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7 Ways to Undo Summer Hair Damage

Hair Damage Repair for Stressed Out Summer Hair

Now that summer is indeed coming to an end and we approach the upcoming change in seasons, it is time to take back your hair and the hair damage that has occurred over the summer months. All those beautiful fall hair colors aren’t going to look good if your hair is dried out and is damaged to start with. Don’t stress though, the fix is an easy one in the form of moisture and protein reconditioners. I don’t think there is one of you that hasn’t become familiar with a deep conditioner at least one time in your life.

These intense moisturizing treatments, however, aren’t always the single best answer for dry, hair damage. The problem lies within the hair itself. Think of hair as a bucket. When your hair becomes damaged, either by the sun or from exposure to chemicals (i.e..: color, highlights, and perms) that bucket starts to get riddled with holes. These holes don’t allow the bucket to hold water. The more water you put into the bucket the more water that flows out through the damaged holes. The obvious answer to this is to plug the holes. This is where protein comes into play. It is protein that will fill the holes in the hair/bucket so when you deep condition, the water will stay in the hair.

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Ok, ok, I know some heads are spinning right now, but it really is quite easy. The finer your hair, the more protein, it needs and conversely, the coarser your hair, the more moisture it needs. All of you with fine hair, should be using a protein treatment like, Redken’s Cat Treatment, or Grund’s Tiger Protein Treatment, which is my personal favorite. Use a protein treatment at least twice, for every one time you do a deep conditioning treatment.

Now for all those with that thick, luxurious hair, you still need to use a protein treatment first (remember you have to plug up those holes in the bucket!) Next, use a deep conditioner like Redken’s Real Control Intense Renewal Mask. Now remember that you won’t need to use that protein treatment for at least the next three times you deep condition.

Doing these two simple reconditioning steps, will make your hair shiny and healthy by helping to erase that summertime hair damage.

Heat Cap uses steam to set hairstyle

To make your treatments even more effective, simply cover your hair with a plastic cap and apply heat from your hair dryer for 5 to 10 minutes. If you don’t have a plastic cap, go to the kitchen and grab some plastic wrap or better yet, just use that plastic bag you have from your recent trip to the grocery store.

How to Repair Summer Hair Damage

Six Summer Hair Damage Rehab Tips

As wonderful as summer can be, all that fun in the sun can leave you with badly damaged strands here are six summer hair damage rehab DIY how to tricks

  • Weekly Oil Treatment – It will address moisture loss by restoring your hair’s natural lipid balance. A weekly oil treatment will dissolves product build-up, too, which helps to create a smoother, light-reflecting finish.
  • Find the Right Daily Conditioner – If you have thick hair, try a luscious cream like Philip B. White Truffle Conditiong Creme. If you have thin hair and don’t want to weigh it down try the Lightweight Deep Conditioning Creme just on the ends.
  • Try a Hair Masque – Throw some Katira Masque on clean hair, let dry to a hard helmet, then rinse out; Condition and rinse again.
  • Get a Trim – Split ends have a habit of moving up the hair shaft.
  • Double up on the Hot Oil – If you have extremely damaged hair, use oil treatments twice a week or more.
  • Use a Leave-in Conditioner – If you’re making a few end of summer trips to the beach or pool, rinse your hair with clean water, run some leave-in conditioner or oil  through it and cover it with a hat. This will protect you from sun damage and if dive in the water, your hair won’t absorb as much drying salt and chlorine.

  





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