We’ve offered plenty of hair loss solutions in the posts we’ve written for this blog. Sometimes, though, you can experience damaged hair in one or more parts of your scalp, rather than full-on hair loss. If it’s visible, it can make you feel self-conscious and worried about how you look.

Fortunately, there are several easy ways you can start repairing damaged hair. The sooner you begin to adopt these methods, the sooner you’ll start seeing results. As with everything else, you can do one or two things and notice a difference, but adopting all five of the following tips will make a bigger difference.

1: Use Shampoo and Conditioner That Targets Damaged Hair

No doubt you’re aware of the many shampoo and conditioner duos you can buy on the market today. Some for dry hair, some for greasy hair… and yes, some for damaged hair. Switch to one of these if you need to, as it can form part of your overall hair care routine to help maintain your locks.

Bonus tip – when you do wash your hair, turn down the temperature, so it’s not too harsh on your hair. Water as hot as you can stand it can damage your hair just as heat styling equipment can. Perhaps not to the same degree, but it certainly doesn’t help.

2: Use a Leave-in Conditioner

A hydrating conditioner is perfect for this task. Look for something that will protect your hair from heat and help keep any split ends smoothed down. It’s not a one-and-done task, but regular use as part of a range of steps to help revitalize your hair is certainly recommended.

Check the instructions for how often you should use it, as too much use can also lead to hair damage. Normally, you’d swap out the regular conditioner for a leave-in conditioner. You’d usually apply it to damp hair once you’ve rinsed out your shampoo.

3: Book Yourself in for a Trim

Split ends are a noticeable indicator of damaged hair. It’s best to trim those off to freshen up your hair if you can. Leaving them means there is a chance they’ll get worse.

If your hair looks frizzy or has become unmanageable, book yourself an appointment for a haircut. Your hair stylist can also provide some other tips on looking after your hair. A regular trim will help freshen up any hairstyle and minimize split ends.

4: Switch to Silk

Buying the best shampoos and leave-in conditioners can be pricey at times. The last thing you want to do is to treat your hair badly during the day – or night. One way to look after it is to switch to silk. Silk pillowcases are perfect for this, as they’re far easier on your hair.

The slippery nature of anything made from silk means that your hair won’t get tangled up when you lay on it. If you wake up in the morning with your hair in tangles or knots, switch to a silk pillowcase and you’ll notice the difference. And if you wear hats a lot during the colder months, go for ones that have a silk lining.

5: Cut down on Heat Styling

Heat doesn’t do your hair much good, yet it’s what many of us use to style our hair. Over time, it can cause damage, so if you’re noticing your hair is becoming damaged, cut back on hot styling tools, and let your hair dry naturally whenever you can. This may not always be practical, but even reducing it by a couple of days a week can make a difference.

So, the good news is that there is a lot you can do to take control of damaged hair. Having an idea of what caused the damage in the first place is sensible too, as you can then take steps to avoid that action in future. Sometimes, simply forgetting to book an appointment with your hairstylist is enough to let those split ends get out of control, making your hair look less than its best. Since split ends and breakage can lead to hair loss, it’s best to proactively seek solutions that will help you manage damaged hair.

To learn more, contact the team at Unique Hair Concepts for a complimentary, in-person hair and scalp analysis.