Three ways to repair chemically damaged hair

Too many chemical treatments, like hair dyes, professional straightening or perms, can leave your hair in serious need of some TLC.

While going for a drastic chop and starting again is one option, if you can't face a completely new look there are a few things you can do to repair your hair and stop it from getting worse...

Damaged hair

Unlike your skin, your hair doesn't regenerate itself once it is damaged. The good news is, increasing the moisture with a hydrating mask can help bond the hair cuticles back, both in the salon and at home. Talk to us today about the moisturising treatments we have on offer.

If you're doing a DIY hair mask, aim for once a week. You can even sleep in it overnight (with hair wrapped in a microfibre towel) for maximum hydration.

Another way to improve the appearance of frazzled hair by combing conditioner through your mid-lengths and ends before rinsing, which has the effect of smoothing the hair cuticles down.

A fortifying hair serum nourishes the scalp and hair follicles. We like L'Oreal's Absolute Repair Serum, which you can buy here.

A great haircut will also revitalise hair and make you look - and feel - better about your damaged hair. You don't have to do anything drastic. We can work with your hair to create a style that complements the way it moves.

How to grow out a short bob

When you're growing out your hair it can feel painstakingly slow, and there's nothing worse than that in between stage when you feel like you're neither one style nor another.  Picture: Actress Emma Stone.   

When you're growing out your hair it can feel painstakingly slow, and there's nothing worse than that in between stage when you feel like you're neither one style nor another.

Picture: Actress Emma Stone.

 

The thing is, there is no single product that will make your hair grow quicker (sorry, we wish there was!). But there are certain things you can do which will get your hair in great condition to help it grow:

Treat your hair with some TLC

Try and exfoliating shampoo to properly cleanse your hair and strengthen it against breakage. We like this one from L'Oreal Paris. A rich argan-oil based conditioner like this will also keep your locks in good condition.

Cut your hair every six - eight weeks (yes, really!)

We know this sounds scary and counterproductive to someone growing their hair, but regular trims will give your follicles a boost and help with your game-term plan to have long, luscious locks . Book your next appointment by calling us on 01865 553725 or clicking here.

Stop towel drying your hair

If you wrap your hair into a bath towel turban after washing, stop! This causes hair to break, and towel rubbing it dry causes even more damage. Instead invest in a microfibre hair wrap like this, which is more gentle on the follicles and also helps to de-frizz at the same time.

FESTIVAL FEVER: How to create the Coachella wave

We can't get enough of all the celebrity looks at Coachella this year. But you don't need a ticket to the Californian desert to get that festival look. You can do it right here from your own home thanks to this easy GHD tutorial with The Saturdays singer Mollie King.

HOW TO CREATE THE COACHELLA GLAM WAVE

1. Blow dry hair with the ghd ceramic radial brush and ghd air® wanderlust hairdryer creating volume at the roots and smoothing the ends.

2. Create a low side parting on the right hand side using the ghd tail comb.

3. To add volume and lift the fringe area, blow dry the fringe forward and then pin curl in back in the opposite direction for added height. Leave to set while working on the rest of the hair.

4. Starting at the nape of the neck, take medium sections of hair and use the ghd platinum® tropic sky styler to create polished waves in the hair. Place the styler vertically into the root and twist the styler 360 degrees as you push it through to the ends. Repeat all over the hair, curling in one direction.

5. Allow the hair to cool and set, then use a ghd detangling comb to gently loosen and brush the curls downwards.

6. Using the ghd oval dressing brush, smooth the hair on the right hand side back behind the ear.

7. To finish the look, place three rose gold clips just above the right ear and finish with a spritz of ghd final shine spray for a polished finish.

We use GHD products at Pankhurst and Deane and can recreate this look for you in the salon if you want.