How to Fix Fried Hair Without Cutting It

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How to Fix Fried Hair Without Cutting It


When you use harsh chemicals, like bleach and hair coloring treatments, or excessive heat to style your hair, you end up with fried hair that resembles hay. In this blog, we'll go over everything you need to know about how to fix fried hair without cutting it.


9 Ways to Treat Fried Hair


Are you looking for ways to repair fried hair? Continue reading to discover 9 effective ways that will fix your damaged locks:


1)  Nourish Your Hair With Hair Oils


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Hair oils are the most efficient method for restoring extremely damaged hair. Hair oils moisturize the hair shaft by deeply penetrating the scalp. Additionally, they are effective at strengthening hair follicles, promoting hair growth, and increasing blood flow to the scalp.

Hair oils like coconut oil, olive oil, and argan oil are excellent to treat fried bleached, and color-treated hair. For best results, try using them once or twice every week. If your hair is limp or flat, choose a light hair oil like almond oil.


2)  Cut Down The Frequency Of Shampooing


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If you have fried hair, cut down shampooing by once or twice a week. Frequent hair washing depletes your hair of moisture and makes it even drier. Additionally, avoid using sulfate shampoos, especially if you have dry hair, as they are abrasive and can strip your hair and scalp of all its natural oils. Instead, pick gentle, sulfate-free substitutes.


3)  Condition Your Hair and Dry It With a Microfiber Towel


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After each shampooing session, remember to condition your hair. Look for hydrating conditioners that include argan oil or shea butter. When you get out of the shower, try gently patting your hair dry with a microfiber towel. If you don't have a microfiber towel, pat your hair dry with a cotton T-shirt.


4)  Avoid Washing Your Hair With Hot Water


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Even if you used a conditioner, hot water can cause damage to your hair, leaving you with dehydrated hair. The next time you wash your hair, use warm water rather than hot. After washing your hair, give it a final rinse with some cold water. The hair cuticles will shut as a result, minimizing frizz.


5)  Air-Dry Your Hair


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To prevent damage from blowdryer heat, let your hair air-dry. The heat from the blow dryer can dry out your hair by eliminating moisture, resulting in fried hair. In addition to blow dryers, try to also avoid using heat styling tools, such as flat irons and curling wands. If you plan to use them, use a heat protectant.



6)  Use a Deep Conditioner


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If you have fried hair, a deep conditioner or hair mask can save your locks. When looking for hair masks, pick a keratin-containing product that is marketed toward dry, damaged hair. These hair masks penetrate the hair shaft to soften the hay-like strands. To improve the effectiveness of the product, make sure to cover your hair with a shower cap.


7)  Always Use a Leave-In Conditioner


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Leave-in conditioners work wonders to deeply hydrate your dry strands and keep them in place for several hours. They are lightweight, so they don't weigh down fine hair. Additionally, they work to repair any damage caused by chemical treatments, synthetic colors, heat styling, and others.


8)  Do a Hair Bonding Treatment


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Hair bonding treatments help in preventing damage to the outer cuticle of your hair. Although most hair stylists use hair bond treatments in conjunction with bleach or color, you can use hair bond treatments on natural hair that has already sustained damage. You can purchase these products from brands like Olaplex and Schwarzkopf at your local beauty supply store.


9)  Get Medical Assistance


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If you're still worried about your severely damaged hair and think that using hair care products isn't enough, you can always seek skilled medical advice. Healthcare professionals frequently suggest using nutrients and vitamins to treat hair breakage and fried hair.




By using the above techniques, you can restore your damaged hair and make it shiny and healthy. To prevent your hair from breaking, make sure that you use hair ties that are gentle on your hair. For hair ties that do not pull and snag your hair, shop at Burlybands.


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