5 Ways to Repair Damaged Hair in Need of a Pick-Me-Up

by Rose Sergeant


We’re all guilty of neglecting our hair from time to time. Using hot tools without heat protection and living in a bun for 3 days (that’s basically one big knot) when you can’t be bothered to deal with it can take its toll.

The ugly truth is that only when the damage is done, and we have to repair damaged hair do we realise how much we need to take care of it. But now that you have, since you’re here reading this, let’s vow to never neglect it again and follow these 5 tips religiously.

  1. Replace Several Haircare Products with a Hair Oil

Give your haircare routine a spring clean with fewer products that do more, as there really is such a thing as too many haircare products. Yup, you read that right. Using too many haircare products can strain the hair and cause hair breakage, which is exactly what we’re trying to avoid when repairing damaged hair.

A hair oil is packed with potent, hair-loving ingredients that tackle several concerns at the same time. This will ensure you won’t accidentally overdo it by not knowing when enough is enough.

Organic Lime Hair Oil - £14.95


Our Organic Lime Hair Oil features 7 natural ingredients including organic essential lime oil with pomegranate, evening primrose, almond, grapeseed, apricot, and rosehip oils. Together with added vitamin E, they work to prevent split ends, renew hair follicles, strengthen, and hydrate the hair. If there was ever a green juice for damaged hair, this would be it.

Organic Sweet Orange Hair Oil - £14.95


If you’d prefer to sweeten up your haircare routine, try our Organic Sweet Orange Hair Oil instead. It’s filled with the same goodness to intensely nourish and revive broken hair.

Bonus Tip: For a deep treatment for seriously damaged hair, apply the hair oil all over your hair and leave it in for 2 hours, then wash it out and style as usual. You can repeat this process 2-3 times a week until you’re happy with the condition of your hair, then lower it down to 1-2 times a week for maintenance.


  1. Go for Regular Trims

You need to face your fear of going to the hairdressers and go for regular trims. The word “trims” probably makes most of us shudder as we’ve all gone for a ‘trim’ and pretended to like a new haircut with what feels like metres rather than a few inches missing. 

Hair that isn’t often trimmed will be more prone to breakages as it will have more split ends. Cutting broken hair off is kind of a cheat way to repair damaged hair, but it gives your hair a new lease of life and a chance to start over, so we’ll allow it. No foul play here.


  1. Follow a Healthy Balanced Diet

Beauty has, and always will, begin in the gut. Just ask anyone who you wouldn’t mind looking like what they eat. No seriously, ask them!

Genetics may have helped them originally, but if they’re still walking around giving us hair envy to this day, you can bet it has something to do with their diet. Our hair feeds off what we put into our bodies, and if we’re not feeding it what it needs to stay healthy, then you can almost guarantee you’ll have a run-in with damaged hair at some point in your life. 

Fill your diet with a healthy balance of carbs, protein, fat, fibre, vitamins, minerals, and water, and watch your damaged hair repair itself.


  1. Make Sure You Know What You’re Putting on Your Hair

This means thoroughly reading the label of every haircare product you use to check there are no hidden nasties, as harsh chemicals on already broken hair is all sorts of wrong. Don’t get distracted by a beautiful bottle that promises you all sorts of things on the front. Flip it over and read the back, especially the ingredients list.

Make sure it lives up to everything it claims to be and does, just like you would on a first date. If you’re looking for a long-term solution to repair damaged hair, you need to know what you’re getting into.

If a hair product shouts about being vegan friendly, ask follow up questions. Are they certified vegan? What do they use as substitutes? Vegan doesn’t necessarily mean chemical-free.

Artificial fragrances are the main irritants for the for skin within the beauty industry - particularly for the scalp. Synthetic scents are best avoided for all sorts of unhealthy reasons, but not least because they are designed simply to trick your senses.

Look for products that scent haircare naturally, you can easily do this by avoiding the word 'fragrance' on the ingredients list. Organic Essential Oils are completely natural, and their therapeutic aromas deliver mood enhancing benefits  - great for your scalp and your soul. 


  1. Use a Shampoo and Conditioner That Targets Damaged Hair

When we wash our hair with warm water, it opens the pores on our scalp and lifts the cuticles of the hair (the first layer of the hair shaft). This makes shower time ideal for getting some repair-focused ingredients right to the source.

Organic Strengthening Grapefruit Shampoo & Conditioner Duo - £17.95


Rich in organic grapefruit oil, this shampoo and conditioner will stimulate collagen production, provide antioxidant protection, hydrate, and strengthen weak, broken hair. With this duo, you can effortlessly lather your way to repairing damaged hair – who said it had to be hard?

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