5 Ways To Repair Damaged Hair

5 ways to repair damaged hair

At Enigma Hair + Body, we are committed to the health of your hair. That’s why we encourage our clients to avoid over-styling, over-lightening and overdoing it, in general, to ensure they maintain the integrity and shine of their locks. To prevent damage from happening or to repair the damage that has already occurred, here are 5 ways to combat hair damage.

Lower the temperature on your tools

One of the most common mistakes we see is people using blowdryers, straightening irons or curling wands at too high a temperature. Unless you have super thick or coarse hair, the mid-range temperature on your styling tool will get the job done. Try heat-free days that will save your hair from drying out and becoming brittle. Always make sure you use a heat protector when heat-styling your hair to avoid any thermal damage.

Handle wet hair with care

Any hair is at its most vulnerable when it’s wet. And, the potential for damage really accelerates if your hair is fine, curly or fragile from over-bleaching. The general rule of thumb with wet hair is the gentler, the better. Never pull a brush through wet hair rather use a wide tooth comb to gently separate the hair when you step out of the shower.

Indulge in professional hair masks

Most people don’t know that hair masks keep working after you wash them out. They contain high concentrations of reparative and moisturizing ingredients, like vitamins, oils and naturally-sourced elements. They’re also thicker than regular conditioners, so when you apply them to damp hair, they stay put. That gives these formulas time to penetrate more deeply into the hair surface and fill in the gaps and nicks that develop on the surface of damaged hair.

Trim your ends

To keep split ends from getting out of control, visit your hairstylist for regular trims every 6 weeks. You don’t have to lose much length at all—your stylist can simply “dust” the ends to keep your hair healthy, strong and un-frayed.

Swim and sun with care

When you head to the beach, make sure you protect your hair from too much sun exposure, which can be drying and cause your hair colour to fade by wearing a hat. You can also go the extra mile by applying a hair mask before heading out—it will treat and protect your hair while you’re outside.

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