Heat damage?

My heat damage is in the front and I don't see how it would be possible for me to cut it without looking like an idiot. I've done deep conditioning ( One N only argon oil restorative mask & Shea butter deep treatment). I also mixed egg & coconut oil and left it on under a plastic cap for an hour. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to bring my hair back to health? Or any deep conditioners that work well for heat damage?
I know you tried natural remedies for heat damage but maybe try EmergenCEE or Curl Junke Repair Me. I sympathize - I used hot rollers and my hair has been limp since then, but usually protein perks me up. You may have to leave it on for a while.

I can't remember who manufactures EmergenCEE; if you are near a beauty supply store they have it for sure.

Good luck with this - please post back and let us know how you are doing. Probably almost all of us have dealt with this at one time or another.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
My heat damage is in the front and I don't see how it would be possible for me to cut it without looking like an idiot. I've done deep conditioning ( One N only argon oil restorative mask & Shea butter deep treatment). I also mixed egg & coconut oil and left it on under a plastic cap for an hour. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to bring my hair back to health? Or any deep conditioners that work well for heat damage?
Originally Posted by Blaurr
Firstly unfortunately damaged hair can never be permanently repaired, all you can do is patch up the damage temporarily. The more damaged the hair the more work you will have to put in, instant gratification in most commercial products comes from coating hair with silicones to give faux shine and slip not from healthier hair. Be sure to trim off any split ends or mid shaft breaks, these can catch on healthier hair higher up damaging that.

Choose your products based on your hair properties and the ingredients, best for damaged hair are coconut oil, hydrolysed protein, ceramides and panthenol. The published research on the lauric acid in coconut oil penetrating, reducing porosity and protein loss (further damage) is overnight to twenty four hours on dry hair. It will absorb more quickly with some heat but for badly damaged hair an hour may not be enough. Honey is a lovely combination with coconut oil, it is a powerful humectant so helps moisturise.

Egg proteins are too large to penetrate, if you want a totally natural source of hydrolysed proteins that are small enough to stick or absorb use gelatin. There is a recipe on the DIY boards, or I rate the Komaza Care products (protein strengthener is hardcore so can be somewhat drying, Matani repair treatment spray is gentler, but also contains ceramides and panthenol). You generally need to deep condition for moisture after a hardcore protein treatment.

Many oils and butters like shea and sunflower don't really penetrate, they are best used in sealant products rather than deep conditioners. Argan and avocado oils are rich in oleic acid which can penetrate ... if there is a decent amount in the product, they are pricey ingredients so generally there is not. They also may not penetrate in any worthwhile amount in the time we usually deep condition for.

If you do want a ready made deep conditioner I quite like Crown Pride tucuma butter mask (rich in lauric and oleic acids, honey) which is super thick so works best with heat, or Hairveda Sitrinillah (coconut oil, castor oil, glycerin) which is more 'slippy' like a regular deep conditioner.

HTH.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

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