If you’ve been noticing that your hair is becoming frizzy, dull, breaking, or more prone to split ends, these could all be signs that your locks are in need of some serious moisture.
Some people have naturally dryer, brittle hair, but dryness can also be brought on by the products you’re using, environmental aggressors, and even the weather.
If you want to keep your hair looking shiny and luscious this season, here are some of our top tips on how to help.
Switch out your shampoo and conditioner
If you’ve just started using a new shampoo and conditioner and are now noticing dryness, it may be that these products are not ideal for your hair type.
Switching to another shampoo will quickly tell you whether your hair is naturally dry, or if it was just your previous products that were sucking all the moisture out of it.
When you’re shopping for your new hair products, look for shampoos and conditioners that have words like hydrating, moisturizing, nourishing etc. in their name/description.
- You don’t have to wash your hair every day
The main reason why hair starts to dry out is that your scalp isn’t producing enough of its natural oils to keep your hair conditioned.
If you’re washing your hair every single day, you’re not giving your scalp the chance to produce any oils, which leads it to feel stripped and dry.
To avoid this, just start washing your hair every other day. If you’re worried about your scalp getting oily, you can always use a dry shampoo in between washes.
- Try out a leave-in conditioner
If you’re using conditioner in the shower every time you wash your hair and still suffer from dryness, it might be time to call in the heavy-hitters – leave-in treatments.
Leave-in conditioners are conditioners that you leave in your hair, no need to wash them out. They’ll coat your hair in long-lasting hydration and moisture to battle dryness.
- Avoid using heated tools as much as you can
Even if you’re diligently applying heat protectants every time you straighten, curl, or blow-dry your hair, heated tools can still cause damage.
Try to avoid using heated tools as much as you can and, when you do need to use them, keep them on the lowest heat settings possible to minimize damage.
- Swap your brush for a wide-toothed comb
When you’re just out of the shower and your hair is wet, it’s at its most fragile. Using a brush at this time can cause breakage and damage.
We’d recommend using a wide-toothed comb instead, which won’t cause any snags as you’re trying to brush out knots. You should also brush your hair in the shower, just after applying conditioner, if you can.