Damaged hair repair, a topic a lot of us ladies are probably googling with summer coming to an end (I am sorry to say it but the first official day of Fall is like a month away…shit, where did summer go?). I was sitting in my room the other week trying to curl my hair, realizing how absolutely lifeless and fried it had become after all of the heat and product that had gone into it this summer. Every August, for this same reason, I book an appointment to get my hair coloured and cut, and try out some new revitalizing products to bring my hair back to life! And let me tell you, it always feels SO GOOD to have it done. With a new season around the corner, you want to feel fresh and ready for change, so why not change your hair care routine too? New season, new you, right? Read along for my post summer tips for damaged hair repair!
1. TRYING NEW PRODUCTS (& THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE EXPENSIVE):
I was so thankful to partner with infusium23 Canada on this blog post, to share with you guys their three-step hair treatment regimen. This three step process has a conditioner, shampoo and a leave-in treatment spray (which is absolutely amazing for damaged hair repair). I tried their “Moisture Replenisher” products (they also have “Repair & Renew” and “Color Defender”), which helps hydrate dry/dull hair and helps replenish your hair with moisture and shine. THAT’S WHAT IM TALKIN’ ABOUT. It’s also infused with Avocado Oil (SOLD on anything avocado related) and Olive oil! The best part, they aren’t even crazy expensive, being sold at around $8.99 per bottle at places like Walmart & Shoppers Drug Mart! After using the three step process, I have already noticed such a difference in the healthiness of my hair. Usually when I need to buy shampoo & conditioner, I pick up a different kind every time, never being totally satisfied. I am so happy to have found a go-to process!
2. GETTING A TRIM & FRESH COLOUR:
I don’t know about you guys but once Fall rolls around I start googling and pinterest-ing “Fall hair colors”, excited to try something new. The funny thing is, I am usually very predictable and always go darker around Fall (am I basic or just trendy?). Getting your hair done is such a great way to rejuvenate your hair, getting rid of any old summer colours (you know you have that blonde ombre right now!), and trim off all of the fried dead ends. I was so happy to go and get my hair done at Trevor Odho Studio, located on Bloor West in Toronto. He trimmed off all of my dead ends and gave me a beautiful rich, dark brown hair colour, styling it with some loose curls. For any of you ladies looking for a hair salon, I highly recommend his studio, he does some amazing work, specializing in blond colouring, and does some SICK braiding/styling (check out his instagram here: @trevorodhostudios)!
TRYING THE Infusium23 PRODUCTS POST-SALON:
The great thing that I have noticed about the infusium23 products is that they really do leave your hair looking shiny and feeling soft. After getting your hair done & washing/styling it for the first time, I know I get upset thinking my products just won’t leave the same finish as the professional ones did at the salon. I used the three step process again in the following photo & my hair was still looking so lush and shiny- yay!
3. KEEPING YOUR HAIR NATURAL WITH NO HEAT ONCE & A WHILE:
So, a lot of you may not know this, but I actually have naturally super curly hair. Luckily, these infusium23 products are also made to help restore the natural beauty of the hair! I have made it a goal of mine to not use heat every time I style my hair and actually just leave it naturally curly. For those of you with curly/wavy hair: Trevor, who owns the hair salon I went to, said by using the infusium23 leave in treatment when your hair is wet, you can comb the product through, and then start twisting your hair and creating the curls across your whole head. This will help define the curls and prevent them from looking frizzy! I tried this today and for once my curls didn’t look like a frizzy mess, thanks to the combo between the infusium23 leave-in treatment spray and this new curling technique! I am sorry I don’t have a photo of my natural curls, but will definitely post one on my instagram the next time I leave it natural, because I’m finally loving how it looks!
Hope you guys enjoyed reading my post summer tips for damaged hair repair, and let me know in the comments if you have any special tips as well!
This post was sponsored by infusium23 Canada.