Ladies, let’s be real. We all crave luscious, healthy hair, but sometimes, you have to use heat tools to get the look you want. Unfortunately, excessive heat styling can leave your lovely locks looking a little lackluster and, dare we say it, damaged. Whether you’re using a hairdryer to get out the door fast or wielding hot tools for daily styling, there’s a potential for heat damage.
But, don’t panic yet! There is good news! With the right care and attention, you can rejuvenate your stressed hair and breathe life back into lackluster strands. Let’s chat about ten effective tips to repair heat-damaged hair fast.
How to Repair Heat-Damaged Hair Fast
Ever looked in the mirror and felt like your hair looked more like a dried-out tumbleweed than the shiny, lustrous locks you envisioned? We’ve all been there, and it’s no fun! Waking up with tangled hair that lacks shine and bounce is the ultimate bummer. However, getting your hair back to its glossy glory quickly is possible. Here’s how.
1. Choose the Right Shampoo and Conditioner
Let’s start at the beginning. The hair repair journey can actually be quite soothing. Start with the right shampoo and conditioner that is specifically designed for hair repair. That means focusing on quality ingredients that cleanse, hydrate, and nourish without stripping away essential moisture.
Gisou’s Honey Infused Hair Wash is a great example because it’s infused with Mirsalehi Honey for nourishment and argan oil for shine. Follow up with Gisou’s Honey Infused Hair Conditioner. It contains coconut oil, shea butter, and sweet almond oil to nourish the hair from the inside out.
Focusing on a quality shampoo and conditioner is arguably the most important step. It’s like trying to put together furniture without reading the instructions. Don’t set yourself up for disaster.
2. Drench Your Strands in Moisture
When our hair lacks elasticity and shine, it’s screaming for hydration. Drenching your hair in moisture is key, not only for repairing existing damage but also for preventing future issues.
Consider using hair oil in your routine. This will allow for a lightweight solution that boosts shine immediately and smooths out any frizz that occurs after a tousled night's sleep.
An option like Gisou’s Honey Infused Hair Oil is the perfect choice because it contains all the powerhouse ingredients while being a 24/7 option. You can wear it overnight in combination with a hair mask or use it as the last step in your styling routine to boost hydration and shine and seal split ends.
3. Prioritize Overnight Hair Masks
One of the best ways to nourish and repair your hair is to use an overnight hair mask. Gisou’s Honey Infused Hair Mask is an intensely hydrating treatment that enhances elasticity and shine while also improving overall health and resiliency.
It contains top-notch ingredients like the ones listed above, as well as monoi of Tahiti to restore moisture and eliminate frizz. Baobab extract is also included for extra hydration and to protect the hair from future damage.
Our hair mask can be used in a variety of ways. Try applying it right before bed and leaving it on overnight. This will allow the hair mask to absorb and soak for a longer period of time. Upon waking up, rinse it out and follow with our Honey-Infused Hair Wash and Conditioner to seal the cuticle.
You can also use it in the shower for a quick fix by leaving it on for 5-7 minutes. For those with super-damaged hair, add a few drops of Honey-Infused Hair Oil to maximize the benefits.
4. Incorporate a Repairing Serum
Hair repair serum is a champion at bringing damaged hair back to life. Gisou’s Hair Repair Serum is a 96% natural option that is also clinically proven to provide results. Enriched with plant-based keratin, our hair repair serum seals split ends, improves elasticity, and strengthens the hair to prevent future breakage.
5. Style with Nourishing Oils
We’ve already mentioned our Honey-Infused Hair Oil, but there are other ways to incorporate nourishing oils into your styling routine. Gisou’s Propolis Infused Polishing Primer serves as a multi-purpose hair product. It contains propolis for strengthening and repair, as well as natural oils, vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids to improve hair health and prevent split ends and breakage
Apply throughout your towel dried hair prior to air drying or blow drying to add more volume and light hold, while also nourishing your hair from previous heat damage. As an added bonus, it reduces drying time to minimize heat exposure during blow drying.
6. Opt for Heat-Free, Low-Tension Hairstyles.
One of the best alternatives for protecting your hair is giving it a breather from the thing that’s causing damage. Embracing a low or heat-free routine will allow your hair to grow back without the stress.
Another area that can be and should be embraced is avoiding high-stress hairstyles. This includes high ponytails and tight braids. Low-tension hairstyles and embracing your natural state will allow for optimal growth and restoration.
7. Use a Cool-Mist Humidifier
Environmental factors are definitely something to consider when it concerns the dryness of your hair. While heat damage is one factor, dry air can limit your restoration progress. Using a cool-mist humidifier will provide moisture in the air. This is especially true in colder climates where the air is naturally drier.
8. Detangle with Care
When our hair is damaged from heat, it’s naturally weaker and brittle. It also tangles and can break off very easily when combed aggressively. Using Gisou’s Honey-Infused Leave-In Conditioner before detangling will help you remove tangles much more easily and without causing additional damage.
A wide-toothed comb or detangling brush will also help get through wet hair without causing breakage. When your hair is wet, it is much more fragile and susceptible to breakage. Always start from the ends of your hair and make your way up to the roots.
This process may take more time, but it’s worth the extra effort.
9. Protect from Future Damage
Heat protectant is an absolute must for preventing future damage anytime you use a blow dryer or hot tools. Our Propolis Infused Heat Protecting Spray not only protects from heat damage up to 230C/446F, but it also acts as a shield against UV rays. It’s your secret weapon against frizz and breakage, with nourishing ingredients to strengthen the hair.
10. Embrace Regular Trims
Having heat-damaged hair is certainly a bummer. But with the right steps, the new hair that grows in will be strong and healthy. Getting regular trims to get the dead ends off is important. This will prevent future breakage from continuing to split higher up the strand.
The Telltale Signs of Heat-Damaged Hair
It’s great to know how to repair heat-damaged hair. But if we can’t recognize the stress signals, we will never get around to giving our locks the helping hand they need. Split ends, breakage, and frizziness are all clear signs. However, to get a better hold on the situation, pay attention to your hair in the morning.
The more tangled and coarse your hair is upon waking up, the more likely it is that you are dealing with hair that’s suffering from heat damage. When you start to feel like nothing is moisturizing your hair, it’s time to go heavy-duty with hydration and repair.
How Heat Affects Hair Structure
When our hair is exposed to extreme heat, the keratin in our hair strands is affected. There are multiple types of Keratin with different degrees of strength. With temperatures reaching over 300F, the keratin type changes to a weaker model. This is what causes the hair to become dry and brittle.
Can Heat-Damaged Hair Be Fully Repaired?
Heat-damaged hair may never come back to its original state 100%, but with the tips and tricks listed above, you can improve its overall shine and elasticity. Most importantly, with regular trims, the newly growing hair will come in stronger than ever. This will make it more resistant to any future heat exposure. That’s why even if you don’t have heat-damaged hair, it’s still important to moisturize.
Immediate Benefits + Lasting Results
Congratulations! You are now armed with ten tried and true tips to repair heat-damaged hair fast! As you nurture your locks back to life, remember that prevention is the key to long-lasting results.
And that’s where our Honey and Propolis Infused Haircare really shines. It’s your ally for repairing existing damage, fortifying against future stressors, and elevating the overall health of your hair. Let the healing power of Mirsalehi Honey and Propolis redefine your haircare routine!