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8 Dry Hair Treatments and Tips to Try Right Now

Your journey to hydrated hair starts here.
September 30, 2022


Hair that looks and feels like it’s been through a drought can be frustrating, but dry hair is actually easier to care for than you may think. all about following simple hair care tips for success — and using the right dry hair treatments for your mane.

Basically, all you have to do is shower your strands with a little love and attention, and over time you’ll notice that your hair feels softer and looks healthier. For more specifics on how to revive your strands, including which shampoo, conditioner, and hair treatment for dry hair to use, keep reading for nine of our best tips for taking care of dry hair.


Why Is Your Hair Dry?

Before we get into dry hair treatments and tips, it’s time to answer the age-old question, “Why is my hair so dry?” There are a variety of reasons why your hair can look and feel dry, including excessive exposure to harsh styling products. In 2011, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) revealed that regularly using blow dryers could cause dryness. 

Blow dryers are not the only hair tool to blame, however, as the same thing goes for using other heat-styling tools such as flat irons and curling wands. The NCBI also states that using products too frequently and prolonged exposure to sunlight and UV rays may lead to dry hair as well. Environmental and hormonal factors can also lead to dry hair.


8 Dry Hair Treatments and Tips to Follow

Ready to restore order to your mane? Read along as we share nine dry hair tips and treatments to help get your strands back on track.


1. Switch To A Hydrating Hair Care System

When it comes to taking care of dry hair, hydration should be a top priority. One of the easiest ways to get the job done is to enlist the help of a nourishing shampoo and conditioner system that can provide instant hydration. Try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron + Plump Hydrating Shampoo & the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron + Plump Hydrating Conditioner, which are formulated with a hyaluronic care complex to provide hours of hydration.

Focus your shampooing mainly on your scalp and roots, since that’s the area that needs the most cleansing. When conditioning, take the opposite approach and focus the product mainly on the mid-lengths and ends of your hair.


2. Make Hair Masks Part Of Your Weekly Hair Care Routine

When it comes to hair masks, you don’t have to wait for a special occasion or the day when your hair is at its driest to break one out. In fact, to keep your hair looking healthy and prevent it from becoming dry and brittle, you should try to use a hair mask like the L’Oréal Paris Sulfate Free Simply Clean Melting Jelly Mask as a dry hair treatment once or twice per week in place of your regular conditioner.


3. Use A Balm

If you’re dealing with extremely dry hair, you may want to add a balm treatment into the mix to help add an extra amount of nourishment to overly brittle strands. Simply apply the L’Oreal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm Rinse-Out Mask  onto wet hair after shampooing, applying an even layer of the product onto your mane and focusing it on your mid-lengths and ends. Leave it on for three to five minutes, then rinse and follow your regular conditioning routine. 


4. Use Nourishing Styling Products

If you have dry strands, you’ll want to use a hair styling cream or oil that will work to nourish your hair while also taming frizz. Try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron + Plump Moisture Plump Serum, Paraben-Free, a hair serum that’s formulated to bring dry, lifeless hair back to life. Just remember that a little goes a long way with hair serums, so only spray one to two pumps onto the lengths and ends of your hair, avoiding your roots altogether.


5. Say No to Scalding Showers

Spending time in a steamy shower may be enjoyable in the moment, but turning the temperature up too high can lead to hair that feels dry. This is because super-hot water and steam in the shower can strip your hair of essential oils, no matter how relaxing it may feel.

You don’t have to start bathing in freezing H2O, but switching to lukewarm water is a good idea. Cutting down on your time in the shower can also help, so consider doing your part for the environment at the same time and start taking shorter showers. 


6. Limit Heat Styling And Blow-Drying

As we mentioned already, heat styling can wreak havoc on your hair. So, it’s best to go heat-free whenever you can. Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice styling your mane. Look for products that you can use to air dry your hair, such as mousse, hair spray, or styling cream. We recommend the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Curve It Elastic Curl Mousse for all-day hold.

As for those occasions when you still want to blow-dry or flat iron your hair, just be sure to spritz on a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Blow Dry It Quick Dry Primer Spray first. Another helpful tip is to use your hot tools on the lowest heat setting that you can, while still only having to pass through each section of hair once.


7. Stay Consistent With Getting Trims

One of the easiest ways to take care of dry strands is to trim your mane. While it can be hard to make time for trims with a busy schedule, the benefits are totally worth it. , your hair will sport a healthier appearance after a quick snip, removing split ends to saying goodbye to damage.


8. Sleep On Silk Sheets And Pillowcases

Cotton sheets and pillowcases can pull moisture from your mane, leaving you with drier strands. Instead, switch things up with a silk pillowcase. Not only does it help your hair, but it also feels totally luxurious. Not ready to part with your Egyptian cotton sheets? You can also opt to sleep with a silk scarf around your hair to protect it.

However, if you find that taking simple steps at home is still not giving your hair the results you desire, it may be time to book an appointment with your doctor, as there may be an underlying medical condition that could explain why your hair is so dry Once you find out the main culprit, your doctor can help alleviate the problem with a dry hair treatment plan. 

Next: 8 Hair Care Products With Hyaluronic Acid to Transform Dry Hair

Edited by: Témi Adebowale, Photo Design: Sarah Duvivier

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