How to Prevent Hair Damage

It is extremely hard to prevent hair damage in most cases the only way to get rid of damaged hair is to cut it off. The best way to have silky gorgeous hair is to prevent hair damage. Here are the best ways to prevent damaged hair.


Every time you wash your hair make sure you use a nourishing conditioner. This will gradually add moisture back into your hair. If your hair is very dry also apply a leave –in conditioner.

Don’t towel dry

Towel drying can roughen up your hair cuticles and cause frizz. Instead gently squeeze water out of your hair and wrap your hair in a towel in a turban-style. Once it starts drying and is mildly damp use a wide tooth comb to separate your hair. Let it dry on its own or if you have to, blow dry your hair.

How to Prevent Hair Damage

Avoid using a blow dryer

Try to avoid blow drying your hair. But if you must blow dry your hair use heat protecting products to help protect your hair. Always hold the hair dryer at least two inches away from your hair.

Avoid using the hottest setting on hair styling tools

Try to use the medium setting on your hair styling tools (curling irons/hair straighteners). Also use heat protecting products

Sleep on satin pillow cases

Using satin pillow cases when you sleep will help avoid friction with your hair, so you are less likely to have frizzy or tangled hair.

Use hair masks or hair treatment

If your hair is especially dry apply a rich hydrating hair mask or deep conditioner and wrap your hair in a warm towel. Leave in for around 30 minutes. This will help restore moisture to your hair


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