This Is Why Your Hair Feels Dry AF Right Now…
Noticed that your strands are feeling really dry recently? It could be because you’re making some super simple mistakes and not taking proper care of your hair. We get that it’s hard to keep on top of it when you’re super busy but making some small changes could make a big difference to your crispy ends. Here’s what you need to do…
Curb The Heat Styling
Turns out your dry hair could have a lot to do with your heat styling habits. If you’re reaching for the straighteners everyday then it’s going to have a bad effect on your hair health and it’s the number one thing that will dry it out and cause damage. This is because high temperatures strip the hair of its natural moisture which makes it more prone to damage and breakage. If it’s feeling dry then it’s worth avoiding heat altogether and trying out some heatless hairstyles instead.
Stop Skipping Trims
We’re not saying that you have to keep your hair short but regular trims are really important if you want the ends of your hair to look super healthy. Split ends keep on splitting up your hair and once it’s damaged it’ll always look super dry and dull. We’d recommend getting a trim every 3-6 months and keep an eye on your ends in between just in case you need to dust off any splits.
Beware Of The Weather
If you spend a lot of time outside then it figures that the weather could be affecting the health of your hair. During the colder months the lack of humidity in the air and windy weather can leave your hair feeling just as brittle as getting too much sun in the warmer months. It’s important that you switch up your products at the start of every season and keep an eye on how your strands are feeling incase you need to up the deep treatments. For some quick tips check out our blog posts on how to keep your hair healthy in the winter and how to prep your hair for summer.
Stop Over Washing
It totally depends on your hair type as to how often you need to wash your hair but if it’s feeling super dry it could be because you’re over washing. Harsh shampoos could also be to blame so you might want to switch out what you’re currently using for an alcohol and sulphate free alternative. One of our faves is the OGX Argan Oil Shampoo which gently cleanses your hair while adding loads of moisture and shine.
Switch Up Your Dyeing Routine
If you’re bleaching your hair like there’s no tomorrow then it figures that it’s going to feel seriously dry. The same goes for dyeing as it can buildup on your strands and make it weaker over time. If you think your favourite hue is taking a toll then it might be worth making a few changes to make the process less damaging. If it’s available then ask your stylist to use Olaplex on your hair before your treatment, it repairs the protein bonds in your hair which will make it way more resilient against damage. You might also want to switch to a less high maintenance colour like ombre or get a root drag so that you don’t need to bleach it as often.
Nourish Your Hair
When was the last time you put anything on the ends of your hair? Or used a hair mask? We’re doubting the answer is recently if your strands are feeling crispy so this is something you definitely need to change. We’d recommend a moisturising mask once a week to keep your hair topped up and picking up some oils and serums that will help to replenish your ends. If your hair is really dry then you might want to try something like the Orlando Pita Overnight Mask for a seriously deep treatment.
Blame Your Genes
Unfortunately some people are just more prone to dry hair than others and it might be more to do with your genes than anything else. If your skin is naturally dry then your scalp is going to be the same which is why your hair could be lacking in the shine department. If this is you then you’re going to need to step up your hair care routine even more than most and heat style a lot less to avoid any damage.
Drink More Water
Drinking lots of water has so many health benefits and it’ll definitely help to keep your hair moisturised too. Being dehydrated will dry out your skin and that includes your scalp which means there’s less oil to nourish your strands. Make sure you’re drinking the recommended 2.7 litres a day and stick to water over fizzy drinks for the best hair boost.
The best products for dry hair?
If you need something to supercharge your locks while you make these changes to your routine then we’ve got you totally covered. These are the best products for putting loads of moisture back into your strands and they’ll help you to reverse some of the damage from neglecting your tresses.
Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Masque
This rich hair mask intensely nourishes your hair with buriti and pomegranate oil to help bring them back from the dead. It promises to improve your dry locks by 63% and is a great treatment to use weekly when your hair isn’t feeling good.
Ouai Leave In Conditioner
If your hair is always dry then a leave-in conditioner is going to be a total lifesaver for you. This one from OUAI is enriched with amino acids and tamarind seeds to moisturise your hair and minimise frizz. If you need to you can apply a spritz of this everyday to keep your hair looking its best.
Kérastase Elixir Ultime Rose Hair Oil
Hair oils are the best way to nourish your strands as the texture is so similar to the natural sebum produced by your scalp. One of our faves is the Kérastase Elixir Ultime Rose Hair Oil which uses marula oil and white tea extract to deeply nourish your hair. It’ll also protect it from heat damage up to 230°C and will make your hair feel really soft and silky.
We hope this blog post has you feeling way more clued up on why your hair is so dry and how you can fix it. As much as we’re all super busy, spending some extra time on your tresses will totally pay off in the long run and will make a big difference to the health of your hair. If you loved this one then we’d definitely recommend reading our other posts on how to repair damaged hair and 5 ways you’re damaging your hair without realising which are full of useful tips :)