Afternoon beauty fix: Is your hair fried? You don’t have to put down the flat iron just yet!

What am I supposed to do when I can’t put down the flat iron but my hair is certifiably “fried”?
Hold up, are you trying to tell me you’re addicted to your flat iron? Because that would make you just like the rest of us! I sympathize with your inability to give up the heat styling—how else are you supposed to smooth your fringe or keep rouge curls at bay? Anyway, you don’t have to give up the heat, you just need to find a way to repair the damage done and prevent it from getting worse. Since professionals are wise to our ways, they’re steadily coming out with products to facilitate our flat iron addiction. John Frieda Full Repair Style Revival Heat-Activated styling spray ($10, at drugstores) is not only a heat protector, it’s heat activated, meaning it works best for the lady who always has a straightener in hand. You could also slather on Ojon Dry Recovery Intensive Hydrating 2-Min mask ($33, at because it’s loaded with a medley of oils (blue agave, shea, and mango seed) that will revive your thirsty strands so they’re ready for another straightening session.

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