If your hair has become damaged, and your ends have started to split, one of the best things you can do is invest in a good shampoo. Obviously, there are countless formulas out there to choose from — but the best shampoos for damaged hair and split ends will focus on restoring moisture to your hair. With that said, look for a moisturizing shampoo that contains hydrating and strengthening ingredients like coconut, argan oil, biotin, and keratin protein.
In addition to using a repairing shampoo, Tia Ashe, a Kingston, New York-based salon owner and stylist at Love Hair Salon, suggests choosing ones that are sulfate free, since sulfates can exacerbate dryness. Also, try to shampoo your hair less frequently (“I feel like the natural oils that come out of the scalp are underestimated,” Ashe says), always use conditioner, and at the end of your shower or bath, rinse your hair with cool water to lock in all the moisture. Finally, take breaks from heat styling when you can, and use a hair mask about once a week (if your hair is really damaged and on the thicker side, consider swapping out your conditioner for a hair mask whenever you shampoo).
But of course, taking care of your damaged hair all starts with your shampoo. With that in mind, scroll on to shop the best shampoos for damaged hair on the market right now.
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