Best Shampoo for Damaged Hair

Best Shampoo For Dry Damaged Hair – That Really Works

Are you trying to find the best shampoo for dry damaged hair? Like me, you’re probably trying to find out which one really works. Today, I’m going to help shed some light on how to find the best hair products for your hair.               Salon Products

Salon products versus the drugstore –

Do you still buy drugstore shampoo and conditioner? If you just answered yes, then stop what you’re doing and take the time to read this article all the way to the end. Your hair will thank you for it!

If you’re still using Pantene Pro-V and wondering why you’re not getting results let me help you. Take a minute and think about the wax that you use on your car. Now imagine putting that wax on your hair. Do you think you’re going to get a lot of body out of your hair.              Pantene Pro V

Let me assure you the answer is NO!

The first day in hair school my teacher showed us all the drugstore shampoo’s and conditioner’s and told us why they weren’t good. Pantene, Head & Shoulders, and Herbal Essence are just a few that my teacher told us belong in the trash.

These products are known for being watered down, having wax in them and plenty of other harsh chemicals.

The difference –

The difference between salon products and drugstore products may be surprising. After I quit using drugstore products I was amazed at how much better my hair felt.

It’s like taking 5 lbs. off of your hair. The longer you use salon products the more of a difference you will start to feel in your hair. You’ll start to have more movement, body and lift at the scalp or volume.

Did you know that you can do a treatment to remove build up in the hair?

Yes, I actually give my clients a deep treatment on their hair to remove wax build up from other shampoo’s and conditioner’s. You can sit under the dryer in the salon with a treatment on your hair? to remove build up, chlorine and other things from your hair. The typical cost for something like this is between $25-$35.

Go ahead and treat yourself to a great new hairstyle by getting a treatment and removing the build up. Then purchase a professional shampoo and conditioner so you can start showing off you’re beautiful hair. – You can thank me later. 🙂

Finding the right salon products

If you’re a skeptic then I really suggest trying a good shampoo and conditioner from your stylist (If you have one). A good hair stylist can recommend take home products that specifically meet your hair needs.

What if I don’t have a stylist?

Don’t have a hairstylist?  Then I’ll give you a good rule of thumb to go by.

If you have colored treated hair then you will need to first make sure that whatever you take home specifically states that it is for color treated hair. If it doesn’t say anything about color treated then it’s a no-go!

If you have other things that you want to treat like thick, curly hair, or really fine hair that is going to be second to color treated.

For Example: My favorite shampoo and conditioner has a line for fine hair to give it volume. I myself have thin hair but because I bleach it, I can’t use the shampoo and conditioner for fine hair because it is not moisturizing enough.

The Big Reveal

The best shampoo and conditioner for damaged hair is by Pureology. I love this brand for several reasons but my hair especially loves it. They have a line called Hydrate and it is a god send for dry, damaged or just chemically treated hair.                                                                  Hydrate Shampoo

Now if you are sensitive to smells or don’t like a lot of the natural scents like tea tree or similar things, you might not be a fan of this line. It does have a little menthol smell to it. However, if I don’t use this line my ends split and my hair reacts, badly.

Where to buy professional products


You might have seen Pureology in Target or Ulta so you know by now you can purchase them there. The truth is they mark them up incredibly. I did a quick search across the internet and it appears –>Amazon <–has the best deal. They do carry the whole line of Hydrate products so feel free to check them out.

Remember, the most important thing is that you get shampoo and conditioner for color treated hair then treat your other problem. I absolutely love the Hydrate line even though they have other great lines available, to me they just aren’t as good.

You only need to use a very tiny bit in your hair?

When you try this shampoo remember it is highly concentrated so start out with very little. This shampoo and conditioner is pricey in comparison but it will last you a lot longer on average than drug store shampoo due to its concentration levels.

I hope this helps you find the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair. Leave me a note in the comments and let me know what you’re using.  🙂




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  1. Theresa says:

    This article couldn’t have come at a better time. Ever since I colored my hair red at a salon I have been having troubles with dry hair and broken ends. I also got the feeling the shampoo they sold me which was Kerastas was utterly useless..
    I really appreciate the in depth article you wrote.
    I have a tiny question. Is there a way to wash out the color in the most effective way?


    1. Franchesca King says:

      Hi Theresa,

      Oh my goodness, do I know the feeling. Unfortunately, no there is not a shampoo that will do both. One thing that I do not recommend, but may have tried, is using Dawn dishwasher detergent to remove color. Pureology, on the other hand prevents color from fading, because it’s so awesome! You might also want to read my article about No.3 the take home treatment by Olaplex. It is awesome for dry, split ends!


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