There’s a lot that can damage your hair, including chemical treatments, frequent heat styling, and environmental factors. But while some of these damages (like the physical changes caused by over-bleaching) can’t be undone, there are ways to help make your strands look and feel healthier and stronger. Whether you have dry, brittle, or colored hair, there’s one go-to line of products that we highly recommend: Redken’s Acidic Bonding Concentrate collection. This nourishing system includes a shampoo, conditioner, leave-in treatment, and more, and it’s designed to strengthen weakened bonds, reduce breakage, and promote healthier-looking and feeling hair.
Step 1 of the Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate collection is a sulfate-free shampoo that helps to repair and strengthen your strands. Infused with Citric Acid and a concentrated bonding care complex, the formula helps to improve your hair’s strength while shielding it against the negative effects of salon bleach, coloring, styling tools, and even water.
This sulfate-free cleanser is gentle enough to use daily, though we suggest using it twice or three times per week to see the best results. You’ll love how soft it leaves your strands, and the unique formula is also infused with anti-ageing properties to prevent signs of premature aging. Plus, the packaging is super sleek and the brand even partnered with The Braille Institute to add braille instructions to their bottles.
To use the redken acidic bonding shampoo simply lather it into your strands and then rinse. The formula is gentle enough to be used on all hair types and textures, and it’s formulated to help reduce the appearance of color fading while improving shine.
Next up, we have a rinse-out conditioner that’s great for all hair types, but especially for those with fine or thin strands that easily get weighed down by heavy products. This conditioner is enriched with the same Bonding Concentrate and Citric Acid ingredients found in the shampoo, but it’s much more lightweight to prevent your strands from feeling weighed down or overloaded.
This is one of the best leave-in treatments for damaged hair, as it’s specifically formulated to help protect your strands from everyday stresses like heat and UV damage. It’s easy to use, too: Simply spray a generous amount onto your ends and mid-lengths, then comb or brush through to ensure an even distribution. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly to help strengthen your strands while restoring their natural luster.