How to Heal Style-Damaged Hair


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Styling products can turn a really bad hair day into a day full of pretty locks. But products and heat and other things that we do to our hair (you know what I’m talking about!) can really cause a lot of damage. If your hair is exhibiting any signs of mistreatment, it’s time to give your head a break. At this Fort Collins spa, we see a lot of hair in need of repair – here are the best tips from our beauty salon.

The Telltale Signs

If you say, “yes” to any of these questions, take the time to start healing your hair:

  • Does your hair break off at the ends regularly?
  • Do you find short pieces of hair throughout your head?
  • Is your hair dry and makes a crinkling sound when you scrunch it up?
  • Does your hair feel like it’s thinner?

The root cause of hair damage that’s severe enough to show comes from a number of things like straighteners, curlers, and even your hair dryer. Plus, if you’ve been dying your hair for a long time or bleaching it, you’ll find that the damage is even worse. So, what can you do?

How to Repair Your Hair

1. Back off! Stop using those styling tools, and let your hair air-dry when possible (you can wrap it up in a soft cloth hair wrap or bandanna to keep it up and out of your face).

2. Take it easy when it comes to styling products. Do you really need to use all of those products? You may think that your hair doesn’t look good unless you put creams and serums in it, but it’s going to look a lost worse if you fry it even more by using that stuff. So, put the product down!

3. Go to a salon that uses organic and natural hair dye. Hair dyes are not all created equal, and some of those mixtures will simply fry your hair.

4. Start using products that repair. Ask your stylist about treatments that you can put in your hair to help it out. Deep conditioners, masks, and other restoring products can help your hair get back its shine.

5. Begin on the inside. Hair health is really dependent on whole body health. Eat good fats, drink lots of water, and take your vitamins – it starts on the inside.

6. Get your hair cut regularly. You don’t have to chop it all off (though this can really help with seriously damaged hair), but getting a trim once in a while is a really good way to encourage your hair to repair and grow.

7. Think about cutting it all off. Can you handle the idea of a really short hair cut? If you cut your hair way back, the locks that grow will be thicker and stronger and not as damaged. It might take a few months for hair to grow again, though, so do keep that in mind.

8. Consider things like coconut oil. Coconut oil has been proven to penetrate the scalp (it’s one of the few oils that does this), and this can lead to better hair.

9. Give yourself a scalp massage, or go to a salon that treats clients with scalp massages. The simple act of massaging your scalp can help with hair growth.

10. Come in and see us. We’ve seen a lot of really damaged hair, and we know how to fix it. Come into our salon today to show us what you’re battling, and we can help you get back on the right track.

At our Fort Collins spa, Athena, we only use natural and organic hair products and dyes. We also have an array of hair treatment options in our beauty salon that can be used to help repair damaged hair. Don’t let that damage go on any longer! Call your Fort Collins spa today for help.

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