Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Damaged hair men

Damaged hair men

So you are a man and you think you have damaged hair. I bet you are searching for solutions on how you can treat and repair damaged hair. If you are man or women you came to the right place. Damaged hair is not exclusively a man thing, right?  In this article I'll tell you about the causes and simple treatments for damaged hair. The first step is you need to know what to look for to determine if you have damaged hair. And then you can select the right solution for your problem.

How can men identify damaged hair?

It's relative easy to identify damaged hair. The key is to identify damaged hair as quickly as possible and stop what is causing the damage to avoid it spreading to all of your hair.

Here are 8 simple ways to test for damaged hair

  1. Finger Test - run your fingers through your hair and feel the ends. If they feel rough and is sticking out then you most likely have hair damage.
  2. Split Ends - run you fingers through your hair and take a close look at the ends. If they look rough and stick out, or look split then you have damage.
  3. No Shine - most likely when your hair has no shine the cuticles are damaged. The cuticle is the outer protective layer for your hair. Some times there is no shine even after applying a deep conditioner. This is a good clue that you have cuticle damage.
  4. Dry Hair - in this case is seems no matter what products you try your hair seems to always look dry. The cuticle could be damaged and unable to hold in moisture
  5. Breakage - your hair brakes while styling. It may even break just by running your fingers through your hair. In this case the tensile strength is weakened due to cuticle damage. You hair will loose it's strength greatly if the outer layer is damaged.
  6. Tangled Hair - if you find your hair is getting tangled all the time you may have damage. The reason why is that the outer layer of the hair shaft are not smooth and as a result they catch each other and tend to get tangled. This makes it very hard to detangle.
  7. Stretching and Breaking - in this case your hair has no or very little elasticity. It can not stretch and ends up snapping.
  8. Frizzy - your hair shaft has been lifted due to chemical treatment, like coloring and the cuticle has been permanently lifted thus allowing moisture to be collected making the hair swell and look frizzy.

How can men repair damaged hair?

Remember your hair is dead. So there is nothing you can do to make it grow back together. The hair shaft is dead, so split ends for example can't grow back together again. But there are products that can help or make it look like you have less damage. And there are things you can do to prevent damage in the first place.


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Here are 8 solid and simple hair care solutions for men's damaged hair.

  1. The first key solution is to identity damage as soon as you can. Once damage is done and its is really bad, like split ends, then the only real remedy is to trim off the damaged ends. What you can try is to get a hair cut in layers instead of getting a full cut. This way you might be able to get rid of just the damaged part. Get your hair is cut with a real sharp scissors giving you a nice clean cut. Now your hair has the chance to grow back out healthy.
  2. Try to avoid excessive heat and styling tools. Heat is an enemy to your hair and can easily damage your cuticle. But if you have to have heat make sure to use a good heat protectant spray.
  3. Let you hair dry naturally and do not vigorously rub with a cotton towel. Cotton micro fibers can catch your hair and pull it out or cause it to snap. If you have to use heat then try to use the lowest heat setting you can to set your style.
  4. Try to avoid coloring your hair. Chemicals are bad for your hair due to it makes your hair do things it was not originally made to do. Strong chemicals make your hair swell so that the dye can penetrate your outer layer or cuticle to reach the inner core. And as a result your hair never fully recovers. So the best thing is not to do it, but if you have to then use an ammonia free product and be sure to condition your hair before and after. Use a good deep conditioner. A deep conditioner have more concentrated amount of ingredients that generally does not wash off as easily as a regular daily conditioner. Therefore it stays on your hair longer.
  5. Stay away from shampoos that use sulfate and other harsh chemicals. Look for natural products. If you are reading the ingredients and there are a lot of long hard to pronounce word then look for another product. Most really harsh shampoos with chemicals strip way all your hair's natural oils leaving your hair dry. Another way to strip all the moisture out is to over shampoo. so be careful to only shampoo as needed.
  6. Use natural ingredients like coconut oil. Coconut oil is high in fatty acids that help form a protective layer or barrier around the cuticle. Oils like castor oil is high in protein and can help fill in the damaged spots.
  7. Protect you hair while doing regular activities like swimming. Make sure to use a swim cap and condition your hair before you swim. Conditioning your hair with coconut oil for example forms a protective layer around the cuticle thus helps protect your hair from chemical in the pool.
  8. Last but probably one of the most important is to live a healthy life style. Eat a balanced diet and try to keep your stress level to a minimum. Engage in regular exercise and make sure you are getting all the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs. If in doubt get a check up.

