I don’t have a good relationship with my mane, so I wrote this story mostly for myself. So we reached out to Devin Graciano, hairstylist and head of product development at Goldie Locks, for an expert on how to calm and restore hair. I got good advice. Find easy fixes for hair damage and breakage below!
best first aid for hair damage
According to Devin, the fastest solution is to get your bum into the salon. “When approaching cut hair from a DIY perspective, it’s always important to understand how it was damaged in the first place.
“Chemical (color/lightening) breakage, or what we call chemical haircuts, is the destruction of the cuticle and often the cortex of the hair by the dissolution of large amounts of chemicals into the hair. Learn more For context, start with the hair cuticle looking like scales, or imagine a shingles arrangement on a rooftop. “The more chemicals you use or the longer you put them in your hair, the more the chemicals will connect and the hair will break in those places,” explains Devin.
“If your hair has broken off due to chemical treatments, we recommend choosing a short, chic haircut to restore the integrity of your hair. Rejuvenate the outer (cuticle layer) with hydration and moisture.” But you’ll also want to focus on internal replenishment with protein,” she continues.
Listen to this because summer is starting. “When it comes to hair damage from the sun, heat tools, or prolonged use by the pool, you need to focus on hydrating and rehydrating just to give life to your hair’s biggest shield, the cuticle layer. Yes,” says Devin. Say.
To undo all this damage, treat your hair properly. “Choose a moisturizing hair mask, such as the Goldie Locks Signature Hair Mask or the Goldie Locks Signature Hair Serum. The latter is a hybrid of hair oil and hair serum that takes care of the inside of your hair and protects the outside.”
If you prefer the vegan/DIY route, Devin recommends: Avocado hair mask is sure to do your hair a favor. By lathering your hair with avocado, its high fatty acid content repairs damaged hair and its natural minerals restore vitality to damaged hair.
How to regrow damaged hair
If you want healthy hair to fully regrow and grow back, shift your focus below the surface. “Our hair grows in three-month cycles, and it is through that cycle that the health of the hair is determined before it grows from the scalp. When your body’s micronutrients are balanced, your hair will be healthier, stronger and grow faster. We focus on whole-body health, which directly affects the growth cycle.”
Eating right is inextricably linked to hair health. “When your body lacks specific or collective nutrients, it becomes weaker and a more fragile target throughout its life cycle,” says Devin.
“Once you start your daily supplement routine, it’s important to check your scalp health to ensure your scalp microbiome is healthy and your hair can thrive.”
Her other tips are these words: her hair is wet Make sure the scalp and new growth are dry. If you don’t, bacteria and fungi will start to gather in moist, dark environments like your scalp,” she emphasizes.
how to deal with breakage
It sounds like you understand it now, but in reality you can’t fix the corruption. “A break is a break in the hair, and once it falls out, it cannot grow back. However, if your hair or split ends are weak points, use a moisturizing leave-in conditioner, like Goldie Locks Signature Leave-in Conditioner, or a hair oil. You can fix this by using a hair protectant, or a heat protectant, a restorative hair mask, and there are other science-backed products like K18 that can bring back your natural hair. All products containing are intended for natural hair and are not intended for the longevity or quality of hair extensions.
A long-term approach to dealing with damaged hair
“Avoid bleaching and highlighting appointments to avoid exposing your hair to chemical treatments on weekends leading to unwanted chemical haircuts, but keep your haircuts and hair trim appointments. Your body and Make sure you’re supplementing with the essential vitamins and minerals that support hair growth.
Uncurled or uncoiled hair tends to break while wet, so use a leave-in conditioner or styler with emollient properties before combing or brushing wet or towel-dried hair. please. “Try a silk pillowcase to avoid chafing when drying towels and reduce chafing while you sleep,” continues Devin.
What to do if hair is irreparable
“If after consulting with your stylist you have concluded that your hair cannot be restored, take this as an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and recognize yourself with a fresh haircut.” Advise. Devin. “We are often unprepared for drastic hair changes, especially if they are unexpected, but we can change our mindset and understand that hair carries a memory and a history. If you cut off the ends that are no longer useful, you could be giving up a load that you didn’t realize was that length.