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How to Repair Your Hair Using Products with Amino Acid

Updated: Feb 15, 2023

There’s a general concept among the crowd that if one wants to avoid hair damage, they must ease their hands on hair bleaching.

While partially true, a popular cosmetic company’s survey scattered the belief like a deck of cards when 46% claimed hair brushing for their hair damage.

What’s surprising, the journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists shared some similar facts a long time ago.

Vivan Robinson—a managing Director at ETP Semra—in his article wrote that a mere brushing, pulling, and even towel drying could lead to hair damage—hair bleaching comes far later.

If one takes this troubling knowledge into account, an untamed life would wait for us.

Since such routine is hardly favorable, I suggest adopting an amino acid hair care regime to repair your hair.

Why Are Amino Acids Important?

Are you familiar with Keratin protein? Fiercely used in the hair industry, Keratin is made up of Amino acids forming 95% of the hair structure. Amino acids, held by several bonds, are responsible for hair elasticity, strength, vitality, and growth.

As you expose your hair to chemicals and rough handling, Amino acid bonds break resulting in mild to excessive damage.

A case in point is combing wet hair.

As wet hair weakens the hydrogen bond around amino acids temporarily, brushing your hair, when wet, could earn split ends—hair bleaching is simply the worst-case scenario. Once lost, you would need hair repair treatments to replenish Amino acids and repair the bonds.

How to Repair Your Hair

A systematic hair repair treatment comprises of three sure steps. Prep, cleanse, and condition.

1. Apply Pre-Shampoo Hydrating Mask

As hair damage split open your hair cuticle in hindsight, your hair appearance alters considerably to a brittle texture.

To smooth out the dull edges, apply hair oil at least two hours before taking a shower. Hair oils—particularly of coconut, olive, and almond variety—have long since been employed as a natural hair moisturizer. With effective properties, they restore and nourish your hair simultaneously.

That said, for slightly quicker results, try purchasing R+Co Palm Springs Pre-Shampoo Treatment Mask. Containing butter and oil extracts, this mask adds a protective layer around your hair to keep them hydrated after shampooing. Furthermore, the amino acid in R+Co will aid in restoring your hair strength.

2. Use Shampoo Alternatives

Some shampoos are highly alkaline. As your scalp pH is slightly acidic, the harsh nature of shampoos could then disturb the pH level ultimately affecting your hair health.

In an already damage hair, this does not bode well.

The surge of organic trends influenced many to opt for DIY shampoo substitutes. But if home remedies are not your cup of tea; consider using New Wash Deep by Hairstory.

A mix of Apple cider, jojoba oil, and hydrolyzed keratin; New Wash Deep serves a dual purpose as a cleanser and moisturizer. Moreover, with New Wash Deep, you don’t need additional shampoo.

3. De-Tangle Your Hair

As stated earlier, excessive brushing was one of the prime causes of damaged hair. And the problem with dry and damaged hair is you’ll frequently face hard knots to tangle.

To solve this particular knot, apply De-tangling spray after shampooing. A detangler would smooth out hair brittleness minimizing the hair damage from combing.

Choose any product that works well for you, but as a second opinion, check out Oribe Run through De-tangler. The mist possesses remarkable ingredients —such as coconut oil and anti-aging Edelweiss Flower extracts—to smooth out hair brittleness and repair damage.

For excessive hair repair, switch to a traditional conditioner.


The trick to repairing your hair is to be consistent with your hair care regimen. Replenish the amino acid constantly, and your hair will eventually retain their health.

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