Caring for damaged hair
To take care of hair that requires repair, here’s what you need to do
Eating healthy is the key
No matter how much you care for your mane, if you don’t eat a proper and balanced meal your hair will not grow healthy. Nuts, fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, vitamin B complex, vitamin E and folic acid make your hair healthy and strong. Apart from this, take multivitamin supplements if you are suffering from hairfall.
Comb your hair often
If you think that by combing your hair again and again, it could lead to hairfall — then you are wrong. Brushing your hair will make your mane healthier, stronger and shinier. According to hair experts, your scalp produced sebum which while combing gets distributed all over your scalp and makes your hair shiny. By brushing, you also massage your scalp which ensures good blood flow, making your hair and roots stronger.
Use shampoos and conditioner suitable for your hair type
Shampoos could strip your hair of essential oils, making your scalp dry and itchy. Thus choose one that is typically suited for your hair type. Read the labels before you pick up on a shampoo/ conditioner. Also do not use hot water while washing your hair it can make your hair rough. Instead opt for lukewarm water or cold water while washing.
Says Meena Rajan, R&D head – hair category, Dove, “We all like experimenting with hair, but in the long run, damage takes its toll within the structure causing gaps due to severe damage of keratin. Use a shampoo with keratin actives that work at the cellular level of the hair structure and helps re-construct damaged protein making the hair strong and resilient to damage.”
Don’t style much
Everyone wants to sport lustrous mane, but if you do too much of styling, it may spoil your hair. Says Dr Rohini Wadhwani, medical director, Skin Essentials, “Excessive use of heat or chemical treatments can strip your hair of its protective layer and make your mane weak and damaged. To prevent your hair from getting damaged, opt for a solution that offers ProMend or fiber active rich products that will mend your hair shafts together and protect them from further damage.”