My top 21 products to help fight men's dry and damaged hair

I have done all the work for you by rounding up some of the best over the counter products to help with dry and damaged hair. Some of these products may be marketed directly to females but trust me your hair can't tell the difference. Plus who cares if it works, right!

I looked for products that helps fight men's dry and damaged hair, reduces frizz, tames really wild hair, soothes the scalp and provides nourishment and moisture while adding shine. These products are Shampoos, Leave in Conditioners, Deep Conditioners and Protectants.

Product Product Description OZ Price Price OZ
1 Dove Men+Care 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner, Fresh and Clean, 12 oz, 4 count 12 $9.01 $0.19
2 Head and Shoulders Shampoo and Conditioner 2 in 1, Anti Dandruff Treatment and Scalp Care, Charcoal for Men, 12.8 fl oz, Twin Pack 12.8 $9.80 $0.38
3 V76 by Vaughn Hydrating Shampoo Moisture Rich Men's Formula for Dry Hair & Scalp 8 $19.00 $0.42
4 American Crew American Crew 3-in-1 33.8 Oz., 33.8 Oz 33.8 $15.25 $0.45
5 Head and Shoulders Shampoo, Anti Dandruff Treatment and Scalp Care, Royal Oils Collection with Coconut Oil, for Natural and Curly Hair, 13.5 fl oz 13.5 $6.99 $0.52
6 Every Man Jack Daily Shampoo+Conditioner for All hair types, Sandalwood, 13.5 Fluid Ounce 13.5 $7.99 $0.59
7 Tea Tree Oil Shampoo for Men Women Teens with Itchy Dandruff and Dry Skin Sulfate Free Natural Anti Dandruff Shampoo Safe for Color Treated Hair with Rosemary Lavender Jojoba and Argan Oils (16 oz) 16 $16.95 $1.06
8 WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo & Hair Conditioner Set - (2 x 16.9 Fl Oz / 500mL) - Increase Gloss, Hydration, Shine - Reduce Itchy Scalp, Dandruff & Frizz - No Parabens or Sulfates - All Hair Types 16.9 $29.94 $1.13
9 Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask and Deep Conditioner By Arvazallia for Dry or Damaged Hair - 8.45 Oz 8.45 $12.95 $1.53
10 Aveda Men Pure-Formance Shampoo, 33.8 Ounce 33.8 $58.79 $1.74
11 HSI PROFESSIONAL Argan Oil Heat Protector | Protect up to 450º F from Flat Irons & Hot Blow Dry | Sulfate Free, Prevents Damage & Breakage | Made in the USA | 8 Ounce 8 $14.89 $1.86
12 PURA D'OR Original Gold Label Anti-Thinning Shampoo Clinically Tested, Infused with Argan Oil, Biotin & Natural Ingredients, Sulfate Free, All Hair Types, Men and Women, 16 Fl Oz 16 $29.99 $1.89
13 Jack Black - Nourishing Hair and Scalp Conditioner, 10 fl oz - PureScience Formula, Deeply Moisturizing, Leaves Hair and Scalp Healthy and Hydrated, Proteins and Vitamins Included 10 $20.00 $2.00
14 Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Split-End Bandage 4.2 Ounce (124ml) (2 Pack) 8.4 $14.89 $1.78
15 Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Shampoo, 8 Fluid Ounce 8 $16.94 $2.12
16 It's a 10 Hair-care Miracle Leave-In product, 10 fl. oz. 10 $23.25 $2.33
17 Lab Series Lab Series Age Rescue+ Densifying Shampoo 200ml/6.7oz 6.7 $26.52 $3.96
18 COLOR WOW Dream Coat Supernatural Spray 6.7 $28.00 $4.18
19 Burt's Bees Avocado Butter Hair Treatment, 4.34 oz, 2 pk 4.34 $21.40 $4.93
20 Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 Repairing Treatment, 3.3 Fl Oz 3.3 $28.00 $8.49
21 Hairgenics Pronexa Hair Bonder Bond Repairing Complex for Damaged and Treated Hair. 4 FL OZ Provides 8 full treatments 4 $24.99 $6.25


What treatments do you use or are considering using? Do you have damaged hair? What are your thoughts? Readers and myself would love to hear from you. Please comment below.

