Repair and Revive Your Damaged Hair

4th Apr 2024

We all love colouring our hair right? That’s why you’re probably reading this now. The thing with colouring hair is that to get the most true to bottle shade, we will often reach for the bleach and the aftermath of constant heat styling, colouring and bleaching is that your hair can feel dry and damaged. Here is our guide on how to look after your hair to rescue and rejuvenate your locks.

Bleached and coloured hair needs extra care, it’s as simple as that, so you need to look for hair care products designed to address the needs of bleached, damaged and weakened hair. Your hair is your canvas for self-expression, and with a little TLC, you can keep it vibrant and healthy.

Stay Hydrated

Glossy, healthy hair starts from within. Ensure you are staying hydrated throughout the day and make sure your diet is helping your healthy hair journey rather than setting you back. A balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals with foods like avocados, salmon and nuts can make a real difference to your overall hair health.

Wet Hair - You Should Care

Wet hair is fragile and more susceptible to breakage, so handle your hair with care when washing and drying. A wide tooth comb is the recommended tool to comb masks through wet hair or detangle your hair before drying. The smooth surface makes it your go to tool for straight, wavy and curly hair as it works to detangle, while helping keep breakage to a minimum. Best to work from the ends, comb them out and then start a little higher and keep going. 


While we are on the subject of getting your hair wet, if you are going for a swim or a cool down in the sea while you are in the sun then remember that the chlorine and salt are going to dry out your hair. Avoid getting your hair wet if you can and if not rinse afterwards and use a leave in conditioner/sun protection spray to minimise damage. 

Rest & Recovery

One easy change you can make to your routine to support your hair is to avoid the heat tools. If you can air dry your hair as much as possible this can be a great help. A great option is a Microfibre Towel. Microfibre is soft and super absorbent which means it dries hair more quickly than with a regular cotton towel. After 20-30 minutes in the towel your hair should be almost dry which means much less heat damage to your hair from your hairdryer.


Microfibre is gentler on the hair cuticle due to its smooth texture, reducing friction and helping to prevent damage, split ends, and frizz. It is also great for curls! The soft texture means less friction and breakage when your hair is wrapped in the towel or when using it to scrunch your hair.


To help your hair’s recovery, why not use a hair mask or treatment overnight (try our Bond Recovery Treatment): saturate your hair in your hair mask, pop your towel on the radiator to heat up while you do this and then wrap your hair in it as the heat helps the mask do its best work. Sleep in your mask and towel to protect your hair and your sheets. 


When looking for the right hair care, you want to look for products free from sulphates, parabens and harsh chemicals as each of these can dry your hair strands and will work against all the other good things you are doing to keep it healthy. 


You want products with the right ingredients: vitamins, minerals and omega fatty acids which will replenish the hairs natural oils and revitalise its overall health. Bond Building or Restoring products are great for improving the quality of chemically damaged hair as they are usually packed full of these ingredients. 


Our Bond Restore Shampoo, Conditioner, and Recovery Treatment Mask have a powerhouse of natural ingredients to revitalise your hair! Not just for vivid hair lovers, this effective hair care trio combines the nourishing properties of Vitamin B, Vitamin E, and Brazil Nut Oil into a unique Vegan Protein complex which provides a restorative treat for all hair types! The nourishing Vegan Protein complex penetrates the hair cortex to help build strength from within, whilst helping to reinforce the hair to minimise breakage and damage. 

Sleep Easy

There are some other little tweaks you can make to your routine to help prevent further damage. A silk pillow case or wrapping your hair in a silk scarf or bonnet will prevent tangling during sleep. Silk causes much less friction against the hair and so helps prevent breakage. 

Be Patient

Repairing and reviving damaged hair is a gradual process. Be patient and consistent with your hair care routine. Results may not be immediate, but with time and dedication, you'll see a positive transformation.