(Closed) HELP! I think my hair is F–ked :S

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@MrsPhilly:  try doing a v05 hot oil treatment – they’re cheap and awesome, i also have long, thick, coarse hair 🙂 

also – make sure that your straightener isn’t just dirty – have you cleaned the plates lately?

Post # 4
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I cannot recommed CASTOR OIL enough.  (Seriously, I’ve recommended it like seven times on here I think).  Once a week I mix a little bit of coconut oil with castor oil and run it through my hair.  I leave it in for at least an hour then wash it out (takes about three shampoos to get rid of it).  Then I spray equal parts water/apple cider vinegar in my wet hair, let it sit for a couple mins, then rinse that out.  It’s done WONDERS for my hair and even promotes hair growth.  I get both from Vitacost.com but I’m sure you can get them elsewhere too.  http://www.vitacost.com/heritage-products-organic-castor-oil-16-fl-oz  Good luck!

Post # 5
8392 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve had good luck with the Joice K-pak reconstructor and deep conditioner.

Post # 6
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I have the answer. Get out of the shower, when hair is wet, put argon oil in it!  Do this for about a week or so, and let hair dry. Do not blow dry or straighten for a full week.


Hair should be in much better condition then!



Post # 7
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’d go to a hairdresser and see what they recommend, unfortunately those ends will need to be trimmed off – just make sure you emphasise you ONLY want the dead ends off, not an actual haircut.  they may be able to recommend a treatment for the dryness.

Post # 8
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

This happened to one of my friends with her Chi! She has naturally curly hair but the straightener was so hot it burned her hair like it did yours and she had to grow it back out for it  to return to its natural state! 

Post # 9
3215 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Try the Wen system before getting another cut. I have ombré hair and was resigned to cut a few inches off because they felt like straw, despite using great salon products. I picked up the Wen moisture treatment at Sephora because it was so highly recommended, and it’s a miracle worker. I don’t know what’s in Wen stuff. It’s pretty expensive, but you use very little! Sephora has a great return policy, so try it once and return it if it doesn’t work.

Post # 12
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We have similar hair so I’ll tell you what to do.

Throw out your straightener.  Like, now.

I’m not kidding – those things destroy your hair and so many people don’t realize it because it’s so gradual.  I threw mine out years ago (thinking I couldn’t live without it.)  Now all I do is blow it dry and then use a wide-barrel curling iron and that straightens it enough.  I also do glosses when I get my hair done.  Keeps it shiny.

It’s worth mentioning that no amount of treatments can repair dead, split and super dry ends.   You have to cut them off and start treating your hair right.   Make the cut now and start growing it out.

My hair used to look like yours and now it’s this:


Post # 13
1522 posts
Bumble bee

@MrsPhilly:  you definitely need a treatment to revitalize it’s hard to tell without touching your hair exactly whicH you need but try using wen shampoo and condition your hair. Also a one time hot oil treatment will help. DONT wash your hair everyday it will make it worse. Start air drying instead of blow drying. Just until you can get it back into a healthier condition.

Post # 14
1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsPhilly:  Does your straightener have a warrenty? Maybe you can get a replacement and see if that helps…


When I used to straighten my hair, it would smoke/steam if I had small areas that I did not get completely dry with the hairdryer. Maybe that is why the “one spot” always does that and is more damaged?


As some PP’s have said, even a “good” straightener will damage your hair if you use it a lot. I try to use heat tools less than 2x a week. A lot of times, I don’t use them at all. Instead, I wash my hair in the evenings and let it air dry with some “curl activating” product, or maybe just some leave in conditioner.


I use moisturizing shampoos, and they help tame my frizz. I have not needed to use oils/treatments because I don’t dye my hair and I rarely style with heat. If I do blow dry and/or style with a flat iron or barrel iron, i use a heat protecting spray first.


Maybe just get a cute shorter style and start over with fresh ends?

Post # 16
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’m a hair stylist. i’d recommend joico k-pak reconstructor that was previously suggested. and as another poster said, there’s no way to really repair/reverse the damage. the only way to really get rid of it is to cut it as it grows out.

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