How to treat dry hair
The first step to treating dry hair is distinguishing it from damaged hair (they’re easy to confuse). Is your hair lacking smoothness and shine? Is it unmanageable, frizzy and feeling dried out? Is it thick or curly? Answered yes to most of the above? Then you probably have dry hair. Dry hair treatment is quite simple actually – it doesn’t make enough hair-conditioning lipids, so replenishing them is key. Think of how to treat dry hair like looking after a delicate plant: give it all the nourishment it needs and it’ll flourish.
The power of oils.
If you haven’t discovered the joys of hair oil yet, now’s the time. Just a few drops of your favourite hair oil can help nourish dry hair, leaving it touchably soft and visibly shiny
When it comes to conditioner as a treatment for dry hair, use the richest one you can find. For very dry hair, Dove Nutritive Solutions Nourishing Oil Light Conditioner is great, giving all the power of a hair mask in a minute. Plus its non-greasy formula progressively, for hair that looks and feels better over time
Dry hair is vulnerable to damage, so try to use a deep conditioning mask a few times a week alongside your regular dry hair treatment to keep your strands nourished and protected
As a simple dry hair treatment, when heat styling, make sure you take good care of your locks: use a low heat setting and always use a heat protection spray
And talking of heat, the sun can dry out our hair, too – keep it protected with a leave-in conditioner containing UV filters
What you eat can have a huge effect on dry hair – including Omega 3 fatty acid-rich foods like oily fish could help top up your hair’s oil reserves