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Nobody wants to walk around with damaged hair. Hair that is healthy looks more attractive, and isn't that ultimately what you want? Damaged hair tends to be dry. You may want you hair to be longer, but without a timely trim or haircut, you get split ends and your hair just ends up becoming damaged. You can repair damaged hair with a number of remedies and products, while simultaneously keeping up with your hair care.
On "The Dr. Oz" show, the doctor discussed natural approaches for repairing damaged hair. A healthy diet promotes healthy hair. Skipping meals, a lack of protein and a lack of hydration don't help. The best form of protein, he suggested, is salmon. It's high in omega-3 fatty acids and is healthy for your hair. "The best home remedy for repairing damaged hair is a puree of bananas." Put it onto your hair and keep it on for 15 minutes.
During an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," beauty expert Paula Begoun discussed shampoos for dry, damaged hair. She advises that you use a shampoo specifically formulated for damaged hair. Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo is gentle and can be used daily. It repairs damage with quinoa protein and coconut. Neutrogena Triple Moisture Cream Lather is scientifically proven to help severely dry hair. Both recommended products provide intense moisturizing for damaged hair.
Begoun also recommended Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural Breakage Defense Conditioner for intense hair moisturizing. If you prefer to use a mostly natural conditioner, a writer for "Lucky" reveals her favorite. Jean Godfrey-June chose Pureology Essential Repair Instant Repair Leave-in Hair Conditioner. "Somehow, this clear, gel-like liquid gives me more shine, softness and general hair happiness." Plus, it's made from mostly natural ingredients. If you try a moisturizing conditioner, you'll see your split ends and dry hair become softer.
If you have damaged hair, buy a good leave-in deep conditioner. "The ingredients are more concentrated than your average conditioner," explains cosmetic chemist Joseph Cincotta. Hairstylist Mark Townsend of the reputable Sally Hershberger Salon in New York City suggests using a deep conditioner overnight if the damage is severe. Lauren Salapatek of ModernSalon.com loves Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Overnight Hair Rescue. "Put it on dry, damaged ends and wash out in the morning." She also notes that it smells like flowers and dries within 10 minutes. For best results, use at least two to three times per week.