How to Repair Damaged Hair

How to Repair Damaged Hair? 🤯

by Skyla The Stylist specializing in silk press, tape-ins, extensions, sew-ins, and more in
Virginia Beach area.
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So first let me introduce myself... Hi! I'm 'Skyla The Stylist'

I'm a licensed professional hairstylist that's been doing hair all of my life but licensed since 2016. I got my license in Jacksonville, Florida, then moved to Savannah, GA where I got licensed again. Then finally to Virginia Beach, where I got licensed a final time and have been doing hair here ever since! 

With over 6 years of professional experience, I've served a variety of different clientele in my years of being a hairstylist. And now. I Focus mainly on natural, healthy hair. 

My mission is Catering to women by providing hair services that range from extensions, silk press and creative color while specializing in healthy hair maintenance to help you fall in love with your hair, with or without weave.

Now, that that's out of the way, lets focus on why you're here..

To learn about reviving your damaged hair!

Okay, so first let's talk about what makes hair "healthy"

Okay, without going into extreme scientific details (breaking down what hair bonds mean etc) that'll surely bore you... Let's just say that Healthy hair is hair that has bonds that are fully intact and has moisture within the hair strand.

Since the bonds are intact and fully moisturized, this will give your hair ultimate luster and shine. It will also keep your hair from breaking. Both of these are examples of things that usually indicate that your hair is unhealthy.

So, here's an example:

A Client comes into my salon and they're sad. They say to me "My hair isn't growing" or "my hair is breaking off" or "My hair is so damaged". I usually know this likely means a few things:

1. Their hair is likely growing but they can't see the length
2. Their hair is weak
3. Their hair lacks moisture

I also know that this client likely is a DIY queen and doesn't really believe in a salon regimen and does everything at the house by watching Youtube videos.

While I have nothing against Youtube University, I fully believe in finding the best stylist to help you on your journey to healthy hair.

So here's the meat and potatoes of it all:

If you want to revive your unhealthy hair it starts with these essential products and steps.


Shampoo and condition your hair with moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. While the brand of products do matter, I typically stay with professional products because they do what they say they're going to do. So, a good rule of thumb is: the higher the price, the likelihood of it being a professional product. 

Here's a tried and true favorite of mine: MATRIX BIOLAGE SMOOTH PROOF

When shampooing your hair, remember to WASH WITH WARM water (2 x's), then apply conditioner and RINSE WITH COOL water.
Long story-short: This will help to open the hair's cuticle (which allows the hair to receive/take in the moisturizing shampoo) and then close the hair's cuticle so that it seals in the moisture!

Congratulations! You've invested in a quality shampoo and conditioner, that's the first step.

....Now, do that at least once a week (Unless your hair is in a protective style like: braids, a sew-in etc)


Every 6 weeks, you'll need to get your hair deep-conditioned and trimmed.


Remember when we said that you need to "seal in the moisture", think of a deep condition like a better version of that! It gets deeper and lasts longer than your normal conditioner. 

And like with everything else in life, too much of anything can turn a good thing into a bad.

So, don't think that you're beating the system by keeping your conditioner on longer (an hour+ or overnight) or doing it more often. It doesn't work like that. If you're someone who has really damaged hair and you're desperate to repair your hair... at the minimum, I'd deep condition it once a month.


Trimming your hair keeps it healthy! I know, it sounds crazy, right? How can cutting my hair benefit me?

Well, it does because it allows the ends of your hair to separate from the rest. If you decide to keep the ends of your hair for too long, it'll split and travel up the shaft and won't be repairable. So, it's simple, trim about 1/2" every 6-8 weeks and it'll stay healthier and appear to grow faster.

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Okay, take a breath! I know that was a lot but it gets better...
You've shampooed conditioned, deep conditioned, AND received a haircut.. good job!
Last but not least is to maintain health.

Although there are so many ways to maintain the health of your hair, one foolproof way that I wish I  knew about sooner... is... a leave-in conditioner.

Now! Remember everything we've learned about conditioning? Well, you can do it while you're just living life.
  1.  Apply a leave-in conditioner to your hair to maintain moisture.
  2.  For curlier hair types, I'd also add oil to help seal that moisture!

Here is my favorite leave-in conditioner:

Okay, there are many many ways to revive damaged hair but here are a few of the ESSENTIAL BASICS!

Do these and I'm sure you'll see a change in your hair!

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In addition to all of my recommended products, here's my Amazon page that lists all of my favorites as well!

Hey, Do Need help and you currently live in the Virginia Beach area? 

Then book with me & let me help you revive your hair! BOOK HERE

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Silk Press Season




I know first hand just how hard it's been over the years trying to find hair products that serve my curls' needs. Making our way through the local Asian owned beauty supply store to get our hair care needs wasn't the best plan but for years, it was all we had.

The awesome thing - is that now, As a community, we've grown so much! Doesn't it feel like EVERY one is into curls these days? Claiming that their brand is all curl specific.

It leaves you feeling like... maybe the brand can't be made specifically for all curl types, especially the really curly ones. 

So, that's why Im here! To help you fall in love with your hair. Sharing some products that take you from curly crazy to curly & sexy

Here are my two favorite brands for curls right now:


In this brand, there are different types of lines that serve different needs.  Moisture lock, advanced climate control and vital curl.

