Dry, damaged hair 2 months out from wedding!!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Ugh, that is the downside to bleach and hair dye and why I am attempting to grow my natural hair out.  In the meantime I have found the following products to work extremely well at improving the texture of my hair.

It’s a Miracle 10 Hair Mask

It’s a 10 Miracle Leave In

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

So my hair is naturally really dry,  and I also bleach it and wear extensions,  so it needs help lol. 

If you havent done any protein treatments,  they can be helpful.  Although don’t go overboard because too much protein can also make it brittle. These are sometimes called keratin treatments.

Did they use olaplex? If so,  I’d use step 3. If not,  I go in and do a separate olaplex treatment. 

I do weekly coconut oil masks,  sometimes with another deep conditioning mask from Sallys. If you want a product,  I love the aveda dry remedy treatment mask,  but to me, it’s kinda pricey for the amount you get 

If my hair is feeling super dry,  I have a diy hair mist.  It’s a mix of rose water(sometimea neroli instead), water,  panthenol, baobab oil,  rose oil, and glycerin. Smells wonderful and makes my hair feel less damaged.

Otherwise baby it.  If you want to keep length,  braid it up at night and sleep on a satin pillow case. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I like to use pure oil, argan is my favourite but others are great too so long as they don’t contain [too many] additives. I oil my hair every evening and then it’s super smooth in the morning. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

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irishbride2018 :  The mask is my favorite.  Give it a try!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

Go as long between washes as you can, coconut oil masks, deep conditioner every time you wash and as little heat as possible. 

Post # 8
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6168 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

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alittlefox :  great advice. I also agree with PPs about the it’s a 10 mask, you can also alternate with a protein mask *always followed* by conditioner once a week. I really love and see great results with morrocanoil restorative mask.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I love its a 10 as well! Another great hair mask is L’Oreal Total Repair 5! I leave it in for hours and can always tell when I use it!

I also really recommend soaking your hair in coconut oil and sleeping with it in over night! My hair is sooo much softer when I do this! Definitely great for rehydrating your hair! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: USA

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irishbride2018 :  Hot oil treatments once weekly make my hair so much softer.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Others have given great advice on how to treat it, but I also wanted to say –  if you’re having your hair styled in any kind of up do for the wedding – slightly damaged hair is actually easier to style. You can’t tell that it’s damaged and it makes it way easier to get it to stay in place, hold a curl, and add volume. 

Obviously long term you want to get it healthy, but if you’re wearing your hair up at all for the wedding don’t stress about it too much for that.

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