August 12, 2016

Lessons in Hair Care

How of avoid damage to your hair from heat - Nexxus New York Salon Care Heat Protecting Mist - Helena of Brooklyn Blonde

How to avoid damage from using heat on your hair - Nexxus New York Salon Care Heat Protecting Mist

Nexxus New York Salon Care Heat Protecting Mist Spray

Last year, I remember sitting at the Nexxus salon and chatting with the talented woman who was blow drying my hair. I was venting to her how I was in a bit of a catch 22: I didn’t want to always rely on heat to style my hair,  but if I let it simply air dry, it would look like a frizzy mess. Side note, that’s also part of the reason why I wear it up so often. I’ll style my hair, leave it down for a few days and then once it gets oily, I’ll throw it up in a low or high bun.

During our conversation, the stylist asked me about what products I used when styling with heat and when I didn’t mention a heat protecting spray, she could’t believe that I didn’t make that a priority. To be quite honest, some days I would just forget and part of me always wondered if one was actually necessary.

After our conversation and her stressing about the importance of one, I ended up leaving with the Nexxus New York Salon Care Heat Protecting Mist. Since that visit, I always make sure to use it whenever applying any sort of heat to my hair. It acts as a protective barrier against dryness and breakage. Also pictured here, a hair masque, which I find is incredibly important to use on a weekly basis. Especially if you use heat and/or color your hair! I like to leave mine in overnight, or if I’m just lounging around, for the entire day. I got this particular one at the Nexxus salon, but I also love this one, which is available online. Both are enriched with concentrated, 100% pure Elastin Protein.




  • brett

    I’ve heard such good things about the hair dryer you are using! Do you feel it’s worth the investment?

    • Marisa

      I have this hair dryer & I absolutely LOVE it! It’s definitely worth the money (though when I bought it, there was an amazing 50% off black Friday deal!

  • sasa

    Good to know:P

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  • Monika

    Thanks for sharing your tips!


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    Will definitely try this…


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    So helpful! Thanks for sharing

  • Alyssa Amato

    I always blow dry my hair! This is perfect. Thanks for sharing! xx

  • Sophia

    Amazing photos and post! xo, Sophia from

  • Deanna english

    I was going through the same battles awhile ago with having frizzy after from air-drying. I never used to let my hair air dry because I would end up having a lions mane! ? Anyway, I started playing around with heat protectant sprays and oils (guilty of the “do these things actually work?” mentality ?) just to see what difference they could make and using those products actually helped a lot! It took some time for my hair to adjust, but now 95% of the time I let my hair air-dry because of how silky and shiny it is when it’s done! Long story short haha, keep using those products! They are little miracle workers.

  • Trendique

    Your hair always looks beautiful, girl! <3

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  • Emi Q

    I hear ya, the struggle from heat styling is real. Especially if you have curly hair like myself. Thanks for suggesting the hair masque, I’ll have to try that!

    Emi Q

  • Sophie

    I always let my hair air dry, it’s just the simplest way 🙂
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  • Ngundi

    I didn’t know it was that important either…

  • Laura Mitbrodt

    These products sound great, I will have to check it out

  • Desimira

    Honestly I’m so bad with using a heat protection spray. I almost always forget to put it on too. I need to get better at this lol

  • Azu

    Thanks for the tips. Your hair always looks beautiful!

    xo Azu

  • Elizabeth T.

    Yes, a heat protecting spray can really make such a difference 🙂 Thank you so much for this recommendation! I’ve always leaned towards Pantene or Garnier Fructis, but this Nexxus one sounds amazing! <3

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Ev

    Nice post dear 😉

  • Vicky Sullivan

    Great tips!


  • Gaelle

    What products do you use when styling your hair in a bun? It always looks sleek.

  • Maria Ford

    I don’t pay much attention to my hair, so this fall it lost so much that I thought there is something wrong with my health. Thank you for sharing the tips.

  • happy wheels

    This is an informative post review. I am so pleased to get this post article and nice information. I was looking forward to get such a post which is very helpful to us. A big thank for posting this article in this website. Keep it up.

  • Selena

    Well, I hardly go for dryer as regular use of dryer affect the quality of hair

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