How to avoid damaged hair

Having healthy, strong hair is without a doubt important to many people. Unfortunately, our hair can easily become damaged from heat styling, coloring, and other environmental factors. Here are six of our top tips for avoiding damaged hair and keeping it looking epic:

Use a heat protectant, no questions asked.

When heat styling your hair, it's essential to use a heat protectant product to shield your hair from the damaging effects of heat. Look for a product that contains ingredients like keratin, which can help to create a barrier between your hair and the heat.

Keratin hair treatment

Really hot water? It’s a no for me. 

Really hot water can strip your hair of its natural oils and cause it to become dry and brittle. When washing your hair, use lukewarm or cool water instead. This will help to keep your hair's natural protectants where they belong.

Environmental pollutants are also our enemies. 

This includes things like air pollution, chlorine, and salt water, all of which can damage your hair and make it more susceptible to breakage. If you're going to be outside for an extended period of time, wear a hat or scarf to protect your hair from the elements.

Limit heat styling, babe! 

Heat styling tools like curling irons and straighteners can be great for creating a variety of looks, but they can also cause significant damage to your hair if used too often. While it may be tempting to straighten, curl, or blow-dry your hair on a daily basis, the high heat from these tools can cause damage and make your hair brittle and dry.  Try to limit the amount of heat styling you do, and when you do use these tools, be sure to keep the temperature set to a low or medium setting.

Women receiving hair heating treatment

You can’t go wrong with a wide-tooth comb.

When your hair is wet, it's at its most vulnerable and can easily become damaged. To avoid this, use a wide-tooth comb to gently detangle your hair. This will help to prevent breakage and keep your hair looking healthy and strong.

Wide tooth comb running through hair.

Ain’t nobody got time for harsh chemicals.

Chemical treatments like hair coloring and bleaching can be damaging to your hair. If you want to color your hair, be sure to choose a gentle, sulfate-free and vegan formula and avoid using these treatments too often. Also, look for products that are labeled "natural" or "organic" and avoid those that contain sulfates, parabens, and other harsh chemicals.

By following these tips, you can help to prevent damaged hair and keep it looking its best. Remember to be gentle with your hair, and always use products designed to protect and nourish it. With the right care and attention, your hair can stay healthy, strong, and beautiful. If you want all-natural hair styling products that not only nourishes your hair and scalp but also help you achieve the look you want, check out Wuli Grooming.