How To Take Care Of Chemically Treated Hair?

Most of the people’s hair is chemically treated nowadays. It would be hard to find anyone especially a girl with the tresses which are not chemically treated. Whether it is straightening, curling, coloring, highlights or perming, there are an endless treatments that have spoiled the strong structure of natural hair.

The hair solutions which contain chemicals though help are hair look tamed, silky, or well managed to rock any occasion, but has its own set of cons. These healthy-looking hairs might not be healthy from inside.

How To Take Care Of Chemically Treated Hair?

How To Take Care Of Chemically Treated Hair?

There are few hair care tips, which can be followed to keep these delicate tresses come over the damage caused due to chemicals.

8 Tips To Take Care Of Chemically Treated Hair:

  1. Hot Oil: Hot oil benefits are numerous. One amongst them is moisturizing and nourishing hair. Hot oil penetrates into the hair follicles and nourishes the strands according to their needs. It can be done at least once a week. Oil hair and apply steam, so that oil penetrates deep inside. It can be done using a steamer cap or just wrapping hair in a hot towel.
  2. Hair Care Products: Choosing the correct hair care products is very important for everyone, especially for those who have got their hair treated with chemicals. Ordinary products would have drying effects and will further elevate the damage. Replace these products with nutrient-rich, moisturizing variety. Some products are especially made for chemically treated hair. They aim at repairing and protecting the chemically treated hair.
  3. Do Not Over-Wash: Chemically treated hair tends to lose moisture and get dehydrated. Therefore, washing them every day is not a good idea at all. Excessive washing will expose the hair to hot water and shampoo and will further strip the hair off the essential nutrients, even if washing them with the specially designed products. Wash hair every second day and never skip the conditioner, as it will help keep up the moisture level and protect them from getting more damaged.
  4. Get a Trim Regularly: Dry and split ends are very common in chemically treated hair. To prevent them from weakening it is good to get the dehydrated and dead-end snipped off. This will not only prevent further splitting up the length of hair but also help the hair to look smooth and healthy.
  5. Handle The Tresses With Care: When the hair is chemically treated, wet, dyed, or straightened, they become fragile and easily get snapped. Do not brush them when they are wet, as the hair tends to break due to tangles. Instead, apply a detangler and try sorting out the knots, starting from the bottom, with a wide-toothed comb.
  6. Do Not Apply Heat: Styling chemically treated hair with heat damages them further. Avoid applying heat to style them. If you really want to style with the hot hair appliance, it is important to use a defensive product first.
  7. Protect Hair From Sun: Just like our skin, our hair is also vulnerable to sun damage. They can be protected using sunblocks. Ultraviolet A and B rays have a drying effect on hair making them prone to tangles, breakage, and damage. Hair UV protectors are available in the form of sprays, balms, and defensive shampoos and conditioners.
  8. Eat Healthily: Along with outside protection, feeding the body with healthy food and nutrients is also important. Consuming the right kind of nutrients is reflected in our hair, skin, and nails. If you think your diet is lacking in nutrients, start taking supplements rich in nutrients for hair. This will help support hair growth, glowing skin, and strong nails.
Sheetal DeCaria, M.D.
Sheetal DeCaria, M.D.
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Sheetal DeCaria, M.D. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:January 18, 2020

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