Repairing Dry Hair

Has winter left your hair feeling dry and brittle?  Constant exposure to cold air and artificial heating can strip the hair of moisture.  If your hair feeling depleted, fear not, we can put back what the winter months have taken out.  Below is a list of tips and products that will help restore your hair ready to welcome spring and warmer temperatures.

Start by using a shampoo that moisturises and repairs hair. Davines NouNou Nourishing Shampoo or Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Moisturizing Lathering Shampoo are both popular choices.

Wash your hair less to help build up essential oils which prevent dryness, this will help make your hair regain its healthy look. If you are worried about your hair becoming greasy in between shampooing, use a dry shampoo.

After shampooing your hair, use an ultra-hydrating conditioner.  Look for one which also contains keratin as this will help repair your hair. Make sure to pay particular attention to the ends of your hair.  We recommend Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Cream Rinse and the Matrix Biolage KeratinDose Conditioner.

Get regular haircuts as this is the only way to get rid of damaged, split ends.  If you don’t they will just keep splitting. Leave in treatments will also help if you want to stretch out the time between haircuts. We like Juuce Smooth Enz or Davroe Ends Repair Leave-In Treatment.

If possible avoid applying heat styling tools to your hair, particular if your hair is wet or damp, as this will cause more dryness and damage to occur. Instead use a leave in conditioner before styling your hair and if you really must use a heat styling tool, include a heat protection spray to your styling routine. 

Even if your not using a heat styling tool you may still want to use a leave in conditioner if you hair needs a further moisture boost.   Also consider applying a hair oil in order to repair dry strands while adding a touch of smoothness and shine to help hair look its best.

During this time you may find that your hair is difficult to comb out and you don’t want to brush roughly as this will cause breakage.  Use a wide-tooth comb and start at your ends and work up to your roots. If you are really struggling, a leave in detangler will help with this. 

Use one or more of the above tips and you’ll be back on you way to beautiful, healthy looking hair.