Ok ladies (and guys), this is an article most of us can relate to! I am sure most of you have at least one flat iron, curling iron or blow dryer which gets used weekly or more. Even if you use a heat protector on your hair, repetitive use can dull or cause split-ends on your lovely locks. What to do? Read this article for best products to try and home remedies, to help add some moisture to your hair and bring back a silky texture.
Tried and loved products: below are a few products I’ve used which worked for me. They range in price, so you can find one that fits your budget. Though it worked for me, I can’t guarantee it’ll do the same for you. So use this as a buying guide, and if one doesn’t work try another.
If you prefer going the do-it-yourself route, here are a few recipes:
Mayo and eggs hair masque:
Use about a cup of mayo (less or more depending on hair length) and whisk in one full egg. Blend together and simply apply to dry hair. Completely saturate hair and cover with a shower cap or plastic bag. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off. Shampoo hair as normal, dry and style. You can use this treatment weekly or every other week to treat and prevent damage. An alternative to mayo is an avocado.
Olive oil and vinegar treatment:
This treatment can also be used weekly or every other week. Work olive oil into hair, from scalp to ends. If you have time, give your scalp a light massage with the oil. Leave on hair for 10-15 minutes and rinse off using apple cider vinegar. Regular vinegar works fine as well. The vinegar helps add shine to hair and removes the oiliness of the olive oil.
Quick conditioner fix:
This is a simple remedy which you can use every time you shower. All you do is shampoo hair as normal, apply conditioner and leave on hair for 3-5 minutes. Doing this provides much needed moisture to your hair and will keep your hair tangle-free. You want to be sure the conditioner you use works with your hair, so splurge a little. One that I have been using and highly recommend is Biolage Exquisite Oil Creme Conditioner– it is lightweight and seriously leaves your hair feeling silky soft after you use it.