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How to repair hair from heat damage

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.

 

Goldwell kerasilk hair silk fluid review

Goldwell kerasilk instant silk fluid from Hairtrade.com is a leave-in treatment for dry and frizzy hair.

The bottle is a pretty good size, 4.2 ounces, with a pump for easy use; and can be used on both dry or damp hair. It is enhanced with vitamin E to nourish hair, and has UV filters to protect hair from external damage. It’s good for all hair types and doesn’t weigh hair down.

The texture is a soft, creamy white, which applies smoothly on hair. It does help with frizz, but works best to add shine. The smell is great, and remains in hair as a subtle clean scent.

Though this silk fluid works well on both damp and dry hair, I prefer using hair silk out of the shower. I expected the silk fluid to be clear, rather than white and was a bit aprehensive at first since I thought it would weigh my hair down or make it feel like too much product was on my hair. I applied a few pumps to my roots and ends, worked it evenly throughout, and let my hair air dry. I was very happy the silk fluid left a crisp scent and left my hair feeling soft and manageable. Once my hair was dry, I flat-ironed it and used the silk fluid as a heat protectant. Worked great, and gave my finished look a nice sheen.

 

Overall, this product did as promised. Due to heat processing and bleaching, my hair can get very dry. Goldwell’s silk fluid definitely added much needed moisture and shine to my hair, and helped battle some frizz. I loved the fact it is a leave-in treatment, but also doubled as a heat-styling product. As I mentioned, the bottle is a good size, and since not much product is needed to tame hair, it will definitely last you a few months!