How to fix dry hair when it needs some TLC.
When we think of what the most beautiful hair in the world looks like, dry and damaged doesn’t come to mind. Dry hair is certainly not the ideal hair goal. But dry, brittle hair is more common than we would like, and lots of women struggle with this unfortunate problem.
Just what is dry, damaged hair, you might ask – and if this is me, how can I have the soft, shiny, beautiful hair we all deserve to have?! Let’s dive in, because I’m sharing how to fix dry hair when it needs some TLC and make it the healthiest and most beautiful set of locks it can be.
What causes dry hair
Dry hair has lost its natural oils, leaving it extremely brittle to the touch and dehydrated. This results in a dull appearance and split ends, which presents a whole new set of problems.
Some hair types then become frizzy, while others become flat. This is where moisture comes into play. When there isn’t enough moisture in the hair, the hair can also look brittle and dull.
There are many other factors that go into what can be causing our hair to feel dry and dull, like extreme use of hot tools; mineral-build up; as well as weather, dieting, and activities such as swimming in a pool or working out at the gym.
How to prevent dry hair
To prevent some of these factors, it’s extremely important to keep your hair hydrated with your favorite mask and to always maintain your cuts.
If you do use a hot tool like a curling iron or straightening iron, it’s important that you use heat-protectant products, hair sunscreen, and hair barriers as often as you can to protect your hair the best you can.
Here are some of my favorite products to always protect and maintain your hair from becoming dry, dull, and brittle.
COLOR WOW Dream Filter Pre-Shampoo Mineral Remover, $24
This product sprays on before your shampoo to remove impurities and give you softer, brighter-looking hair.
Oribe Gold Lust Transformative masque, $66
This is a restorative hair mask that provides deep nourishment and hydration to dry, damaged hair.
Living Proof – Restore Instant Protection Spray, $29
This spray adds shine and protects against heat and sun damage.
Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector Treatment, $28
This is an all-over repair and strengthening treatment for all hair types.