Damaged Hair

What are signs of damaged hair? Here's how to repair the damage!

Dr. Deepti Prasad
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Deepthi Prasad, MBBS.

Written by Our Editorial Team


As you stroll along the sidewalk, grace emanates from your shiny hair, captivating those who pass by. With knowledge and determination from your end, you do possess the ability to evoke envy in those around you. A future where hair becomes the centre of attention and opens the door to endless possibilities.

Many people experience hair damage, ranging from breakage to scalp issues. We would be putting our focus on the causes and effects of these problems and finding effective solutions to prevent further damage. By taking appropriate measure­s and adopting healthy habits, individuals can restore the­ir hair's strength.

What are the signs of damaged hair?

It is essential to identify the indications of damage to hair before identifying appropriate measures to restore the health of your hair. Some of the common signs indicating damage to hair are mentioned below:

1. Dry and Brittle

Dry Hair

If rough, dry hair lacks moisture and also if it is breaking down, then these indicate the signs of damage. Environmental factors such as hardness or high salinity in the tap water can strip away natural oils from your hair, negatively impacting its overall he­alth and appearance.

2. Split Ends

Split Ends

Split ends are a common concern for hair as it is characterized by the hair shaft splitting into multiple strands. This further leads to uneven ends.It usually arises from the factors like heat styling, harsh care ingredients or negligence of proper care. It is important to note that the split ends not only make hair frizzy and weak but they also damage the protective cuticles, causing more damage and split ends.

3. Hair Breakage

Hair Breakage

This occurs when hair strands snap or break into shorter lengths, typically measuring below 4.5 inches. It leads to an uneven texture. Several reasons could make this happen including excessive heat styling, rough handling, over processing or the use of adultery hair products that leave a lathery mark.

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4. Flaky Scalp

Flaky Scalp

A number of factors can contribute to dryness; among them is a possible accumulation or the underlying issue. This accumulation can manifest small patches or flakes on the surface of the scalp causing itching and discomfort commonly referred to as flaky scalp. The irritation could be reduced by scratching. But even scratching leads to damaging effects on the skin tissues. This is often accompanied by redness on the scalp and can result in bleeding if immediate precautions ain’t carried out. In order to tackle such issues we should prioritize proper cleaning methods along with proper exfoliation practices while simultaneously minimizing hair loss and promoting scalp rejuvenation.

5. Tangled and Unmanageable

Tangled and Unmanageable Hair

Hair can become tangled which makes it harder to comb or style, This happens when the cuticle becomes rough and lifts causing the strands to twist and tangle. A list of possible reasons may include overheating, lack of humidity and abuse. Damaged hair loses elasticity becoming more prone to breakage and weaker for styling techniques.

6. Rigidity

Hair Damage

Healthy hair is typically flexible and can stretch without breaking to its original shape. However if there is lifelessness and underlying vibrancy it may be a sign of damage.

7. Hair Dullness

Hair Dullness

So if the hair appears as dull, lackluster and lacks vitality, there is a distinct possibility that it may be damaged. The chemical treatments, excessive heat exposure, and product residue has all contributed to the loss of the shine of the hair. Don't worry! Anveya provides Body & Hair Mist in the city to nourish and hydrate your hair.


How to repair hair damage?

Adopting different methodologies can be significant in combating hair damage and rejuvenating its overall health. It is crucial to acquire healthy practices in terms of caring for your mane and also utilizing products with nourishing treatment. ThriveCo’s Hair Healing Shampoo is known to repair hair damage intensely. It offers your hair hydration, freedom from frizz and breakage with enhanced shine.

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1. Gentle Hair Care Routine

Gentle Hair Care Routine

It is advisable to make a choice towards a gentle hair routine which incorporates usage of mild shampoos. Mild Shampoos are devoid of sulphates and parabens. This also involves null usage of conditioners which can cause harmful effects. The aim is to opt for products that emphasize on hydration and nourishment thus benefiting the overall health of your hair.

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2. Reduce Heat Styling

Reduce Heat Styling

It is high time that we prioritize limiting the use of heat styling tools like flat irons , curling irons, and blow dryers. We have to keep in mind the importance of applying a protective spray when exposing the hair to heat and opting for a lower temperature setting to reduce potential damage.

3. Protective Styling

Protective Styling

A way to keep your hair protected is going for conventional hair styles like a braided pony. This could minimize manipulation and friction. Thus reducing the risk of breakage and split ends.

4. Regular Trimming

Regular Trimming

Schedule hair trims could be a practice for maintaining effective care as it eliminates existing split ends and halt their progress up the hair shaft. It encourages hair growth and also prevents further damage

5. Deep Conditioning for Scalp Nutrition

Deep Conditioning

Deep conditioning after the usage of shampoos retains the radiance of hair as it rejuvenates the nutrition of the hair which is washed out as a result of cleaning. It also retains the moisture content in the scalp which would be void of flakes and suspended particulates.

6. Scalp Care

Scalp Care

Negligence of the well-being of the scalp is unacceptable; it requires the attention it deserves. Make sure it is well-clean, moisturized and free of any accumulated product residue. You have to incorporate gentle exfoliating scrub and vitalizing serum from ThriveCo, which is suitable for all scalp types.

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7. Healthy Balanced Diet

Balanced Diet For Healthy Hair

It is important to maintain a healthy balanced diet for a healthy hair. The diet should contain all the necessary micros as well as macros. It should be rich in amino-acids from proteins, minerals, roughage, essential fats and necessary vitamins for boosting immunity.

8. Scheduled Hydrating Breaks

Scheduled Hydrating Breaks

Drinking at least 2 litres of water would help overall maintenance and growth of the hair strands. Effective hydrations may include sources such as coconut water,water, cottage cheese/paneer that are packed with proteins, vitamins and plenty of nutrients that ensures the body stays well hydrated.

By following these guidelines carefully, one can be well on their way to adorable locks that feel nourished from root to tip. Your hair is like a work of art; you're the canvas!


About Doctor :

Dr. Deepthi Prasad

Dr. Deepthi Prasad specializes in Dermatology, Cosmetology, and Aesthetic Dermatology and has been practicing for over 15 years. After completing MBBS from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Andhra Pradesh in 2009, she earned a MD in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad in 2014.



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