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Editor’s picks: shampoos for damaged hair

We’ll help you pick the best shampoo for your damaged hair!

We’re all guilty of putting our hair under a lot of stress. Our beauty routine just can’t do without chemical treatments, hot styling tools and styling products, and hairstyles that require a lot of pulling and twisting. The hair is a fragile little thing, and even the slightest friction can cause it to break.

Since situations that damage our hair are mostly unavoidable, it’s our job to make sure it gets the tender loving care it needs to recover from its constant exposure to damaging conditions. Most of us wash our hair regularly so our first line of defense are the products we use to wash it with: shampoo.

We’ve put together a list of shampoos for damaged hair that actually do the job. Here’s to nursing your hair back to health!

Shampoos for damaged hair that do the job

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Treat your beat-up hair with shampoo for damaged hair. Credit: iStock

Dove Intense Repair Shampoo

Formulated with keratin-actives, Dove Intense Repair Shampoo nourishes and heals helps mend hair from roots to tips, and inside out. It also contains nutrients that goes deep into the strands to help repair signs of surface damage–making hair appear and feel smoother and helps keep it resilient to future damage.


TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Shampoo

If you don’t have weeks or months to get the damage in your hair fixed, this product is just what you need. Its salon-quality system repairs up to two year’s worth of damage in just five uses (when using TRESemmé Platinum Strength Shampoo and Conditioner as a system vs. non-conditioning shampoo). Talk about speeding up the healing process! Its formulation helps to bring back hair’s natural protective barrier, which not only help to restore hair but also protect it against future styling harm.

TRESemme Total Salon Repair Shampoo

Sunsilk Damage Reconstruction Shampoo

Sunsilk Damage Deconstruction Shampoo’s unique formula contains a combination of Max Calcium and Keratin which help to give the hair twice more protection from both natural damage and chemical damage. It revitalizes your hair and makes it look and feel smooth and shiny.

Bottle of Sunsilk Damage Reconstruction Shampoo

Dove Straight & Silky Shampoo

This shampoo, with its gentle formula, helps to nourish each of your strands and repair damaged cuticles which causes frizzy, unruly hair. Dove Straight & Silky shampoo is enriched with Micro Moisture Serum™, taming frizz and keeping your locks looking smooth, silky, and manageable.


TRESemmé Split Repair Shampoo

The unique Innovative Repair Complex Technology™ in this shampoo repairs up to 88% of split ends with regular use (as measured after three washes, with continued use of TRESemmé Split Repair shampoo and conditioner). It works at fixing the damage in your hair and helping to bind split ends as they occur.

TRESemmé Split Repair Shampoo


Hair conditions are obviously not equal and neither are shampoos. So the key is to pick the shampoo for damaged hair that’s right for you and address the hair issues that you have.