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Sarah Ingham

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Smooth Again: How To Deal With Dry Hair

Whether it’s from the freezing weather, the regular use of styling tools or neglecting your hair from its pamper time, we are here to help with your dry hair. Our list of tips will allow you to say goodbye to dehydration and a big hello to smooth and silky hair. 👋

 

Washing, Drying & Styling- Try to avoid over washing your hair. Shampoo is great for cleaning the scalp and removing excess oil but if you are overusing it, it can strip the important oils the scalp produces and result in the scalp and the hair becoming too dry. Most expert advice states that you should be washing your hair every 2 to 3 days, but this really does vary depending on your hair type. 

For drying, where possible, let your hair air dry naturally rather than relying on blow drying it every time. As opposed to heat styling, air drying can help your hair retain moisture better whereas you lose more moisture with a blow-dry. 

If you use hair styling tools such as straighteners and tongs regularly try to reduce your usage as much as possible as the heat can seriously lead to coarse and dry locks. A great solution for this is to go heat free… so why not try the Silkology Pink Heatless Hair Curler for a heatless way to get great waves? The curler keeps the hair soft and silky as well as snag and frizz-free. Or there is the ColorWow Xtra Large Bombshell Volumizer that volumises hair without damage or dehydration. It can hold a style with texture, body and voluminous results for days so put down the styling tools, it's time to try heat free alternatives.

If the heat option is a must, always remember to apply a heat defence product before use, such as our Hair Extension Heat Shield to protect your hair from damage.

 

Leave-In Conditioner - After you have showered, treat your hair to a leave-in conditioner occasionally such as the Moroccanoil All In One Leave In Conditioner to hydrate the hair as well as detangle and protect it. With a nourishing superfood blend and naturally derived sugars, these act as an anti-dehydration shield, perfect to give a boost of hydration to your dry hair.

Also, why not try the Remi Cachet Miracle Mist? This is a gorgeous signature formula that enhances the hair's natural beauty, leaving it noticeably radiant aswell as feeling silky soft and revitalised. 

 

Go Sulphate Free - Products that contain sulphate such as shampoo can strip your hair of the natural oil, causing it to dry out in the long run. Our range from Olaplex is free from sulfates and dramatically improves the most damaged hair. From shampoo such as the No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo that is highly nourishing to moisture masks like the No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask that smooths and adds shine to your locks. You can achieve the hair you have always wanted with Olaplex.

 

Argan Oil - One of the most loved hair oils on the market, the Moroccanoil Treatment is 100% natural and loved especially by those with dry hair. Use this when your hair is in need of a deep condition to give it a boost of life. Or you can even just use it as a styling oil to perfect your look.

 

Hair Masks - Hair masks can really give your hair that extra TLC. At Additional Lengths, we have a collection of hair masks for all your needs, including something to combat your dry hair. The Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask, is the perfect pamper night addition as a five minute hair revival treatment. It is infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and nourishing ingredients to hydrate and condition whilst dramatically improving your hair’s texture, elasticity, shine and manageability.