Dove Men+Care 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner

Damaged hair men
Before you purchase this product you need to like menthol. The menthol in this shampoo really wakes you up. You can feel the menthol on your scalp as you shampoo.The added caffeine tightens up your skin. 

Damaged Hair Look Like
The reason why I like it is because it's an energizing blend of caffeine and menthol shampoo and conditioner that helps hair grow thicker, stronger, and more resilient. It's like a one stop shop that wakes you up and conditions your hair. It's quick and easy to use and you only need one product not separate shampoos and conditioners. And lastly it's at a good price for those wanting to save.

Head and Shoulders Shampoo and Conditioner 2 in 1, Anti Dandruff Treatment and Scalp Care, Charcoal for Men

Head and Shoulders Shampoo with Charcoal

I like it because it's a very convenient to use a 2 in 1 shampoo. Contains a charcoal extract which is nice at this price.

Purify and restore scalp

The charcoal has natural abilities to clear away toxins and draw out the dirt and oils from your hair and scalp. It purifies and restores your scalp while nourishing your hair. It's another product that is quick and easy and at a good price.

V76 by Vaughn Hydrating Shampoo Moisture Rich Men's Formula for Dry Hair & Scalp

man hydratant shampoo
The Sage leaf extract nourishes the scalp and strengthens your hair but has a fragrance. you are either going to like it or or not. Some folks just don't like it. I happen to like the smell and do not think it's overpowering. But that's my opinion. you Don't really need a a lot to do the job. Just a quarter sized amount in the palm of your hand should work nicely. The reason why I like it is because of the smell. Also contain vitamin E which is an antioxidant.

The product clams to contains no parabens or sulfates. It's also a vegan or vegetarian product. Not that I am going to eat it, but this fact may be important for some folks.

Did you know? Parabens is commonly used in a lot of health and beauty products mainly as a preservatives. It's in shampoos, toothpaste, deodorants and the list goes on. It also goes by other names such as methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben and isobutylparaben. All these ingredients contains parabens.
"The greatest concern is that parabens are known to disrupt hormone function, an effect that is linked to increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity,” reports the non-profit Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC).

V76 by Vaughn hydrating shampoo is a little more expensive but you know your are getting a quality product and not being exposed to harsh chemicals or preservatives. Plus like I mentioned before I think it has a great scent so that's why I recommend it.

American Crew American Crew 3-in-1 33.8 Oz., 33.8 Oz

Solutions for Damaged Hair
This is another product that has a great smell and uses Sage leaf extract. The Sage leaf adds shine to your hair and softens the skin. American Crew uses dimethicone to detangle and condition your hair. This also hydrates your skin. This product is a 3 in 1, Shampoo, body wash and conditioner. This keeps things super simple. All you need is one bottle. Now there are are a lot of good things to say about dimethicone but there are also some not so good. For some it may cause eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation. But in other studies it seems to help with dermatitis.


Why Dimethicone is Bad for Your Skin? The Truth Behind The Common Cosmetics Ingredient, Dimethicone, by Britta Aragon

That artificial coating on the outside of skin causes several issues:

  • It traps everything under it including bacteria, sebum, and impurities which could lead to increased breakouts and blackheads
  • The coating action actually prevents the skin from performing its normal activities like sweating, temperature regulating, sloughing off dead skin cells, etc.
  • Prolonged exposure to dimethicone can actually increase skin irritation, due to the coating property and because dimethicone is listed as a possible skin and eye irritant
  • Those with sensitive or reactive skin are at risk of an allergic reaction to dimethicone
  • On top of all this, dimethicone is a non-biodegradable chemical—bad for the environment The Truth Behind The Common Cosmetics Ingredient, Dimethicone


American Crew

I have no problems using the product. It's very convenient being a 3-in-1 and does a great job. This one where you will have to try and see if the dimethicone bothers you. Many people will say that you are better off using natural ingredients rather than man-made ingredients to clean with. I recommend it because I think this is a great travel product. I only need to take one bottle to wash, shampoo and condition.

