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Let’s be honest, damaged locks are neither cute nor easy to manage. Not only can they keep you from embracing your , but they also put you at risk of hair fall. Thankfully, there are hair treatment products to help you address different concerns and help you live your best hair days. If you’ve been skipping them thinking they’re the same as conditioner, you’re missing out. Here’s why you need to add them to your hair care arsenal ASAP.

What Are Hair Treatment Products?

Formulated specifically to repair hair, this post-wash essential deeply penetrates the cuticle to deposit nourishing active ingredients like and collagen, and has protective properties to prevent further damage. Some advanced formulas even contain special compounds aimed at addressing specific needs, such as color protection for heat protection for frequently styled hair, or hydration for parched locks. Some hair treatments are tailored for specific hair types, like curly, straight, fine, or thick, while others are suitable for all textures.

Hair treatment products are commonly applied after , once a week, as needed, or after heavy styling sessions. That said, not all treatments are created equal. You'll want to use one that addresses your hair woes to get the most bang for your buck. So, what’s your damage?

Types of Hair Damage

Factors such as environmental exposure, heat styling, chemical treatments, improper care, and genetics can lead to damaged hair. Its symptoms include , breakage, dryness, limpness, frizz, and dullness – and sometimes, all of the above. Here are some common types of hair damage and how you can address them.

  • Chemical Damage: While chemical treatments such as , bleaching, perming, and coloring make styling easier and more fun, they can also damage the hair by breaking down its protein structure and weakening the bonds that hold it together. This can lead to dryness, breakage, and loss of elasticity. 
  • Heat Damage: Excessive heat from styling tools like flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers can damage the hair cuticle, causing it to become dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. Heat styling can also , leading to permanent damage.
  • Overprocessing: Overprocessing occurs when the hair is subjected to multiple chemical treatments like relaxing or excessive heat styling, leading to cumulative damage over time. This can result in severe dryness, , and loss of hair elasticity. Depending on your natural texture, overprocessed hair can look and feel almost straw-like, and is limp

Hair Treatment Products for Damaged Hair

To inform the public about the benefits of conditioner and hair treatment products and make hair care simple and accessible to all Filipinas, Cream Silk launched The Cream Silk Hair Institute, an education platform in celebration of the brand’s 40 years, featuring the brand’s line of treatments that are perfect for repairing intense damage. Here, you’ll find everything you need to address your hair concerns, including Cream Silk’s superior post-wash solutions, such as:

  • Cream Silk Salon Expert Treatment Keratin Rebond Straight – Use this to maintain the smoothness of rebonded hair. It has keratin and amino infusion that repairs damage and boosts shine, and leaves your locks looking beautiful throughout the day.
  • Cream Silk Salon Expert Treatment Keratin Damage Repair – This product has keratin that penetrates deep into each strand to repair them from within, and collagen that locks in nutrients. Use this to address signs of extreme damage. Cream Silk Salon Expert Treatment Aloe Mint Detox – Formulated with , , and Moroccan mint, this hair treatment delivers a pampering, spa-like experience. Use this to repair dull, stressed-out hair.
  • Cream Silk Salon Expert Treatment Aloe Mint Detox – Formulated with , , and Moroccan mint, this hair treatment delivers a pampering, spa-like experience. Use this to repair dull, stressed-out hair.

In need of some extreme repair? It all comes down to having a haircare routine that suits your needs. Treatment alone is not enough to achieve strong, nourished hair – you need to pair it with a daily conditioner. Learn more on the Cream Silk Hair Institute and explore the best Cream Silk hair treatment products for your locks on and .