The Truth About Fixing Your Damaged Hair

Once upon a time I had shiny, long, healthy, split end free hair, but with a longing for a post breakup change, I bleached my hair blonde, and I ruined it. I’ve spent the last year trying to get it to glow how it once did. From at home masques to that weird Olaplex treatment shi shi salons are obsessed with, I’ve spent a large amount of money on my hair health.

After a series of fails, I took my dull hair to Kayla Walker at Arrojo Studio in Tribeca. I complained, but her reaction wasn’t one I’d ever gotten from a stylist before.

She told me there wasn’t a miracle treatment that would restore my hair back to what it was aside from cutting it. Well, she spoke the truth. During my haircut and treatment Kayla revealed some very valuable healthy hair advice, and she must be right because I left Arrojo Studio with a chic bob that glistened in the sun.

What’s the biggest misconception about fixing damaged hair?

People tend to think that there is a magic product or service that can mend the damaged hair back to new. Although there are things you can do to make it feel better and keep from damaging it further, there is no solution other than getting it cut off. That being said, I don’t mean that you have to cut it all in one go, but consistent trims until the damaged hair is gone would be best.

Tell me a little bit about how the Whipped treatment works and why it’s good for damaged hair?

The Whipped Treatment is great for dry and damaged hair. It contains shea butter and olive oil to help moisturize and soften the hair, as well as add shine.

Can you recommend any products for styling damaged hair?

The Healing Oil by Arrojo is great. It comes in an aerosol and is good to use on damp and dry hair.

Do you use a different cutting or styling technique when you are working with damaged hair?

Not necessarily, but I do tend to stick with using only a scissor when dealing with overly damaged hair.


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