It sounds simple enough, but many people don't buy products designed for their individual needs. To turn fried hair into healthy hair like Heidi Klum's, it's important to start washing and shampooing with a line of products that is designed to hydrate, like Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy shampoo and conditioner for damage and color repair ($10.59, Soap.com).
A hair restorative kit can do wonders for damaged hair, like Living Proof Restore Recovery Kit ($38, Sephora.com), which comes with four once-a-week conditioning treatments. We know it's hard, but during this restoring process, try to resist the urge to beat up your hair with a curling iron or blow dryer. If you find it impossible to wear your hair unstyled, try putting it in a chic top knot or braid.
While daily showering is a must, washing your hair every day is not. Hairstylist Birgitte says, "If you want to give your hair a rest and go longer between shampoos, a dry shampoo could be a good choice." Klorane Gentle dry shampoo with oat milk ($18, Drugstore.com) is great for blond or lighter hair, while Suave Keratin Infusion dry shampoo ($4.49, Drugstore.com) and Arrojo ReFinish dry shampoo ($22, Store.arrojoproduct.com) are other great options for all hair types.
Birgitte also recommends intense treatment masks for hair that's been severely damaged and dried out. It's best to leave in a mask, like Renee Furterer Karit Nourishing Mask ($46, Dermstore.com) or Pravana Deep Hydrating Hair Masque ($34, Drugstore.com), for longer than you normally would with a regular conditioner to get hair back to normal.
Want to wake up to gorgeous, shiny hair like Nina Dobrev's? Sam Brocato, owner of the Sam Brocato Salon, advises those with damaged hair to sleep with a leave-in treatment. We like Matrix Break Fix Leave-In Elixer or Aveeno Nourish + Condition Leave-In Treatment ($6.99, Drugstore.com).
When your hair starts looking nice again, you'll be tempted to break out heated styling tools again. Before letting those hot stylers near you, apply a protective serum to strands, like Amika Obliphica Heat Defense Serum ($30, Shop.loveamika.com) or Sally Hershberger Keratin Fix ($32, Sallyhershberger.com).