9 Tips on how to repair damaged hair

We love the rain, but hate what it does to our hair. The real culprit here is excessive humidity, causing all the hair damage- hair fall, breakage, frizz- in addition to the stress of a pandemic. Hair care is critical, especially during monsoon and if not taken care of, there are chances of severe damage by the end of the season. The best solution to combat this and keep your hair healthy, is using natural hair products and plant-based products.

Does damaged hair grow back healthy?

The only way to get healthy hair is to allow your hair to grow without further damage. If you’d damaged your hair by over-styling, too much heat or over coloring with harsh chemicals, the good news is - your hair will grow back healthy

How can you repair damaged hair at home?

A step-by-step natural hair care routine is the beginning of the repairing process for damaged hair. Here are some tips on how to achieve this--

  • Avoid chemicals

  • Stop using harsh chemicals. Many shampoos and conditioners contain sulfates and silicone, which can do more harm than good to your already damaged hair. Instead, you can opt for healthier hair with the vegan and cruelty-free Arata Hair Care Range.

  • Use a natural damage repair hair shampoo

  • Try to use organic, toxin-free products like the Arata Cleansing Shampoo formulated with ginkgo, indian gooseberry, ginger, and 100% nature-derived herbs, which is an excellent shampoo for oily scalp

    Limit using a shampoo to once or twice a week, and avoid using extremely hot water. You can opt for lukewarm water instead.

  • Condition your hair well

  • Don’t forget to use a conditioner for dry hair, every time you shampoo. Shift to a silicone-free conditioner like the Arata Nourishing Conditioner; containing orange, lemon, raspberry maple, castor oil, sugarcane, and myrtillus fruit/leaf extract, and is suitable for all genders, ages, and hair types – dry, damaged, normal, colour-treated. Massage onto the ends of damp hair after shampooing, allow your hair to absorb the conditioner, and rinse out after 10-15 minutes.

  • Stop using tools that can cause damage to your hair

  • Handle hair gently, and brush your tresses only when it's dry. Excessive combing can also lead to hair breakage. Steer clear of damaged combs. Moreover, too much heat and styling are the worst things you can do to your already damaged hair. 

  • Stop coloring your hair further

  • Bleaching is your hair’s enemy. Stripping out the color in your hair does a lot of damage to the shaft, and can cause your hair to get brittle. 

    Chemical hair dyes can remove your hair’s natural moisture, quickly making smooth hair coarse to the touch. However, the good news is, chemically damaged hair can be repaired, if you nourish your hair well on a regular basis.

  • Air dry instead of using heat

  • Letting your hair air dry gives your hair the chance to heal. If you feel you really must use heat styling tools, use them on a low setting, and save it for special occasions.

    Additionally, use a cotton T-shirt to dry your hair, instead of a coarse towel. Cotton tees are gentler on your strands—and remember, being gentle is the key when it comes to caring for damaged hair.

  • Embrace your hair’s natural texture

  • Now is the perfect time to rock your natural texture—whether your hair is straight/ wavy/ curly, or anything in between. You can use a natural hair styling product like the Arata Styling Hair Cream, that is perfect for daily use since it doesn’t contain harsh sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, or colours, and can provide your hair the exact nourishment it needs!

  • Massage your scalp with an organic hair growth oil

  • Massaging with organic hair oil promotes good circulation in the scalp, which helps your hair grow back healthy and strong. Natural damage repair hair oils, like the Arata Nourishing Hempocado Oil, formulated with a cold-pressed, vegan recipe, are designed to soothe, nurture, and hydrate your scalp and boost the process of damage repair. 

    Natural hair oils also come with the added benefit of helping to reduce stress and calm headaches.

  • Regular trim

  • Does cutting damaged hair help it grow? 

    If you are suffering from split ends then getting a trim will definitely improve the look of your hair. Once your split ends are cut off, your hair will have that healthy appearance again.

    However, if your damage is due to chemical processing, trimming won’t help much immediately. The best thing to do is let it grow out. Give it time to get healthy and strong naturally. As new, healthy hair grows in, get regular trims to cut away the old, damaged hair.

    In conclusion, if someone was to ask us “What helps damaged hair grow faster?”, we’d definitely recommend following the tips mentioned above, eating healthy, and shifting from artificial hair care products to completely natural hair care.

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