How to Repair Hair (When You’re Obsessed with Heat Styling)

Bring your hair back to its former glory. 

While we’re all about embracing our natural texture in the warmer months and opting for overnight beach waves or simply properly air-drying our hair, we’ve been known to go heavy on the hot tools during the winter a.k.a get a bit obsessed. When we’re not dealing with humid weather and inevitable frizz it’s easy to fall into the pattern of using our straighteners or curling irons more often than not. There’s something so gratifying about creating fun hairstyles that are guaranteed to last through the chilly but dry weather. The only problem with this pattern is that when the warmer weather starts to roll around we’re in major in need of advice on how to repair hair after heat damage. We’ve rounded up some of favorite tried and true products and techniques for how to repair hair and restore your strands to their former glory.

How to Repair Hair After Fried Locks

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You don’t have to give up your hot tools – you just have to be willing to do the reparative work.

1. Pull a double masking night.

If you’re like us then you’ve jumped on the face mask trend and you have a weekly ritual going. Double up on your favorite beauty treatment and let your hair soak in a mask at the same time. The Bed Head by TIGI Recovery Treatment Mask is a favorite of ours for the way it calms frizz and truly reenergizes our hair. Once you rinse it out and dry your hair you’ll be amazed by how soft and silky your strands feel.

2. Stop avoiding that trim.

While it can be daunting and feel counterproductive, it’s extremely important to frequently trim your hair. If you’re exposing your hair to hot tools on a regular basis chances are the ends of your strands are fried. Opting to cut off even one inch of hair will revitalize your look overall and get you started on the road to recovery. If you need a pick-me-up after your trim and want to add some oomph back into your hair, try the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum. It smells delightful, will give you extra shine and lustre and have you forgetting about that extra inch you lost in no time.

3. Swap out your wash and care system for something smoothing and reparative.

Trade in your usual wash and care system and try the Suave Professionals Coconut Oil Damage Repair Shampoo and the Suave Professionals Coconut Oil Damage Repair Conditioner. This duo delivers lightweight moisture while repairing damaged hair at the same time. Your hair will be visibly healthier after a few rounds and you’ll be well on your way down the road to recovery.

Looking for more reparative treatments? Read all about hair repair solutions for swimmers.