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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UCF chapter.

It’s true that washing your hair too much and applying heat to it can be extremely damaging. Despite knowing this, I still found myself doing those exact same things, and I quickly began to realize that my hair was becoming seriously damaged at an alarming rate. As I began to ask around for hair tips, I started to notice that a few of my friends had found a balance to this by discovering hair care products that helped to protect and nourish their hair on a day-to-day basis.

So, after many years of struggling with split ends, hair breakage, dullness and so much more, I’d had enough. I wanted in on the secrets to maintaining happy, healthy hair, and it became my personal mission to discover all things related to hair health. Feel free to go ahead and treat yourselves this upcoming holiday season with these essential hair care products! You won’t regret it!


Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Treatment

Did you know that you should only be washing your hair 1-3 times a week? In fact, washing it more than that may be the reason why your hair is extremely distressed and unable to grow. So, keep the hair washing to a minimum and grab this product right after you wash your lovely locks! Just simply apply this leave-in treatment product on your wet hair ends right after you shower and get ready to say goodbye to split ends and hello to hair growth!

Marc Anthony Grow Long Anti-Breakage Hair Mask

The biggest and most underrated life hack, yet the essential reason for any hair growth, is all thanks to hair masks! You can do these several times a week and it’s guaranteed to bring your hair back to life no matter the damage! I personally prefer the shower hair masks, but you can definitely get a hair mask spray depending on what you like better. The best part about hair masks is how they can go way beyond surface level hair needs and strengthen every ounce of your hair like no other product. Not to mention that your hair will automatically feel way softer, lighter and less de-tangled than ever before.

Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray

If you’re like me, then you probably hate doing your hair just to have random flyaways sticking up all over your head afterward. No amount of water or hairspray can ever fix all of them, and you wish there was something you could do to flatten them for good. Luckily for you, now you can! After extensively searching many Ulta reviews, I found this groundbreaking product that I’ve been obsessed with ever since the very first use! This perfecting spray allows you to no longer worry about those flyaways while giving your hair an abundance of smoothness and shine.  

CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray

Most of us probably use blow dryers, straighteners, hair curlers and more from time-to-time, if not daily. So, if you don’t use a heat protectant spray before applying heat to your hair, what are you doing? Heat is without a doubt one of the primary causes of hair damage and breakage, yet it can easily be avoided. This is just one heat protectant spray of many, so feel free to do some research of your own to find the right product for you! Trust me, your hair will seriously thank you for this one. 

CHI Keratin Mist

Finally, I saved the best product for last — the CHI Keratin Mist! I constantly find myself spraying this in my hair just to give it an extra boost of an iridescent look, packed with lots of nourishment. This product is something I’ve used for years now, and it’s such a lifesaver whenever I feel like I haven’t been taking care of my hair as much I should. With just a few sprays, your hair is full of an effective Keratin treatment and can instantly begin to fight off hair damage all the way from your scalp to your roots. 

Now that you have all the secrets to these amazing hair products, I hope you feel more confident than ever on your hair journey, whether you use box dye on your hair, apply heat to your hair daily, or just simply don’t do much to your hair at all. These products are truly for anyone and everyone looking for ways to help their hair be the healthiest it can possibly be. Maintaining healthy hair has never been so easy thanks to these essential products! 

Sofi is currently the Director of Marketing & Publicity here at Her Campus UCF & is majoring in the College of Business Marketing program with a minor in Psychology. While focusing on school she is also a Sales Development Representative for Statusphere. She is obsessed with all things yellow, reading, Pink Floyd, It's Always Sunny in Philly and her orange cat Garfield! Her plans after graduation are still undetermined, as a variety of completely different things spark her interest! You can keep up with her Instagram @sofi.shirey.
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