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FOUR Steps I Did That Helped Repair My Damaged Hair!

Hey Curlies! ❤

There are four things I did during the time when my hair was at its worst, that helped it get to its best! I had damaged hair from dying and heat damage, mainly heat damage. My bra strap length hair was thinning and my curls were lifeless. I researched and learned about these steps to incorporate into my regimen to help repair the damage. However, not ALL damage can be repaired. The only way to get rid of severely damaged hair is to cut it off. Sucks, I know. I chose to do a semi big chop for my damage hair cutting my hair to my jaw and then did a year of no heat. BUT! Unless your hair is TERRIBLY damaged, you DO NOT HAVE TO DO A BIG CHOP. If your hair is slightly damaged it can be repaired by showing your hair MAJOR TLC such as these steps below. Here are the 3 things I did that got me to where I am now!

1. STOP ALL HEAT. Point, blank and the period.

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2. Use A Reconstructor!

A reconstructor is a product that helps repair damage that’s been done from heat styling, relaxers, and chemicals. I had a ton of heat damage. I used these reconstructors to help with repairing my damage.

– Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructor

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– Dudley’s Hair Rebuilder

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– Macadamia Deep Repair Masque

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2. Protein Treatments!

Protein treatments are great for filling in gaps in the cuticle which helps to strengthen and repair hair. Protein treatments really helped my hair!

– Aphogee 2 Step Protein Treatment

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– Nexxus Emergencee

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– Mayo and Avocado

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3. Deep Conditioning!

Deep conditioning is so essential to putting moisture back into our hair. Dry hair breaks, hair that is moisturized flourishes. Deep conditioning helps with repairing and strengthening damaged hair. Dry hair breaks, moisturized hair flourishes!

– Shea Moisture Superfruit 10-n-1 Renewal Mask

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– Olive Oil Replenshing Pak

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– Crème of Nature Deep Conditioner

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– Pantene 2 Minute Moisture Masque
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PLEASE make sure to follow the directions for a reconstructor, usually it’s done 2x’s a week. For protein treatments usually 1x a month or 1x every 6 weeks. And deep conditioning can be up to 2x’s a week. Incorporate these three steps and nurse your hair back to life.

It took me from 2011 until 2013/14 to get healthy hair and my curls to act right, if you will. I had trims and a shape/cut in between as well. So please, have patience…don’t give up!

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Consistency & Patience!

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Until next time! XO!

Love,

Rayna

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3 thoughts on “FOUR Steps I Did That Helped Repair My Damaged Hair!

  1. Elana says:

    I have been natural for almost 2 years and I am still struggling to find what best suits my natural hair needs. My hair is very dry and brittle however when using products like coconut oil i find my skin breaksout really bad. I stopped wash n gos because i was getting a lot of single strand knots and i worried the eco styler was drying my hair out. I always sleep with a satin pillowcase.
    Do you have any idea of where im going wrong?

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    • Hmm. Have you ever tried the LOC or LCO method? That is really supposed to help with dryness. I have a post on it. I use Eco styler gel ALL the time. Single strand knots comes along with being natural. U can either snip those or let them be. Sometimes those signal it’s time for a trim. Anyway, Eco styler is my only styler and it doesn’t dry my hair out. It’s alcohol free…so I hope it isn’t drying yours out. BUT, I make sure to use a good leave in underneath. Making sure that water is your number one moisturizer and always sealing with an oil is essential to keeping moisturized hair. And sometimes coconut oil isn’t the best for everyone. It can sometimes create a cast over the hair. Weird right? U might want to see if u can try a different oil like jojoba or sweet almond oil. I love those! I hope I helped! If I didn’t answer a question please let me know!

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