With all the twist outs, braids, blow outs, highlights and out-styles you sported over the summer, it’s possible that your hair is not at its best health and is experiencing some breakage. Here are some products for every budget that you can use to combat and reverse the effects of breakage caused by summer styling.
The Tresemme Anti-breakage shampoo and conditioner duo is infused with Vitamin B12, which nourishes hair follicles and promotes the formation of red blood cells and gelatin, which improves hair quality, growth, and texture. You can find this system at almost any drugstore and get your breakage in check almost overnight!
Despite your opinions on relaxer turned natural brands, the Dark and Lovely Anti Breakage System, which includes Tension Release Hair Wash shampoo, Strength Restoring Conditioner, a Root to Tip Mender leave-in and Super Softening Hair Butter. The whole system will get your hair right, but if you want a quick fix, the Root to Tip Mender is the way to go. For a full review of the system, check out my written review or Jenell B. Stewart’s YouTube video below:
The priciest option on this list is the Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Collection. It’s made with Tahitian-inspired derivatives of flowers, coconut oil, and coconut water. The Monoi Repairing Shampoo, Conditioner, Anti-Breakage Spray, Sacred Strengthening Serum, Split End Sealer and Repairing Hair Mask all promise 96% less breakage and 13x longer hair life. The Repairing Hair Mask is the ultimate deep conditioner, so use that if you don’t want to try the whole collection.
Perhaps you’ve been deep conditioning regularly throughout the summer to reduce the damage of your protective or out-styles yet you still are experiencing breakage. It’s possible that your breakage is a result of an imbalance in protein levels. The Aphogee Two-Step Protein treatment is a super intense protein treatment that will help combat breakage by restoring your hair’s amino acids and overall strength. If you don’t want to buy a protein treatment, create your own with a mixture of egg, honey, oil, and full fat yogurt.
DIY Deep Conditioner & End Sealer
If you don’t want to spend any money on products to tackle your breakage, head to your fridge and make a protein rich deep conditioner with egg, honey, oil, and full fat yogurt. For your ends, mix coconut oil with peppermint oil and apply to your ends every other night.
What are your go-to products for when your hair is damaged and breaking?
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