3 Ways to Protect and Repair Damaged Hair


At Salon Envy, we frequently get distressed phone calls from new customers asking about how to fix their damaged hair. Sometimes box dyes did the damage or too much heat styling or too many bleaches. Regardless of the cause, though, it's a common complaint. That's why we put together this list of 3 ways to protect or repair damaged hair.

Get Frequent Trims

One of the most important things to do when you have damaged hair is to trim your split ends. We know how hard it is to lose even a small amount of your hair's length, but we can promise you that it helps. When you get regular haircuts, your hair gets healthier faster and isn't weighed down by dead ends. Plus, it's easy to stay on a schedule at Salon Envy. After your first haircut with us, you get a discount for every haircut that you pre-book and keep! It's a great way to stay committed to keeping your hair healthy.

Use Deep Conditioning Treatments

Deep conditioning treatments are a great way to nourish and protect damaged hair. They help lock in moisture and keep your hair looking shiny and smooth. We offer a number of deep conditioning treatments at Salon Envy, including Continuum and Olaplex. Though the in-house versions of these treatments, which are applied by our talented stylists, are more effective you can also purchase at-home versions of them right here at Salon Envy in Lincoln Park. These are great for keeping your hair healthy in between services. 

Minimize Heat Styling and Dying

Heat styling and over-dying already damaged hair can often make it more brittle and course. We recommend you give your hair a break from all that punishment and let it grow. You can also use a number of effective heat protectant products, such as the Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray from Oribe or the Leave-In.Protection from Kevin.Murphy. Our stylists swear by these amazing products! If you use products like these when you heat style your hair and you continue to get trims and deep condition it, it will get back to normal way faster. In the meantime, it may be beneficial to learn some new ways to style your hair. You can always ask your stylist at Salon Envy for tips and tricks to style damaged hair!

Ultimately, the best way to help damaged hair is time. But these tips should keep you happier with your hair along the way! Book your deep conditioning treatment or trim at Salon Envy today to start your journey toward healthier, happier hair.

Kevin Murphy Luxury Wash and Rinse

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The natural aroma when cleansing will whisk you away to somewhere in complete serenity.
Making you feel as if you are on some perfect, remote beach...
The natural oils and 3 different types of butters will moisturize, hydrate and give your hair that SMOOTH, SHINY LUSTRE. Here are the 'deets'......

Specifically suited for the needs of thick, coarse hair. This shampoo is designed to give the hair more flexibility and to make the hair that is normally coarse be more supple and manageable. This shampoo is especially good for curly hair as it has the right hydro lipid balance that suits the needs of curly hair.

Sulphate free, Paraben free. Smoothing shampoo, For thick or coarse, coloured hair, Adds weight and moisture to hair, Color safe, Provides elasticity & shine. With a pH of 6.3 - 7.0.


Specifically suited for the needs of thick, coarse hair. This conditioner has the ability to make the hair more supple and improves flexibility on hair that is naturally coarse. Especially good for curly hair as it has the right hydro lipid balance that suits the needs of curly hair, too much moisture can result in fly-aways and frizz on naturally curly hair.

Paraben free, Smoothing shampoo, For thick or coarse, coloured hair, Colour safe, Adds weight and moisture to hair, Provides elasticity & shine, A balance of pH 4.5 - 5.5.

Kukui Nut Oil
Has proven its effects in treating damaged hair due to chemical dehydration
Buriti Nut Oil
A natural source of Vitamin A. Gives hair elasticity and shine
Vitamin A
An antioxidant and cellular renewal ingredient that smoothes the appearance of the hair shaft and increases elasticity derived from palm oil.
Murumuru Butter
Provides hydro-lipid balance that improves hydration and lustre
Shea Butter & Mango Butter
Delivers moisture to dry or damaged hair from the roots to the very tips, repairing and protecting against weather damage, dryness and brittleness. It also absorbs quickly and completely into the hair and scalp to rehydrate without clogging the cuticle. It is particularly beneficial for processed and heat-treated hair. It restores luster to damaged hair.
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