Helpful Tips For Dry & Damaged Hair

If you have dry or damaged hair with split ends this post is definitely for you!

For as long as i remember i have had thick and dry hair. It's curly, grows slow and sheds like crazy. I used to hate my hair and i was always wearing it in a bun. I used to wear it straight every single day, but didn't moisturize, i didn't deep condition... Last year I noticed it had stopped growing and I was loosing chunks of hair... To be honest i got a little scared so i decided i would turn a new leaf. So I started watching videos on YouTube how to do "braid outs", how to maintain beautiful curls and what are the best products for my hair. Beautiful ladies from different cultures had shared their knowledge with the world. They truly inspired me! Hopefully now I will inspire you.:) And now on the post! These are my 6 hair tips, that i live by.

Tip 1. The first and most important rule is stay away from heat as much as possible! For me this is the hardest step because i love my hair straight- it feels and looks wonderful, but the damage is too big to handle.

Tip 2. Use natural products. Home made masks are the best! Bananas, vinegar, yogurt, mayo, honey - these are just some of the things i use on my hair and they all work.
  • The best protein treatment in my opinion is simply using mayonnaise. Leave it on your hair for 30 to 40 minutes and then wash your hair.
  • For very dry and split ends just mash up a banana add in some honey. Leave it for about 30 min and rinse. This is one of the best homemade deep conditioners ever. 
  • Vinegar gives your hair a very nice mirror shine, but it can smell a little bit weird.
  • Yogurt mixed with honey and/or bananas gives your hair more shine and strength.

Tip 3. Natural oils are the best! 
  • Coconut oil
  • Avocado oil 
  • Moroccan oil 
  • Almond oil
  • Olive oil 
  • Shea butter
These are some of the best oils for hair. Use them alone or in masks, after just few uses you will be amazed with the results.

Tip 4. Don't go crazy with styling products. I myself don't use hair spray or mousse.
Tip 5. If you have coarse and/or curly hair, but you don't have the time or the nerves to keep your curls in place just do simple "braid outs" before going to bed. There are different ways to create them. You have to find what works best for you. 

What you should do is:
When you come out of the shower detangled you hair (it is best to use some kind of a leave in conditioner), section it and braid your hair. Seal your ends with a tiny drop of whatever oil you have. In the morning you will have nice waves. :)

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You can also use rollers - sponge rollers, normal onces, twist rollers and even velcro rollers. Rollers help manage your hair and give it more structure.

Tip 6. This is probably one of the most important rules of all - If you are going to be using hot tools on your hair, you should protect it.

I really hope you liked this post and that it was helpful to some of you.
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What are your tips and trick for managing dry and damaged hair? 
Leave your comments below! 



Marie said...

I like this post!:D

I use natural stuff on my hair as often as I can but mayo smells weird sometimes even after washing my hair a couple of times.

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Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

I love bannanas def a must for my hair, recently I did a coconut oil and honey treatment before going to the salon. Great post.

Miss Vendella said...

@Marie yeah i know it does smell weird but it does wonders for my hair.

@Hell Notes for Beauty™ thanks girl. I'm obsessed with my hair. i love the banana and honey treatment! :)



TiffanyMonet said...

Thanks for tips! =)