These Shampoos and Conditioners Actually Reverse Hair Damage—Here's the Proof

It's true that when you're dealing with damaged hair, it can be a totally frustrating and annoying ordeal. Damaged hair is more prone to breakage, which can lead to frizz. Your hair could look dull and overall unhealthy, and if you leave it untreated and continue to cause damage, the American Academy of Dermatology says it might lead to thinning hair or even bald spots.

If that scared you a bit, it's okay. Take a moment. You good? Okay, now there's good news to all of this: Damaged hair is fixable—you just have to be willing to put in the work, be patient, and use the right products. There are leave-in treatments, masks, oils, serums, etc., that can give your hair a boost. You can also avoid using heat tools, tying your hair too tight, and rubbing your hair with a towel when drying it. And as always, you should try to make sure you are conditioning your hair after coloring it or getting other salon treatments.


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One way to combat hair damage? Swapping out your regular shampoos and conditioners for products that are specifically created to treat breakage and troubled hair. These formulas contain nutrients, vitamins, and other ingredients to give your stressed-out strands some TLC.

Take a look at some of the best and highly-rated shampoos and conditioners for damaged hair out there, with real-person reviews for proof that the stuff really works.


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Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019. In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot). She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.