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I remember when I was a little girl that my mom did a hot oil treatment on my hair. I believe she just warmed up some kind of hair oil, and then poured it on my hair, and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes. My hair looked so greasy and felt so heavy when we washed it out. I was not happy! And that memory has been with me ever since that day.
If you’ve ever tried a deep conditioner or a treatment that left your hair feeling overly weighed down, greasy, waxy, or just lifeless, I’ve been there too! And it can feel really discouraging especially when you are hoping for healthy, vibrant, soft, and shiny hair instead!
My hair tends to be on the drier side naturally, but the regular coloring, frequent swimming, and subsequent frequent washing and heat styling mean I really need to be conscientious of what is happening to the ends of my hair. Even the best flat iron in the world cannot make dry, damaged hair look good, so introducing a regular routine of deep conditioning is key for me to keep my hair looking healthy and strong.
I have two recommendations for nourishing and repairing products for your hair that won’t adversely affect your ability to style!
First up, the Amika Most Improved The Kure Multi-Task Treatment Hair Repair Set. You probably already know that I love this brand, and this limited edition kit has two fantastic products inside.
The full size is the multi-task treatment. It’s in a really easy-to-use squeeze bottle and all it takes is 60 seconds to do its job. You can, of course, leave it on for longer if you would like to, but it’s really effective at strengthening the hair, sealing up split ends, and leaving hair healthy to prevent future breakage.
In this kit, you also find a trial size of The Closer Repair Cream. This cream can be used mid-shaft to ends and focuses on sealing split ends and repairing the hair.
Split ends are challenging to deal with, and end up shortening the hair as the ends continue to split! The Amika The Kure Multi-Task Treatment Hair Repair Set is a great option for restoring dry hair that may be prone to split ends, so you can keep it healthy or even grow it out longer.
If in-shower treatments aren’t your thing, I have a great option that you can do in your SLEEP! Yes, you read that correctly!
Kerastase makes a Nutritive 8H Magic Night Serum that you can apply directly to dry hair right before bed and go to sleep while it does all the good work. And another perk? You don’t even need to rinse it out in the morning. You can if you want to, but it’s not required.
The formula is focused on adding hydration and shine, while also focusing on restoring split ends and repairing damage. The product feels light and slippery, and since it’s a serum it glides through even the driest hair really easily.
I love products like this because I find they are easy to incorporate into my evening beauty routine. I just set the Kerastase Nutritive 8H Magic Night Serum right next to my nightly skincare and apply it a few times a week, focusing heavily on massaging it into my ends. There isn’t really a need to apply this to your root area, but if you are noticing extreme breakage around your face, like so many of us have, make sure you coat those sections of your hair as well!
If you are dealing with breakage, either from split ends or dryness overall, I’d recommend exploring one of these two options! Both will benefit your hair greatly, and you’ll still be able to style beautifully after using them!