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8 Easy Ways to Fix Damaged, Frizzy Hair – Plus Myths About Shampoo

Damaged, frizzy hair is a sign of your overall health – so the first way to get healthier hair is to stop yo-yo dieting. These tips for healthy hair include several myths about shampooing your hair.

Before the tips, a quip about plastic surgery from Jamie Lee Curtis:

“The fraud is, plastic surgery doesn’t work. It doesn’t work because there are complications, and I got them all,” said Curtis to Oprah Winfrey. “Plastic surgery doesn’t work because you still look in the mirror and you see the fraud of what you were trying to do.” (The Oprah Winfrey Show, April 7, 2008).

So forget about cosmetic surgery, my friends. You don’t need to go that far!

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And, here are a few tips for getting your hair healthy…

8 Easy Ways to Fix Damaged, Frizzy Hair – Plus Myths About Shampoo

Stop yo-yo dieting

Fad diets and yo-yo dieting “wreak havoc on hair”, say the dermatologists at the American Academy of Dermatology. An easy tip for fixing damaged hair is to eat a wide range of healthy, protein rich food for your hair – because your hair reflects your overall health.

Deal with stress in healthy ways

Believe it or not, your stress level affects your hair! So, to fix unhealthy hair you need to find good ways to cope with life’s difficulties. “Any kind of stress can contribute to hair loss – psychological trauma, illness, major surgery,” writes Dr Oz Garcia in Redesigning 50: The No-Plastic-Surgery Guide to 21st-Century Age Defiance. “That’s one more good reason to find ways to manage the stress in your life.”

Leave your hair alone

“When it comes to hair care, less is more.  Using unnecessary products or subjecting the hair to repeated procedures – such as perms, coloring, waving or straightening – can damage hair and lead to breakage,” said Dr Zoe Draelos to the American Academy of Dermatology. “Although women use these things to improve the cosmetic appearance of their hair, in the long run they will inevitably cause the hair to lose some of its natural luster and look unhealthy.  I advise my patients to do as little as possible to their hair, which will help keep it healthy.”

Strengthen your hair

To keep your colored hair healthy, Garcia recommends a strengthener such as the Mane ‘n Tail Leave-In Hair Strengthener. When your hair cuticles are open, your hair is weaker and duller – and you get split ends. Here’s a healthy hair tip: a strengthener can help close the cuticles in your hair, making it healthier and glossier.

Myths About Shampoo and Conditioner

Your hair gets “used” to a certain brand

Since your hair isn’t living – even if it’s healthy – it can’t become accustomed to a certain brand of shampoo. So, you don’t need to change your brand of shampoo regularly to keep your hair healthy.

You need to wash your hair daily

For healthy hair, shampoo every second or third day. Of course, it does depend on how oily your hair is – some women do need to shampoo daily, but it’s not recommended.

You need to shampoo your scalp

You don’t need to shampoo your scalp. Definitely shampoo your scalp — but you don’t need to condition it to achieve your beauty goals!

You need to lather up for healthy hair

All those foamy shampoo bubbles aren’t necessary! You only need a dollop the size of a quarter (depending on the length and thickness of your hair) to get a good clean.

“It’s important to understand that hair is nonliving and cannot be repaired once it is injured,” said Dr. Draelos of the American Academy of Dermatology. “As we get older, hair growth slows down and the cosmetic beauty of our hair decreases. Hair loss that occurs from continual hair breakage over the years is a serious cosmetic concern for many women, so the key is to prevent this damage by stopping the cycle of overprocessing and over-grooming our hair and selecting hair care products with proven hair-health benefits.”

By the way, some psychologists believe that beauty is about your personality, level of honesty, and even the amount of clutter in your house – not what your hair or skin looks like. Read How to Look Beautiful Without Makeup – Natural Beauty Secrets for help focusing less on your appearance and more on who you are.

If your skin is as dry and damaged as your hair, read How to Protect Your Skin in Dry Weather and Cold Climates.

If you have thoughts on fixing damaged, dry hair and getting your hair healthy again, please comment below…

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6 thoughts on “8 Easy Ways to Fix Damaged, Frizzy Hair – Plus Myths About Shampoo”

  1. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Thanks for this tip for fixing damaged hair, Paula. I haven’t heard of that shampoo. I’ve never bought organic shampoo; I always just buy the stuff on sale. But, I also don’t do anything to my hair except color it, so I don’t need expensive shampoos or conditioners.

    The more you do to your hair (straightening, curling, blow drying, perming, coloring, weaves, etc), the better care you have to take care of it with really high quality products.

  2. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    My biggest shampoo “secret” is that expensive shampoos have the same ingredients as inexpensive ones. It’s the packaging and brand name that you pay for, not the ingredients. So, don’t spend money on expensive shampoos and conditioners!

  3. Hey Laurie, I wanted to link to “10 ways to improve a bad relationship” and keep ending up with “how to keep your hair healthy”. Would you kindly have a look at this. I would love to deal with improving my relationship. Hair is doing ok so far 🙂

  4. I discovered the “Made from Earth” Tea & Protein Shampoo in New York city shopping one day – and it does fit my hair perfectly! Both the moisturizing shampoo and organic – the thickness is gives to my hair is great. My hair did start to build volume and thickness and become more moisturized. I got the best results when I left it in my hair for about 5 minutes to let the proteins go to work and infuse in my hair.

    Each time I use it instead of like some who take it out at a much shorter time. Hope that helps! Also – I recommend from buying online at madefromearth.com, because I saw more a lot expensive prices in the store I originally purchased from…even with the shipping costs its still cheaper online….

  5. I accidently went to the Made from Earth skin care website when looking for something for my research paper, and it was one of the best accidents i ever had. I tried their Organic Tea & Protein Shampoo and loved it….It has a great scent and is gentle on my scalp. Compared to the $30-40i I used to spend on organic shampoo this is an even match at a cheaper price. Best for use to make your hair fuller and fresher….