Head and Shoulders Shampoo, Anti Dandruff Treatment and Scalp Care, Royal Oils Collection with Coconut Oil, for Natural and Curly Hair, 13.5 fl oz

Moisture Boot Shampoo
I like it because it's free of parabens and dyes and conditions and adds moisture to your hair. Don't be fooled by the anti dandruff label. 

Helps restore scalp health

This is also a great shampoo for those who do not have dandruff. The product gives you a lightweight, long-lasting hydration thus is a more balanced, moisturizing formula so it's not going to weigh down your hair. But on the other hand if you have an extreme problem with dry hair you may need to use a more concentrated (heavy) product.

Every Man Jack Daily Shampoo+Conditioner for All hair types, Sandalwood, 13.5 Fluid Ounce

Shampoo plus conditioner
Here is why I love this product and I am willing to pay more. It's made naturally, they strive to use as many naturally derived and plant-based ingredients as possible, while still delivering exceptional performance. The product claims to contain no parabens, no phthalates, no dyes and no GMOs. Plus is made in the USA and is certified Cruelty Free by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Organization (PETA) and are never tested on animals. Now all that being said this product does contain Sodium Laurylglucosides.

Did you know: The trend of formulating without sulfates in the personal care industry has been present for almost a decade and has not decreased in popularity since its emergence. As a result, formulators are now requesting alternatives to the popular sulfates sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES) from their raw material suppliers in order to meet the demands of consumers. Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropyl Sulfonate for Sulfate-free Formulations by Robert J. Coots, PhD

Benefits

I happen to think it's a much milder, and much less harsh than a straight up sulfate. I have no problems using this product. The glycerin and shea butter will condition and soften your hair. I happen to like the Sandalwood scent the best.

Tea Tree Oil Shampoo for Men Women Teens with Itchy Dandruff and Dry Skin Sulfate Free Natural Anti Dandruff Shampoo Safe for Color Treated Hair with Rosemary Lavender Jojoba and Argan Oils (16 oz)

Special formula shampoo
The reason I like this shampoo is NOT for it's anti dandruff claims and Tea Tree oil but for it's Lavender and Argan oils. The Lavender smells so good and the Argan oils infuse hydration while strengthening hair. I am not sure of the Tea Tree oil and it's ability to cure dandruff, anyway this article is not about dandruff. I think Tea Tree oil makes a good hand sanitizer. I think you'll like this product because it does a great job of shampooing your hair and providing back some of the moisture your hair as lost and it's sulfate free, paraben free, cruelty free and made in the USA.

Did you know? Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Tea tree oil has been used as a traditional medicine by Aborigines for centuries. These native Australians crush tea tree leaves to extract the oil, which is then inhaled to treat coughs and colds or applied directly to the skin for healing. 14 Everyday Uses for Tea Tree Oil, by Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo & Hair Conditioner Set - (2 x 16.9 Fl Oz / 500mL) - Increase Gloss, Hydration, Shine - Reduce Itchy Scalp, Dandruff & Frizz - No Parabens or Sulfates - All Hair Types

WOW apple cider vinegar shampoo
Why I like it is because it contains virgin coconut and avocado oils to rejuvenate weak or damaged hair. The formulation of both oils replenish lost nutrition that's vital in keeping your hair strong. The coconut avocado hair conditioner is powered by botanical extracts and oils with nourishing properties. It works by balancing pH levels in weak or damaged hair.

benefits
The interesting ingredient in this product is Saw Palmetto Extract. I am not recommending it because of it but just wanted to make note it's included. There are some studies that showed positive results for men hair loss treatment using Saw Palmetto. Saw palmetto is a small palm tree native to the southeastern United States. Its fruit was used medicinally by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Did you know? Research is limited on Saw Palmetto’s efficacy in treating hair loss. One study showed positive results for men treated with topical saw palmetto and 10 percent trichogen veg complex. Nearly half of the 25 participants increased their hair count by 11.9 percent after four months of treatment. Saw Palmetto for Hair Loss: Myth or Miracle? by Mary Ellen Ellis and medically reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson PhD MSN RN IBCLC AHN-BC CHT

Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask and Deep Conditioner By Arvazallia for Dry or Damaged Hair - 8.45 Oz

Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask and Deep Conditioner By Arvazallia for Dry or Damaged Hair

The reason I recommend this product is it's a professional salon treatment that transforms the texture of your hair. It also repairs, restores, and strengthens weak, damaged, and over-processed hair. It give your hair a healthy look. They claim to use the highest quality cosmetic grade Argan oil. It also Sulfate and Paraben Free. So now you may be asking what is the difference between cosmetic grade Argan oil and regular Argan oil. The cosmetic grade is press where the regular Aragn oil is roasted. The result is the pressed is more potent.

