All of us envy the diamond tiara being placed on the luxuriant locks of the gorgeous beauties at various beauty pageants. And believe it or not, it is not the tiara which attracts attention, but the amazing curls and bountiful locks of these women. Great looks and gorgeous hair make for a stunning and of course a winning combination. No doubt, these beauties also suffer from bad hair days. Many of us suffer from dull, lifeless, frizzy or wayward hair - damage wrought on by internal as well as external factors. Learn how to care for damaged hair.
Why does hair get damaged?
Technically speaking, damaged hair means those hair cuticles that have been cracked, chipped, roughened or worn off. Typically damaged hair is rough to the touch, dry and brittle. It is easily susceptible to breakage. Some of the most common external reasons for hair damage include:
Internal factors that can damage hair include poor diet, stress, insomnia and anemia, vitamin deficiency especially during pregnancy and lactating period.
Damaged Hair care
Undoing the damage caused to the hair will take both time and effort. But it is definitely not a daunting task. While certain specific products do have the ability to repair the hair, in some rare cases very little can be done to the damaged hair. The only solution in such cases would be to wait for new hair to grow. Some of the solutions for damaged hair care include:
Damaged hair care at home
Using protein enriched shampoos with pH balance smoothens the frayed cuticle layer of damaged hair. Deep protein conditioning helps in adding strength to the hair shaft. Whip 2 eggs; add a tbsp of lime juice and olive oil. Mix well and leave on hair for 20-30 minutes.
Shampoo and rinse thoroughly. This acts as a good homemade conditioner. Another good homemade build up remover is to squeeze a lemon into a glass of water and use it to rinse hair. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with plain water.
It is prudent to avoid frequent use of damaging treatments and harsh chemicals on the hair. With the right care and treatment, you can keep your mane healthy, shiny and bouncy.