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How To Fix Damaged Hair

How To Repair Damaged Hair: Our Ultimate Guide

The Best Of Repair

Do damage control with these tips, tricks, and top products. 

If you’re as hair obsessed as we are, it’s safe to say there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to achieve flawless locks. While a blowout here and a fresh head of highlights there can seem harmless, the truth is that overdoing certain hair habits can put your strands through the wringer. Over time, you might notice your hair becoming brittle, dry, or over-processed—in which case, you might be dealing with damaged hair. 

Many things can cause hair damage, so unfortunately there’s no one simple solution. Damaged locks may be the result of scorching your strands with heat, brushing your hair the wrong way, wearing tight hairstyles, or overdoing chemical services. The good news? With the right products and hair care tips, you can stop damage in its tracks (and you won’t need to chop off all of your locks in the process). 

Whether you’re dealing with bleach damage, heat damaged hair, or hair breakage from brushing, let us guide you with expert-approved tips, tricks, and our best products to help repair (and prevent) damage. We can even help you find the best shampoo for damaged hair. Below, shop our best repairing products for every damage-related hair concern.

Our Best Breakthrough For Lightened Hair: Matrix Unbreak My Blonde

If you’re a bottle blonde, you know the chemical damage and breakage that can come along with constantly bleaching your strands. This strengthening system works to reinforce weakened bonds and revive sensitized blonde hair.

Our Best Groundbreaking Innovation For Damaged Hair: Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate

Redken’s most concentrated formulas *ever* feature citric acid and a concentrated bonding complex that work together to rebuild the strength and resiliency of your strands for healthier-looking hair.

Our Best Resurfacing Mask: L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Absolut Repair Instant Resurfacing Masque

This editor-tested hair mask is made with gold quinoa and protein to deeply nourish damaged, weakened hair.

Our Best Repairing Serum: Kérastase Initialiste Advanced Scalp & Hair Serum

Tend to your strands and your scalp with this repairing serum. The formula supports uniformity and smoothness while giving your mane thickness, strength, and added shine.

Our Best Damage-Fighting Power Couple: Redken Extreme Strengthening Shampoo And Conditioner

If you’re dealing with damage, you’ll want this strengthening duo in your hair routine. Made with the brand’s Strength Complex and citric acid, this system works to cleanse, strengthen, and restore damaged strands. 

Our Best Repairing Leave-In Spray: Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Izumi Tonic Strengthening Energizing Water

When you’re trying to repair damaged hair, you’re often tempted to layer tons of product into your routine. If your repairing products are beginning to weigh your strands down, swap out your leave-in treatment for this strengthening treatment that’s as light as water. 

Want to learn more about how to repair damaged hair? Keep scrolling for pro-backed advice. 

Shop Our Best Repair Products

Everything you need to know about how to fix damaged hair

What The Pros Say:

1. Treat Your Stands To A Hair Mask
2. Snip Off Those Split Ends
3. Turn Down The Heat
4. Nourish Your Hair With At-Home And In-Salon Hair Treatments
5. Add Repairing Hair Products To Your Routine
6. Be Gentle When Styling

Watch the video below to discover how to use Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate system for damaged hair.

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