Protecting & Treating Natural Hair Damage

Protecting & Treating Natural Hair Damage

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Natural hair damage is more common than people think and once you learn how to avoid it as well as begin treating it, your healthy hair care journey can get a little easier. But how did your hair get damaged? Many factors go into damaged hair, excessive heat styling, not using a heat protectant, and over manipulation to name a few. We have a few tips for how you can protect and treat your damaged hair.

Use Heat Protectant

We live by heat protectant! If you are going to be applying any type of heat to your hair you want to ensure there is a protective layer between your strands and the tool you are using. If hair is already damaged and you still want to use heat, still start with heat protectant but lower the temperature on your tools when applying heat.

Seal Your Bonds

This is especially important for those with colored hair. the bonds and keratin are what your hair is made out of and where the strength in your hair rests. These bonds become weak when hair is colored because the chemicals in the color break the bonds down to embed the color. So, whether you use a bond repair hair treatment for colored hair or not you are repairing the makeup of your hair.

Hair Masks

Moisture is your best friend in preventing and treating hair damage and hair masks can help. They are formulated with ingredients that help retain moisture because they penetrate deeply and restore damaged hair.


Be sure your hair remains hydrated. The main cause of natural damage is dry hair because hair is prone to become frail and brittle. The simplest way to do this is to add a hydrating shampoo and conditioner to your hair care regimen. If you do not already have a deep conditioner, mask, or leave-in conditioner be sure to add those as well.

Trim Split Ends

A regular trim is important for healthy hair, and this doesn’t mean a lot of hair has to be cut. When it comes to damaged hair split ends are your worst nightmare because if they aren’t trimmed they work their way up the hair shaft creating even more damage