When the fun of coloring, perming and processing your hair is over and you're left with hair that's never been so dry, frizzy and damaged, you're going to be in the market for a new set of hair products tailored to repair and mask the signs of damage plaguing your hair.
Lucky for you, we've got your back with these seven products to choose from that can not only make your hair look and feel healthier, but actually works overtime to repair the damage to your existing locks while your new, healthy hair grows back in. Most products necessary for repairing hair damage are oils as processing your hair strips away your natural oils and the ability to retain them. If your hair is already oily and you're in doubts about whether to put on another oil on top of that, simply apply product to just the bottom half and middle of your hair and you're in business -- there's no excuse not to give your hair the product it needs to come back to its original, lively state!
If your hair has been bleached, colored or damaged in any other chemical way, you might be left looking dried out and in need of some hair TLC. Coconut oil can give your hair the lustrous shine and hydrated look that your hair's missing. You can use coconut oil in a variety of different ways, too -- one favorite way is using it as a leave-in conditioner. Not only will your hair look lovely, but it'll have that tropical coconut scent the rest of the day, too. You could also use coconut oil based hair treatments. These are left in your hair for up to an hour, preferably under heat, and washed off after.
This product is made for that's lacking strength and starting to snap and break off. Redken's Extreme Anti-Snap works like a leave in conditioner, simply massage it into moist or dry hair and let it do its magic. Your hair will begin feeling noticeably softer in addition to the added strength from the proteins Redken uses to add strength back into your damaged hair.
If you're having an issue brushing your hair and it's tangling a lot more since it's been processed and subsequently damaged, macadamia oil will help to return your hair to its original, smoother texture. After the harsh chemicals involved in bleaching and coloring, your hair will have a harder time holding in the natural oils in your hair and this can lead to even more tangles than normal, not to mention an undesirable, dried out look. Macadamia oil will work as a leave in conditioner and heat protectant if you're still using heat tools on your hair.
While a little bit more on the pricey side, starting at around $40, Wen Tea Tree Oil is the perfect, organic solution for damaged hair that needs some TLC. While it can help hydrate and soften your hair, Wen Tea Tree Oil is especially efficient for those suffering from dry scalp and dandruff. A couple weeks using Wen Tea Tree Oil, and you're sure to notice the benefits.
John Frieda's name is very well known within the hair industry, and for good reason, as his name is most often attached to quality products with a surprisingly low price tag. Starting at just $9, John Frieda's Full Repair Oil Elixir is the hair therapy session you need for your damaged locks. What sets this leave in conditioner apart from the others is that it's formulated particularly for those of us with fine hair. It'll hydrate your locks without weighing them down the way most conditioners do.
If your hair is feeling straw-like and you're starting to wonder if you can ever nurse it back to health, look no further -- Bed Head has come up with a product for just that problem exactly. The way this product works is it actually uses keratin, a protein, to fill the gaps in your hair shaft created by over-processing and chemicals. Once those gaps are filled, you'll find your hair feeling strong and looking shiny just as it did before it was ever damaged!
Carol's Daughter Anti-Frizz Smoothing Hair Mask
If your personal brand of hair damage means you're struggling with broken hairs, fly-aways, and frizz, Carol's Daughter has your back with a frizz-fighting hair mask that will smooth away all your hair woes. Using a healthy, nourishing blend of Cupacu butter, this hair mask actually repels water and humidity, cementing its place on your shelf whether you're battling hair damage or if you're visiting a humid climate!