How I Manage My Dry and Damaged Hair

How I keep my hair moisturized

I’ll admit, I’m not very nice to my hair. Between the hair color, blow drying, curling, straightening and constant ponytails, it is no surprise my hair is pretty dry and damaged. The dry desert air and hard water in Arizona also doesn’t help me out one bit. However, I’ve figured out how to hide the years of hair abuse.

MoroccanOil Haircare review

This blog post is sponsored by Moroccanoil. Some of you might remember I worked with Moroccanoil back in the summer to talk about their travel products. Yes, their super-cute travel sized bottles are amazing on when on the road. But you know what it is even better?! A good hair day every single day. I’ve been a HUGE fan of Moroccanoil products for years and was thrilled when they asked if I wanted to test out their Repair Collection. Repairing my dry and damaged locks? Obviously.

Moisturizing haircare products

Yes, my hair always looks relatively healthy in my blog photos. I’ve made a lot of hair progress over the last couple years. I’ve cut back on the amount of times I get my hair colored each year, I no longer wash it daily (thank goodness for dry shampoo), and I’ve started using more moisturizing products.

MoroccanOil Repair line

The Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo and Moisture Repair Conditioner both work really well with my hair type. I have a lot of fine hair and found I actually don’t need a lot of either product for them to keep the moisture in my hair, especially when paired with the Restorative Hair Mask. I LOVE a good hair mask. In theory, you only need to use the hair mask once a week and let it soak for 5-7 minutes after shampooing. However, I can’t get enough of this stuff and have been using it about every other wash. I know, call me a rule breaker. I just can’t get enough. It gives me that feeling when I’m walking out of the salon with a fresh haircut. If I had to pick a favorite product, this little tub of moisturizing goodness would definitely be it.

How I protect my hair from heat

I have a natural wave to my hair. It sounds pretty in theory, but in real life it resembles bed head more than beachy waves. The bottom layer of my hair is curlier than the top and it can be pretty unmanageable. I’ve been using the Moroccanoil Treatment for years and years which helps smooth out my hair and gives it amazing shine. I also recently got a chance to test out the Perfect Defense spray, which works really well when using before any type of heat up to 450 degrees. I’ve been giving my hair a good spritz of this stuff before blow drying and styling to try to keep the moisture locked in.

Repairing dry hair

After I dry my hair, I either curl or straighten it. Curls are usually for days when I’m feeling a tad fancy, straight hair is my go-to casual look. I’ve always used a styling cream after straightening or curling to keep my hair in place and recently swapped out my old product for Mending Infusion. This cute little teal bottle not only helps give my hair definition when styling, but it also prevents and repairs dry and split ends.

How I deal with crazy dry hair

At this point in life, I don’t see the hair abuse getting any better. I’m not going to stop coloring my hair (hello greys) and don’t see myself embracing my unruly wavy locks. Moisturizing products are definitely my secret to keeping my hair healthy.

How I get loose curls

Do you have dry and damaged hair? Any tips? Let me know in the comments below!        How I battle dry hair

What products I use on my dry hair