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Best leave in conditioner for very dry/damaged hair
I'm hoping someone can recommend some sort of miracle product for my terrible hair.
I used to colour it A LOT, and after having a full head of blonde highlights my hair pretty much died. I've not coloured it at all since Sept 2013 but still have about four inches of dry, straw like, brittle hair at the ends. It's too much to have cut off (it would take it to above my chin and the hair underneath is all grown out and lovely now, it's just the top layers) so I'm persevering.
I've started using a deep conditioning treatment once a week, if I use a leave in conditioner on the ends will that help? Can anyone recommend something that's preferably not too expensive?
Coconut oil really dried out my hair. I suggest a hot oil mask of olive oil and avocado oil: Gently heat a few tablesppons of the oils - put it in a cup and put it in hot water (you can put the cup in a sieve to keep it steady) untill it's warm. Smear into hair, put a shower cap over, then put a hand/ guest size towel into a bowl of freshly boiled water, wring it out using rubber gloves so you dont scold yourself, and drape it over the shower cap. Repeat the hot water if it gets cold within the next 20 min. Then was. Do this once a week.
I like to put a bit of olive oil in the ends and leave it in overnight but tbh i think any old vegetable oil would give the same result. not keen on coconut oil because it seems harder to wash out and then the extra washing leaves your hair dryer.
I like aussie conditioner but I've never found any conditioner which seemed significantly better than 'bog standard' ones.
Also try not to wash it too often so that the natural oils have a chance to spread down to the ends of the hair (not always practical I appreciate!)