Aveda Men Pure-Formance Shampoo, 33.8 Ounce

Aveda Men Pure-Formance Shampoo
What makes Aveda Men Pure-Formance unique is that it's made with 100% percent naturally derived exfoliate walnut shells and jojoba beads. This formula works to help create a smoother, healthier-looking and feeling scalp.

If you order it online it comes in a rather big bottle, 33.8 OZ so it's rather awkward to handle especially with one hand. But on the positive side the big bottle will last almost a year. The key is not to load up your hand but to only use a small amount. Unless you have have hair like a Lion all you need is the size of a Nickel in the palm of your hand.

Exfoliation can help your scalp. The idea behind using walnut shells is that the ultra fine walnut shells exfoliate dead surface skin cells without irritation. The jojoba beads also act as a gentle exfoliate. Exfoliation done regularly has many benefits:
  1. It can help clear and clean the scalp
  2. It can improve your skin texture
  3. It can clear the way for moisturizers and other hair-care products to reach your scalp

Did you know? Exfoliants (or abrasives) are compounds able to slough away the top layer of dead epidermis cells of the skin, thereby leaving the skin appear smoother, fresher and less wrinkled (peelings). The result of exfoliation is to promote blood circulation in the skin and to increase the turnover of surface skin cells. Exfoliation can be achieved either mechanically by scrubbing the skin with cleansers containing small, hard particles (scrubs) or also chemically by applying cleansers containing active ingredients with a peeling effect (e.g. alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids and others). Exfoliants

HSI PROFESSIONAL Argan Oil Heat Protector | Protect up to 450º F from Flat Irons & Hot Blow Dry | Sulfate Free, Prevents Damage & Breakage | Made in the USA | 8 Ounce

HSI PROFESSIONAL Argan Oil Heat Protector | Protect up to 450º F from Flat Irons & Hot Blow Dry | Sulfate Free, Prevents Damage & Breakage | Made in the USA
The reason I put this on the list is because if you do a lot of blow drying or styling with heat you need a good heat protector and HSI works very well. It's going to protect your hair from heat exposure up to 450º F. and uses Argan oil. Argan oil is light weight so it's not going to weigh down your hair. No sticky mess or straw-like hair.

I love this product because it can also be used as a leave in conditioner. This product will help you with getting that smooth, hydrated, frizz-free hair that looks healthier than ever before. Plus is made in the USA and is not tested on animals.

PURA D'OR Original Gold Label Anti-Thinning Shampoo Clinically Tested, Infused with Argan Oil, Biotin & Natural Ingredients, Sulfate Free, All Hair Types, Men and Women, 16 Fl Oz 

PURA D'OR Original Gold Label Anti-Thinning Shampoo Clinically Tested, Infused with Argan Oil, Biotin & Natural Ingredients, Sulfate Free, All Hair Types, Men and Women

I like this product because it uses what I think is an effective plant-based formula. It's a blend that claims is clinically proven and tested to reduce hair thinning by promoting hair strength and thickness along with increased volume and reduced breakage. When I read the list of ingredients each ingredient looks to be derived from a natural source.

benefits

Ingredients
DEIONIZED PURIFIED WATER, DECYL GLUCOSIDE (DERIVED FROM NATURAL SUGAR), COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT), SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SUFONATE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT),COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT), POLYQUATERNIUM 71, COCAMIDE MIPA (DERIVED FROM COCONUT), DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT), POLYQUATERNIUM 80, DISODIUM LAURYL SULFOSUCCINATE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT), LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT (NATURAL PRESERVATIVE), SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDERBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT (NATURAL PRESERVATIVE), SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) OIL*, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL*, NIGELLA SATIVA (BLACK CUMIN) SEED OIL, PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA (AMLA) FRUIT EXTRACT, URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT, KETOCONAZOLE 0.9%, BIOTIN (VITAMIN H), SERENOA SERRULATA (SAW PALMETTO) FRUIT EXTRACT, CEDRUS DEODORA (CEDARWOOD) OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL*, SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL, POLYGONUM MULTIFLORUM (HE SHOU WU) ROOT EXTRACT, HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA (HIBISCUS) EXTRACT, PRUNUS AFRICANA (PYGEUM) BARK EXTRACT, CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, ZINC PYRITHIONE, SOY ISOFLAVONE (NON-GMO), BETA SITOSTEROL, PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) OIL*, CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT (NATURAL PRESERVATIVE), CYMBOPOGON FLEXUOSUS (LEMONGRASS) OIL, NICOTINIC ACID (NIACIN), TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E), SORBITAN OLEATE DECYGLUCOSIDE CROSSPOLYMER (DERIVED FROM NATURAL SUGAR, NON-GMO CORN AND OLIVE OIL), XYLITYL SESQUICAPRYLATE (NATURAL PRESERVATIVE), CITRIC ACID (DERIVED FROM CITRUS FRUITS). *Certified Organic Ingredients

