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Dry Hair & Dry Hair Ends:  Causes, Treatments, Best Products  and Pro Tips For Dry Hair

Dry Hair & Dry Hair Ends: Causes, Treatments, Best Products and Pro Tips For Dry Hair

Why Is My Hair So Dry?

Dry hair is one of the most common hair concerns for all hair types and hair lengths. Hair can feel dry just at the ends or hair can feel dry all over from roots to ends. There are a few reasons for why your hair might feel dry. Let’s explore a few of these dry hair causes.

Dry hair can be a seasonal phenomenon affected by weather, attributed to a drop in temperature or an increase in humidity. Dry weather can strip the hair of moisture and make it hair feel more dry, brittle, and dull. Dryness can also lead to unwanted frizz and frizzy hair can become challenging to style.

Over washing and excessive hair drying can also be contributing factors of dry hair. Over washing has a stripping effect on the hair, the action of filling the hair with water and drying it repeatedly leads to the swelling of the hair shaft from the repeated expansion and contraction, which ends up drying out the hair. Similarly, drying the hair with high heat and high velocity, can also lead to dryness and damage since the hair is at its most fragile state when it is wet.

You could also be experiencing a dry scalp, particularly if your scalp is not producing enough oils to lubricate the hair and an irritated scalp that ends up shedding and peeling can also lead to dry hair. Hormonal changes, aging and other environmental conditions can also be contributing factors to why your scalp and your hair might be so dry.

How To Treat and Care for Dry Hair

Sometimes a simple trim will fix dry hair at the ends, however if the problem is all over, there are a few things you can try to do to treat dry hair, prevent dry hair and repair dry hair.

You can wash your hair less often and use a mild or sulfate-free shampoo to cleanse the hair but do it with products that have fewer stripping detergents. You can also include a conditioner or a deep conditioning mask into your weekly routine to deliver more hydrating nutrients. You can also deep condition with hair oils, which serve as great coats of hydration and moisturization for dry hair.

At Kerastase we have developed complete routines around all types of needs from dry hair to severely dry hair with around the clock hair care. Checkout out our tips for dry hair, overnight care and the different routines recommended for different levels of dry hair.

Why Is My Hair So Dry?

One of the best ways to treat dry and damaged hair is with an in-salon professional hair treatment. At Kerastase we have our Fusio-Dose in salon hair treatment which can transform the hair in 5 minutes. With up to 30 unique combinations, the Fusio- Dose combination of concentre and booster, address your primary and secondary hair concerns, such as dry hair and frizzy hair, in one customized dose administered by a trained salon professional.

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How To Moisturize Dry Hair

Once you are able to identify yourself as having dry hair and isolate the contributing factors, discover a few of our suggestions for how to moisturize dry hair. In this article, we lay out the step-by-step of best products for dry to severely dry hair and their uses for nourishing and moisturizing dry hair.

How To Prevent Dry Hair

Trim your hair regularly to avoid dry ends and split ends.

Avoid washing and drying your hair every day and when you do wash your hair, use hydrating shampoos and apply conditioner after shampooing.

Wrap your hair instead of air drying or heat drying. Avoid rubbing your hair with a towel or immediately drying it while it is still wet.

Avoid heat-styling tools and use heat-protectants such as sprays, serums and gels whenever you do heat style.

Deep condition weekly with hair masks and hair oils, overnight serums, and use leave-in treatments, which can add even more moisture to your hair.

What Are Dry Ends?

Dry ends are primarily a sign of lack of nourishment or damage in your hair. It can signal a lack of nutrition passing from your roots to your ends and requires extra care.

What Causes Dry Ends?

Dry ends are sometimes just an extension of unhealthy hair at the root. Other times, you can get dry ends drying and styling your hair on a heat setting level that is too hot and ends up frying damaging your hair causing split ends.

How To Treat Dry Ends

You can fix dry ends with deep conditioning, by applying a hair mask or a hair oil just to the ends of your hair as an added part of your hair care routine.

