Bring Back Your Shine: Do These Tips to Revive Your Dry, Dull and Frizzy Hair

Your parched strands need a thirst-quenching regimen

Dry, brittle, dull, and frizzy—just the thought of our hair being drier than the Outback can get us all choked up with dread. A total lack of moisture is the biggest culprit to parched and weakened strands. A couple of things that can make our hair shrivel up are due to a lot of factors like hot styling products, your regimen, warm weather conditions, and even Mister Good ‘Ol Sun!

There may only be a few lucky ones who got that coveted beautiful, bouncy, and shiny hair and can say they #wokeuplikethis. But for the rest of us mere mortals, we’ve got to deal with it by scouring the Internet for products that can hydrate our crowning glory so effortlessly. 

Thankfully, as your style besties, we’re here to give you the best tips and recos to solve dehydrated tresses:

Take out the heat (or at least lessen it)

Our hair’s biggest enemy is heat. While blow drying, curling, and straightening irons can give you gorgeous hairstyles, it is ironically an offender in giving you bone-dry tresses. High temperatures can strip hair strands of their natural moisture. Lay off the heat from time to time, air drying can give your hair a rest from regular heat tool usage. 

To avoid further brittleness and reduce breakage, the Matrix Total Results Instacure Anti-Breakage Porosity Spray can nourish hair with its liquid proteins. If styling your hair is on your agenda for the day, don’t forget to spray a heat protectant spray like KMS Conscious Style Multi-Benefit Spray.

Protect it from the sun and extreme weather

Living down under, our weather can be to the extremes. One minute, a calm sunny day is energising us and the next, humidity and wind are out to get us. As much as we love being outside and basking in its beauty, UV exposure and weather elements can damage our hair.

Add a layer of protection with the Milk_Shake Incredible Milk 12 Effects Leave In Treatment to further protect your hair. The intense leave-in spray is a multitasker and is suitable for all hair types.

Use styling products that manage frizz

The saying, “My hair has a life of its own,” has never rung truer, especially from folks like us who have experienced “the frizz” especially after we’ve spent hours styling our hair. It can be downright annoying and sometimes hard to even manage once it’s in contact with air.

Hair styling products can give your hair a boost so you’ll never experience moody hair that’s susceptible to dry and frizzy hair. The Wella System Professional Luxeoil Cream Elixir, Keune Style Texture Salt Mousse, and Keune Care Lumi Coat Supreme Cream are anti-frizz products that are developed for stiff strands. 

Adjust your regimen after a dye job or chemical treatment

As much as hair dyeing or getting permed or relaxed hair is a fun way to change things up, this can also weaken and dry up your tresses. Committing to the change also needs the right kind of care to get glowing healthy hair. 

Adjust your haircare regimen to suit the treatment done to your mane to protect it and nourish your strands. Focus on products that are going to go all out for hair health. Start with a Goldwell DualSenses Rich Repair Duo Pack to cleanse hair and moisturise it during your wash days. Whether you’re heading out or staying at home for the day, applying ORI LAB by NAK’s  Gloss Serum can smoothen frizz and provide intense hydration to your hair.  

And for an intense repair of your locks, a weekly treatment is in order from Olaplex Hair Rescue Kit. The repair kit can amp up your hair’s integrity and focus on maintaining your hair health to a hundred per cent! 

Your scalp needs attention, too

While our whole attention may be on our strands, we also have to take a second look at our scalp. Yes, it needs some TLC, too! You may experience itchiness, tightness, and some flakiness on your crown because hair follicles aren’t producing enough sebum to lubricate it. At times, dandruff can cause dull and frizzy hair, too.

If dandruff is a concern, then a relieving and gentle cleanser like Juuce Anti-Dandruff Shampoo can soothe your scalp and control the flakiness. But if your scalp is intensely dehydrated a nourishing cleanser and a conditioning combo should be on the menu with Davines Naturaltech Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner to bring your crowning glory back to life.

Load up on eating healthy fats and proteins

When you care for your hair on the outside, nourishing it from the inside also counts, too. Our hair contains a lot of protein and it needs those nutrients for your tresses to be healthy and shiny. A lack of these on your diet will make your hair dry, dull, and brittle.

Whole foods such as salmon, spinach, eggs, and sweet potatoes can promote stronger hair, too. Don’t forget your vitamins, too!

Christina Zabat

Christina spends a ton of her day laughing at Twitter memes and hanging out at r/rarepuppers. She swears by tinted moisturisers with SPF.