Heat damaged hair - help!

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My hair is wavy, but not in a nice way. It just looks weird and is a mixture of frizzy wave and straight, so I straighten it to make it look decent. However, I've realised how badly damaged it's become :/. I have so many split ends (and some of them start from the middle of my hair), my hair feels thin and fried and it's shedding really badly.

Does anyone have any recommendations as to what I can do/use to get healthy hair again? I already use argan oil after washing, but I'm going to start using coconut oil too and will also stop all use of heat. Is it possible to recover without going for a big chop? I've grown my hair out past my boobs, so I'm reluctant to cut loads off!
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Do you blow dry it? If you do, try and cut down on how often you do. Also take note of how close you hold the hair dryer to your head.

Do get it cut and get rid of the split ends. It may feel shorter at first and it can be heartbreaking when you're trying to grow it but getting rid of them will let it grow stronger and faster in the long run.

Get yourself a good deep conditioning treatment and use it once a week. I'm a fan of L'Oreals, quite cheap but they do the job.

I used to have frizzy hair but once I stopped blow drying and got a good cut as much I really noticed the difference.
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Do you blow dry it? If you do, try and cut down on how often you do. Also take note of how close you hold the hair dryer to your head.

Do get it cut and get rid of the split ends. It may feel shorter at first and it can be heartbreaking when you're trying to grow it but getting rid of them will let it grow stronger and faster in the long run.

Get yourself a good deep conditioning treatment and use it once a week. I'm a fan of L'Oreals, quite cheap but they do the job.

I used to have frizzy hair but once I stopped blow drying and got a good cut as much I really noticed the difference.
I don't blow dry as it just makes my hair go poofy and even frizzier, so I just need to cut out the straightening. Thanks, I'll have a look at some deep conditioners and start using that too, and have a few inches cut off .
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I have definitely been in your shoes in the past! This is how I have dealt with it:

*Whenever you have the chance, try not to use heat. Keeping it natural, even if it just on the days when you stay at home, definitely will help repair it gradually.

*After you wash your hair, let it dry naturally.

*Always use a heat protectant spray - these are very reasonably priced and help massively!

*Use a moisturizing shampoo, or a shampoo aimed to aid split ends. In the past I have used Herbal Essence Beautiful Ends and it has worked wonders! I also like to use the corresponding hair mask with it.

*Remember basic things such as taking your vitamins and not tying it up too tightly in a ponytail etc.

*Probably the most important thing of all, get regular hair cuts! This will definitely be beneficial for your hair every few months.

Good Luck! x
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get a hat, or get knittin'

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You have to cut off all the split ends. I don't care what the product says, it won't fix em.

Do a couple hair masques - I recommend Charles Worthington.
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Cut your hair. Brush your hair everyday apparently that speeds up growth and massaging the scalp.


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I have definitely been in your shoes in the past! This is how I have dealt with it:

*Whenever you have the chance, try not to use heat. Keeping it natural, even if it just on the days when you stay at home, definitely will help repair it gradually.

*After you wash your hair, let it dry naturally.

*Always use a heat protectant spray - these are very reasonably priced and help massively!

*Use a moisturizing shampoo, or a shampoo aimed to aid split ends. In the past I have used Herbal Essence Beautiful Ends and it has worked wonders! I also like to use the corresponding hair mask with it.

*Remember basic things such as taking your vitamins and not tying it up too tightly in a ponytail etc.

*Probably the most important thing of all, get regular hair cuts! This will definitely be beneficial for your hair every few months.

Good Luck! x
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You have to cut off all the split ends. I don't care what the product says, it won't fix em.

Do a couple hair masques - I recommend Charles Worthington.
(Original post by Jeena_hunt5476)
Cut your hair. Brush your hair everyday apparently that speeds up growth and massaging the scalp.


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Thank you so much!
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cut the ends off and buy hair masks
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Guy Tang will save you
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If you can't face getting all the split ends cut off (I couldn't bare doing that) and you have the patience - grab a pencil or something similar, twist a small chunk of hair then wrap it around and you should be able to see all the split ends. If you don't have hair scissors just use nail ones etc, and go through and snip them off!
I didn't want to lose a few inches cutting mine off, so I did this every night and now it's split end free with minimal length change

Also coconut oil is miraculous
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I love Guy Tang so much!
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I love Guy Tang so much!
Argh he's SO awesome :O
literally works magic with hair :eek:
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(Original post by sophiamarni)
cut the ends off and buy hair masks
Thank you!

This gives me hope haha, thank you .

(Original post by magicstars64)
If you can't face getting all the split ends cut off (I couldn't bare doing that) and you have the patience - grab a pencil or something similar, twist a small chunk of hair then wrap it around and you should be able to see all the split ends. If you don't have hair scissors just use nail ones etc, and go through and snip them off!
I didn't want to lose a few inches cutting mine off, so I did this every night and now it's split end free with minimal length change

Also coconut oil is miraculous
Ah that's such a good idea thank you, I'd rather do that than cut off 8 inches of my hair!
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Cut off the split ends, they usually look unattractive, it's better to have a shorter but healthier hair, than long and damaged. I straighten my wavy hair no more than once pr month+heat protecting stuff from L'Oreal. Oil masks are rather helpful, too.
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