It’s a heart-sinking feeling when you notice your hair losing luminosity and elasticity, and unfortunately, when the cold weather hits, this is an almost inevitable side-effect. An individual hair comprises of three layers, the inner layer called the medulla, the middle layer called the cortex, and the cuticle being the outer layer. The cuticle acts as a shield to your hair, and when damaged by pollution, sun, hot and cold weather, your cuticles begin to break down, resulting in brittle and dry hair.

Chemical treatments, heat styling, certain hairstyles and even brushing your hair can all contribute to damaged hair. However, we won’t allow our daily beauty regime to impact the health of our hair! Check out our 5 top tips to repairing damaged hair:

Rehydrate 

The leading reason behind damaged hair is lack of moisture, and many of us think that the quickest solution to this is an intensive conditioner, which is true, but it is more the method of application that supports the regeneration of cuticles. Your roots tend to be the healthiest part of your hair due to the natural oils in your scalp, as well as the reduced exposure to the elements. For this reason, you should focus on massaging your conditioner into the tips of your hair. Harmony’s unique blend of intensive conditioners have been specially created to produce an instant transformation to shine, health, texture and manageability. 

Nourish

In the colder months, the weather strips your hair of its natural oils. It is important to replace these oils with a nourishing hair oil. Velvet’s blend of three natural oils; Argan, Avocado and Jojoba help to reenergise hair into healthy, smooth and nourished locks, whilst protecting against UV damage. Make sure to apply to the tips of your hair where moisture tends to be lacking.   

Protect

As much as we love our heat styling products, they are extremely damaging to our hair. The intense surge of heat dehydrates and damages cuticles. Therefore, an effective heat protection spray is necessary for retaining your hairs natural oils and elasticity. Guard heat protection spray shields cuticles from moisture loss during styling, keeping hair soft and smooth.

Be gentle 

It’s surprising that habitual parts of our regime such as brushing and drying our hair can be so damaging. It’s important to remember that our hair is at its most fragile state when wet, so if you tend to brush your hair when you’re fresh out of the shower, it’s recommended that you use a wide-toothed comb to reduce the strain on your hair. Furthermore, when drying your hair with a towel, try not to be too aggressive as the friction can lead to breakages.  

Reduce the dye

We all love shaking things up with a new hair colour every now and then, and whilst your hair tends to remain healthy post-dye, it is important not to over dye. Getting your hair dyed regularly not only strips it from its natural oils, but the chemicals can weaken the strength of your hair. We recommend dying your hair no more often than every 8-10 weeks. This allows your hair time to repair and restore its natural oils.

Have our 5 top tips made a difference to your hair? Tag us @nealandwolf and let us know if your hair has a new lease of life!