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This Product Is The Secret To Repairing Your Damaged Hair

Women's Health Logo By Andrea Jordan of Women's Health | Slide 1 of 11: Hair damage. We all have it and we all loathe it. And the unfortunate truth is breakage and split ends aren’t only for those who are obsessed with dye jobs and hot tools. Hair damage can happen to anyone, at any time. That’s why incorporating a hair bonding treatment into your regular hair routine is a non-negotiable. And while these hair-repairing treatments may be marketed to those who get their strands chemically-processed, the truth is, we can all benefit from using them. “Bonding treatments work by reconnecting the broken disulfide bonds in the hair fiber,” says celebrity hairstylist, Sophia Porter. “Hair is made of keratin proteins and proteins are what gives your hair strength and retain shape.” So, when those proteins are broken down, by environmental factors, hot tools, chemical processing or mechanical damage, these bonds break then reform into a new shape. Certified trichologist, Dr. William Gaunitz, FWTS says hair bonding treatments can coat the hair to revitalize damage and breakage. “These products are restoring the microscopic bonds between the protein and molecules that make up your hair.” And since these damages can be caused by day-to-day factors like UV exposure, you may be surprised to find out exactly how damaged your hair may be at its core. Thankfully, these powerhouse bond repairing treatments help to, literally, rebuild and restore damaged strands, so you can have healthier, stronger hair without chopping it all off first. The hardest part is choosing which one you'll try. Here are the best bonding hair treatments for every hair type.

Hair damage. We all have it and we all loathe it. And the unfortunate truth is breakage and split ends aren’t only for those who are obsessed with dye jobs and hot tools. Hair damage can happen to anyone, at any time. That’s why incorporating a hair bonding treatment into your regular hair routine is a non-negotiable. And while these hair-repairing treatments may be marketed to those who get their strands chemically-processed, the truth is, we can all benefit from using them.

“Bonding treatments work by reconnecting the broken disulfide bonds in the hair fiber,” says celebrity hairstylist, Sophia Porter. “Hair is made of keratin proteins and proteins are what gives your hair strength and retain shape.” So, when those proteins are broken down, by environmental factors, hot tools, chemical processing or mechanical damage, these bonds break then reform into a new shape.

Certified trichologist, Dr. William Gaunitz, FWTS says hair bonding treatments can coat the hair to revitalize damage and breakage. “These products are restoring the microscopic bonds between the protein and molecules that make up your hair.” And since these damages can be caused by day-to-day factors like UV exposure, you may be surprised to find out exactly how damaged your hair may be at its core. Thankfully, these powerhouse bond repairing treatments help to, literally, rebuild and restore damaged strands, so you can have healthier, stronger hair without chopping it all off first.

The hardest part is choosing which one you'll try. Here are the best bonding hair treatments for every hair type.

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