How To Repair Your Hair

Hair repair oils

After summer your hair can be feeling pretty dried out, especially if you have been on holiday. The sun, sea and sand plays havoc with your hair unless you used any products to protect it from the sun rays, the sea air and salt water. Here’s how to get it back into top condition for gorgeous glowing autumn locks.

Use A Nourishing & Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner

Hair can feel pretty dried out after summer, so make sure to use a shampoo & conditioner designed for nourishing and repairing the hair. Some favourites of mine include Aussie’s Repair Miracle Shampoo & Conditioner, they smell absolutely amazing, if you have used Aussie before you will know the smell I’m talking about. Labeled damage control they have macadamia nut oil, jojoba seed oil and avocado oil to add moisture and shine to damaged hair. Dove’s Absolute Quench is a good one if you have coarse or naturally curly hair, it helps to nourish and strengthen and the creamy formula minimises frizz. Or try Tresemme’s new release, their Oleo Radiance range has a shampoo and conditioner that helps to cleanse whilst nourishing but doesn’t weigh your hair down, or leave that heavy greasy surface that sometimes nourishing products can have.

Tresemme Oleo Radiance Shampoo | Repair Your Hair | The LDn Diaries

Do A Hair Mask Once A Week

This is something I am guilty of not doing. I really need to use hair masks more often, they are so quick and easy, with the majority leaving on just for 3-5 minutes, so it’s definitely worth investing the time to do one. There are some absolutely great masks out there, my personal favourites are the Lee Stafford Argan Oil Pre Shampoo Treatment. This is a little different from the standard mask as from the name, you use it before shampooing. Leave it on for a few minutes and rinse off, then wash your hair as normal. It leaves it soft and tangle free. The Tresemme Oleo Radiance is like adding a cream moisturiser to your hair, it nourishes it so much and leaves it again really soft and with regular use makes your hair look healthy and shiny.

How to repair hair using a hair mask

Opt For A Hair Oil

A bit like a facial oil, I think hair oils are always seen as one big thing to avoid if you have oiler hair, but not so much. Whether your hair is dry or oily, an oil can really help to repair the hair. My hair is pretty dry from the colouring and straightening so my favourite treatment is a VO5 hot oil. It’s an oldie but a goodie. Just put on your hair before it’s wet then rinse out and wash and condition. The feeling this gives my hair is insane, super soft and manageable. Aussie have also just added 3 minute Miracle Oil to their repair range, this oil is applied before drying your hair, so acts as great heat protector, but also can be applied afterwards for shine or even before washing for a treatment, so it has many uses. The smell is of course amazing. I thought this was a spray oil at first from the bottle but it comes out like a pump in an oil, so watch out for that! Oils are so multi purpose, they are great for pre treatments or to help style and add shine, especially if you are wanting to create the wet look hairstyle.

Hair Oils | How To Repair Hair | The LDN Diaries

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  • I’ve recently invested in some bits from the Redken Extreme range including their shampoo, conditioner and hair mask, so far they are really helping my dried out brittle hair caused by bleaching :( xx

    | kmcbeauty

    • That’s good to know! I’ve tried the Redken diamond oil, and love it but not this range! x

  • Lynn Lemon Fancy

    The Charles Worthington Salon at home range is amazing the masque and the secrets colour boosting masque are both really good for my dry hair but I am going to try the new Dove range you have mentioned!