When it comes to hair, there’s one thing that’s hard to avoid: damage. No matter the type of hair, you’re sure to experience some kind of damage at some point in your life. If not, we’d be out of business for sure. Now although damage is pretty much inevitable, it definitely can be mitigated by using the right kind of products.
designed to moisturize,
repair and protect for
hydrated, healthy hair
Verb prides itself on not only being a brand that provides hair care options based on hair type but we also center some of our products around concerns like different kinds of damage. If you’re wondering how to repair damaged hair, we’ve compiled a roundup of Verb favs that will for sure help you get your strands back in shape.
Determine What Kind of Hair Damage You Have
The first step in learning which Verb products you need is figuring out what kind of damage you’re dealing with. This is the time to take note of all the products, processes and physical strain you’ve exposed your hair to. We’ve split the most common forms of hair damage into four major groups: heat damage, color damage, chemical damage and physical damage.
- Heat damage can be caused by a number of factors such as the use of heat tools like curling irons or straighteners, as well as excessive sun exposure if you’re frequently outside.
- Color damage is the result of the dyeing process which often uses chemicals like bleach and ammonia to strip your strands of their color, but this also removes layers of the cuticle, leaving them weak and prone to breakage.
- Chemical damage is somewhat similar to the coloring process, but this kind of damage has more to do with other chemicals that alter the texture of your hair. Either way, it includes chemicals that aid in straightening or curling your hair, but can act as stressors to your strands and even your scalp.
- Physical damage is often caused by physical tension on the hair. This includes your usual suspects: dryness, breakage and split ends.
Best Products for Heat-Damaged Hair
Now that you’ve figured out what kind of damage you’re working with, you can proceed with figuring out what Verb product is best for your hair. First up on the list is heat damage. If you use hot tools on a regular basis, you know this all too well. Whenever high temperatures of heat are applied to your strands, it compromises the integrity of the cuticle. This can result in super brittle hair, frayed ends and even a change in your curl pattern. In certain cases, extremely high temps can even physically singe or burn your hair. Ouch.
The first step in nursing your strands back to health is being proactive. Before you put the flatiron to your hair, use a heat protectant. Ghost Prep gets the job done by creating a barrier between your hair and the heat and can withstand up to 425℉. Infused with moringa seed oil, it’s moisturizing and smoothes frizz. Another fav from the Ghost Collection is Ghost Oil. It helps add shine, seal ends and helps improve the overall appearance of damaged hair. And above all, both products are super lightweight so you don’t have to worry about them weighing your hair down.
moisturize, detangle and
smooth with up to 425°F
of heat protection
Best Products for Color-Damaged Hair
Playing with color should be fun and experimental, it shouldn’t destroy your hair. Unfortunately, sometimes that’s the case. Coloring involves the stripping of your hair cuticle to ultimately alter your hair’s natural color. This can inflict major damage that looks like frizz, split ends and brittle strands. Those unsightly signs are magnified and made even more apparent the higher or blonder you go on the color spectrum.
If you have blonde, damaged hair and are just about ready to give up, don't. Purple Mask is a hair mask that uniquely tones, brightens and hydrates blonde, gray and silver hair. While the major purpose of this hair mask is to color-correct, it can also deliver intense levels of moisture and nourishment that blonde hair tones need. If you don’t have blonde hair, you can use Ghost Mask. It’s just as hydrating and includes frizz-smoothing moringa seed oil to help with fraying and add shine. Feel free to use both masks as often as needed. For Purple Mask, we suggest once a week to keep from dulling out your blonde color. Ghost Mask has a little more flexibility because of its weightless nature.
purple hair mask
formulated to hydrate, soften
and reduce brassiness in blonde,
grey and silver hair tones
Best Products for Chemical Damage and Over-Processed Hair
Relaxers, perms and keratin treatments provide flexibility when switching up your look, but generally, they can still cause a lot of permanent harm to your hair. Similar to color processes, chemical processes penetrate the cuticle of the hair shaft to alter your hair’s natural pattern. The bad part about these processes is that in order to maintain them, you have to keep getting them which can result in weak, over-processed hair. Chemical processes like relaxers can sometimes cause irreversible damage to your hair and your scalp.
To combat brittle, dry hair you may want to start at the foundation of a good hair routine: shampoo and conditioner. Our Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner moisturize and repair strands with a super nourishing formula. Argan oil, pro-vitamin B5 and sunflower seed extract hydrate hair to improve elasticity and help return hair back to its natural state.
designed to moisturize,
repair and protect for
hydrated, healthy hair
Best Products for Physical Damage
When it comes to different kinds of damage, there’s just some that is inevitable. Physical damage involves normal wear and tear that happens over time. It doesn't necessarily mean you’re doing anything outrageously unhealthy for your hair, but just like everything else on your body, it requires routine maintenance. Dryness, split ends, fraying or frizz can just be indicators that it’s time for washday or a salon visit. Hydrating Mask and Leave-In Mist are two go-tos that can hold things together. They’re both a part of our Hydrate Collection so they’re packed with argan oil, pro-vitamin B5 and sunflower seed extract. They’re also gentle enough to use in your weekly or daily routine.
restorative deep conditioning
treatment designed to
nourish all hair types
How to Repair Damaged Hair
The best products for damaged hair will depend on the type of damage you’re dealing with, but if you find yourself dealing with multiple types of damage you may want to consider using our Reset Collection to cover all your bases. Reset is a three step system that starts by cleansing the scalp of product build-up, then delivers intense hydration to nourish strands, and is completed by locking in moisture for hair that’s shiny, protected and easy to style.
explore the reset collection
designed to clarify, repair
and restore all hair types
Using the right products on your hair is a great start to help repair damaged hair but sometimes it involves a little extra TLC to keep your strands intact. Making sure to handle your hair gently is part of this deal. Sometimes what we think is damage from products we’re using, could really be damage from how we’re physically handling our hair. Things like tight ponytails, using the wrong materials to dry your hair, excessive brushing or not combing your hair correctly can result in breakage and fraying.
Try drying your hair with a t-shirt like ours to minimize breakage and frizz. Then figure out what hair tools you should be using depending on your hair type and what you’re trying to achieve. Our Detangling Brush is a fan fav but there’s plenty to choose from.
salon-quality hair brushes
for easy detangling,
blow drying and styling
Have more questions about damaged hair? Find us on Instagram at @verbproducts and DM us! We're happy to answer all questions and help you find the right products, tips and tricks for your hair type.