There are many reasons why your hair may not be looking its best right now. Whether your poor strands are feeling the brunt of excess heated styling or you’ve been overindulging in seasonal hair colouring, we say it’s time to go au naturel with our hairstyles for damaged hair round up.
These fuss-free hairstyles for damaged hair are easy to create, super stylish and, best of all, won’t cause further damage to your strands! We have beautiful braids, updos for both short and long tresses, plus a handful of hair care tips and tricks – everything your mane is crying out for.
1. Side braid
Braided ‘dos, as you will soon come to realise, are one of the most popular hairstyles for damaged hair.
Great for keeping your hair neatly secured and up off your face, woven styles come in all shapes and sizes, and can be worn by any hair texture! But if you’re a bit of a braiding rookie, yet still want an on-trend way to keep your mane protected, we suggest opting for the A-list fave: a chic side braid.
2. High ponytail
Not just reserved for P.E. class, a high ponytail can also be worn outside the realms of sporting events. No matter what occasion, you can always go with a ponytail and what we love most is that it’s one of the easiest hairstyles for damaged hair.
No heat or fancy styling tools are required for creating a gorgeous high ponytail, as it’s a simple 1-2-3 process!
Get the look:
- Start by using a snag-free hairband to secure your look in place.
- Then, to get a tousled wave finish, simply spritz your pony with the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray before braiding the length of your hair.
- Then just before leaving the house, unravel the braid et voila: you’ve created heatless waves.
3. Milkmaid braid
We have seen milkmaid braids on everyone from Vanessa Hudgens to Katy Perry and, while you may thinking the style looks a little tricky, you will be pleased to know it’s far easier to create than it first seems – especially for those with longer hair.
Get the look:
- Start by separating your hair into 2 equal sections, starting from the front hairline down to the nape of your neck.
- Braid each section as you would pigtails and secure with an elastic.
- Wrap each section across the top of your head and secure discreetly with a bobby pin.
- Finish the look with a spritz of the VO5 Firm Hold Hairspray to tame any flyaways.
4. Wet-look updo
From short to long hair, anyone can work the popular wet-look style we’ve seen at almost every red carpet event. Now, this look isn’t all about being style over substance, oh no, as you’re going to have the added bonus of actually treating your hair all while looking on trend…
How, you ask? By simply adding a hair oil, like Dove Advanced Hair Series Regenerate Nourishment Serum-In-Oil, you will not only be left with a wet-look, high-shine finish but the oil penetrates and nourishes deep inside the hair shaft, strengthening brittle and damaged hair.
5. French braids
When it comes to hairstyles for damaged hair, you want a style that is not only going to prevent further damage to your hair but is fashionable, too, right? Then look no further than this chic French braid.
You can wear this style from the gym to the office, and even after work drinks, and rest assured that your hair will still look as fabulous as it did in the morning.
6. Braided beach waves
After styling your tresses into a French braid, spritz with hairspray. Now you have 2 options, sleep in your French braid overnight or wear the style throughout the day and, when you’re ready, simply unravel the style to reveal cascading beach waves that are full of natural texture and movement.
This look may not need any heat to create it, but it sure is hot, hot, hot!
Editor’s tip: Remember the key to repairing damaged hair starts in the shower, which is why we suggest equipping yourself with TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Intensive Mask. Use this 1-2 times a week following TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Shampoo to help protect, strengthen and nourish your hair.
Want to know more about how to care for your damaged hair? Read all our expert tips and advice over on our Dry & Damaged Hair page and let us remedy all your hair woes.