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There are countless reasons why you need a bonder — from heat damage to excess coloring or bleaching or simple everyday stressors. Each day our hair is subject to damage, which means you need to actively step up your routine to counteract it. Depending on your style and hair habits, there are various products that can be used at salon appointments and at home to increase the health of hair. Whether you’re new to bonders or have a deep understanding, read on to know exactly what to ask for in the salon and which products to pick up for home care! 

What Are Bonders For:

For Color:

Whenever you go through a chemical process, like having your hair dyed, each strand of hair undergoes a change. Whether a root touch-up with permanent color or highlights with bleach — the cuticle layer is lifted, leaving the hair susceptible to damage. To encourage the best possible results when utilizing lightener, Redken has introduced Redken Flash Lift Bonder InsideRedken Flash Lift Pods Bonder Inside, and Redken Shades EQ Bonder Inside


Redken Flash Lift Bonder Inside and Redken Flash Lift Pods Bonder Inside provide stylists with the ability to lift up to 8 levels without compromising results or processing time while helping protect the integrity of the hair. 

Creating even more reasons to love Redken Shades EQ, this formula is now available with Bonder Inside! Redken Shades EQ Bonder Inside is a demi-permanent conditioning toner + bonder that delivers color while also protecting the strength of sensitized hair. With the added protection of Bonder Inside, this is the ideal product pairing following highlights to reduce alkalinity in the hair after a lightening service. 

*Both of these products are professional-only products, so be sure to ask your stylist about this at your next appointment!


For Condition:

Heat damage is one of the most common ways we damage the bonds of our hair. Over time, excessive blow drying and heat styling can damage the cuticle layer and leave the hair (and subsequently your hair color) appearing dull. Whether hair is dry and damaged from heat styling, bleaching or hair dye, adding in-salon and home care products to treat the problem consistently can make a big difference in the overall look, feel and appearance of your hair. 

With both in-salon treatments and at-home remedies, Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate is the latest innovation turning back the effects of damage. This range targets, repairs and protects damaged hair by normalizing the pH level of hair, aiming to bring it back to the ideal 4.5-5.5 range. 

In the salon, stylists have a choice of Redken Acidic Protein Amino Concentrate, Acidic Moisture Concentrate, and Acidic pH Sealer, to give hair a customized treatment targeted at repairing the hair. Additionally, at-home clients have the chance to actively repair their hair by utilizing Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Intensive TreatmentRedken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner for Damaged hair and Redken Acidic Perfecting Concentrate Leave-In Conditioner for Damaged Hair. Ideal for all hair types and textures, using the entire system provides 56% less breakage, 82% less visible split ends, and 11x’s smoother hair.