How I’m Recovering My Heat-Damaged Curls This Summer


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I am over spending hours at the hair salon and if there is one time of year where I avoid it like the plague, it’s the summer. Broiling under a hair dryer in 90 degree weather is not my cup of tea. That is one of the main reasons why I embarked on the journey to restore my heat-damaged curls, so that I can feel equally comfortable in my natural hair as I do with my blowouts.

Here are all of the steps I am taking to live my best curly hair life this year:

Repairing treatments.

Repairing heat-damaged curls HiplatinaProtein treatments are a must-have if you are looking to reverse heat damage. But can be very drying and can even damage your hair if you leave them on too long. Make sure you follow the instructions closely for the best results. My favorites are the Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Dream Come True Wonderful Pre-Wash Protein Treatment ($32, Sephora). I recently gave the new Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Protein-Strong Treatment ($11, Ulta) a try and it definitely lived up to its name, leaving my hair feeling soft despite its strengthening effect. The Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 ($28, Sephora) is another genius product that rebuilds the bonds of your hair. Professional hair colorists swear by this line and it’s part of the reason why I still have hair on my head despite getting multiple bleach jobs.

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