zig
0

Notifications

  • You're all caught up!

How to Restore Hair Elasticity

by
author image Melanie Jones
Melanie Jones has been writing professionally since 2010. She is currently completing a master's program to become a physician assistant. She has previously worked as a neurosurgical physician assistant extender. She obtained her bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University.
How to Restore Hair Elasticity
How to Restore Hair Elasticity Photo Credit Sarah Vantassel/Demand Media

If your hair is hard to curl or breaks easily when brushing, combing or styling, you might have poor hair elasticity. Hair with proper elasticity is strong with a healthy cortex, allowing it to stretch without breaking and easily spring back to its original shape. Elasticity can be lost due to age, heat damage from curling irons, blow dryers and the sun or chemical damage caused by relaxers, dyes, highlights and perms. Reduce damage and build strength to help turn weak, brittle strands into a mane of bouncy, shiny locks.

Step 1

How to Restore Hair Elasticity
Photo Credit Sarah Vantassel/Demand Media

Shampoo hair as directed. Thoroughly rinse to avoid residue.

Step 2

How to Restore Hair Elasticity
Photo Credit Sarah Vantassel/Demand Media

Apply a keratin or vegetable protein reconstructor to the hair to help build hair strength. Leave the reconstructor on the hair as directed. Time limits can vary from 2 minutes to 1 hour based upon the strength of the reconstructor. Rinse the reconstructor out of the hair.

Step 3

How to Restore Hair Elasticity
Photo Credit Sarah Vantassel/Demand Media

Apply a moisturizing conditioner to your hair, leaving on as directed. If the hair is severely damaged or a strong reconstructor was used, a deep conditioning treatment may be needed. This involves leaving a deep conditioner on the hair for thirty minutes to one hour. Rinse the conditioner out after the appropriate amount of time has elapsed.

You Might Also Like

Step 4

How to Restore Hair Elasticity
Photo Credit Sarah Vantassel/Demand Media

Blow dry hair or allow it to air dry. Let hair air dry as often as possible as blow drying can cause further damage and loss of elasticity.

Step 5

How to Restore Hair Elasticity
Photo Credit Sarah Vantassel/Demand Media

Style your hair as usual. After treatment, you should notice that your hair has regained some elasticity and looks softer and more supple.

Related Searches

LiveStrong Calorie Tracker
THE LIVESTRONG.COM MyPlate Nutrition, Workouts & Tips
GOAL
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
GENDER
  • Female
  • Male
lbs.
ft. in.

References

Demand Media