12 Tips For Overprocessed Hair
Friday, February 10, 2017 7:31 AM
Overprocessed hair of often as a result of abuse of chemical treatment on hair. Here are ways to fix over processed hair.
- Use a hair mask. At least once or twice a month, do a home hair mask treatment to help repair surface damage. This heavy duty conditioning will smooth out frizz and help protect your hair from future damage. It will also strengthen hair, giving it extra resiliency from breakage caused by brittle, over processed hair.
- Use warm or cool water when washing your hair. Hot water is drying and can make the damage worse. Choose a shampoo that is specifically formulated for damaged hair. Look for things like “anti-breakage,” “renewal,” or “strengthening on the label.
- Start with a trim. The key to getting healthier hair again and recovering from over-processing is to get rid of as much of the damage as possible! This might mean losing some length, but it’s fine to only cut off as much as you’re comfortable with.
- Deep condition your hair once a week. You can use a store-bought deep conditioner or make your own. Mix ½ cup plain yogurt, 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice into a bowl. Smooth the mixture onto towel-dried hair. Wait 20 minutes before rinsing your hair with lukewarm water.
- If your hair has been through extreme damage your lacking protein in your hair. To help in this case you may want to try and aggressive approach like a Keratin Treatment, it will not only make your hair soft, but will help restore and restructure all the proteins that have been striped out of your hair.
- Limit how often your wash your hair. Overwashing dries out your hair and leads to breakage. Instead of washing your hair every day, opt for every other day or even three times a week. On days you don’t wash your hair, if you feel like your hair is grimy, get it wet and condition the hair, but skip the shampoo
- Try an at-home masque As opposed to a salon treatment that cleanses deep into the hair follicle, an at-home masque helps to soothe the outer layer of your damaged hair. A masque for at-home hair care is necessary every three to four weeks to ease over processed hair.
- Comb through dry hair with a wide-toothed comb to detangle. Identify brittle, dry sections where the damage is at its worst. Determine how much hair is beyond repair by pulling lightly on individual hair strands. If hair frays or snaps under minimal pressure, it needs to be removed.
- Moisturize and condition. When your hair is overprocessed, it’s often dried out as a result of all the chemicals and heat that have been used on it in the past. Because of this, moisture is key in restoring your hair’s health and shine. If you’re dealing with dry hair make sure you find and stick with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner that will help restore moisture to your parched locks.
- Reduce styling time. In other words, leave your hair alone.
- Moisture Shampoo/Conditioners are to help hydrate your actually hair strand and give back some of the life in your hair such as shine and manageability.
- Having and using the correct hot tool. Most women who use their hot tools on daily figure the higher the heat the faster I’ll get done, but in reality if you would turn down the temperature and take smaller sections of your hair your saving your hair from potential heat damage.