Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How I Saved My Damaged Hair

For anyone who has ever coloured their hair or chemically treat it probably know how I feel when it comes to damaged hair. Even though the last time I coloured my hair was about 6 months ago my hair was still feeling fried. The ends of my hair was just split end central and would just gather up turning into a birds nest. My hair was so dry I was also scared to brush it in fear my hair would just snap.

So a few weeks ago I decided to go on a mission, a mission to save my hair from all the damage it had been going through.  First off I had no choice but to cut a lot of length off. I had no choice, I had to get rid of the split ends. I don't think there is a cure for split ends, I know there are serums that claim they reseal split ends but honestly I don't know how it's even possible.

Next step was using a hair mask. I finally found one that worked for me, Fudge Dynamite. It's description reads "Intense repair treatment for tortured hair". When I first used this a bought the little satchel, because I didn't want to buy a bottle unless I loved it, cos quite frankly a lot of hair masks I've used just don't cut it. As soon as I applied this to my hair i felt like it was working and my hair had this silky smooth feeling. After washing it out and drying my hair, my hair felt so nice. So of course I went and bought the 1 litre. I used this in place of conditioner for 2 weeks. I wash my hair every second day. After the 2 week period my hair felt normal again.

Along with the mask I also used Elvive Anti-breakage Conditioning Spray. I use this daily. I prefer this over serums and leave in hair creams because it doesn't make my hair greasy. I spray this day and night lightly all over my hair and concentrate on the ends. I first used this in January it did make a difference with my hair but when used in conjunction with the mask it made a huge difference. I've tried over spray on conditioners most of them don't make a difference, lucky for me this works on my hair. I like this because its easy to buy I got mine from the supermarket.

In regards to shampoos and conditioners I've yet to find the perfect one. So I'm still using some random ones I bought in bulk. They are OK but aren't doing anything for my hair. If you have any to recommend please comment!!

My general tips in don't colour or chemically treat it unless your sure to keep up my the maintenance for hair care. Mine got damaged because I got lazy to treat my hair. When using hair treatment try to purchase a satchel or get a sample. Just because it works really well for one person doesn't when it will work for you. Last but not least cute seriously damaged ends before they get worse. Basically if your ends start to look like dried noodles it's time for chop.

I wish I had a before and after pic but I kinda avoided the cameras when my hair was a complete boof.

Anyways thanks for reading, I hope u all have a happy hair day!!!

PS: all products were purchased myself I'm not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned.


  1. I have never tried a hair mask... will definitely buy this one :)

  2. Wow, I wonder if I can get those products here. I've been on a break from dyeing my hair for about a year now, but I still have a long area of damaged hair to grow out. :[

  3. Great post! Now that you've saved your hair your should start doing Hair of the Day posts!

    Also, I tagged you for a post...Come check it out if you'd like!