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The best hair products to treat damaged hair

by Lotte Lindgren on Jun 04, 2023

Read through by Dorthe Kristensen

Hairdresser and former co-owner of the award-winning hairdressing chain Zoom by Zoom
With many years of experience in the hairdressing industry, Dorthe has advised many customers about hair and hair care. Dorthe has read through this blog entry to ensure high quality and professionalism. This blog post is professionally updated on January 30, 2024.

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Have you damaged hair? Fear not! There are many ways to treat and revive your hair. Whether it's due to colouring, heat styling or environmental factors, the right products can make a big difference. In this article, we will give you our top picks of the best hair products to treat damaged hair and get your hair back to its healthy and strong shape.

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What is damaged hair?

Damaged hair is hair that has been damaged due to a variety of factors. This can include excessive use of styling products and heat styling tools, coloring or bleaching the hair , chemically damaged hair, sun damaged hair and lack of moisture. The symptoms of damaged hair can include dryness, split ends and loss of shine. Fortunately, there are many ways to repair damaged hair, including using special shampoos or hair treatments designed to moisturize and nourish the hair and reduce visible signs of damage. It's also important to avoid overstyling with heat styling tools as well as regularly trimming split ends to maintain a healthy appearance for your hair.

Factors that can cause damaged hair

Too much heat from styling tools like hair dryers and straighteners can cause damaged hair. Overexposure to the sun is another factor that can lead to dry and damaged hair. Hair coloring or chemical treatment can also be responsible for damaged hair structure. It is important to use shampoos and conditioners that contain moisturizing ingredients to protect the hair from external influences. In addition, it is recommended to use products specially designed to repair and give shine to dry and damaged hair, such as hair treatments or styling products with caring properties.

styling can cause damaged hair

Symptoms of damaged hair

If you have split ends and broken strands, then this can be a sign of damaged hair. This can be caused by too much heat from styling tools or using chemical treatments without adequate protection. 

Another symptom of damaged hair is dryness and a dull appearance. If you notice this, be sure to moisturize your hair using a deeply nourishing hair mask that contains natural oils such as argan oil or coconut oil . Avoid excessive use of styling products as these can further dry out the hair. Also, try to limit the frequency of shampooing to only when necessary so as not to remove the natural oils in the hair unnecessarily. With regular care, your damaged hair will gradually become stronger with more elasticity and shiny appearance again!

How to treat damaged hair?

If you have damaged hair, there are several ways to treat it. First and foremost, avoid further damage by using hot styling tools with caution and protecting your hair from the sun. Also use a mild shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair healthy.

In addition, you can invest in hair products specially designed to treat damaged hair. Look for products that contain ingredients like hydrolyzed wheat protein, keratin , inca inchi oil or argan oil, as these can help repair and strengthen hair. However, keep in mind that the results will not be immediate - it takes time for the hair to recover from damage.

We can highly recommend our Repair and Care series and more specifically our healthy hair kit . Here you get shampoo, conditioner and hair mask that provide a lot of moisture and care. They contain the ingredient Gluadin, which has been shown to reduce damage to the hair by up to 80%. 

Avoid further damage

Use a soft brush to avoid further damage to your already damaged hair. If you use heat styling tools, minimize their use as they can do more harm than good. Also protect your hair from the sun and salt water by covering it with a hat or scarf.

Here are several ways to help avoid further damage:

  • Wash your hair less often so as not to remove the natural oils in the hair
  • Use moisturizing products to keep hair hydrated and healthy
  • Get regular haircuts to eliminate split ends

By following these tips, you will be able to protect your damaged hair and give it the best chance for healing and health.

Using hair products to treat damaged hair

For women with damaged hair, it is important to use moisturizing shampoos and conditioners that contain natural ingredients such as argan oil or aloe vera. These products help rebuild the hair's structure and make it stronger. For extra moisture and protection, you can use a leave-in conditioner after bathing.

Another way to treat damaged hair is by using hair oil , which can penetrate deep into the hair to nourish and rebuild it. The hair oil will also give shine and softness to the hair. Use these products regularly for healthy and strong hair without further damage.

