Flyaways, split ends, and unruly curly hair—oh, my! While you want to wake up to a head of luscious locks, sometimes you might look in the mirror and see a mane of misbehaving hair instead. Years of coloring, blow-drying, and even using the wrong products may leave you with tresses that you're less than proud of, and you're not alone. Improving your hair care game takes time and the right tools, but it can certainly be done. From managing frizzy hair to helping create jaw-dropping curly hairstyles, here are our best hair treatments for dealing with seven common hair care concerns.
OUR BEST HAIR TREATMENT FOR FRIZZY HAIR
Hair frizz is undoubtedly one of the most common, as well as annoying, hair issues out there. What you may or may not realize is that frizzy strands can actually be a sign that your hair isn’t as healthy as it should be—it could be overly dry, which can contribute to frizz. Fortunately, though, this means that treating the underlying issue will also help to tame frizz.
In addition to using a shampoo and conditioner system that’s formulated to bust frizz, you should add a hair treatment into your routine to help restore hydration to your hair. If you have frizzy hair, add the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Smooth Intense Frizz Taming Serum into your hair care routine. When used in conjunction with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Smooth Intense Smoothing Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Smooth Intense Smoothing Conditioner, this hair serum polishes and smooths frizz, strand by strand, while also creating a humidity barrier to help block out frizz and lock in shine. Here’s how to use it: After shampooing and conditioning hair, apply one to two pumps of hair serum to damp hair and distribute evenly, then style as usual. You can also use a small amount on dry hair to tame flyaways and add shine.
OUR BEST HAIR TREATMENT FOR DAMAGED HAIR
Damaged hair can be a consequence of many different things, including coloring your strands, using hot tools without protection, and even just skipping out on basic hair care maintenance. To start showing your damaged hair the love it deserves, alternate between air drying your hair and drying it with a blow-dryer on the lowest heat setting. This can help give fried strands a break. Also, remember that when you do use hot tools of any sort, it’s crucial to protect your strands with a heat protectant, like the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray.
In addition to changing up how you style your hair, add the L’Oréal Paris Total Repair 5 Protein Recharge Treatment into your weekly hair care regimen—ideally, you should really use it two to three times per week. When used alongside the L’Oréal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Conditioner, this leave-in hair treatment nourishes with each use to help increase strength and flexibility and protect hair against everyday damage caused by heat and styling. Once you’re done shampooing and conditioning, just apply a small amount to wet hair, then style as usual. Also, at least once per week, you’ll want to switch out your usual conditioner for a deep conditioner, like the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner. This extra step is much easier and quicker than it seems—it only takes one minute!
OUR BEST HAIR TREATMENT FOR DRY HAIR
Dry hair doesn't just look sad—it may break or split. If your hair becomes straw-like, it's time to help replenish your dehydrated strands. Breathe new life into your head of hair with hair care products that are formulated to moisturize your mane, like the L’Oréal Paris EverCreme Renourishing Butter. As part of a system with the L’Oréal Paris EverCreme Deep Nourish Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverCreme Deep Nourish Conditioner, this hair treatment helps deeply replenish dry and dull hair to revive lifeless locks. After shampooing, apply the treatment focusing on the ends of your hair. Leave on for three to five minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Use weekly or as needed. For added detangling and conditioning, you can use this hair treatment as a pre-shampoo.
Since dry hair is on its way to becoming damaged hair, you’ll also want to swap out your regular conditioner for a deep conditioning treatment one to two times per week. Look for one that’s oil-based, like the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner, which will help restore moisture to your thirsty locks.
OUR BEST HAIR TREATMENT FOR THIN HAIR
A head of thin hair can leave you with hair envy. When you watch other women flip thick strands of shiny-looking hair over their shoulder, you end up wrinkling your nose at your own lean ponytail the next time you pass a mirror. Thankfully, you can achieve the appearance of a more voluminous mane by using styling techniques to help maximize what you have. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Volume Filler Densifying Gelee and use it with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Volume Filler Thickening Conditioner. The light airy texture of the hair treatment instantly melts onto hair upon application and provides volume after blow-drying without weighing hair down or making hair look greasy. Post-shampooing and conditioning, apply evenly through damp hair and blow-dry. For max volume, blow-dry hair while lifting roots with your brush.
OUR BEST HAIR TREATMENT FOR CURLY HAIR
They say the grass is always greener on the other side. Ladies with stick-straight locks long for curly hair, while curly girls struggle to come up with the perfect way to help tame their spirals. If you're rocking curly locks and looking for the best way to create curly hairstyles, the key may be found in the age-old advice: "Less is more." The key to taming curls isn't to weight them down, so too much product is a major no-no. After washing your mane with the L’Oréal Paris EverCurl HydraCharge Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverCurl HydraCharge Conditioner, apply the L’Oréal Paris EverCurl Sculpt & Hold Cream-Gel. This hair treatment combines the care of a rich hydrating hair cream with a styling hair gel that shapes without weighing hair down.
OUR BEST HAIR TREATMENT FOR COLOR-TREATED HAIR
Dealing with color-treated hair presents its own challenges. It’s important to stick to a system of hair care products formulated for colored hair in order to help prevent your hair color from fading super-quickly as well as to keep your strands healthy since color chemicals can take a toll on hair. For blonde, color-treated hair, use the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shade Reviving Treatment alongside the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Conditioner. This system of hair care products helps neutralize unwanted brassiness. After shampooing, apply the hair treatment to towel-dried hair, leave on for three to five minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Use weekly for best results.
For every shade of color-treated hair, you’ll also want to regularly use a deep conditioner. Try the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner, which is formulated specifically for color-treated strands.
OUR BEST HAIR TREATMENT FOR SPLIT ENDS
It’s a fact that’s been ingrained in our brains since childhood: nobody wants split ends. Not only are they simply not aesthetically pleasing, but split ends can also signal that the overall health of your hair has gone haywire. Combat split ends by incorporating a leave-in, anti-breakage hair treatment, such as the L'Oréal Paris EverStrong Break Proof Lotion, into your regular hair care routine. This treatment, which is formulated with goji, strengthens fragile hair and helps repair breakage at the ends. Simply apply a dime-sized amount onto damp hair after washing, then go about styling your strands as usual. Use the treatment with the L'Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Shampoo and L'Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Conditioner for strong strands that also have body.
Another tip for those who often face split ends? Get your hair trimmed more frequently. We know, it can be time-consuming and expensive to get your strands snipped by a professional every six weeks, but it’s also key in preventing split ends.
OUR BEST HAIR TREATMENT FOR BETTER SCALP CARE
Your scalp isn’t a hair type, but good scalp health is essential in order to produce healthy, beautiful hair! Whatever your hair type, you can likely benefit from using a scalp scrub, like the L'Oréal Paris EverFresh Micro-Exfoliating Scrub, every now and then. Using a scalp scrub will help buff away excess product, dirt, and oils that can build up on the scalp over time, which in turn will help promote healthier hair. Used with the L'Oréal Paris EverFresh Antidandruff Shampoo and L'Oréal Paris EverFresh Balancing Conditioner, you'll have yourself a complete routine that can also combat flakes and dandruff.
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