They say your hair is your crowning glory. But how can you be confident if your hair is looking dull and volumeless due to too much damage?
Just like your body, your hair needs proper care and nutrients to retain its shine, smoothness, and vibrancy. Even though there are plenty of hair treatments for damaged hair, there are still a number of easy remedies for dry hair that we need to be mindful of.
So read on to find out how your tresses can look both beautiful and healthy from root to tip.
We’re loving these hair saving tips for dry hair
1. Match your shampooing frequency with your hair and scalp needs
Hair washing routine varies from person to person. The main purpose of using shampoo is to rid your hair and scalp of oil and dirt that’s been accumulated throughout the day. While it’s great to keep your scalp clean and fresh, over-washing may actually dry your hair out. While there’s no hard and fast rule to shampoo frequency, itchiness, flakiness, and visible oiliness are telltale signs that you should wash your hair more often.
Editor’s tip: If your hair has already suffered damage and you think it’s beyond repair, use a hair repair product such as Sunsilk Damage Reconstruction Shampoo. It gives you twice more protection from both natural and chemical damage and helps revitalize your hair – leaving it smooth, healthy, and shiny.
2. Stick to a tried and tested shampoo
It is tempting to try out different shampoos because of the various scent, bottle design, and the promises several shampoos offer; but better think twice if it’s worth the risk. If you already have a shampoo that has faithfully cleansed and maintained your hair’s healthy appearance all these years, think hard before risking your scalp, hair, and even skin to damage. Some shampoos with poor formulation may even lead your hair to breakage. Don’t risk it all in a whim, stick to the one you already formed a bond with.
3. Wet hair with warm water and rinse with cold water
Showering with either hot or cold water depends on you, but experts suggest that you should start with warm water and rinse with cold water. Why? Because warm water will open up your pores and hair follicles and the shampoo’s restorative magic will be able to do its work. To seal all that haircare goodness in, rinse with cold water.
4. Use the right kind of combs and brushes
When combing wet hair, make sure to use a wide tooth comb as wet hair is more prone to tangles and breakage. Start combing the ends of your hair first before making your way up.
After air-drying or blow-drying your hair, opt for a brush with boar bristles. These don’t tug as hard on your hair strands as regular plastic or metal bristled brushes, so you don’t end up yanking out as much hair. Also, boar bristle brushes are known to improve hair texture and tame frizz. Start from your ends as well before brushing the top part.
Editor’s tip: Apply just the right amount of leave-on conditioner like Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-on Cream to make your hair softer, smoother, and easier to style.
5. Pre-dry before you blow-dry
After showering, gently wring out excess water from your hair with a towel or a T-shirt. Don’t rub it to dry because friction may lead to hair breakage and frizz. Once you’ve blotted as much water as you can from your hair, only then can you proceed with blow-drying. Set your blow dryer to medium heat only because using high heat daily will make your hair dry and brittle.
Editor’s tip: Before using the blow dryer, spray your strands with TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist to shield your hair from the heat. Your hair will thank you!
6. Never take your conditioner for granted
Conditioners are an equally vital part of any hair care routine. It smoothens hair strands making it less susceptible to tangles and breakage while also making your hair feel smoother and shinier. When your hair is in tiptop condition, then it’s easier for you to manage and style the way you please.
So don’t let dry hair cramp your style. Be mindful of these easy remedies for dry hair and you’ll soon be on the road to constantly smooth, frizz-free, and damage-free hair.