your hair. One important thing I want to tell you is that please try to trim your hair once in 6-8 weeks

If you trimmed your hair then it helps you to prevent or maybe remove split ends

 

  • 2. Hair oils:  

Try to take some best oil for daily use such as almond oil, olive oil, argan oil, and coconut oil, which can help you to repair hair damage and also helps you to regain moisture, reduce frizz, and prevent breakage. Try to use those oils on your hair. 

 

  • 3. Apply hair serum:  

If you use hair serum on your hair then it can help you to make your hair healthier, lustrous, and shinier. It also helps you to protect your hair from heat styling. 

Applying serum to your hair can help you to control frizz and also gives you a greasy look.  

 

  • 4. Homemade mask: 

Try to use homemade masks(at home) on your hair it helps you to make your hair healthier and also it can help you to repair your damaged hair. 

 

A. Eggs: Try to apply an egg mask to your hair.  

Take a white egg and mix it with half a lemon, and make it a smooth mixture and then apply it to your hair gently after that leave it for 30 minutes on your hair, and then wash your hair with shampoo(mild shampoo).  

 

B. Avocado: Take an egg and mix it with ripe avocado, and try to make it as a mask, and after that try to apply it on your hair gently and leave it for 20 minutes and after that wash your hair.

 

C. Banana: Take olive oil and also take a banana and mix it to make a mixture. After that try to apply it to your hair gently and leave it for 30 minutes and after that wash your hair with a gentle shampoo.

 

  • 5. Haircare routine: 

If possible try to switch to a gentle hair care routine. Stop using chemical hair products. Always choose hair products depending on your hair type.  

Try to use organic hair care products that are free of artificial fragrances, parabens, dyes, alcohol, and sulfates. Try to wash your hair regularly with organic shampoo that helps you to remove dead skin cells, dirt, and sebum.  

You can also use deep conditioning treatment on your hair that helps you to repair your damaged hair. Always wash your hair with organic shampoo and try to use conditioning on your hair. 

 

Tips to control your hair damage 

  • 1. Do not sleep with tight hairstyles such as buns, and ponytails. 
  • 2. Try to brush your hair after applying conditioner 
  • 3. Avoid excessive dyeing, heat styling, and bleaching. 
  • 4. Lower the Temperature of Your Tools 
  • 5. Indulge in Rich and Healing Hair Masks 
  • 6. Handle Wet Hair with Care 
  • 7. Get Professional Treatments 
  • 8. Embrace Leave-Ins
  • 9. Swim and Sun with Care 
  • 10. Don’t Let Your Hair Get Thirsty

 

Best Salon Treatments for Repairing Damaged Hair  

  • 1. Hair Glossing Treatment 
  • 2. Toning Treatment 
  • 3. Relax Treatment
  • 4. Moisture Treatment
  • 5. Detox Treatment
  • 6. Hot Oil Treatment
  • 7. Keratin Treatment
  • 8. Scalp Treatment

 

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What does damaged hair look like?

What does damaged hair look like
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Can damaged hair be repaired? 

If your hair is damaged once, it will never heal because it is permanent and the only way to correct it is that, along with time, your hair damage will be cured automatically.  

But you have to stop yourself from getting new damage in your hair so that your hair doesn’t get new damage again. 

 

Will chemically damaged hair grow back? 

Yes, but you need to massage your hair daily with oils that help you to stimulate your hair growth. If your hair is damaged due to any reason then there is one good way to grow back your hair which is scalp massage.

 

How long does it take to repair extremely damaged hair? 

It might take 2 to 3 months of weekly treatments, and if you don’t have too damaged hair then you might see results after the first treatment.    

 

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Will shaving my head get rid of damaged hair? 

No, If you shaved your hair then a good chance it still going to grow dry and brittle.

 

Conclusion

In this article, I discussed in the detail What causes hair damage? & How to repair chemically damaged hair.

I hope it’s helpful for you.

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