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Repairing Damaged Hair: My Damaged Hair Confessional

Repairing Damaged Hair: My Damaged Hair Confessional

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A question I get asked frequently is how to repair damaged hair. Unfortunately, I know the struggle of dealing with damaged hair all too well! My hair has been through damage from too many hot tools and from surviving beauty school. It has kind of been through it all! Honestly, my hair is still on the mend from some of the damage that I put it through. But there are a few things that I have done that has made a huge difference.

Repairing Damaged Hair

My first tip is to extend the time between washing your hair. Each time you wash your hair, you have to put hot tools on it when you are styling it again. Those blow dryers, flat irons, curling irons, and wands are just not good on your hair! If you can hold off even just one more day between washes, it can help your hair significantly. I wash my hair every 12-14 days and that is something that I have had to work up to, but my hair feels so much healthier when I am able to extend the wear of my hair.

Loreal Elvive Products

When you do wash your hair, it is really important to use products that are going to support healthy hair. I have been using the L’Oreal Elvive Total Repair 5 products and I have noticed a big difference on how healthy my hair feels after using it. It is perfect for damaged hair due to overstyling, coloring, etc.

L'Oreal Elvive Protein Deep Conditioner

Because I do go a while between washes, I make sure to deep condition my hair each time I wash it. I put the deep conditioner on my hair after I get out of the shower and I let it just sit in my hair for a while. My hair is able to really soak in those nutrients that it needs. It actually doesn’t need to be left in, which is amazing. You can use the deep conditioner and rinse it out right away. I am a creature of habit, so I usually leave mine in for a little bit, just for that extra hair love. It provides easier detangling and it provides 2x more results than the leading conditioner.

If you start to notice your hair is splitting, get a trim! Don’t put off getting a haircut. People seem to think that the longer they wait to get their hair cut, the longer their hair will be. This isn’t necessarily the case because damaged hair really needs those trims.

Take it from someone who has come back from severely damaged hair (we’re talking full on fried my hair OFF on multiple occasions, thanks to beauty school) that taking care of your hair and repairing it is so important! Stop waiting to have beautiful, healthy hair and take care of the problem now! You can try these L’Oreal Paris Elvive Total Repair products for yourself! Save $2 on any TWO (2) L’Oréal Paris® Elvive haircare or Advanced Hairstyle product (excludes any 1 oz. product, 3 oz. shampoo & conditioner, twin packs or value packs)

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