Southern Mom Loves: 5 Tips to Repair and Protect Your Hair from Styling Damage

5 Tips to Repair and Protect Your Hair from Styling Damage

Monday, August 10, 2015

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks. All opinions are my own.

We've all been there. Whether your blow-dry, curl, straighten, or just don't have time for a hair care routine, your hair can become frizzy, limp, or feel like straw at the ends. I've got some simple tips on how to help repair the damage and prevent it from happening again.

#1 Get regular trims. Even if you're trying to grow out your locks, a regular trim can help keep your hair looking healthy while it grows in. It's recommended to get a trim every 6 weeks, and if you're a regular at a salon, they may even do your trims between cutting services for free. Ask your stylist if they offer this service.

#2 Use a good conditioner! Even if your hair is thin or limp, this is a very important step in any haircare routine. There are plenty of conditioners out there that are lightweight and will keep your hair in good condition. 

Conditioner will keep your hair looking silky because the scarecrow look has never been in. If the damage has been done, there are conditioners out there that will temporarily repair your hair shaft to keep it looking good until you can grow it out and trim it back to the healthy hair.

#3 Hair masks are your friend. If you style with heat regularly, nourish your hair once a week with a good hair mask. It doesn't have to be expensive, or even store-bought. You can treat your hair at home by coating it with Olive Oil or Coconut Oil, popping on a shower cap, and letting it sit for an hour, or even overnight, then washing it out.

#4 Pay special attention to your ends. If you've ever seen an Argan Oil bottle in the haircare aisle and thought "Why would people put oil in their hair?" then this tip is probably for you. Applying a dab of Argan Oil or other similar oil for hair to your palms, and massaging it into the last inch or two of your ends will keep them from looking frayed. 

The tip is to apply a tiny amount, maybe just a drop or two, and apply it to wet, freshly washed and conditioned hair, and only at the very ends. Your hair will not look greasy in the least, and your ends will look fabulous and stay in good condition until your next cut.

#5 Prevention, prevention, prevention. Heat styling is incredibly damaging, so you should be using a protectant every time. If you don't want to add another product into your routine, there are shampoos and conditioners out now that include a protectant in the formula.

Preventing the damage is the first step and will keep you from having to repair it at all.


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Pantene has come out with the most genius hair care line since the first BB creams hit the market: The Ultimate 10 collection, a BB Creme line for your hair!

  • Repair for Rough Hair
  • Strength Against Damage
  • Silky Softness
  • Brilliant Shine
  • Smoothing
  • Moisture
  • Frizz Control
  • Heat Protection
  • Manageability
  • Tamed Flyaways

I recently picked up the Ultimate 10 line at Walmart. Pantene at Walmart has a 2x money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose.

I have lived by tip #2 all my life, and besides offering a separate shampoo and conditioner, they offer a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner for those who would prefer it. Don't skip the conditioner!

There is also an Ultimate 10 BB leave-in conditioner. This works in tandem with the shampoo and conditioner to protect your hair through heavy heat styling.

Visit to peruse all of their hair care lines. You're sure to find the line that works perfectly for your hair type and needs. 

Do you heat style? Do you color your hair? What damages your hair the most? What is your current hair care routine like? Let me know in the comments!

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