No body likes dry and damaged hair. It spoils the beauty of a person and if the victim is a woman, it is of great concern to repair damaged hair so that the beauty can be restored.To treat and repair damaged and dry hair you should be aware of the causes that lead to such hair problems. Some factors that cause hair damage may not be in your hands but there are some factors which are certainly in your control.
Factors That Damage Hair
Pollutants present in the environment damage your beautiful hair. It may be almost impossible for you to get rid of the pollutants from your environment; however you can stay away from such environment if possible. Unhealthy foods, harsh chemicals etc. are surely in your hands so you can control their use. Junk foods, oily foods, foods high in fats etc. are not good for your hair; in fact such foods are not good for your overall health.Such foods lack nutrients such as iron, calcium, protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C etc. and thus your immune system becomes weak and blood circulation becomes poor. Eventually your hair roots do not get sufficient amount of blood or nutrients which leads to weak hair, damaged hair, hair dryness etc.
Things To Avoid
Avoid Hair Dryer
Some women use hair dryer in wrong way or use it more than required which damages their hair. If you too use hair dryer to dry your hair and give different shapes, you should strictly avoid it if your hair has been damaged. When you dry your wet hair with help of hair dryer, your hair gets damaged further. Hence avoid its use and allow your wet hair to dry in a natural way.
Avoid Heating Appliances
Excess heat is not good for you whether your hair gets heat from Sun’s rays or from artificial devices. Excess heat drains away moisture from your hair and leaves it dehydrated which promotes hair damage. Many women and beauty parlours use tools such as curling irons, hot rollers etc. for different types of hair styles. These tools and electronic devices emit harmful heat radiation. Excess heat is neither good for your hair nor for your brain.
However you can use such devices when you are going to attend wedding ceremony or special occasions. But do not use such heated appliances every time you go to attend a party. However, if you can’t stop yourself from heating your hair to get your desired hair style, use some heat protecting sprays before heating your hair.
Avoid Use Of Shampoo Daily
Shampoo can prove to be very beneficial if you use it twice or thrice a week. But if you shampoo daily your hair will become dry and get damaged. Excess use of shampoo drains out moisture from your hair which ultimately makes them dry and damaged.
Things To Do
Eat Diet Rich In Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Omega 3 fatty acids are very beneficial for your heart health and immune system. It improves your blood circulation due to which your hair roots get sufficient amount of nutrients. Eventually your hair becomes healthy and beautiful. These fatty acids also improve your nervous system and brain functions which ultimately provide strength to your hair. Salmon, tuna, sardines, flaxseeds, nuts, fish oil etc. are goods sources of omega 3 fatty acids. Hence consume such foods regularly to repair damaged hair naturally.
Eat Diet Rich In Iron
Iron is very essential for the nutrition of your hair. This nutrient improves blood circulation and increases hemoglobin. This nutrient also prevents anemia and various other problems such as shortness of breath, weakness etc. You should eat foods rich in iron to repair your damaged hair.
Eat Diet Rich In Protein
Protein is another vital nutrient for your hair health. It promotes hair growth, prevents hair loss and beautifies your hair. In order to repair any damage in your body, protein is essential. If you want to repair your damaged hair, consume foods rich in protein. Milk, eggs, whole grains, pulses, soy etc. are good sources of protein.
Consume Vitamin E
Vitamin E is one the most important vitamins to cure any type of hair and skin problem. Deficiency of Vitamin E damages hair and causes brittle hair and split ends. Its deficiency also causes skin dryness, eczema etc. You should increase your intake of olive oil because this oil is highly rich in Vitamin E.
Apply Oils Regularly
There are different types of oils which can play vital role in repairing your damaged hair. If you apply oils rich in Vitamin E you can get double benefits. Coconut oil, almonds oil, jojoba oil etc. are very effective oils to repair your damaged hair. Castor oil is excellent oil in restoring your hair health. This oil has anti bacterial and anti viral properties and cures different types of skin ailments besides repairing damaged hair. You should choose two three different types of oils and apply them alternatively.
Apply Egg Yolk & Lemon Juice
Egg yolk is a very effective home remedy to repair damaged hair. Take out egg yolk and mix lemon juice in it. You can add olive oil in it for better result. Mix these three ingredients properly and apply on your damaged hair. Allow it to remain there for 15-20 minutes and thereafter wash it with mild shampoo. You can see the result on the same day. Your hair will start glowing and will look thick and healthy. Do not apply any oil for a day and shampoo again after a day. You will observe a remarkable change in your hair. Repeat this process weekly or twice a week.
Trimming Is Important
To keep your hair healthy, keep trimming it regularly. Trimming also prevents the occurrence of split ends. If your hair is weak, try to keep it short.
To repair your damaged hair, use suitable conditioner for your hair. Instead of using ready made conditioner, you can also use home made conditioner. The mixture of honey and olive oil acts as an excellent hair conditioner.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
Lack of water causes dehydration; hence drink plenty of water to improve blood circulation and to keep your hair moist and hydrated.