Jack Black - Nourishing Hair and Scalp Conditioner, 10 fl oz - PureScience Formula, Deeply Moisturizing, Leaves Hair and Scalp Healthy and Hydrated, Proteins and Vitamins Included

Jack Black - Nourishing Hair and Scalp Conditioner, 10 fl oz - PureScience Formula, Deeply Moisturizing, Leaves Hair and Scalp Healthy and Hydrated, Proteins and Vitamins Included
Jack Black is a premium product so it is going to cost more than some of the more popular over the counter brands. But the good thing is that a small amount goes a long way in helping repair your hair. The best way to use this product is to put it on and then leave it on for a while, don't wash it off immediately. Give the product time to do it's work on your hair and scalp.

Jack Black is loaded with proteins, vitamins, and natural oils that work together to help reduce your itchy, dry scalp. The B5 vitamins are included and they help to retain moisture and thicken your hair. this gives added shine and volume to your hair. Biotin is an AB complex vitamin that is known to thicken and strengthen hair.

Did you know? Biotin, also called vitamin H (the H represents Haar und Haut, German words for "hair and skin") or vitamin B7, is a water-soluble B vitamin. It is involved in a wide range of metabolic processes, both in humans and in other organisms, primarily related to the utilization of fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids. Wikipedia

I like Jack Black because it's free of synthetic fragrances, colorants, and parabens. And in my opinion because of that fact it reduces the chances of it irritating your scalp.

Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Split-End Bandage 4.2 Ounce (124ml) (2 Pack)

Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Split-End Bandage

Like I mentioned previously in this article nothing is going to mend your split ends but I believe this product will help. After using it leaves you hair soft not stiff and straw-like so that's good. I have not seen this product around in stores so the only way to purchase may be to order online.

The key ingredient in this product looks to be phyto-keratin complex. And just so happens that your hair is made up of over 80% keratin. Keratin is in the family of proteins. The phyto part is the plant based version of keratin. So what we are talking about here is the use of a plant-based protein material. And just so happens that the most common suppliers of phyto-keratin are soy, wheat and corn. These natural ingredients are usually hydrolized before they are used.

The big benefit is that the phyto-keratin complex is to penetrate your hair and help retain moisture.

Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Shampoo, 8 Fluid Ounce 

Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Shampoo
This is a luxury product but a little goes a long way. You can expect 8 oz to last a little longer than one month if you are not using too much. A dab in the palm of you hand is all you need if you have short hair. If you have longer hair then you are going to need more and 8 oz is not going to last one month.

This product uses a vitamin-infused shampoo to help nourish and give you a healthy looking head of hair. It's designed to be use in conjunction with the Mega-Rich conditioner. It leaves your hair soft and smooth. It uses Biotin B-7, vitamins C, E and B5.

It's a 10 Haircare Miracle Leave-In product, 10 fl. oz.

It's a 10 Haircare Miracle Leave-In product
It's a simple easy to use spray, just spay on and leave in, there is no reason to rinse out. If you are out in the sun a lot then you most likely are going to need UV protection. It's a 10 Hair-care contains Aloe Vera which is a moisture-based sealer and a natural sunscreen. Just wash your hair as normal and then apply It's a 10 Hair-care. It's as simple as that. This is probably one of the best leave in products on the market. If you have naturally oily hair you can skip the conditioner and use this instead.