Professional treatment for damaged hair

A professional treatment can be an effective way to rebuild damaged hair. Keratin treatments are popular and strengthen hair from the inside by adding keratin, which helps protect against further damage. Scalp massage can also provide health to your hair and increase circulation in your scalp for a stronger and shinier appearance.

Another technique known as "dusting" cuts only the split ends of your hair without changing the length of the rest of the hair. This allows you to maintain the length of your hair while removing any split ends, resulting in healthier looking hair. Investing time and money in professional treatments can pay off with healthy, shiny and strong hair!

cutting split ends can help the hair

The best hair products to treat damaged hair

Treating damaged hair can be a challenge, but with the right hair products, it is possible to give your hair the nourishment and protection it needs. A good shampoo and conditioner for damaged hair is important to care for the hair in depth and avoid further damage. In addition, regular treatment with a hair treatment can help strengthen the hair and make it more resistant to future damage.

A leave-in treatment or an effective hair serum can also be useful products to treat damaged hair. These types of products provide extra moisture and protection to your hair, which can help restore its health and shine. Be aware of the ingredients in your chosen products, as some chemicals can have negative effects on already damaged or dry hair.

Shampoo for damaged hair

Sulfate-free shampoo is an excellent option for women with damaged hair. Sulfates can strip the hair of natural oils, leading to dry and brittle hair. By using sulfate-free products, you can maintain healthy moisture levels in your hair while cleansing it effectively.

Protein-based shampoos are also great for treating damaged hair. Proteins help repair and strengthen damaged areas of the hair, giving it more elasticity and resilience. Choose a protein-based shampoo with ingredients like keratin or hydrolyzed proteins for the best results.

Finally, moisturizing shampoo can also be a lifesaver for women with damaged hair. If your hair lacks hydration and looks dry, choose a shampoo packed with nourishing ingredients like aloe vera or coconut oil. These not only help restore moisture levels in your hair, but also leave it softer and shinier than ever!

Our recommendation would definitely be the Repair and Care Shampoo , it has an incredible number of moisturizing, nurturing and repairing properties. It is definitely worth a try! 

Conditioner for damaged hair

Intense Regenerating Balm:

If you are looking for an intensively rebuilding conditioner that can help repair damaged hair, then this type of conditioner is perfect for you. It contains necessary nutrients and ingredients that can strengthen the hair and give it life again in a short time.

Hair conditioner with keratin:

Keratin-based products are known to help restore the health of your hair. Hair conditioners with keratin work by binding to your hair and providing it with a protective barrier against future damage. The result will be strong, shiny and well-groomed hair.

Argan oil conditioner:

There are different types of argan oil hair conditioners on the market - some are more concentrated than others. But whichever type you choose, the nutrient-rich properties of argan oil will help moisturize dry or damaged hair and make it softer and more supple.

Hair treatment for damaged hair

Protein hair treatment or Keratin hair treatment is a great way to treat hair and helps to repair damaged hair. Keratin is a protein found naturally in our hair and when we use a protein or keratin hair treatment, we add extra proteins for the hair to strengthen it. "Hot oil" hair masks can also be effective in treating damaged hair. These oils contain nutrients such as vitamin E and omega fatty acids that moisturize the hair and make it more resistant to damage. Another popular option is the so-called "deep conditioning" hair masks - these masks go deep into the hair strands to nourish and repair damaged hair.

  • The Protein or Keratin hair masks provide strength from root to tip
  • The hot oil masks moisturize intensely with natural oils
  • The deep conditioning masks repair damaged areas of the hair

At Yuaia Haircare we have two good hair masks. The Repair and Care hair mask is the deeply nourishing and moisturizing hair mask. While the Grow and Glow hair mask is a hair mask with Keratin which rebuilds the hair strands at the same time as it has Capilia Longa which helps to increase hair growth. 

Leave-in treatment for damaged hair

Do you want to give your damaged hair the best treatment? Then a leave-in treatment may be the answer. Hair serum with amino acids is perfect for rebuilding hair and improving its strength and elasticity. Moisturizing leave-in creams can help protect against external influences. 

Here we would definitely recommend our Repair and Care hair serum , which contains, among other things, hydrolysed wheat protein, which helps rebuild the hair strands.

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