8 Ways To Bring Overly Damaged Hair Back From The Dead
Whether you've bleached, straightened or braided your hair into absolute distress, we’ve got you.
Our hair goes through a helluva lot every day. Everything from brushing to using the wrong kind of shampoo can cause damage our tresses. Add heat styling, extensions and bleach into the mix and you’ve got a recipe for hair disaster.
Damaged hair looks dull, feels brittle and often ends up in split ends becoming the bane of your life. Not only that, but if things get real bad, your hair can split and break off completely – gah.
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BUT. Don’t worry just yet. Because whether you’ve bleached, straightened or generally just abused your hair to death – we’ve rounded up the best products to bring it back to life.
Best For Bleached Hair
If you’re a fan of highlights, icy white or pastel coloured tresses – you’ll probably be familiar with the following problems: split ends, dryness and a general lacklustre feel that’ll never land a L’Oreal swishy hair commercial. Soz. Bleached hair requires extra hydration in the form of masks and treatments. Here are our go-tos for adding life back into your locks…
Bleach London Reincarnation Mask, £6
BLEACH London know bleached hair better than anyone, and at a bargaineous £6, they don’t cost the earth either. Use their cult Reincarnation Mask every other day as an extra conditioning step to leave your hair feeling soft and smooth.
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, £18.50
Loved by hairdressers all around the world, Philip Kingsley Elasticizer is the pre-salon treatment you can do at home. Use as a mask before heading to the salon, and you’ll find that the bleach doesn’t dry out your hair like usual.
Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector, £32
If you dye your hair - no doubt you’ve already heard of Olaplex. Used in salon as a treatment, hairdressers add it into the bleach to help your hair keep some strength whilst it lightens. Their No.3 Hair Perfector is available to use at home though, to re-build the bonds of damaged hair post-bleaching. Use once a week as an instant hit of hydration.
Davines Alchemic Conditioner, £19.60
Perfect for blondes wanting to neutralize any brassy tones, Davines purple hair mask leaves hair soft and smooth whilst sealing any spilt ends. Plus, it leaves your hair smelling glorious all day long.
Best For Frizzy Hair
When hair is damaged, it can dry out and lead to a Hermione Granger halo of frizz. Not a good look. Keep things looking smooth with our top hair hacks…
Ouai Haircare Anti-Frizz Smoothing Sheets, £20
Just launched from Kardashian hairstylist Jen Atkin, these genius hair wipes smooth over areas of frizz and seal split ends on-the-go. Plus you can shove them in your bag to use on the go.
Silke London Hair Wrap, £45
You can protect damaged hair from breakage and frizz by ditching your pillow for a silk case or hair wrap. The softer fabric causes less friction on the hair follicle, leaving your locks looking smoother and shinier.
Sachajuan Hair In The Sun, £20
Hair faces extra problems on holiday and during the summer months. Chlorine, sea-salt and UV rays can cause even more distress to damaged hair. This cream acts as a mask to shield tresses with an inbuilt UV filter that lasts even after showering.
Classic WetBrush, £11.99
Brushing your hair (especially if it’s already damaged) can cause split ends. The WetBrush has flexible bristles that are kinder on your strands to minimise hair snapping and breakage.