Revive Your Strands: Top Tips for Dealing with “Dead Hair”

Jennifer Hussein | 22 February 2019
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Do some damage control with these tips.

Technically speaking, all hair is dead hair. But for the sake of argument (and this post), we’ll address the intent of that statement and consider dead hair to mean strands that are coarse, rough and majorly unruly.

Unfortunately, it’s a lot easier to do some major, almost irreparable damage to your hair than you may think. Anything from hair dye, heated hair tools to even the weather can lead to damaged “dead hair.”

But just because your hair seems like it has hit the point of no return doesn’t mean that you can’t give it some vitality. Believe it or not, there are steps you can take to revive and replenish your damaged locks and transform them into silky smooth tresses. Just follow these tips and your unruly locks will turn into healthy and vibrant hair in no time:

Breathe New Life Into Lifeless Locks: Tips for Replenishing Dead Hair

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Has your hair seen better, healthier days? Then turn back the clock with these damage-repairing tips for dead hair!

Just because your hair feels dry and dead doesn’t mean they’ll stay like that forever. You can hydrate and moisturize your hair simply by following these tips and tricks.

1. Trim dead ends.

A quick trim is always a great way to revive your hair. If you notice that the ends of your hair are split and have a dry, straw-like texture, then it’s time to head to the salon and chop those tips off. You don’t have to cut all of your hair off; just an inch or two is enough to get rid of those dreaded splayed-out ends. However, if you’re feeling bold, a bob or pixie cut is a great way to get rid of all the damage and to start anew with a sexy and edgy style.

When styling, opt for finishing with a hair serum like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum which can also act as a barrier and prevent split ends down the line.


2. Nix the heated tools.

As much as it kills you to do so, avoid from your straighteners and heated curling wands as much as possible, or use them sparingly. Heated tools can damage and fry your hair, especially if you use them on a daily basis. Always use a heat protectant, such as TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray before exposure to heat tools.


3. Avoid overbleaching.

Avoid overexposure to bleach, as doing so can really do a number on your strands’ health. Color-processing can damage your hair, and if your locks are already seriously weakened, hair dye and bleach can lead to breakage, and in severe cases, even irritation and burning of the scalp. Just sayin’.

4. Wash your hair with damage-repairing systems.

Something as simple as switching up your daily shampoo and conditioner to a more nourishing version can help replenish your dead hair. Use shampoos and conditioners that are specifically formulated to help repair damaged locks. One of our favorite duos is TIGI Copyright Custom Care Repair Shampoo and Conditioner which repairs hair and prevents further damage.


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