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SOS dry hair: what can you do about it?

Why do you get dry hair? 

Dry hair can happen for several reasons. First, there can be a purely genetic explanation. Poor sebum production can also be behind dry hair. And for some types of hair, it can be chronic. This is particularly the case for curly and frizzy hair, which often have this problem.  

If, however, you notice that your hair has become dry when this wasn’t the case before, it’s important to look carefully at your hair care routine as some bad habits can dry out your hair and make it more fragile. Often, this happens because of the over use of heat appliances (straighteners, hair dryer, etc.)  

Dying or bleaching your hair can also be just as aggressive and tends to damage and dry out your hair. This is why it is important to protect, nourish and moisturize your locks when you overdo the styling. In the same way, prolonged exposure to the sun or extreme temperatures can also damage and dry your hair.  

External aggressions cause the keratin in your hair to be depleted. In fact, our hair consists 96% of keratin, which seals the scales of the hair giving it a smooth appearance, defining the type of hair we have.  

Recognizing dry hair 

Have you noticed your hair changing? Has it become more dry and fragile? Do you have dry split ends? Is your hair dull? Is it damaged and difficult to style? If this sounds familiar, you have all the tell-tale signs of dry hair.  

Dry hair is easy to spot because of its rough, brittle, “straw” like appearance. It lacks colour, and is not shiny and supple. It gets tangled easily and is prone to knots that are difficult to brush out. 

How to get rid of dry hair? 

Obviously, no one wants dry hair, so here are some tips to help you avoid it.  

Beware of heat appliances!

If used too much, they can damage and dry out your hair. So limit the use of straighteners, hair dryers, curling tongs and other harmful appliances. Of course, you don’t have to stop using them altogether, but make sure you do so sparingly and don’t forget to first protect your hair using a heat protective hair mist.  

Avoid colouring or bleaching! 

Once in a while, there is nothing wrong with colouring or bleaching your hair, but as these are aggressive techniques that can damage the hair, avoid doing it too much.  

Choose natural products

Which are less harsh than conventional products. The chemical ingredients and active ingredients found in many products are well known for being aggressive and damaging for our hair. To protect your locks, opt for natural products and sulphate-free shampoos

Hair oil treatments, the perfect way to nourish dry hair! 

There’s nothing better for nourishing and moisturizing your hair than a good oil treatment. Almond, coconut and argan oils work particularly well for dry and brittle hair. Done regularly with the right oils, this treatment can help give you beautiful locks. 

Don’t wash your hair too regularly! 

As dry hair produces less sebum, it doesn’t get greasy as often, meaning you don’t need to wash it as often. Washing your hair too much, every day for example, is not recommended and this is especially true for dry hair. Over washing can damage your hair and make it more fragile. Washing less frequently will give your hair a sebum cure and will let it breathe a bit.  

Opt for moisturizing and nourishing hair care products and masks. 

Specially designed to repair dry and brittle hair, our range of dry hair shampoos and hair care products help moisturize your scalp and hair. Our shampoos, conditioners and hair masks help restructure, fortify, protect and nourish hair, while keeping it moisturized, giving you sublime, supple and shiny hair.  

In some cases, you might find you have dry ends and greasy roots. So what can you do about this? First of all, bear in mind that this is not normal. If your roots are greasy and the ends of your hair are dry, this is probably because you are not looking after your hair properly. Bad habits can over stimulate sebum production, while also damaging your hair, which is the cause of the dry ends. If you’re in this situation, avoid heat appliances, over washing and harsh products.  

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