10 Best Hairstyles for Damage Caused By Styling

If you’ve ever had damage caused by styling, over bleaching, processing, or colouring, we have good news for you: There are tons of hairstyles 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 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-cutting and the right products!

To start off, we here at HQ usually start our morning routines with the right prep. Get in the habit of using a revitalizing shampoo like Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner every time you wash your hair. This intensely nourishing wash-and-care system is formulated with Nutri-Keratin Actives to help repair damage caused by styling and other factors, making hair look and feel at its healthiest again.

Another #HairHack: Cutting off damage caused by styling can make any look you choose to wear appear 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? And for the rest of us scissor-shy, read on for some hairstyles that keep your locks looking and feeling their best:

 

 

1. Angled Pixie

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Angled pixies are longer in length than traditional pixies. The layers help you style your hair more than one way, while making thin hair appear fuller.

 

2. Wet Look

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Whatever your hair length, creating a wet-look style is a smart and sneaky way to hide damage caused by styling, over-bleaching… you name it.

Editor’s Tip: Slicking hair back or to one side, is a technique that can be used no matter how long or short your hair is. Do use a strong-hold mousse, like VO5 Mega Hold Styling Mousse on your hair to style it. For a pixie cut, simply gel it back and add a deep side part. Longer hair can be worn with either hair pushed back and left loose, or gathered into a small bun at the nape.

 

3. Textured Bob

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Blunt bobs are chic hairstyles for hair with damage caused by styling, as they cut hair off at their thinnest and give the appearance of fullness, while ridding strands of split ends. It also helps camouflage any breakage.

To create some fun texture, air-dry hair to show off your waves. To keep flyaways at bay, use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil.

 

4. Classic Bob

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Bobs are go-to hairstyles, possibly because they’re so cute. When styling, gently curl the tips inward – this camouflages any breakage on the ends. What’s great is this classic style looks beautiful with thick or thin hair, it’s a win-win!

 

5. Half-up Top Knot

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Look on-trend and camouflage damage caused by styling with the chic half-up top knot.

 

6. Make Waves

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Sometimes the best way to camouflage damage caused by styling is to harness it in a hairstyle!  Waves are an ideal look as they have the potential to transform hair into a head-turning style with a simple play on texture via the right products.

TRESemmé Volume & Lift Mousse takes thin hair and adds body and volume. Apply to damp hair, then create pin curls. When hair is dry, just finger-style in place.

 

7. Top Knot

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If you’ve had long hair forever, cutting off hair with damage caused by styling can make your entire head of hair look healthier. If you don’t want to cut your precious locks off though, the topknot is a great option!

 

8. Textured Ponytail

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Ponytails are great for keeping your hair neat and away from the face.

Neaten any flyaways with a good hairspray, like TRESemmé Firm Hold Styling Hairspray, and spray a bit extra in the back to play on the texture. Fluff the hair out for extra volume.

9. Choppy Layers

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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.

 

10. Messy Bun

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

 

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If you're looking to prevent damage instead of conceal it, we've got you covered too. Here's our article on some gorgeous low-maintenance hairstyles.