(Closed) Damaged hair repair – Help!

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
1695 posts
Bumble bee

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 # 4
2221 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
198 posts
Blushing bee

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
986 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015


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MsGinkgo:  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

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 6 months ago by onthefritz.
Post # 7
557 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

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

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 6 months ago by MrsA44.
Post # 10
471 posts
Helper bee

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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
37 posts
  • Wedding: February 2014

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!

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 6 months ago by mrssorbet.
Post # 12
1062 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Looks like you need a protein treatment. Apoghee is a good one. Its VERY strong but it works.

Post # 14
37 posts
  • Wedding: February 2014

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MsGinkgo:  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
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Try a protein conditioner – Aubrey Organics GPB always works great for me.

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