Levels of Damaged Hair
Before we get into how to fix your fried hair, it’s important to understand the different levels of damage. This will help you figure out what steps you need to take in order to get your hair back to its former glory.
There are three levels of damaged hair:
– Level one: Slightly damaged hair. This is when your hair is slightly dry and/or brittle. You might notice that your hair is frizzy or has lost some of its shine.
– Level two: Moderately damaged hair. This is when your hair is noticeably damaged. It might have a rough texture and you might also notice that it’s starting to break or split. Your hair will look very unhealthy.
– Level three: Severely damaged aka fried hair. This is when your hair’s texture is very coarse – it’s dry, brittle, and breaking off all over the place. You probably have a lot of split ends, and your hair likely looks and feels very unhealthy.
If you’re not sure which level of damage your hair is at, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and assume it’s worse than it actually is.
7 Signs of fried hair
- Your hair feels dry and brittle.
- You have a lot of split ends.
- Your hair is breaking off in chunks.
- You’ve lost a lot of your hair’s natural shine.
- Your hair looks and feels very unhealthy.
- Your hair is a different color than it used to be.
- Your hair has a rough texture.
If you’re experiencing any of these signs, then it’s safe to say that your hair is fried and in need of some serious TLC.
What causes fried hair?
Fried hair is caused by a variety of factors, including:
– Over-processing: This is when your hair has been exposed to too many chemicals, such as from coloring, bleaching, or straightening.
– Heat damage: This is when your hair has been damaged by heat from styling tools, such as curling irons, straighteners, or blow dryers.
– Environmental damage: This can be from exposure to the sun, wind, or even cold weather.
– Physical damage: This can be from brushing your hair too harshly, using the wrong type of brush, or even sleeping on wet hair.
All of these factors can lead to your hair becoming dry, brittle, and damaged. If you’re not careful, it can even lead to your hair breaking off.
So, how do you fix fried hair?
So, how do you fix fried hair?
Unfortunately, fried hair can’t be repaired because the protein bonds and cuticles have been permanently altered.
Instead, you can only focus on preventing further damage and try to minimize the look and feel of the damage.
With the right care, you can get your fried hair under control and prevent further damage.
Here are some tips on how to fix fried hair:
1. Use a deep conditioner
Deep conditioners work by penetrating the hair shaft and delivering nutrients to the hair follicle. This helps to repair damage and improve the overall health of the hair.
In addition, deep conditioners can help to protect the hair from further damage and make it more resistant to breakage.
You can either purchase a deep conditioner from a beauty supply store or make your own at home.
There are 2 main types of deep conditioners:
protein-based deep conditioners
moisturizing deep conditioners
Protein-based deep conditioners help to rebuild the structure of damaged hair by adding Keratin proteins.
Moisture-based deep conditioners help to hydrate and soften dry, brittle hair.
Use a deep conditioner once or twice a week for best results.
DIY Protein-Based Deep Conditioner:
• ½ cup of plain yogurt
• ¼ cup of honey
• ½ banana
In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix until well combined.
Apply the mixture to your hair from roots to ends.
Cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap and let the treatment sit for 30 minutes.
Rinse the treatment out with cool water and shampoo and condition as usual.
This treatment can be done once a week for best results.
2. Avoid using hot tools.
If your hair is fried, then it’s important to avoid using hot tools. This includes blow dryers, curling irons, and flat irons.
The heat from these tools can further damage your hair and make it more likely to break.
3. Don’t wash your hair every day
Washing your hair every day can strip it of its natural oils, which can make it dry and brittle.If your hair is fried, it’s especially important to not wash it every day. This will help prevent further damage and dryness.
Instead, try washing your hair every other day or even every third day. This will help keep your hair healthy and strong.
You should also avoid washing your hair with hot water. Instead, use lukewarm water. Hot water can strip your hair of its natural oils, which can make it dry and brittle.
Washing your hair with cold water won’t strip it of its natural oils, but it can help close the cuticle. This will help your hair look shiny and feel soft.
If you have very oily hair, then you can try washing your hair with a mixture of baking soda and water. This will help absorb excess oil without stripping your hair of its natural oils.
4. Use a leave-in conditioner
Leave-in conditioners can help to hydrate and protect your hair from further damage. Look for a leave-in conditioner that contains natural ingredients, such as coconut oil or shea butter.
5. Use a protective serum
If you use hot tools often, then it’s important to use a protective serum. This will help to protect your hair from the heat and prevent further damage.
Look for a serum that contains natural ingredients, such as argan oil or jojoba oil.
1. Get a trim
If your hair is severely damaged, the best thing you can do is get a trim. This will help get rid of any split ends and help your hair look and feel healthier.
If you’re not ready for a trim, then you can at least get a dusting. This is when your hair stylist trims off the very ends of your hair, which can help get rid of split ends and make your hair look healthier.
Either way, getting rid of damaged ends will help your hair look and feel better.
2. Get a protein treatment
Protein treatments can help to rebuild the structure of your hair and make it stronger.
There are two main types of protein treatments:
Reconstructors are designed for severely damaged hair. They help to repair the structure of your hair and make it Stronger.
Strengtheners are designed for hair that is starting to show signs of damage. They help to fortify your hair and make it less likely to break.
Protein treatments can be done at home or at a salon. If you’re doing a treatment at home, then you should follow the instructions on the package.
If you’re doing a treatment at a salon, then your stylist will choose the right product for your hair type and needs.
– Keratin treatment
– Hot oil treatment
– Hair mask
Fried hair is a common problem, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. By taking care of your hair and using the right products, you can help minimize the damage and keep your hair looking and feeling its best.
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