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How to Repair Damaged Hair Correctly

Damaged hair is something we will all likely encounter at some point, but what exactly causes damaged hair? I chatted with professional Caroline Verreault to find out exactly what causes hair to become damaged and she had some really great insight!

Caroline informed me that damaged hair is the result of many different types of abuse on your hair fibers. I thought colouring one’s hair and/or using heat tools were the only ways to get hair damage, but I learned that environmental aggressors also play a part.

Hair damage results in poor quality of hair, dull ends, porosity, and your colour will fade quicker. The good news is that you can still have fun with your hair thanks to some groundbreaking new technology from Total Rescue. Our new formulas will help repair damaged hair correctly. Here's what you need to know:


Dryness and breakage are two of the easiest ways to tell your hair is damaged, but there are some other signs to look out for:

Rough Strands: breakage causes your hair's texture to feel rough instead of smooth. To test if your hair is rough place a small section of hair between your thumb and your index finger and slide your fingers from top to bottom. You'll notice a difference in texture as your fingers get closer to the bottom if your hair is damaged.

Brittle Hair: when you have damaged hair your elasticity is often compromised which results in limp, lifeless hair. To test if your hair is brittle isolate a single hair and gently tug it. If your hair doesn't snap back into shape your elasticity is impaired, meaning your hair is damaged.

Split Ends: split ends are another sign of breakage. To see if you have them, look closely at your ends. If they are branching out instead of staying straight, you have split ends.


Okay, so you have damaged hair. Try not to freak out. With a little time and the right products, you can repair your strands and get them back to their healthy state! Here's how:

Cleanse: start off by using our Re-Bond Shampoo to wash your hair. The formula contains citric acid to give your strands a deep clean. The shampoo works to remove abusive minerals, metals, and chlorines that inevitably build up in your hair. This shampoo essentially gives your hair a clean start for the following steps!

Reconnect: next, use our Re-Bond Pre-Conditioner to give your strands a luxurious treat. The formula contains maleic acid and works to reinforce weakened hair bonds. The pre-conditioner travels deep into the hair fiber to deliver serious results! You'll want to leave this one on for about 5 minutes and it only needs to be used once a week, so it's super low maintenance!

Seal: to finish off your routine, seal your strands with our Re-Bond Conditioner. The formula contains a high concentration of taurine to protect each strand from the inside out. The end result? Strong, healthy hair that is as good as new!


So, now that your hair is healed and back to its healthy state you may be wondering how you can maintain the health of your strands. Here are a few easy tips to keep your hair looking and feeling its best:

Regular trims: this will help with split ends of course and keep your hair healthy. Getting a trim once every 2-3 months is ideal.

Detangle: detangling hair carefully with a special brush or wide tooth comb is key to keeping it healthy.

Opt for loose hair styles: tight ponytails, etc. can cause breakage fast. Instead, opt for looser hair styles that won't cause damage.

Avoid heat: avoiding heat tools as much as possible will help protect your strands.

Here's a video of the in salon experience with Youtube sensation Jamie Genevieve and Matrix Artist Jamie Stevens:

What are you waiting for? The hero of damaged hair is waiting for you!

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