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Help, my hair is so dry! 5 Tips that’ll fix your dry hair woes

Dry, brittle, and breaking? Not for long...  

Are you tired of saying “my hair is so dry”? Well, rest assured you’re not the only one dealing with dry hair on a daily basis. With tell-tale symptoms of dry hair including straw like texture, split ends, breakage, and lacklustre-looking locks, women the world over share in your pain!

Now, if you’re keen to get your dry tresses in tip-top shape this year, and are ready to take charge of your mane, you’ll need to read our top 5 tips, below. So, what are you waiting for? Say goodbye to dry strands and start saying hello to hydrated hair!

My hair is so dry: 5 Tips to revive your mane


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Help, my hair is so dry: Washing your hair everyday can cause dryness.

1. Rethink your hair washing routine

While we all love that fresh out-of-the-shower feeling, washing your hair excessively can cause it to dry out. Why? Well, in doing so, you’re actually stripping away the sebum (the natural oil your hair produces), which helps nourish and protect your strands. And when you wash it all away, this sadly leaves your mane more susceptible to dryness.

So, if you’re guilty of washing everyday, try to leave a least a day in between each wash, as this will allow your mane to reap the benefits of your natural hair oils. In the interim, invest in a dry shampoo, like the VO5 Refresh Me Quick Dry Shampoo, to help fend off grease and keep your hair smelling gorgeous.

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Never say ‘my hair is so dry’ again by investing in the right hair care products.

2. Get the right hair products

When you’re on the look out for hair products, it’s vital you choose the right one’s for your hair type. By choosing a shampooconditioner, and hair mask that’s been specially formulated with dry hair in mind, you can help reclaim some much needed moisture to your parched tresses.

Feeling completely stumped as to which products you should be using? Here’s 3 miracle workers you should definitely add to your beauty arsenal.

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Help, my hair is so dry: Try cutting back on the heated styling.

3. Use heated tools sparingly

You may rely on your straighteners and other heated tools to help you create your daily hairstyle, but you should know that is could be doing your mane more harm than good. When you subject your strands to all that heat, you sap it of it’s moisture levels, leaving them dry and brittle (eek!).

However, simply by reducing the amount you use your tools and by always remembering to prep your mane with a heat protectant, like the VO5 Heat Protect Serumyour strands will thank you!

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Find yourself saying my hair is so dry? You may need cut back on chemical processes.

4. Cut back on chemical processes

Attention hair colour chameleons, straightening treatment lovers, and everything in between, you probably already know that the processes you put your mane through are very damaging. So, it should come as no surprise to learn that they could be causing your hair to become dry, brittle, and prone to breakage

If you want the best of both worlds, extend the times between your next dye job or straightening treatment, and also make sure to treat your mane to a weekly hydrating hair mask! And, for extra reassurance, carry around a leave-in conditioner, like the Nexxus Emergencée Refortifying Leave In Creme, to strengthen your weakened hair and give it some on-the-go moisture.

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Eating the right foods will mean you can stop saying my hair is so dry, and start saying my hair is so hydrated!

5. Your hair is what you eat

What’s the secret to healthy, shiny, hydrated hair? Well, what’s on your plate counts, too. Now, we’re not saying that eating certain foods will guarantee you a luscious mane, but it’s important to stock up on Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K and so on, to help keep your scalp hydrated. Why? A hydrated scalp will promote shinier, healthier-looking, and moisturised-feeling hair. And while you’re at it, make sure to drink a lots of water, too!


Still struggling with dry or damaged hair? Find all answers to your hair woes on our Dry and Damaged Hair page, where we help remedy hair problems such as frizzy manes and limp locks!


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