Confessions Of An Overstyler

by TRES Girl, Nami

If you're anything like me, you know the pros and cons of being an "overstyler." Bored? Curl it. Flatiron. Color. Tease. Crimp. No one will ever accuse you of sporting boring hair, but in the meantime, you're putting your tresses through a major beating!

And yet, people think “I have healthy-looking hair!” Sure, good genes have something to do with it, but I have an arsenal of secrets to keep locks lovely.

Heat Protection Spray

I live and die by heat protection spray. If I can't keep my hands off my heat styling tools (which is often), I always make sure to reach for the heat protection spray beforehand. TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray is my heat protectant of choice. It not only protects, but also keeps frizz away.

Deep Conditioning

Once a week, douse dry or slightly damp locks in a deep conditioning treatment. Wrap it in plastic wrap and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing it out. Your locks will thank you.

Give Your Hair A Break

At least two or three times a week, I opt out of heat styling. If your hair is crazy when you roll out of bed, go for easy, fun styles. Braids & messy buns will be your best friends. Worst-case scenario: invest in fun hats and headscarves—super chic. And if you need a little refresh, try spraying some TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo on your roots for some instant revitalization pre-braiding or bunning. Just because you're taking a break doesn't mean you have to deal with flat or greasy hair.

Learn the Art of No-Heat Styling

You can style your hair without heat. Braid slightly damp hair in small braids before bed for crimps in the morn. Put slightly damp hair in a sock bun at night and wake up to beachy waves. Grab some sponge rollers for curls in the morning.

Repair and Prevent

Get yourself products that are going to help repair damaged hair and prevent further damage. I'm a fan of the Platinum Strength line of products! (Repairs 2 years worth of damage in as little as 5 uses* for beautifully smooth hair—just use the Shampoo & Conditioner like you would your regular shampoo & conditioner. And it's color-safe.)

*when using shampoo and conditioner as a system vs. non-conditioning shampoo.

So, to all the overstylers out there, go on with your bad selves!

Great hair that's damaged? Totally last season.