Tip 1: Ditch the Plastics
For any hair repair to be effective, you have to make sure your hair is not coated with silicones or plastics. Silicones, Dimethicone, (and pretty much any ingredient ending in the word “cone”) is not your friend and is the leading cause of simple dehydration of the hair.
These synthetic plastics coat the hair, which initially makes it feel better- but over time they build up on the hair and scalp causing a layer of buildup that even the most hydrating ingredients cannot penetrate.
I recommend using a clarifying or deep cleansing shampoo to start. Removing the plastics will show you just how damaged your hair actually is. While at first, your hair may feel rougher and worse to the touch, it’s better off this way.
Tip 2: Dry Slightly Before Conditioning
In between shampooing and conditioning, squeeze some of the water out with a clean towel. If your hair is full of water, it cannot take in much product. Your repairing regime will just sit on the surface of the hair and be rinsed down the drain with very little effect.
Tip 3: Turn Down The Heat
Also, if you feel your hair is in need of repair make sure all of your hot tools are set to no higher than 380 degrees.