Thank the blazing summer sun, heat styling, stress, and hair color for kicking healthy hair to the curb. At some point or another, almost all of us have suffered from damaged hair.
In college, I had a tendency to ‘over-do’ my hair — over-wash, over-style, and over-dye. That combination definitely took a toll on my tresses. It wasn’t until I wised up with my hair washing and styling routines, coupled with the right repairing products, that my damaged hair finally bounced back.
Damage Repairing Shampoos That Work! 1 of 11
Although a bit pricey, these 10 luxury shampoos really work for locks needing some extra love...
1. Aveda Damage Remedy 2 of 11
When my hair hit rock bottom, I used Aveda's Damage Remedy religiously. Within only a few weeks, I noticed dramatic improvement — stronger, shinier, and more moisturized hair. Quinoa protein strengthens hair from the inside out while coconut and babassu gentle cleanse and hydrate. Although my hair is no longer damaged, I still use this regimen once a month to maintain its health.
To Purchase: Aveda Damage Remedy Shampoo; $24.00
2. Philip B Oud Royal Forever Shine 3 of 11
It's one of the pricier options in hair therapy, but for some it's well worth it. If you only wash your hair a few times per week or want to wash your hair less, this shampoo is a winner. With its revolutionary time-release technology, your hair will not only get continual nourishment (from the inside out), but will maintain bounce and body for days!
To Purchase: Philip B 'Oud Royal Forever Shine' Shampoo; $75
3. Fekkai ‘Essential Shea’ Shampoo 4 of 11
No longer is shea butter just reserved for body lotion. Fekkai's advanced 'Essential Shea' Shampoo leaves dry brittle hair soft and supple. Using natural ingredients, this shampoo is gentle yet effective to use on a daily basis.
To Purchase: Fekkai 'Essential Shea' Shampoo; $24
4. Living Proof ‘Restore’ Shampoo 5 of 11
The name says it all — Restore increases hair's resistance to breakage up to nine times while healing, protecting, and preventing future damage. It works to actually heal hair by adding strength to the protective outer layer. Unlike many shampoos that claim to repair, this one doesn't just mask the problem with added build-up. I also like that it's safe for color-treated hair.
To Purchase: Living Proof 'Restore' Shampoo; $28
5. Ojon Damage Reverse Thickening Shampoo 6 of 11
Exclusive Ojon oil (found in Central America rain forests), tamanu oil, and kukui oil add rich hydration while soy, wheat, and corn proteins fortify to help damaged hair's resistance to unwanted breakage. It's also made without harsh parabens and sulfates. It really does work!
To Purchase: Ojon Damage Reverse Shampoo; $24
6. Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo 7 of 11
Yes, it actually contains caviar — moisturizing caviar oil, in fact! Don't be fooled thinking it's just a glamourous name without glamourous results. It works to replenish dry, damaged hair. Research shows that 100% of women who tried it saw improvement in just one use (see product link for details).
To Purchase: Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Shampoo; $8 or $33.00
7. Sachajuan Intensive Repair Shampoo 8 of 11
Is your hair's damage induced by sun exposure? Your best bet might be this shampoo that focuses on UVA/UVB protection, keeping hair soft and healthy day in and day out.
To Purchase: Sachajuan Intensive Repair Shampoo; $30
8. Phyto Deep Restructuring Shampoo 9 of 11
Over-processed hair needs our friend, Phyto — no, not your neighbor's dog. This deep restructuring shampoo focuses on hair's need for natural replenishment. Color-treated hair is stripped of vital nutrients that can be regained with minerals and powerful antioxidants found in this deep restructuring shampoo.
To Purchase: Phyto Deep Restructuring Shampoo; $24
9. Lush Rehab 10 of 11
Give your hair some recovery using Lush's Rehab. A combination of fresh citrus juices clarify hair while herbs work to treat the scalp. Hair literally bounces back with the help of olive and jojoba oils. It's a natural shampoo whose name says it all.
To Purchase: Lush Rehab Shampoo; $13.95
10. Kerastase Resistance Bain de Force Shampoo 11 of 11
Containing keratin, this shampoo rebuilds hair by filling in the gaps. The added strength smooths and builds around breaking points, leaving your hair strong and healthy.
To Purchase: Kerastase Bain De Force; $18