If you let your hair dryer stay in one place for too long or straighten your hair with a super hot flatiron, then you’re probably familiar with the smell of burned hair. Worst part is, you have to deal with the terrible smell while sitting at your desk all day.
Over the years, we have encountered a lot of women asking us how to treat burned hair. While the damage to the follicles might not be reversible, there are some things you can do to speed up the repair process and salvage what is left of your hair.
Have it trimmed
Burned hair has a brittle-like feel and fried or crisp appearance. As mentioned earlier, the damage is often irreversible and it would not revert to its healthy state. That said, your best option is to visit your local salon, have your hair trimmed and chop off hair that is damaged from heat. There is no point in holding on to your hair if it is permanently damaged.
Use a moisturizing shampoo
Wash your hair with a moisturizing shampoo to help restore moisture. Choose the one that contains UVA/UVB protectors, antioxidants, nutrients and ceramides.
Burned hair needs moisture to restore vitality to your hair. The most important thing you need to do is to add deep conditioning treatments to your hair care routine. This will fill in cracks, coat and condition areas that are already weak and damaged. You can either do it at home or have it done at a salon.
Adjust your hair care routine
Find out what caused your hair to become burned. If it is due to a hair straightener, try not to straighten your hair for at least a week. After this, use your heat styling tools less frequently, preferably once or twice a week. Consider switching to a hairstyle that requires less heat styling.