Dryness, roughness, split ends and even breakage… these are main key signs that your hair is damaged. We know you don’t like what this does for your look and that it causes you a lot of frustration. But armed with the best hair repair treatments for damaged hair from Pantene, you can get rid of some of those visible signs and get your strands back to where they should belong: healthy looking, hydrated, soft and shiny.
That’s where we come in; right this way for an intensive crash course in how to help repair damaged hair, as well as its main causes.
What causes damaged hair?
Brushing, styling, washing and environmental factors such as wind and sun all take their toll on our hair leading to hair damage. But it’s not all doom and gloom; to fix this damage, you’ll just need damaged hair treatment. (More on that later!)
The chemicals in hair dye can be very damaging to hair over time (not that this stops you from wanting to colour it!). Dye changes the hair’s structure to allow the new colour pigments to take hold, the process weakens the hair and causes it to become rough and dry. This is especially true if you colour your hair regularly – so you’ll need a treatment that counters that damage so you can colour to your heart’s content.
While we all love our straighteners and curlers, any form of heat styling can cause damage to your hair. Excessive heat causes the hair to lose its essential moisture and become dry, weak and more likely to fray or snap. Luckily, a hair mask for damaged hair, like our Repair & Protect Deep Repair Masque is an intensive 2-minute cure to help fight signs of damage, stressed or overworked hair.
Everyday wear and tear
Your hair is pretty strong and can withstand a lot of styling. But there’s only so far it can be pushed before you realise you’re in need of a damaged hair treatment. Over-brushing or combing can put a lot of strain on the hair – especially if it’s wet and/or tangled, for example. Over time, the force of over-brushing can leave hair rougher and more difficult to manage. The same applies to wearing hair styles that put hair under distress: too many tight pony tails or buns do save us time and make us look tidy without too much effort, but they also contribute to damage.
Now, you might be freaking out and thinking, “but why am I doing all this to my hair?!” But there’s no need to panic – we know you want to have great hair every day which goes hand-in-hand with styling often. Hold on tight, because there’s a solution to every problem and we’re going to give you some tips and tricks to protect hair and help reverse the signs of damage. And it all starts with using the right treatment for your hair type.
So, what’s the best hair repair treatment for damaged hair?
When it comes to hair care, there’s never a one size fits all, so the question should be “What’s the best hair repair treatment for damaged hair and my hair type?”.
Conditioners have been created to treat your hair in a few minutes thanks to their super charged formula. You might have used it and think that it does not give you the same result as when you go to the hairdressers, right? Don’t give up on them! It’s probably because the one you chose was not the right one for your hair type.
If you have thin and damaged hair, the first thing you can do is to upgrade your regular conditioner to a lightweight one that’s uniquely designed to help repair and protect against damage. Because you shouldn’t have to compromise on that beautiful volume. As mornings and evenings are precious time, slather Pantene Hair Superfood 3 Minute Miracle on your hair and let it work its magic for 3 minutes. It’ll give you the power of a deep treatment in conditioner form, and can be used every time you wash your hair, for 100% fuller and stronger hair**. The clever formula enriched with a Pro-V blend moisturises hair without weighing it down afterwards for shinier and stronger strands. It’s the perfect 3-minute hair mask for damaged hair.
If you colour your hair you will need a higher level of nourishment to compensate what have been drained during the colouring process. You can also find your way in the Pantene Collection with the Colour Protect & Smooth range. It not only gives deep quench to your hair, but it also helps keep your colour vibrant and protected from fading.
If you have thick to coarse, curly hair, a perfect regimen would be to upgrade your regular conditioner to Pantene 3 Minute Miracle. Smooth & Sleek Shampoo every time you wash, and use a deeper repair treatment 2 to 3 times a week, such as, the Pantene Gold Series Repairing Hair Mask. The potent formula is enriched with argan oil, a natural ingredient known for its nourishing properties, and has been created especially for dry damaged hair that’s also curly or has kinks.
If you’re suffering from dry ends or even split ends, don’t worry. Until your next visit to the salon, here’s what you can do as a damaged hair treatment: apply a dry oil or serum in the evening such as Pantene Smooth & Sleek on your ends, let it work overnight. If you have thin or flat hair and want volume, rinse out the oil in the morning so it does not weigh down your hair. If you have medium to coarse hair then you’ll need even more moisture. Also apply a dry oil to your ends on your wash days, but leave it in.
Last but not least, whatever your hair type, we would recommend you include a deep repair treatment to your hair care routine once a week. The new Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots contain a deeply absorbing Pro-V blend and is our most potent repair formula yet. It targets the damaged areas to give hair the smoothness and resilience it needs to endure styling and environmental stresses.
Use weekly after your normal shampoo and conditioner. Apply generously to fully saturate hair, root-to-tip. Don’t hold back! The product was formulated to prevent overdosing and works for every hair type. It’s one of our best hair repair treatments for damaged hair.
More tips to care for damaged hair
While using the best treatments for your damaged hair are key to repairing and protecting it, caring for damaged hair – and preventing further damage from occurring is also a matter of good habits:
Below are 3 ways to make your routine more damage-friendly.
Use the right shampoo for your hair needs
Making sure you get rid of impurities through thoroughly cleansing your hair – without drying it out! - is a fundamental to any good hair routine. Formulated with powerful Pro-V nutrients and antioxidants, the nutrient-rich lather of Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Shampoo helps repair hair for 2 x less breakage* and visibly shiny hair. Nourishing your hair from root to tip, give your hair the strength it deserves.
Use heat protection when styling
Avoid the need for a damaged hair treatment by minimising damage caused by heat exposure. Don’t worry, we’re not expecting you to give up your treasured hairdryer or straighteners. You just need to use some form of heat protection every time you blow-dry or style your hair.
We know heat styling is a staple in your routine, that’s why we created the Pantene Gold Series Thermal Heat Protector. This one is infused with argan oil and will deeply moisturise hair, as well as defending against heat styling damage to stop hair breaking down under sky-high temperatures.
So, you see, if you’re not prepared to forego your hair straighteners or dryer, now you know how to change up your routine to ensure your hair is protected and looks great every day.