There are several factors behind dry, dehydrated hair: excessive use of heating devices such as hair dryers, straighteners and curlers, repeated coloring and bleaching, or prolonged exposure to the sun.
Exposed to this type of external aggression, the hair fiber loses part of the keratin that composes it, is sorely lacking in sebum, and sees its scales rise.
As a result, the hair loses its elasticity and its surface becomes rough to the touch.
Other visible signs of very dry hair can also appear: particularly split ends, a dull color or brittle hair at the slightest brushstroke.
My hair is very dry all of a sudden, what should I do?
Is your hair ultra dry and you don’t know what to do? For a perfect nutrition of your hair, it is recommended to start by filling up with essential fatty acids, lipids, vitamin B5 and proteins.
Where to find them? In treatments based on vegetable oil (argan, sweet almond, jojoba, coconut), eggs, and shea butter. Nothing is better to strengthen the scales and soften your hair.
Expert advice: choose products made with coconut oil. Very rich moisturizer, this natural ingredient deeply nourishes dry hair, restores its shine, and softens it.
Twice a week maximum, wash your hair by massaging your scalp with your fingertips. Rinse thoroughly, and apply a conditioner.
Be careful, however, not to overdo it if your hair is freshly colored, your dye could fade.
If your dry hair looks dull, it is possible that hard water is the reason, as it tends to attack the hair. This is why we recommend that you rinse them once a week with apple cider vinegar.
It gently cleanses the scalp and tightens the scales. To use it, mix one to two tablespoons of vinegar in half a liter of water.
You can also alternate with a few drops of lemon. All you have to do is pour over your hair and you’re done!
My frizzy hair is ultra-dry, what should I do?
Both frizzy hair and very curly hair are naturally drier than straight hair. The reason ? The sebum which is a little more difficult to distribute well over the lengths.
That’s why frizzy, curly hair needs extra care when it comes to hydration.
So what can you do to give your very dry hair the hydration it deserves? do not hesitate to use and abuse vegetable oils in baths or in masks such as coconut or avocado oil.
How to dry my dry hair without damaging it?
It’s no secret, the best dry hair is air! But sometimes it is difficult to bend in when the temperatures are low or your hair is particularly rebellious.
We advise you to set your hair dryer to medium temperature or to the “cold air” position and to keep it about twenty centimeters from the roots.
Finally, avoid focusing the drying too long on the same area, remember to distribute the heat well over the entire hair. Otherwise, overheating is guaranteed!
How to style my dry hair without damaging it?
As you know, heating devices are the sworn enemies of dry, weakened hair.
Our expert advice: before using a hairdryer, straighteners and curlers, the hair must be protected with a thermo-protective treatment.
For brushings, choose a round boar bristle brush. Softer, it limits sticking and perfectly distributes the sebum over the entire length of your hair. Thus, the hair is better hydrated from root to tip.
If you are a fan of hair straighteners, opt for a model with ceramic or tourmaline plates. They radiate just the right amount of heat and remove static electricity by releasing negative ions.
Result: the hair combs more easily, preserves its hydration, and maintains its shine.
Another enemy of hair: hair bands, hair elastics. In order to tie your hair without damaging it, do not take the first hair tie that you find!
Avoid those with a metal part that breaks the hair fiber. Favor fabric-wrapped elastics that hold your hairstyle without being too tight. As for updos, secure them with wooden peaks or pins, less aggressive than other metal accessories.
How to limit the damage of the sun on the hair?
One thing is certain: sun, wind and sea bathing dehydrate and weaken the hair fiber even more, making hair, even in good health, particularly dry.
So before going to the beach, apply a protective oil to your dry hair. It will shield against UV rays and intensely hydrate your hair. Be sure to renew the application after each swim.
What foods should I eat to have beautiful hair?
As with the beauty of your skin, the beauty of your hair depends on what you put on your plate! Nutrients like zinc, vitamin B, and iron are essential for your health and the health of your hair.
They help to strengthen the roots and stimulate the production of keratin. You can easily find them in seafood, meat, egg yolks, grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables.
At home, repair your hair with a weekly mask. Our expert advice: choose a treatment full of ceramides.
These active ingredients naturally present in the hair help to smooth, sheath and increase the resistance of the hair.
Apply a small amount of product to washed and towel-dried hair, insisting on the ends. Then wrap everything in a hot towel. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
And if you can, from time to time, leave your mask on overnight. When you wake up, you remove the residue with a mild shampoo.