The 10 best consolidation treatments to get hair stronger than ever
Changing hair color and playing with hot tools seems like a good time – until you’re faced with breakage, split ends and serious damage. Bleach, the most dangerous agent, removes the hair’s natural pigment at the cuticle, which can lead to dry, brittle strands, while perms or straighteners break the bonds that make hair shiny and strong. Add to that regular heat styling and you have a recipe for hair disaster. Luckily, all those broken bonds that lead to less-than-healthy hair can be fixed in your own bathroom. We’ve compiled our 10 favorite home treatments to strengthen hair bonds when your hair needs a serious boost.
1) Hair Perfector #3
This celebrity favorite treatment is ideal for hair that has been severely damaged by bleaching, dyeing, and hot tools. If this is your situation, make it part of your routine once a week. The patented formula actually strengthens strands from the inside out, leaving you with incredibly shiny hair.
2) Molecular Repair Hair Mask Leave-In
Unlike Olaplex, K18’s patented bond-strengthening treatment doesn’t need to be washed out. K18 peptide penetrates deep into hair follicles to rebuild broken keratin chains and reverse the effects of chemically treated hair. Apply one pump to ends and mid-lengths after shampooing, without using conditioner.
3) Kure Bond Repair Conditioner for Damaged Hair
Swap out your current conditioner for this one if you really want to repair your hair. We love the blend of vegan proteins and plant butters (and the delicious scent).
4) Acidic Perfecting Leave-In Treatment for Damaged Hair
The star of this leave-in treatment is citric acid, which helps bonds tighten so your hair is stronger than ever. Apply it to your hair before blow drying. It has the added benefit of protecting them from heat (up to 450 degrees).
5) EverPure Bond Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner
Your shampoo and conditioner can do more than just clean and soften. This duo from L’Oréal Paris strengthens hair’s bond in just six uses. We noticed less fall and breakage after a week of showers.
6) Antisocial Overnight Bond Building Mask for Dry Hair
This bond-building hair mask redefines beauty sleep. Spray it on dry hair before bed, and the vegan silk protein blend helps strengthen hair overnight. Plus, it’s scented with coconut, pink pineapple, and eucalyptus to help you stay asleep.
7) PCA Bond Repair Hair Treatment
This leave-in hair treatment from The Inkey List makes hair shiny immediately while seriously repairing the hair cuticle. Plus, the bottle is completely recyclable, so you can add it to your routine with confidence.
8) Caviar Anti-Aging Restructuring Bond Repair 3-in-1 Sealing Serum
Unlike other treatments specifically for dry or wet hair, this sealing serum can be applied to both. The caviar bond repair technology in each bottle helps hair look younger and feel stronger.
9) Bb.Bond-Building Repair Treatment
You look forward to this weekly five-minute hair repair treatment. Honey Bond-Building Complex helps bring life back to over-processed hair. Apply from roots to ends after washing for a boost of softness and shine.
10) Dream Cocktail Strengthening Leave-In Treatment with Kale
This leave-in treatment is heat-activated, so spray it on before blow-drying, curling, or straightening your hair. It helps strengthen your hair’s bonds over time, reducing breakage and split ends. Plus, it’s made with kale, if you like that sort of thing.