My favorite amongst them is the curl quencher! (The blue bottle).

this ranks top tier because... you guessed it! It helps to retain the moisture!

My favorite amongst them is the curl souffle! It's very similar to OUIDAD's curl custard in texture.  

Surely these two product lines will take you where you need to go when you're styling & defining your curls. 

Here's Proof:

Looking for a hair salon &  you Live in the Virginia beach area & want your curls transformed?
book with me Skyla here

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Let's just be honest: There's plenty of reasons why you shouldn't go blonde in one day. 
And if health integrity of any importance to you, then you want to allow the "going blonde" scenario to be a process. 
Typically clients aren't able to go from black to blonde in the same day but in some rare cases, we can!


This is where me and the client get personal and honest about what "we've really done to our hair"
- Have you done any box dyes?
-Do you use professional shampoo at home?
- When was the last time you got your hair colored or lightened?

This is where we decide on whether or not you're a good candidate for lightening or not.
To be blunt, a box dyed client is not a good client for blonding... :/


Depending on the integrity of your hair, you may need to get a treatment done a few weeks before the initial lightening process.

- At-home treatments and professional in-salon treatments are not created equal.


During the lightening process, using a treatment (preferably olaplex) inside of the lightener is ideal.

Whats olaplex?

It's a system that permanently rebuilds the damaged disulphide bonds in your hair that are broken during the chemical process. If you've over-bleached or had your hair highlighted for years, Olaplex allows you to rebuild the strength, structure and integrity of your hair; a 'reset' for your locks, if you will.

Step 4. Toning:

Let's talk, Toners!
This is what takes a very bright lightened hair color to a calm, not so yellow or brassy blonde.
My favorite is: Redken Shades EQ

Step 5: After-care:

It's important I send my clients home with after-care products so that they're able to treat their hair with care until I see them next!

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2021 Hair Trends

2021 is around the corner and there will be lots of new trends as the world shifts!

Here are the top four trends that you should watch out for


Life in Japan

Within the first couple of weeks, I tried to do everything I could while it was fresh in my mind!

But before I arrived I traveled home to visit my family in Georgia.
To celebrate, my family has cookouts! We eat, drink & talk.



This is my favorite nephew (my only nephew) Travon! He's 5. I made sure I spent a lot of time with him before I moved away, so he wouldn't forget me!

After I visited home, I went to visit one of my best friends Danielle. We painted & went to a art museum. I loved the picure of the old lady. While I was there I spent time with some friends I grew up with. I loved seeing them.

On the plane to Japan. I met this really interesting girl about my age. I sat next to her, we talked for hours. She was such a breathe of fresh air! we had similar views & opinions about life. I really enjoyed talking to her. She inspired me to start my Youtube channel and start a blog! 

Since I've been here I visited Tokyo & the Great Buddah! & met a MONK! Even though he wasn't allowed to stand closed to me and a lady cursed me out just for asking. I still think it was a great experience.

So that's my quick Japan experience in a nutshell. As I do more, I'll post more about it!

thank you for visiting! 


YouTube Video - Navy Hair Regulations

Navy Personal Apperance Regulations <- Link!

My latest video is about my opinion on the Navy hair regulations.

The girl who said that the Army regulations were racially bias struck my curiosity. So, I decided to further investigate. Just to find out that our regulations are really relaxed! Pretty much as long as your hair is pinned down, you're good. They don't even talk about highlights, kinky twists, or twists or even dreads anymore!

But the silver lining is "Because it is impossible to provide examples of every appropriate or unacceptable hairstyle or of “conservative” or “eccentric” grooming and personal appearance, the good judgment of leaders at all levels is key to enforcement of Navy grooming policy. "

Which in translation sounds to me like it's all up to your supervisor's judgement! ;) Which is exactly the part I hate. Because then higher ranking individuals are able to pick & choose what hairstyles they like and don't like. & that seems unfair to Everyone. It doesn't allow you as the lower ranking individual a chance to prove your innocence. (When being told your guilty of a wrong hair style)

I've never had a serious problem with my hair being out of regulations. Of all the times I've been told I was wrong... I knew I was.

" Hairstyles shall not be outrageously multicolored or faddish,"
FYI: I look mad in the pictures because I didn't like how the hair style turned out. So, lets just say I wasn't that mad too take it down. But I basically threw away $200. 

Then theres times when I don't understand how I got away with my hair...

It is multicolored. But no body higher ranking than me made a issue out of it. Could be because we were more focused on our job and not my hair or because I held myself in a professional manner & had a neat appearance. IDK. 

My point is that there should be a clear guideline so that I don't have to guess.

Also! When some one tells you to take down your hair or make your hair color a natural looking color. I believe that individual should have a time limit. Braids shouldn't be token down immediately after they've been put it. It cause so much damage to a person hair! The same goes for changing your hair color. #justmyopinion

Here are some examples of hairstyles and burettes that used to not be allowed.


Tell me what you think about the standards and what is your opinions on the changes & all that jazz!

How to Repair Damaged Hair

How to Repair Damaged Hair? 🤯 by Skyla The Stylist specializing in silk press, tape-ins, extensions, sew-ins, and more in Virginia Beach a...