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Dry Hair Help

Having hair that's brittle and dry may be frustrating, but there's hope: Dry hair is not a hair type; it’s a condition. And the good news is that it can be treated. To help your hair become softer, silkier, and more lush, you need to retain your hair’s natural oils and end some of the habits that strip this moisture away. Learn what adjustments to make to your routine today and make dry hair a thing of the past.

Wash smart

A healthy scalp has some natural oil that works to keep hair moisturized, shiny, and strong. If your hair is dry, it may because you’re washing away the healthy oils it needs. The solution is easy: shampoo every other day or every third day so that your scalp retain more of these natural oils. And use a mild shampoo and conditioner that won’t strip your hair, like Biolage Ultra Hydrasource Shampoo and Conditioner.

 

When it’s time to apply conditioner, keep it at the ends, away from the scalp. This will let the oils in your hair do their job, while supporting the ends that the oil doesn’t reach. If oil visibly develops at the roots or along the hairline, spray a dry shampoo onto those areas.

 

Read product labels

Like checking food labels, it’s helpful to read the fine print on your products so that you can avoid ingredients that make dry hair drier. The two most troublesome types to stay away from are silicones and alcohol. Silicones create a barrier that prevents hair from absorbing moisture, while hair products made with alcohol can dehydrate hair.


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Be a smart product shopper. Avoiding products with silicone and alcohol will help keep your hair healthier. 

Heat styling can add to dry hair woes. Prep your locks before styling with a product like DESIGNLINE Hot Stop Style Primer.

Put up a shield

With the fun of summer comes overexposure to the sun, chlorine, and salt water that can draw moisture out of your hair, leaving it dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. Protect it by wearing a hat whenever you’re outside and by using a hairspray that offers protection from UVA/UVB rays, like Sexy Hair Soy Touchable Hairspray.

 

Treat weekly

Replenish lost moisture and boost the vitality of your hair by using a deep conditioning treatment like Redken All Soft Heavy Cream or It’s a 10 Miracle Mask once a week. Made with the proteins and oils your hair needs to stay moisturized, these deep conditioning masks infuse the hair shaft helping to make it strong and healthy.

 

Block the heat

Both the sun and the use of hot tools can turn prone-to-dryness hair into straw. Before using hot tools like a blow dryer, flat iron, or curling iron, apply a heat protectant like DESIGNLINE Hot Stop Style Primer. Using it regularly will keep your hair safe from heat damage. And when using a curling or flat iron, don’t linger too long — you can scorch your hair by leaving the iron on a section for too long. After clamping the iron, count to approximately 10 (time needed may vary by heat setting) and then move on to a new section.


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