Tips For Damaged Hair

Exclusive Tips from the John Frieda® Hair Care Experts. Using the Full Repair™ line daily will help transform damaged strands into silkier, shinier style. To achieve your most beautiful look, day after day, try these other tips for overworked hair.

When you blow-dry hair, use a diffuser or hold the dryer a good distance from hair. Whenever possible, dry at low heat, and try lowering the heat on your flat iron or curling iron as well. Also, take another look at your manual implements: use a wide-tooth comb or try a paddle brush; its bristles are wide enough to be gentle on hair.
That gorgeous hair color may come at a price – damage from frequent chemical treatments. To keep your color-treated hair as healthy-looking as possible, be sure to condition often, protect against further damage from sun exposure, and try to keep your chemical treatments to a minimum.
Is your hair feeling more dried out than usual? Try this salon-like conditioning treatment at home to instantly improve the look and feel of damaged hair. Wrap your hair in a hot towel for 20 minutes after saturating your strands with Full Repair® hydrate + rescue Deep Conditioner.
Forget that old advice to brush 100 times before bed. Too much brushing can actually cause breakage. So once you have the tangles smoothed, ease up on the brushing. And minimize backcombing. Instead, to create volume try a root booster like Full Repair® Protecting Root Lift Foam.
The longer your hair, the longer your strands have come into contact with the damaging effects of heat styling, chemical treatments, and sun exposure. So no matter how much you love your long style, be sure to trim your hair regularly, preferably every 4-6 weeks, depending on length and condition of hair. Regular trims help to eliminate and prevent split ends, improving the overall look and feel of your hair.
You love to soak up those rays, but your hair, just like your skin, needs protection. If you can stand to cover up your gorgeous style – temporarily -- throw on a hat, which will give you the most surefire protection from harmful UV rays. If hats don't suit your look, try wearing your hair up in a flattering ponytail or a low bun to minimize sun exposure. Finally, try leaving in conditioner while at the beach or poolside to help nourish strands.