Treatment for damaged hair – what to use?

In my previous post I shared with you what is damaged hair and how does it happen. This time I want to help you to find the best treatment for your hair, which is deep conditioning.

As I said damaged hair is porous hair and this means negatively charged hair. In order to heal your hair deep conditioning is one of the best solutions. In this case you might need to consider hair masks as a treatment that are rich in positive charged ingredients. 

What are these positive charges? Conditioning ingredients are positively charged, damage hair are negatively charged. Opposites attract each other, right? At least in hair situation it certainly does.

Positively charged ingredients settle well on damaged hair as they are attracted by that negative charge.This allows to seal the cuticle, increase softness, add flexibility and restore overall hair health. 

These ingredients, such as hydrolysed protein, specific polyquarteniums, humectants and certain quartenary ammonium salts (I know too many names) are great for restoring hair health as they settle and get into hair very well. If the product also has oils it is extra bonus. The main one is cetearyl alcohol, which you can find in a lot of product, but any additional oils will do more good to our hair.

How to do deep treatment conditioning? Get yourself a good product and apply it on wet hair after washing. Make sure you gently press the water out of your hair. Next, section your hair, depending on the length, to make sure that the product is well applied. Now the time, very much depends on the product and how badly your hair is damaged. Some hair masks can be 5 minutes other 30 minutes, that’s when you should see how your hair reacts and what is best. 

However, if your hair is healthy (bravo you!) you should stay away from deep conditioning as it might weighted hair down. When hair is healthy it does not need that extra help, so the products just sits on the hair. Washing and using good conditioner is more then enough to maintain healthy hair. 

Thanks to the internet I research some hair masks that common in the market and looked at all ingredients. I found several that contains good amounts of cationic agents and are from different brands, so everyone can find something they might like.

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Whatever deep conditioning or treatment you decide to do for your hair always remember it might not work from first time. Hair can be “stubborn” so you need sometimes play around and see what actually works for you. Also, deep conditioning is great for repairing, but in order to avoid damaged hair you need to have good hair habits. 


I hope this gave you more understanding how to look after damaged hair. Let me know if you have any other tips for damaged hair!



P.S in case you still looking for that perfect hair mask look for ingredients that are rich in hydrolysed protein, polyquartenium-4-10-44-55, Quartenium-87, Behentrimonium methosulfate, Behentrimonium chloride, Diacetyldimonium chloride,Cetrimonium Bromide, Cetrimonium Chloride, panthenol, hyaluronic acid, sodium PCA. 

  • Ah I need to take more care of my hair! I’ve heard hair oils are great too!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE
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    • Yes dear hair oils are great, however if you have high porosity hair I would suggest to start with deep conditioning and then move to oils xx

  • thanks for the tips

    The Glossychic

  • Bec

    I used to use a great deep conditioning mask from Ojon but they discontinued it *sob. I’ll deffo consider some of your choices when buying a new one

    Bec |

    • Ah so annoying when a good product gets discontinued 🙁 Some of the suggestions might work good for or just look for those ingredients I mentioned when you shopping xx

  • I do a hair mask every couple of weeks. The melting ones from Lush are amazing and always add so much shine!

    • I remember those from LUSH when I used to work there, really need to get some again! xx

  • Thanks so so much for this post, this is as always, super helpful! There are so many different products on the market that I wouldn’t know what to choose so this one is a life saver! Can’t even think of the amount of time you committed into the research! Oh and btw I absolutely love the look of your blog darling! Xx

    • Thank you so much lovely for spending your precious time reading this I really appreciate it!! And thanks for the blog complement, I really want to improve it and make sure it is easy, yet well presented to everyone ! xxx

      • No need to thank me sweetheart, it’s always a pleasure! And I really appreciate you translating this crazy language of science to human, your posts are always soooo informative! And like i said, your blog looks great, it’s so clean, aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate so well done you! 😊 ❤️

  • The Sunday Mode

    Well this post made me feel better and I’m thinking (and hoping) that my hair must be pretty healthy because whenever I use deep conditioning masks they just weigh down my hair and I don’t find them helpful at all, and I used to have no idea why.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • It might that your hair is actually in a very good condition (which I have no doubt!). Just keep using good hair oil, the right conditioner and your hair will thank you! xx

  • Kim

    Happy to hear that there are ways to treat hair that get damaged! For now, I might stay away from deep conditioning since my hair is flat enough!


  • That’s some great recommendations here. My hair could definitely do with some TLC x

  • Emilie Mckenzie

    Thanks for the recommendations. Redken has worked well for me in the past but might try to switch it up! x