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.
Although a bit pricey, these 6 luxury shampoos really work for locks needing some extra love…
1. Aveda Damage Remedy
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 available from Nordstrom; $29
2. Philip B Oud Royal Forever Shine
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 available from Nordstrom; $84
3. Living Proof ‘Restore’ Shampoo
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 available from Nordstrom; $28
4. Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
Yes, it actually contains caviar — moisturizing caviar oil, in fact! Don’t be fooled thinking it’s just a glamorous name without glamorous 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 available from Sephora; $9
5. Sachajuan Intensive Repair Shampoo
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 available from Sephora; $30
6. Kerastase Resistance Bain de Force Shampoo
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; $41