Your hair is subject to almost constant damage over the years, whether it be from bleaching, styling with hot tools or even just being exposed to the sun’s powerful UV rays.
With time, hair can become damaged and unmanageable, with split ends, dryness and frizziness all common problems.
We’ve selected 5 of our top products for helping treat damaged hair, so you can get gleaming, shiny, healthy hair again in no time.
Hair damage is caused when the hair cuticle (aka the protective layer of the hair) is subject to friction and heat, causing it to break down. Here are some of the most common ways your hair cuticle can become damaged:
If you want to reverse hair damage fast, you need the right products in your haircare routine. From shampoos to serums, here are our top 5 damage-reversing hair products:
This cult classic shampoo is a must-have for reversing thermic, chemical and heat damage. Working on a molecular level to repair damaged hair bonds, Olaplex Bond is the go-to shampoo for turning back the clock when it comes to damaged hair.
Best suited for: All hair types, damaged hair
Key concern: Hair damage
How to use: Apply to wet hair and scalp, before lathering and rinsing. For best results and enhanced hair repair, you should pair Olaplex Bond No. 4 shampoo with the accompanying Olaplex Bond No. 5 conditioner.
Suitable for everyday use? Both Olaplex’s shampoo and conditioner are suitable for daily use.
If you want to achieve the best results with your Olaplex shampoo, combine your efforts by using it with Olaplex Bond No. 5, the brand’s cult-status conditioner. The conditioner works to seal and smooth the hair’s cuticle, leaving you with hair that’s soft, healthy and protected against breakage.
Key concern: Hair damage, sealing the hair cuticle, protection against hair breakage
How to use: After shampooing the hair, apply the conditioner to the ends and mid-length of the hair, rinsing after a couple of minutes.
Suitable for everyday use? Yes, but only wash and condition your hair as often as you need to.
This leave-in hair repair mask can tackle even the most extreme hair damage. K18Peptide penetrates deep into the hair to restore vitality and strength, repairing damaged keratin and restoring softness and shine.
Best suited for: Suitable for fine, medium and thick, coarse hair
Key concern: Extreme hair damage, hair frizz, split ends
How to use: Apply the hair mask to wet hair and leave it on the hair for 4 minutes before rinsing off. Take a look at the graphic above for instructions on how many pumps to use for your hair type.
Suitable for everyday use? No, you should only use this hair mask once a week for optimal results.
If you’re on a busy schedule, why not repair your hair while you catch up on some beauty sleep? This hair serum by Kerastase repairs your hair overnight, with a formula enriched with Vitamin E and Iris Root Extract.
Damaged hair can be difficult to manage, and this serum does a double-job of helping to repair broken bonds while also helping the hair remain smooth and manageable.
Best suited for: Normal to coarse hair
Key concern: Hair manageability, overnight repair
How to use: Apply a small amount to dry hair before bed. When you wake up, your hair should feel softer, smoother and easier to style.
Suitable for everyday use? Yes
Formulated with amino acids, proteins and organic muru muru, this treatment is great for treating hair that has been damaged through repeated chemical styling and coloring.
Super conditioning, this treatment will help restore and repair split, broken and color-damaged hair.
Best suited for: Color-damaged hair, chemically damaged hair
Key concern: Conditioning treatment, hair repair
How to use: One vial = one treatment. Apply one vial all over the hair, rinsing off after
Suitable for everyday use? This treatment is best suited to use once or twice a week for optimal results.