Lab Series Lab Series Age Rescue+ Densifying Shampoo 200ml/6.7oz

Lab Series Lab Series Age Rescue+ Densifying Shampoo

It's a good all-around shampoo that leaves your hair looking much fuller and shiny. It is on the expensive side but a little goes a long way. You can expect to get about a months use out of a 6.7 oz tube but you need to really watch how much your use. Start out with a very small amount in the palm of your hand and work in more as needed. Just remember you can always add in more.

This is a Ginseng-enriched shampoo. If you look at the ingredients it says this product contains ginseng root extract.
Did you know? Ginseng has been used for improving overall health. It has also been used to strengthen the immune system and help fight off stress and disease. There are different types of ginseng. Asian ginseng (from Chinese and Korean sources) has been used for unclear thinking, diabetes, and male erectile dysfunction. American ginseng has been used for diabetes and for reducing the risk of the common cold and flu. Siberian ginseng has been used for reducing the risk of colds and flu. WebMD

COLOR WOW Dream Coat Supernatural Spray

COLOR WOW Dream Coat Supernatural Spray
The big benefit of this product is it's ability to help moisture proof your hair. This then helps with frizz. So if you have a lot of frizz this is the go to product that can help. Dream coat covers each hair strand with an invisible waterproofing cloak that will last for up to 2 to 3 shampoos.

So if you hair is over-processed, maybe too much coloring going on and you have the case of the frizz this product can help tame the Lions head. As you well now color chemicals can make your hair more porous by degrading the tight outer cuticle layer of your hair. This allows moisture to penetrate your hair and as a result your hair frizzes. Dream Coat covers each hair strand with an invisible waterproofing coating that works as a heat-activated polymer works to compress, tighten and seal hair strands. This is a premium product and is expensive but it can last up to 3 shampooing.

Burt's Bees Avocado Butter Hair Treatment, 4.34 oz, 2 pk 

Burt's Bees Avocado Butter Hair Treatment
This is possibly the shortest list of ingredients for a hair-care product I've ever seen. It's mainly consists of natural ingredients. The Avocado will give your hair the needed moisture while Olive and Almond Oil, Rosemary and Nettle Extracts help give your hair a beautifully glossy shine.

Ingredients: 
glycerin, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, avena sativa (oat) kernel protein, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, lanolin, tocopherol, urtica dioica (nettle) leaf powder, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) powder, chlorophyll, fragrance. Read more at Burt's.


Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 Repairing Treatment, 3.3 Fl Oz 

Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 Repairing Treatment

This not your ordinary at home hair conditioner. This is a concentrated treatment that strengthens the hair from within, reducing breakage and improving look and feel. You must start with clean hair. Do a comb through and then apply Olaplex and let it do it's work for 10 minutes. The manufacture says the longer you can leave it in the better, not sure how long is long. I would go by their recommendation of 10 minutes.

Hairgenics Pronexa Hair Bonder Bond Repairing Complex for Damaged and Treated Hair. 4 FL OZ Provides 8 full treatments  

Hairgenics Pronexa Hair Bonder Bond Repairing Complex for Damaged and Treated Hair. 4 FL OZ Provides 8 full treatments

If you have gone through  many harsh chemical or heat treatments then this product may be for you. In many cases, Pronexa Bond Repair will help strengthen and condition your hair to a level greater than what you currently have. The manufacture suggests you leave it on your hair for at least 15 minutes before washing out. In addition it can even be left on overnight for very damaged hair.

What I like about it is that it's cruelty free, paraben, sulfate and phthalate free. It is made in the USA. This will not get rid of your split ends but will help and possibly keep your hair from further damage. 

Conclusion for damaged hair


There are hundreds of shampoos and hair-care product on the market today with  anew ones being created as you read this article. You never know how some of these products will react on your hair.

So the best advise I can give you is not to jump in and use the product all over your head but to first do a hair strand test. Apply a small amount to a small part of your head or hair and see the results. Proceed slowly and carefully and gradually apply more and to a larger area as you see fit.

All prices and ingredients listed in this article are accurate as of the original posting date. Please be sure to visit the manufactures website to get the latest product information. Some of these products are manufactured in foreign countries. As with all products you should carefully read the list of ingredients before purchase. Some of the ingredients may not agree with you or you may not agree with their testing.


What are your thoughts on damaged hair? Readers and myself would love to hear from you. Please make a comment below.

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