Randy "The Ram" Robinson's Damaged Hair
I know, I know, The Wrestler was so last awards season. Clearly I am late for the Mickey Rourke resurrection party and it's a shame because I have some words of wisdom for his character, Randy "The Ram" Robinson. While Rourke portrayed the struggling has-been wrestler to perfection I found the movie incredibly difficult to watch. Not because it was painfully heart wrenching, but because of Randy's hair. Oh, that hair! It was terrifying to look at, all stringy and damaged and gross. I felt bad for the people he went against in the ring, not because they were about to get body slammed, but because they would have to feel his dingy strands on their sticky and sweaty faces.
Have no fear, we won't let you end up looking like Randy! If your hair is color treated and is starting to look slightly damaged, try one of these tips below:
Trim it up. The easiest thing you can do for damaged hair is to trim your split ends every four weeks. Your split ends are a result of the daily wear and tear you put on your hair. By keeping the ends clean and trim and pairing with a deep conditioning treatment once a week your hair will stay healthy and strong.
Let your pony go wild. Part of Randy's issue is that when he wasn't wrestling, his hair was always in a ponytail. If you are also prone to put your hair up in a daily pony, let your hair breathe! By putting it up in the same spot every day, you are causing breakage you don't need. If you have to put your hair up, choose an elastic that won't snag, like Blax Snag-Free Hair Elastics Ponytail Holders.
Don't overprocess. Randy was sporting some serious bleached hair, which was a big part of why his hair was so damaged. The blonder you go, the more you can damage your hair, giving you dry, spaghetti strands. If you want to pump up your color, try getting lowlights. They will make the blonde in your hair stand out more, without the risk of overprocessing. Another safe alternative are eco-friendly bio-lights, which Heidi Klum is known for using.
Do you have color treated or damaged hair? Post your tips on keeping your hair healthy below!