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Fixing Damaged Hair

fixing damaged hair

Last year I got into the habit of dyeing my hair peach or pink every couple of weeks, using the hair dryer a little too often and not having my regular 8 week trim. The result? Dry, frazzled hair that resembled hay. Well done, Laura!

My hair got to the point that it would just tangle into a frizzy mess and wouldn't even take in hair dye anymore so I'm making a much more concerted effort to look after and repair my locks by using a few different methods.

Kinda obvious (although not to me as I still kept blowdrying for far too long!), but the hairdryer had to go. And the straighteners. I'm not the biggest fan of letting my hair dry naturally but I had to get into the habit of doing so. I wash my hair as early as I can in the evening to give it time to dry before bed, and by gently combing it with my trusty Tangle Teezer Aqua Splash* I can stop it from turning into a frizzy mess. I don't know what I'd do without my Tangle Teezer, honestly I use it every day on dry hair, wet hair and for distributing conditioner and hair dye.

I've heard so much about Olaplex that I had to try it for myself. I haven't found a salon near me that offers the treatment, so I picked up a bottle of the Olaplaex No 3 Treatment which is that at home version. So I don't know how it compares to the salon version but I've been using it as a weekly overnight mask and its definitely making my hair feel smoother and less crazy looking. It did take a few uses to see the difference but the condition of my hair is much better. I put it on damp hair, comb through with a Tangle Teezer and pile my hair up in a loose bun overnight before washing it out in the morning. Super easy!

fixing damaged hair

Kerastase Elixir Ultime for Coloured Hair

I go through stages of using hair oils so I've made sure I stick to using them much more frequently, and to both damp and dry hair. I'm really enjoying the Kerastase Elixir Ultime for Coloured Hair. This is a delicious blend of rich oils, including argan and maize which really nourishes my hair and stops it from tangling and going frizzy. Applying it to dry hair has been a game changer as I find that day two hair and beyond gets quite dry and straw-like with the frizziness returning. Using a hair oil helps nourish the cuticle and means that you don't need to add heat to smooth your locks out again.

The last time I ruined my hair was with a perm in 2009 (can you just imagine that?!), and back then I switched to Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin 2 Shampoo for a few months before going down a notch to Bain Satin 1 and it completely sorted my hair out. My hair isn't as damaged as it was then thankfully so I've gone straight in with Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1 Shampoo for some extra moisture. It gently cleanses the hair and uses proteins to restore its strength at the same time. The Nutritive range also benefits from lipids which creates a shield on the hair fibres, locking in moisture and preventing further dryness.

I'm finding that my hair is cleaner for longer too, so I can comfortably go three days now, maybe even for at a push. Washing is quite stressful on hair, so if I can cut down on this as well that would be an added bonus. I'm using the matching Kerastase Nutritive Lait Vital Nourishing Care Conditioner and it's doing the job so far. As conditioners go it's very light, so perfect for fine haired gals like me. Conditioner isn't something I get too excited about but this is a really nice moisturising pick.

Do you have any tips for mending damaged hair?


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