Regardless of your age, damaged hair can happen to the best of us. Between the cold weather, hot showers and heat-styling tools, combating the damage can seem nearly impossible. Luckily, we’ve got nine helpful tips to help you get healthy, shiny hair – no dryness or split ends in sight.
Try boosting your daily diet with nutritional supplements or a daily vitamin. This will give you the nutrients you need, like B vitamins, to help strengthen your hair and nails. You can also find these strengthening vitamins in your refrigerator, in foods like oily fish, leafy greens, poultry and eggs.
Whether you do it yourself or see a professional, a scalp massage will stimulate circulation and help strengthen the roots of your hair. Simply tilt your head forward and down, and gently warm the nape of the neck with the palm of your hand to encourage blood flow to this area. Then massage from the nape upward to improve circulation.
Before taking preemptive measures to protect your hair, you should first repair any damage that’s already been done. Pantene Intense Rescue Shots is a treatment that targets extreme damage and helps split ends. Just apply to damp hair after washing and conditioning, massaging the cream from the midlength to the ends, and then rinse thoroughly.
Heat is one of the main sources of hair damage, but now there are several products to protect your hair from styling tools. Before using harsh heat stylers like a blow dryer or flatiron, spritz Pantene Smooth Heat Protecting Spray, which helps protect hair from thermal styling and frizz while conditioning. Also, avoid showering with overly hot water, since it can damage your roots. Instead, alternate between warm and cool water to stimulate circulation. Finish off with a cold-water rinse for extra shine.
If you’re moisturizing your skin, you should also be moisturizing your hair! Especially during the winter months, the skin on your scalp may be suffering from dryness, leading to pesky dandruff. Try using Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Shampoo and Conditioner to leave you with beautiful, soft, manageable hair.
Other Quick Tips for Stronger Hair
- Avoid using hair elastics that are too tight, especially on wet hair
- Let your hair dry naturally whenever possible
- Instead of rubbing your hair with a towel, gently squeeze out the water
- Wet hair is more susceptible to breakage, so try using a wide-toothed comb to gently detangle