There can come a point when it seems the only way how to treat damaged hair and achieve that salon-fresh feel is to get a drastic cut. Regular trims every twelve weeks or so are advised to keep the ends healthy and fresh. However, split ends, breakage and dryness are warning signs to assess hair damage.
It’s often thought that damaged hair only comes with the use of straighteners and hair dye. This isn’t necessarily true. Every day mistakes as simple as using the wrong hair brush and over-shampooing can be detrimental to hair health. Keep reading to discover how to treat damaged hair.
How to tell if your hair is damaged
There are three things to assess in order to tell if your hair is damaged- elasticity, texture, and ends.
1. Hair Elasticity
Hair with poor elasticity is lacking in bounce and full of breakage. This breakage may be noticeable on its own but if not, the hair’s elasticity can be determined by gently pulling at a wet strand and observing how it bounces back. If the strand only stretches a small amount or breaks off entirely, it has been damaged.
2. Hair Texture
The hair’s strands should ideally feel smooth and hydrated. A brittle texture tells you that your hair is damaged and dehydrated. To quickly infuse some moisture back into your strands, try the Christophe Robin Hydrating Melting Mask with Aloe Vera.