7 Great and Effective Tips for Preventing and Repairing Damaged Hair

March 15 2022


Have you ever looked at your hair, and wondered how it got so dry and brittle? Or maybe you’ve been battling split ends. No need to fret, your hair’s woes can be solved at Meraki Hair & Makeup Studio. Our experts have compiled a list of treatments and solutions to both prevent and repair damage to your hair.

Regular Trimming
One of the most important parts of keeping your hair healthy is to get it trimmed regularly. No, that doesn’t mean you have to get a dramatic change. Just getting your ends trimmed every couple of months can really help prevent breakage and split ends. Believe it or not, this will actually help promote your hair’s growth as well. Without damaged ends constantly breaking off, your hair will be able to catch up on growth you may otherwise not have had.

Deep Conditioning and Masques
Deep conditioning is a good way to keep your hair soft and smooth. During the deep conditioning process, your hair is moisturized, which helps keep it healthy. Moisturizing it well will help prevent breakage and hay-like textures- especially when it comes to your ends. There are also masques made specifically for treating and repairing damaged hair, such as our Caviar Repair masque. Not only can it help make your hair stronger, but it will help bring your hair back to life. You can also try a good leave-in conditioner for everyday use to combat dryness.

Let it Rest
Hairstyles that pull on your scalp and tug at your hair will not only damage your hair but your scalp as well. The pressure puts strain on both, and can actually lead to hair loss. Make sure that you let your hair rest from tight hairstyles. Even if you can’t stand to let your hair down, there are a lot of different hairstyles you can choose from. Changing up its normal routine by putting it in a looser style can help prevent thinning and hair breakage.

Use Heatless Styling Methods
Heating tools are well known for causing damage- and for good reason. Heated styling tools are harsh on your hair, especially when used improperly. Make sure that you’re using your blow dryer on the lowest settings you can, and don’t hold it right up to your head. Heat protection products can help prevent split ends- and when you use your straightening and curling irons, only use them on dry hair. Wet hair is much more prone to damage and using heated tools on it is one of the number one ways to get splits.

Stop Shampooing
Now we aren’t saying that you shouldn’t wash your hair- but if you’re shampooing it every day it’s not as healthy as it can be. Shampoo strips your hair of oils that are essential for it to stay healthy. Without them, it can get dry, and brittle. You can still wash with lukewarm water, but try shampooing every other day and see how it changes.

Limit Your Dye
Dying your hair too much can absolutely fry it. Especially if you’re using home dying kits. The chemicals in hair dye and bleach are harsh and strip your hair of moisture- so if you dye your hair frequently, don’t be afraid to go natural for a while.

Don’t Brush too Much
Did you know that brushing your hair too much can actually cause breakage? Especially if you’re brushing your hair while it’s wet. Wet hair is compromised and can easily snap when brushed. Make sure that your hair is dry, and only brush it gently until it is detangled. If your hair is textured or curly, this might not apply to you as much- however, if that is the case using a detangler while combing your hair will help prevent it from breaking off and splitting.

Damage to your hair can be a pretty disappointing thing. But there are many measures you can take to make your damaged hair healthy and manageable. We can help you fix it- just visit us at 1281 Arthur Kill Road in Staten Island. To book an appointment you can call us at 718.966.6601. You can also try our Meraki Hair & Makeup Studio app, available for free on iTunes &  Google Play.