How to Restore Heat Damaged Curly Hair

Read on to find out how to get curls back after heat damage, as well as what the best products are for damaged curly hair. 

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An unfortunate by-product of using stylers on your luscious locks is the heat damage that comes with it. Curly hair, by nature, is more prone to breakage – so it’s even more important to make sure you give your curls extra nourishment in order to keep them looking their best.

So, if you’re keen to embrace your naturally curly hair after years of straightening, we’ve put together a guide on how to revive your curls, as well as the best products for damaged curly hair from the John Frieda Frizz Ease range

What causes damaged curly hair?

Your hair uses oils from the scalp to nourish the whole strand and ends of your locks. Curly hair is naturally more prone to breakage as these oils struggle to get past all of the kinks and curls, leaving curls in constant danger of drying out.

If you’re adding heat styling to this inherently dry hair type, you’re even more susceptible to dehydrated hair, and vulnerable to breakage and frizz. That's why it's important to know how to fix heat damaged hair.

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How to get curls back after heat damage

Best in-shower products for damaged curly hair
If you want to restore your heat damaged curls, start re-hydrating your locks in the shower. Use our moisture boosting Dream Curls Shampoo and Conditioner which not only provide hydration but are also some of the best products to revive curly hair.

Expertly designed for wavy-curly hair types, these products are formulated with nourishing and lightweight Abyssinian oil to help define your beautiful curls.

For more intense nourishment, try our Dream Curls Deep Conditioner once a week for a surge of moisture. This award-winning hair mask for curly hair types smooths, hydrates and detangles.
After using the deep conditioner and before drying your locks, apply our Frizz Ease Original Serum to lock in that replenished hydration and provide heat protection from further heat styling.

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Best styling products for damaged curly hair

If you’ve made a pact to put down your heat stylers but still want your curls to look defined, you need to try our best curl defining products. To add definition to your curls that will hold and last all day, try our Curl Reviver Mousse.
It is formulated with Abyssinian oil, which is the perfect lightweight and non-greasy oil to care for curly hair. If your curls need a boost a day or two after washing, spritz our Dream Curls Daily Styling Spray to revive that bounce and add moisture and shine back into your locks!
Visit our round-up of the best products for curly hair for further inspiration and find out how to weatherproof your locks with the Frizz Ease range

From split ends to sun damage, the John Frieda blog is chockful of tips and tricks for keeping your locks in tip-top condition. Check out our guides on caring for sun-damaged hair and repairing bleached hair too, and give your hair the TLC it deserves! 

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