Heat Damaged Hair – The 1 Week Repair Test

So I really needed my ends clipped BAD and I usually do it myself but I thought, girl treat yourself. So I had someone straighten and clip my ends. Beautiful cut, style – very BAD ENDS results.



The Straightened do.


The heat damage. Hair is straight near the roots and will not revert back to curls.

When flat irons are too hot they break the bonds in your hair that create the curling pattern, similar to a relaxer. Stylists unfamiliar with the natural mindset think that you want your hair to "last" and be "bone" straight. I wanted neither, I just wanted my ends clipped.

So now I need to repair my hair. I have been reading good things about almond oil and apple cider vinegar. So My experiment will be – apple cider and water rinse (instead of shampoo wash), almond/glycerin spray, and almond oil massage/ silk bonnet at night.

Since the straightening episode, which was a couple months ago, I have noticed hair shed. One week of this routine and I will update you on the results.

Recipes below:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

1 cup apple cider vinegar

4-5 cups of bottled water

Rinse hair in the shower with water, detangle with wide tooth comb, add apple cider vinegar rinse, leave on a few minutes, then rinse with cool water. This seals the cuticle shaft and will help eliminate frizz. You will notice the results instantly as your hair will feel silkier.

2. Vegetable Glycerin and Water Spritz

1:4 or 1:5 ratio of vegetable glycerin to water

Place ingredients in a spray bottle and shake until glycerin is dissolved completely.

Spray after apple cider rinse, massage into hair, add almond oil to seal in moisture.


This is my first time using almond oil so I am opting to add it separately to my hair instead of adding it to the spritz.

Results in one week.