What to do with brittle hair?
Broken strands can be resuscitated, and late never happens. True, efforts for this will have to be made different. At the same time, a major role in their recovery is played by a change in the approach to nutrition and a revision of the way of life.
Usually the patient is recommended to change the diet. Food should be enriched with proteins, the menu should contain enough vegetables, fruits, herbs, berries, nuts. Strict and monotonous diets are prohibited. A balanced diet, enriched with vitamins and other useful substances, is selected.
Among other things, it is recommended to use liquid in the form of pure drinking water (non-carbonated) in the amount of 2-2.5 liters per day.
In the heating season, when the air in our apartments is excessively dry, you can include special appliances that moisturize and purify it. If this device is not available, you should often ventilate the room, especially at night, and also put on ordinary heating plates with water, which will act as a kind of humidifier.
Going out on the street in the winter, do not forget to put on a warm hat, and during the summer heat, use a sunscreen or a cap.
In addition to the diet, smoking and drinking should be avoided, as well as reducing the amount of strong coffee drunk per day.
How to cure brittle hair?
The approach to the treatment of brittle hair condition must necessarily be complex. Compliance with diet, along with the use of conventional hair loss detergents, will reduce all your efforts to "no." The fact is that ordinary shampoos, as a rule, contain a minimum amount of reducing and active components. And cheap shampoos, among other things, generally can contain harmful substances that can even harm the curls. Therefore, the question of choosing a shampoo can be addressed to a dermatologist or a cosmetologist.
As for the special treatment procedures for brittleness and damage, experts use the following methods:
- Cryotherapy is a very low temperature method. Includes cryolaserotherapy and cryoelectric effect;
- massage procedures - the scalp area is massaged, which leads to improved blood circulation in the skin and facilitating the supply of hair follicles;
- mesotherapy - the use of vitamins, preparations of homeopathy, medicinal mixtures that are injected into the layers of the skin;
- physiotherapy - the method of high-frequency impulse current;
- treatment of climate change - sanatorium treatment, rest.
The best method of treatment is chosen individually, based on the cause of the damage. Ask your doctor and choose the most effective option.
Means against brittle hair
The most effective means against brittle hair are selected individually, by trial and error. Start with the fact that change your usual shampoo to medical-regenerating. Pay attention to its composition: it is desirable that among the components were present lecithin, vitamins of group B, as well as extracts from medicinal plants (chamomile, linden, mint, cereals).
To protect the tips of hairs, it is better to buy a special cream (or cream-balm) for damaged strands. Such creams are applied to clean curls and left to dry completely. They do not need to be washed off: the product covers the split ends and creates an invisible film on them, restoring the hair structure. The protein components of such preparations penetrate into all the damages of the fibrous stem, filling the defects. Such additional components as plant extracts and keratins contribute to the strengthening of strands.
An excellent effect has a mask based on cosmetic oils. Such masks are applied once a week for half an hour before washing your head: they are well combined with a massage of the hairline.
Damaged tips should be periodically cut (once every 1.5 to 2 months). You can use the method of "hot scissors", which will allow you to "solder" the place of stratification.
Masks from brittle hair
- Mask for hair L'oreal Elseve against brittleness - contains cement-ceramides and restores the hair structure along the entire length. Hair becomes stronger and more resistant to adverse external effects. With regular application returns shine and smoothness.
- Balsam mask Dove Therapy Control of hair loss - is an express care, since it is applied to clean wet hair for only 1 minute. After several applications, the hair becomes supple, shiny. Combing is facilitated, strands are not tangled.
- Mask Dove Smooth silk for hair, weakened and fragile - after the first application noticeably improving the condition of the hairline, shine appears, the curls acquire a well-groomed and healthy appearance.
- Wella Pro Series "Repair" mask restores - protects curls from possible damages during laying, gives them a bright appearance, facilitates combing. Has an intensive regenerating formula.
In principle, every self-respecting cosmetic company can offer its customers a whole series of useful masks from damage to the scalp. You can choose such a mask yourself, or rely on the opinion of a beautician, doctor or best friend.
Shampoo against brittle hair
Quality shampoo against brittle hair is a combination of cosmetic products, which can solve most aesthetic problems with hair. First of all, it is dryness, fragility and hair loss. The effect of using such shampoos should be visible after several uses, which is guaranteed by a competently selected composition of the most important and irreplaceable natural ingredients.
What shampoos our users use most often:
- Revlon Professional Hydra Rescue Shampoo - hydrohampoo with moisturizing effect;
- L'Oreal Professional Absolut Repair - regenerating shampoo for damaged curls;
- The series of Agafia's grandmother's recipes is Agafia's special shampoo against loss and fragility;
- Elfa Repinaya - restoring shampoo burdock;
- Organic Shop Shampoo - shampoo for damaged curls "Carrot - super firming".
