Even the biggest hair care lovers deal with the struggle of how to fix damaged hair from time to time—unexpected stress, changes in climate, and daily styling can interrupt even the healthiest routine. This is because damage shows up in so many different ways, from split ends to intense breakage to hair loss.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution as we all have unique hair and unique lives, so it's important to consult the expertise of stylists who can help you diagnose the problem and put together a treatment plan for you. We leaned on the knowledge of our founder Frédéric and our league of extraordinary stylists at our Fekkai salons for expert tips on fixing hair damage and transforming your strands to full health and nourishment.
REDUCE HEAT STYLING TO FIX DAMAGED HAIR.
Frédéric's technique is all about natural beauty: letting each person's unique texture shine through. "Keep heat styling to a minimum and give your heat damaged hair some rest at home," he advises. If you do need to use heat, keep your tools on a low to medium setting, so you don't incur damage and give your hair a little texture that's perfect for summer.
GET FREQUENT TRIMS.
Getting in the chair more often for trims leads to healthier hair as this stops damage from traveling up your hair shaft. Every eight weeks is the amount of time we recommend, though you can DIY a trim at home by using Frédéric's Instagram Live tutorial if you cannot get into the salon that often and need to fix damaged hair as soon as possible.
INDULGE IN BI-WEEKLY OVERNIGHT MASKING SESSIONS.
Sleep is absolutely crucial to reach your personal beauty goals, so imagine how healing it is to sleep while letting our powerful treatment masks work their magic. We advise applying our Super Strength Balm (the best hair mask for damaged hair if you ask us and our customers) to your just-washed strands, wrapping your hair up in a turban or scarf, and sleeping on it for your strongest, shiniest strands come morning after you've rinsed out.
KEEP TIGHT, PRODUCT-HEAVY STYLES TO A MINIMUM.
Few things pull a look together like a sleek, snatched ponytail. But tight styles wreak havoc on your hair and hairline if you're opting for them daily. Go for these styles (that often require gel and other products) sparingly to let your hair breathe and rest.
WORK ON A TREATMENT PLAN WITH YOUR STYLIST.
Your stylist is your hair confidante and they've truly seen it all. If you're dealing with damage, have a heart-to-heart with them on a plan to restore your strands to full health. They can give you everything from product recommendations that include the best shampoo for damaged hair and other must-haves for your unique case to an at-home routine that will give you results in days.