The struggle is real when it comes to styling damaged hair. Our tresses go through a lot of stress, including daily brushing and combing, hot tools sessions, colouring and even too-tight hairstyles at times.
If done too often, it can all lead to carnage and styling damaged hair can, in turn, create more damage. To stop breakage, try these easy-to-do styles, as recommended by haircare expert LÓreal Paris (www.lorealparisusa.com).
Low Twisted Buns
The space buns hairstyle popularised by Star Wars may be eternally popular but for this look, a gentler style like low twisted buns is recommended. To get this look, spritz your hair with L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum Leave-In to keep away any static and frizz. Part your hair down the middle of your head and create two equally-sized sections. Loosely tie one section off with a hair elastic while creating your first twisted bun. Then take the section of hair that’s hanging free and twist it from roots to ends. Keep twisting until it forms a bun on one side of the lower back of your head. Secure it with a hair tie and repeat the process to the other side.
If you’re looking for a heat-free style that looks less laidback, give this chignon a try. Using a bristle brush, smooth your hair back into a low ponytail. You can do this with a side part or in one fell swoop – either one will look great, and secure it with a hair tie. Then start creating a low bun by wrapping the ponytail around itself and use a few bobby pins to help keep it in place. Finish off the style by spraying it with the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray to help add shine.
If you prefer wearing your hair down, be sure to keep it away you’re your face. That way, the focus isn’t on your damaged strands. Try this go-to style that you can perfect in minutes. To get this look, start by brushing your hair to get rid of any knots or tangles and create a middle part down your head. Then take a one-inch section from the front left side of your hair and begin twisting it down. Secure that twist with a small elastic rubber band and then repeat the same step to the right side of your made as well. Once you have two twists in total (on each side), you can pin them together at the back of your head. Similarly, finish by spraying it with the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray.
Accented Beach Waves with Braids
Beachy waves is a tried-and-true style whether you have damaged hair or not. If you want to spice things up even more, try adding a few braids into the mix. Begin by working the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Air Volume Dry Shampoo through your hair to help add volume to your roots. Then gather all your hair and create a regular braid. Once your hair feels dry, undo the braid, and you’ll be left with soft waves. After that, add some accent braids by taking a few small sections of your hair and create an array of mini classic braids all around your head.