Unless you’re blessed with naturally thick, full hair that grows like weeds (I envy those people), most of us rely on color to get the voluminous, healthy tresses we desire. However, over-bleaching your strands is no joke—it causes significant damage that can leave them looking brittle and dull, with a rough texture and more prone to breakage and split ends. This is due to the physical changes that occur when bleach strips your hair’s outer cuticle, which causes the strands to become weaker and more porous. While there’s no way to reverse the damage that has already happened, the right products can help you repair it.
Enter the Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate range, which is formulated to rebalance your hair’s pH levels and strengthen your strands. Whether you’re dealing with color fade, heat damage, or just regular wear and tear, the three step backbar service—acidic concentrate intensive pre-treatment, acidic concentrate conditioner, and acidic concentrate leave-in treatment—can visibly reduce surface damage in just one use!
The sulfate-free shampoo is the first step in this system, and it’s formulated to be used on all types of damaged hair. When you apply this fortifying formula before you lather up, it helps to prevent strands from getting broken when they’re saturated with soapy lathers. Plus, the formula helps to soften your strands, which is helpful for anyone with dry or brittle hair.
This sulfate-free conditioner is formulated with citric acid to help your hair’s bonds improve their strength and resistance. It also rebalances your hair’s pH levels to prevent the negative effects of coloring, styling tools, and even water from damaging your strands. This formula is also infused with amino acids and antioxidants to strengthen your strands and protect them from further breakage.
As a finishing step, this leave-in treatment is infused with a blend of shea butter and oils to smooth and soften your strands. When sprayed onto damp hair, it helps to detangle frazzled strands and protect them against future heat damage. Plus, it’s a Cradle To Cradle Certified product and the packaging is even Braille-compatible!
The best part is that the entire Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate collection can be purchased at your local salon. But if you’re not ready to head to the salon just yet, don’t worry—this collection is also available as a take home kit. Just squirt the lightweight leave-in treatment on your strands in the shower, then rinse and style as usual! You’ll see results in just a few washes. The best part is that the leave-in treatment is so light, it won’t weigh down fine strands.