It’s a New Year, and as women, we’ve all got lots of resolutions on how to improve our lives and ourselves. From diet to exercise, many of us resolve to improve our overall health, but what about improving the health of our naturally curly hair. Are you a curly girl looking for remedies to repair damaged hair in the New Year? Many of us should be but simply do not know where to start, or think we just don’t have the time. Luckily, there are lots of treatments available to repair damaged hair and many things you can do to promote healthy hair.

How do we get damaged hair in the first place? Well, in our everyday lives we tend to do things that damage our hair. How many of these things do you do to your hair on a regular basis?

  • Manipulate hair by pulling, tugging, twisting
  • Style hair with styling products
  • Heat hair with heating elements like hair dryers and hot irons
  • Chemically alter hair with colorants or relaxers
  • Expose hair to sun and chlorine
  • Wash hair with harsh sulfates

All of these habits can damage our hair, causing it to lose elasticity, become dull, dry, brittle and more prone to breakage and frizz. If you’re noticing signs of hair damage and would like to restore luster to your locks in the New Year, there are lots of nourishing ingredients you can look for to help you repair damaged hair and restore that healthy shine.

Nourishing Oils

Hopefully, as a curly girl, you’re aware of the power of nourishing oils for you hair. Beneficial oils like olive oil and Omega 3s are great for your hair both as a topical treatment and added to your diet. If you’re looking for what to add to your diet to help promote healthy hair, check out our recent blog post. If you’re looking to treat your naturally curly hair with beneficial oils, look for ingredients like Argan Oil and Olive Oil to strengthen, protect and add brilliant shine and Omega 3 to rebuild and protect your locks.

Sulfate-Free Shampoos/Co-Wash

Curly girls don’t have to wash quite as frequently as others, and the choice of frequency is up to you, but on wash day, be sure to use a sulfate-free shampoo or co-wash with natural ingredients that won’t rob your hair of moisture and strip your hair of natural oils.

Deep Condition

Deep Conditioning doesn’t have to be an expensive salon treatment. You can deep condition your hair right at home, and the restorative benefits of deep conditioners are amazing. First, look for a deep conditioner that has natural, restorative ingredients like milk protein, olive oil and essential fatty acids like omega 3. Apply your deep conditioner from the ends, up and plan to leave it on hair, preferably under a hooded dryer or in a warm environment, for 20-30 minutes.

So if you’re looking to repair damaged hair and restore shine to your naturally curly hair, try adding some of these restorative products to your hair care routine.Nourishing oils, sulfate-free shampoos or co-washes, and deep conditioners can help repair damaged hair and restore your hair to a healthy state, giving you that soft, healthy, shiny look you want in 2016.