10 Best Hairstyles and Haircuts to Protect Damaged Hair

The key: looks that mimic fullness and work with your texture (and not against it).

If you’ve ever damaged your hair by overbleaching, processing, coloring or simply just everyday styling, we have good news for you: There are tons of hairstyles for damaged hair you can try. Take it from us: We’ve done so many things to our hair (we are called All Things Hair, after all) but with the right tools, skills and inspiration, have actually managed to come out at the other end with, hey, pretty healthy-looking locks that can hold up a style as long as our hearts’ desire. It just takes a bit of patience, some strategic hair cuttery and the right products!

Another #HairHack: Cutting off damaged hair can make any style you choose to wear look healthier and, depending upon the cut, even considerably fuller. Why not use this opportunity to give a new hairstyle a whirl while your hair gets healthier?

Read on for some hairstyles for damaged hair that still keep your locks looking and feeling their best:

  • Angeled Pixie
  • Wet Look
  • Textured Bob
  • Angled Lob
  • Top Knot
  • Make Waves
  • Shag
  • Choppy Layers
  • Messy Bun
  • Micro fringe and Bob

    1. Angled Pixie

    hairstyles for damaged hair
    Layers change a pixie.

    Angled pixies are longer in length than traditional pixies. As far as hairstyles for damaged hair go, they’re relatively easy to maintain. The layers help you style your hair more than one way, while making thin hair appear fuller.

    2. Wet Look

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    Go for the wet look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

    Whatever your hair length, creating a wet look style is a smart and sneaky way to hide damaged tresses. Slicking hair back is a technique that can be used no matter how long or short your hair is. Do use an alcohol-free gel like TRESemmé TRES Two Ultra Firm Control Gel on your hair to style it. For a pixie cut, simply gel it back and add a deep side part. Longer hair can be worm with either hair pushed back and left loose, or gathered into a small bun at the nape.

    3. Textured Bob

    hairstyles for damaged hair textured bob
    Work with it. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

    Sometimes damaged hair changes its texture; we say, work with it. Blunt bobs are chic hairstyles for damaged hair, as they cut hair off at their thinnest and give the appearance of fullness, while ridding strands of split ends. To create some fun texture, air-dry hair to show off your waves. To keep frizz at bay, use Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Hair Serum.

    4. Angled Lob

    hairstyles for damaged hair angled lob
    Angles can keep hair long and manageable.

    An angled lob gives you length and style options. A short haircut like this allows you to get rid of your damaged ends and rock a chic style while you’re stuck in the short zone.

    5. Top Knot

    hairstyles for damaged hair top knot
    Top it off with a fun, chunky high bun.

    Easy to do by just following this tutorial, just leave out the hair on the sides and the back! This style is a great way to hide your damaged ends and look trendy while doing it.

    6. Make Waves

    hairstyles for damaged hair waves
    Play up the wave! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

    Sometimes the best way to camouflage damaged hair is to harness it in a hairstyle!  Waves are hairstyles for damaged hair that have the potential to transform frayed locks into a head-turning style with a simple play on texture via the right products. Nexxus Styling Mousse Plus takes fine, limp hair and adds body and volume. Apply to damp hair, then create pin curls. When hair is dry, just finger-style in place.

    7. Shag

    hairstyles for damaged hair shag
    Very rock n’ roll. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

    If you’ve had long hair forever and now have a fried, overprocessed mess, getting rid of the damaged tress can make your entire head of hair look healthier and more “virgin.” Shags will give you longish hair and are a great transitional cut too. If you’re looking for hairstyles for damaged hair that’ll help you ease back into long hair, this could be the one!

    8. Choppy Layers

    hairstyles for damaged hair choppy layers
    Choppy layers make your hair look thicker.

    Choppy layers are a quick way to freshen up your style. You can wear choppy layers long, or have them just brush your shoulders. Thin hair looks thicker and fuller with choppy layers.

    9. Messy Bun

    hairstyles for damaged hair messy bun
    Nerd chic. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

    For girls who love #doingthings and can’t be bothered, we present the multi-tasking messy bun. This look helps hide damaged tresses, as well as give us lazy gals a second chance at chic!

    10. Micro fringe and Bob

    hairstyles for damaged hair micro bob
    When in doubt, keep it short.

    Bobs are a go-to hairstyles for damaged hair, possibly because they’re so cute. Add a mico-fringe to it to create a cutting-edge style.

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