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How to Combat Dry Hair

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Dry hair can be a real pain, especially at this time of year. The constant change of temperatures, from the cold outside to centrally heated houses combined with the need to use heat to dry our hair every time we wash it can leave our follicles feeling frazzled. Today, we’re looking at five ways to help you to combat dry hair and get your locks back to their luscious full potential.

Get a Trim

This is the eternal obvious answer to dealing with dry hair. Although it’s a myth that getting your haircut will magically make it look thicker and healthier, the driest part of your hair is ALWAYS the ends, so getting these trimmed will naturally improve the overall appearance of your hair.

Replenish Lost Moisture

Dry oils, such as Decleor Satin Softening Dry Oil are a great way to add moisture back into your hair without making it look greasy. Because this is a dry oil, you can apply it to your hair and you won’t look like you’ve dipped your head in a deep fat fryer!

Turn the Shower Down

Just like with your skin, hot water will strip your hair of essential natural oils, so blasting your shower at super hot temperatures isn’t doing you any favours. It might make you feel cleaner, but your hair and skin will both thank you if you turn the temperature down, even if it’s just a little bit.

Cut Down on Heat Styling

Another no-brainer, but we all know how heat styling can cause damage over time, so if your hair is super dry and you’re using blow dryers, straightening irons or curling wands on a daily basis, cutting back is a good idea. If you don’t like leaving your hair to air dry, try wrapping it in a towel or cloth for as long as possible after washing as this is absorb moisture and reduce hair drying time

Conditioning is Key

Dry hair can not only feel very dry, but also fine and flyaway thanks to the lack of moisture, so a conditioning treatment containing essential oils is really important. Use Dermalogica Daily Conditioning Rinse every time you wash your hair (even if it’s not daily!) as this is formulated to restore softness and shine for vibrantly-healthy hair every day.