Dry hair, do care? Fear not, bellas, we’re here to help! Because, while your genes definitely do play a part, dry, brittle and damaged hair is often a reflection of your lifestyle. Read on to discover the most common causes of lacklustre locks, plus some simple tips and tricks to rediscover that shine.
You’re Going Hard on the Tools
Ain’t nothing that can come between a girl and her GHD, but heat tools do take their toll, especially if you’re using them every single day. (Who’s guilty?) Frequent heat styling can really sap moisture from your strands, leaving it brittle and susceptible to breakage.
Restrict your usage of hair dryers, straighteners and curling irons to every second day or less, and air dry when you can. You also need to consider the level of heat you’re using. In general, the thicker, curlier and coarser the hair, the higher the heat it can withstand. And ALWAYS use a heat protectant spray.
You’re a Colour Chameleon
Rarely go a fortnight without switching up your hair colour? The chemicals your hair is exposed to with constant dying, bleaching, stripping and highlighting can rob your hair of natural oils. Leaving it dull as dishwater and super fragile.
Space out your dye jobs and find a trusted colourist who really cares about your locks. Always invest in conditioning treatments and quality colour care products, such as the Dove Colour Radiance Range which uses Vibrant Colour Lock for 8 weeks of salon-fresh colour.
You’re a Water Baby
We all love the beach, but if you’re rarely away from the sun, surf and sand, your hair can definitely suffer. Swimming pools aren’t your hair’s BFF, either!
UV rays damage hair as well as skin, so limit your exposure and pop on a hat. Hitting up the local pool? Wear a swimming cap or, at the very least, wet your hair before you dive in, and rinse thoroughly after your laps. This helps prevent the chlorinated water from soaking into your strands.
You’re Using the Wrong Shampoo & Conditioner
If you’re not committing any of the hair sins above, and your hair is still parched, look at your shampoo and conditioner. Make sure you’re using products that hydrate and nourish, not those with harsh or stripping ingredients. This is especially important if you’re washing your hair daily.
Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner are designed to rehydrate and strengthen the hair progressively and are ideal even for daily use. Formulated with Pro-Moisture Complex, they help to protect strands from daily damage while boosting manageability and enhancing shine. Expect hair that’s five times smoother, with a renewed glossiness!