Experts advise when choosing a shampoo to start using the samplers - so you better orient in favor of detergent and restorative remedies for your curls.
Oil against brittle hair
Essential oils are used as a treatment or prevention of diseases of the scalp. The main thing is to choose the most suitable oil. The effect of oils is multifaceted. They are used for the following purposes:
- increased growth and density of hair;
- strengthening curls;
- getting rid of dandruff;
- prevention of alopecia;
- giving strands a healthy shine.
What oils can be used for strengthening and healthy appearance:
- oil of juniper - has a beneficial effect on growth, nutrition and strengthening of curls;
- ylang-ylang - restores brittle and damaged strands that formed with improper hair care;
- Melissa - removes stratification and fights with excessive dryness;
- cloves - accelerates growth and strengthens the hair;
- fir - nourishes the scalp, eliminates dandruff and itching;
- Cinnamon oil - eliminates damage and loss.
Essential oils can be used alone or in combination with each other. As a rule, they are used in two ways:
- moisten the fingertips in the oil and easily rub it into the skin on the head (this strengthens the follicles and stimulates blood circulation, positively affecting the structure and growth of the curls);
- soak the roots or the entire length of the hair with oil and leave it as possible for 2-3 hours, after which it is washed off.
In addition to essential components, you can use vegetable oils or their mixtures: olive oil, walnut oil, sea buckthorn, etc.
Vitamins from brittle hair
Now practically in any drugstore you can buy specially developed multivitamin preparations from brittle hair. Which of them are most common and effective?
- Innes is a French plant-based preparation made from grape seeds, green tea leaves, tomatoes and soy. Very effective, but at a price superior to any other analogs.
- Perfectil - it contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, extracts from plants. The manufacturer guarantees the improvement of the condition of the hair, skin and nails after 2-3 months of use. Caution: There are side effects, such as nausea and stomach pain.
- Lady's formula is a complex vitamin and mineral remedy, according to the customers' feedback, it is very effective.
- Vitrum Beauty Elite - a representative of the well-known brand Vitrum, contains extracts from herbs, minerals and all vitamins necessary for beauty. Restores the hair structure.
- Compliwit "Radiance" is a domestic remedy, contains a specially developed combination of vitamins, minerals, and green tea extract.
All vitamins are recommended to be taken during or immediately after a meal, with enough liquid.
If you do not have the opportunity to purchase a full vitamin complex against any damage, you can buy a drug with group B vitamins (for example, Pentovit or Neuromultivitis), as well as any calcium supplement.
Anti-brittle hair balm
The conditioner, or a balm against brittleness of hair is a means for care of a hair covering which is used, as addition to shampoo. The balm softens and intensifies the action of the therapeutic shampoo. Most often, the effect of using balm can be seen immediately: the curls become more docile, get shine and softness.
Such funds have one indisputable advantage over masks for the scalp: the use of balm does not require much time. It is washed off literally in a minute after drawing, and some do not wash off in general.
- Revlon Professional Equave Nutritive Defangling Conditioner - restoring indelible air conditioner.
- Planeta Organica is a revitalizing provencal balm.
- The series of Agafia's grandmother's recipes is a thick balsam, for strength, strength and growth.
- Green Pharmacy - balm-mask against brittleness and hair loss "Burdock oil".
- Himalaya Herbals Protein Conditioner - balm with proteins for dryness and damage "Recovery and Care".
- Mineral Beauty System Conditioner - balm-conditioner with minerals of the Dead Sea.
Use balsams after each shampoo application. Some experts advise to apply shampoo and balm of one manufacturer, although in most cases it can be just an advertising move.
Recipes of alternative medicine from brittle hair
- The use of olive oil is a common method of treating hair damages. You can grease the strands from the roots along the entire length, or only the roots, after which the head is wrapped in a towel and left for 30-40 minutes. After the procedure, the head should be rinsed well.
- The use of beer is also very popular: a chicken egg is mixed with two st. L. Beer. The resulting mass is applied to clean and towel-dried strands, wrapped and wait for half an hour. After that, rinse with running water.
- More complex recipe: take 100 ml of olive oil, as much birch tar and 3 tbsp. L. Of vodka. All mixed (mixed mass can be stored in the refrigerator in a closed jar). Mass grease the roots 2 hours before washing. Repeat once every week.
- In addition to olive, you can use any other vegetable oil. For example: whisk 2 yolks, add 2 tsp. Any vegetable oil, mix. 20 minutes before washing the head, we lubricate the resulting mass with damaged curls and wrap the head with a handkerchief.
You can simply rub into the scalp and skin integuments warm sour milk or kefir, then wrap your head around with a kerchief. After 30 minutes, the procedure must be repeated and finally wash the head with an emollient shampoo.
A good effect is the washing of already clean curls with decoction of chamomile, burdock root, sage or lemon balm.