Best Shampoos for Dry Hair & Dry Hair Ends

Treat dry hair with these best shampoos, conditioners, hair masks and hair oils formulated to hydrate and moisturize dry hair.

Best Conditioners for Dry Hair & Dry Hair Ends

Best Treatments For Dry Ends

Our best products for your dry hair ends are our trio of Nutritive hair masks. For thicker hair types, we would recommened the Masquintence Thick Hair Mask. For finer hair types, the Masquintense Fine Hair Mask. For severely dried out hair ends, our Masque Magistral Hair Mask. We also recommend our Crème Magistrale Hair Balm as a leave-in finishing touch to ensure those dry hair ends are getting extra nutrition.

Best Hair Oils For Dry Hair Ends

We have three amazing hair oils for dry hair and dry ends. Our best-selling iconic Original Hair Oil delivers a complex of oils to the hair. For curly hair types, we recommend our Huile Sublime Repair Hair Oil to hydrate and reduce frizz on dry curly hair. For a touch of luxury, we have our L'Huile de Parfum Fragrance in Hair Oil which provides a radiant finish with an intense fragrance. Lastly for the very frizzy hair types, our Oléo-Relax Advanced Hair Oil suppresses any unwanted volume and delivers heat-protection for those dry ends.

Dry Hair & Dry Hair Ends - Pro Hair Tips

See our stylist quotes on the top cleanse, treat, prime & style dry hair products.

Stylist Quote On Bain Satin 1 Shampoo for Dry Hair & Dry Scalp

If your hair is noticeably brittle to the touch, dull and difficult to detangle, then Nutritive Irisome Bain Satin 1 is for you. This shampoo is exceptional for normal to slightly dry hair. It’s Irisome Complex with Glucose and Proteins boosts and restores the deficiency in nutrition, the lipids create a shield from dehydration that is commonly caused by hot tools and lastly, Iris Rhizome Extra supplies antioxidant benefits. The combination of these powerful ingredients helps restore the surface of the fiber of your hair by adding smoothness, shine and softness.

Philippe Depeyrot | @philippewillcutyou |Salon Bisoux, Alexandria, VA

Stylist Quote on Magic Night Serum for Dry Hair & Dry Ends

Before going to sleep, massage into lengths and ends on dry hair and leave it in overnight. No need to rinse in the morning, just wake up and enjoy the amazing result.

Laura Dyer | @Leauxmane | Antonio Prieto Salon, New York, NY

Stylist Quote on Nectar Thermique Blowdry Primer for Dry Hair & Dry Ends

I love layering the Nectar Thermique Blow Dry Primer with Incroyable Blow Dry Lotion. Not only does the Nectar Thermique Blow Dry Primer give an amazing amount of heat protection for the hair, it softens, adds shine, and works with Incroyable to create a long lasting and beautiful blow dry! Clients report that their style lasts for days and stay smooth and shiny.

Christina Trostel | @bisou_beautyco | Define Hair Salon, Denver, CO

Stylist Quote on Nutritive Hair Masks for Dry Hair & Dry Ends

Masquintense for thick hair has essential nutrition for healthy hair. For best results shampoo with Bain Satin 2 . Rinse and add a quarter to half dollar size amount of the mask to mid-shaft and ends, and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with cooler water to help seal the cuticle back down, and then prime with Nectar Thermique Blow Dry Primer.

Jessica Rome | @hairbyjessicarome | Spa Hollywood, Sarasota, FL

Stylist Quote on The Best Hair Oil For Dry Hair & Dry Ends

Smooth wavy and curly textures with a weightless glossy feel, add a few pumps of Oleo-Relax Advanced Hair Oil into the Oléo-Relax hair mask. Leave in 5 minutes. Rinse. Recommend using on days when air drying untamed textures.

Cynthia Ivankovic | @Cynthia2cutcolor | David Michael Studio, Paramus, NJ

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