Last Tuesday I had the Maintamer straightner put on my hair. My hair is like straw/wire now. I am doing a leave in treatment on it over night and have seen no results in it. What do I do
You need a deep conditioner, stat. Look for a product that contains keratin and is labeled for dry, damaged hair. Run product throughout hair and leave on for several minutes. The product will absorb into your hair shaft and soften your hay-like strands. Time it takes: About 10 minutes, not including the shower. We suggest deep conditioning twice a week the first couple weeks, then continue once a week.
Try not to wash your hair every day, water is very drying to hair (not the shampoo). If you take a shower but opt not to wash your hair, protect your hair with a shower cap.
Try hair mask like Neutrogena Deep Recovery Hair Mask
Or if you want to try homemade hair mask try any one below
Coconut cream mask -
Soften a large chunk of coconut cream (Coconut milk works, too.) in your hands and massage into hair. Wrap your head in a warm towel, leave it on for an hour, wash out, and done! It makes it feel really soft and smell soooo good!
Smoothies for hair -
Mix 1 mashed banana, 1 full egg, 3 tablespoons of honey, 3 tablespoons of milk and 5 tablespoons of olive oil. Make sure it's well combined and then apply to hair. Leave for 15 - 30 minutes and wash out.
Blend 1/2 a banana, 1/4 cantaloupe, 1/4 avocado, 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil and 1 tablespoon yogurt. For extra conditioning, squeeze in the contents of a vitamin E capsule. Leave in hair for 15 minutes.
Mayonnaise (if you can stand the smell it's so worth it.) -
Apply 1/2 cup of mayonnaise to damp hair. Work into hair and then cover with a shower cap or towel for up to 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and then shampoo as usual.
Sunflower & Wheatgerm Oil -
Mix 1 cup of sunflower oil and 1 cup of wheat germ oil. Warm the mixture and massage it on the head and hair. Leave in for about 15-20 minuets. Wash off with lukewarm water in which 1 tablespoon of lemon juice has been added.