Post # 1
I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a wedding recently, I have no idea what the woman did to my hair, but starting the next day I have this huge patch of hair that’s incredibly damaged – it almost looks singed, but not quite that bad.
There were several areas that were damaged but cutting off about 4-6 inches of my hair got rid of most of it (I went from long hair to a bob…) there’s still this one section that’s damaged almost the whole way up. I’ve tried everything I can think of to try and make it better, but it still sticks out and looks awful – I look like Hermione in the first movie.
Any advice? I know you can’t really repair damamged hair, but can I help it??
Post # 2
Go to a salon and get the stylist to cut out the damaged hair (split ends?).
Then condition, condition, condition! I’d buy a well-reviewed hair mask online to use in the shower. I try to get a lot of the water out of my hair first and then let the conditioner sit in my hair while I shower. Then I rinse it off before I get out.
Avoid heat products on your hair as well (or use heat-protectant).
My friend has good experience with hair supplements for healthy hair — Viviscal, but it’s a little pricey. I know Wal-mart also sells Hair Nails Skin supplements.
Post # 3
it’s not split ends, I already had 4-6inches cut off. My hair is dead straight and this patch is all kinky and wiry all of a sudden. I have no idea how it happened. There’s no way I could get this cut out unless i went to a pixie cut and that’s just not going to be a good look for me.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
Doing a coconut oil mask on your hair overnight might help… but not sure. if it’s that damaged, you might just have to wait for it to re-grow. good luck!
Post # 5
You could also try some natural conditioners, some of my favourites are bananas, avacado, olive oil & honey. They all do wonders for your hair. The banana and the avacado are a bit messy but well worth the trouble, I would first try the avacado, just put it in the food processor until its completely blended, then put it on your hair and the roots, use a shower cap for around 30 min and rinse off.
Post # 6
Have you tried coconut oil, olive oil or egg? Those things could possibly help. Otherwise, you may need to get a really good, deep condition. I’ll do some research and see what I can find!
ETA: Look into Moroccan Oil deep conditioners or It’s a 10 with Keratin
Post # 7
oh my gosh I’d be pissed. My hair is curly so it gets damaged over nothing at all. If I even barely put highlights in, it’s like straw hanging off my head. The thing that has done WONDERS for mine and the only thing that has made a difference is using Pureology. I use the shampoo, conditioner, and the mask if I need it. It’s seriously SO expensive so I would not keep using it if I didn’t believe in it 100% after one use the change was incredible. My hair went from damaged and frayed to really soft and controlled. It was amazing. Give it a try
I’ve also tried every trick in the book. I tried the egg masks and every hair product and conditioning mask out there. Coconut oil does tend to help but the Pureology has made the most difference out of anything
Post # 8
I tried to get a picture – you can see the one patch of my hair that’s all weird (maybe you can’t). It’s just so annoying!
Post # 9
- Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery
The Damage Remedy line from Aveda is fantastic. It’s not cheap, but it lasts forever.
Post # 10
I have a lot of hair but it is really fine and frizzy. If I put any commercial products in it or use heat on my hair it starts looking like a horse’s tail. Anyway I have concocted the following from what I have read, researched and tried.
Hair Mask:<br />Equal amounts honey and coconut oil, gently massage it into your hair rout to ends. NO twisting, brushing or putting any strain on the hair. Just take it all together and put a plastic bag on your head, keep that on as long as you can manage it. It is not comfortable at all and doesn’t rinse out that easily, but it works. Rinse, shampoo and condition.
Wash:<br />Wash your hair as little as possible, once if you have to twice a week. Natural oils works wonders (and headbands too! LOL)
NO HEAT! Use an old T-Shirt instead of a towel to dry your hair when washing, believe it or not this really makes a huge difference! Do not ring you wet hair out, gently use the T-Shirt to squeeze out the water. Only brush wet hair if it has conditioner in with a wide tooth comb (ALWAYS use a comb – yes the old-fashioned ones), once out of the shower and your hair has been ‘dried’ with the t-shirt, only run your fingers through it. Only combing once your hair has dried completely naturally.
Set lotion: Use a tablespoon full of plain unflavored gelatin on one cup of warm water in a spray bottle allow to dissolve completely and cool down, then use it to wet set your hair with one of the thousands of methods online, YouTube has a few awesome tutorials.<br />Hair Gel: Flaxseed gel works well – http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Flaxseed-Hair-Gel-for-Curly-Frizzy-Hair/ <br />Shampoo and Conditioner: Aussie Frizz Miracle (I absolutely love love love it!)
Finally trim your hair every 6-8 weeks.
I think this hairdresser person might have backcombed (teased) your hair way more than your hair could handle, I have had that happen with teasing, and it actually stretches your hair out. Anyway this has been long winded, but I know the feeling of unruly hair and this is what I have come up with. It works for me so maybe it’ll work for you. And all the items are very cheap, except for the Aussie shampoo and conditioner maybe. I have to point out that I am NOT a hairdresser at all, this is just my homemade remedies. Best of luck!
Post # 11
I can’t really see any damage on the pic you uploaded, but I’m so sorry this happened to you.
I use these 2 products and swear by them; I’d definetely encourage you to take a look 🙂
Leave-in conditioner (daily): Tec Italy Reconstruct Due Faccetta Massimo Hidro Nourishing Treatment
Hair masque (3-4 days a week): Nioxin Intensive Therapy Deep Repair Hair Masque
I buy them on Amazon, cost about $20 and last about 4 months (for me)
Hope this helps!
ETA: Skip the heat!
Post # 12
Looks like you need a protein treatment. Apoghee is a good one. Its VERY strong but it works.
Post # 13
I have crazy fine hair but a lot of it. I’ve been lucky that it’s always put up with whatever I put it though (it hasn’t been it’s natural colour in 20 years – no joke) and it’s always geld up to heat and product, granted I use it VERY little. It does kind of feel like hair that’s been teased but not washed yet (this happened almost 2 months ago…it’s been washed)
I don’t usually dry my hair, I don’t use product or heat tools unless I’m getting dressed up or I need some spray for a seriously frizzy day (which are few and far between). I was overseas for this wedding and I”m wondering if it was just a weird product that my hair reacted badly to. My hair was a disaster for the wedding – we had to do emergency surgery on it before i let the bride even see it.
it’s hard to tell, my hair is normally very straight, no frizz or flyaways, I now have this one section about an inch wide that is not straight, kind of kinky and just awful feeling.
Post # 14
Oh, I see :/ I wonder if they somehow burned it? If they did, I think your best bet is to try to stick to a leave-in treatment until it heals 🙁
Post # 15
Try a protein conditioner – Aubrey Organics GPB always works great for me.