Restore Your Damaged Hair With These 5 Products

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By Aspen Rae Hogue

Most of us have learned the hard way that perfect platinum hair doesn’t happen overnight. You may have been a little impatient and bleached your hair prematurely, or perhaps you decided to try that hair color in a box from the grocery store. If you’ve been left with brittle, weak, and damaged hair, we’re here for you.

So, how to backtrack on those Kim K-inspired locks? There are tons of remedies out there (our favorite is a major haircut!). But if you’re not willing to chop those locks, we’ve got you covered with an arsenal of our favorite damage-repair products, ahead.

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If you haven’t heard about this miracle product line, it's high time to listen up. Olaplex is a professional collection of hair care used in salons to help prevent and repair damage, by replacing the broken disulfide bonds in your hair. The third step in the Olaplex system is a take-home product to repair your damaged mane in between salon appointments. This is a weekly treatment to maintain the work your stylist performed in the salon.
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Now, this is what we call serious hair repair in a bottle. The most powerful restorative products include treatments that replace the proteins in your hair that are lost with damage. If you’re having issues with breakage, the anti-snap, leave-in treatment reduces brittle strands, split ends, and mechanical damage from brushing. For everyday strengthening, try the extreme shampoo and conditioner.
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Made for extremely tortured and chemically dehydrated hair, this treatment contains ingredients small enough to pass into the hair cortex for instant repair. Are you using biotin to stimulate more hair growth? Some studies have shown that biotin (vitamin H) is a key ingredient for preventing hair loss. Pair the vitamin with this wash for everyday moisture and repair.

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Developed especially for dry and overprocessed hair, these restructuring products come in the form of shampoo, conditioner, daily hair repair, and an intensive treatment. Gentle on fragile hair, the restoring products use quinoa protein to fill damaged cuticles for healthier and stronger hair even after just one use.
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A reparative dual serum for damaged ends, this product targets the highest level of hair erosion. The key technology in this serum creates a holding structure around each breaking point, promising a fresh haircut feel without sacrificing those long locks.

All of these products can definitely deliver some miracles, but remember: Your hair will be even healthier after a proper cut. Even just a trim will help mend those fragile ends!

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