Dry Hair Care Tips: How to Prevent Dry, Brittle Hair in 2022

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Unless you were born with superhuman, indestructible, and unbreakable hair, your hair will most likely be fragile at some point, whether from over-heating, colour-treating or vigorously towel-brushing. There are, however, a few steps you can take to ensure your dry hair is as strong and healthy as possible. Here are our top dry hair care tips for preventing dry and brittle hair in 2022.

Let’s start with the bad news first: Pretty much anything and everything we do to our hair can damage it. From brushing it too roughly to using hot tools daily, we’re constantly putting our hair through the wringer. And all of that damage can lead to dry, brittle strands.

But don’t despair just yet! While we can’t totally protect our hair from damage, there are steps we can take to help minimize it. And the first step is using the right products. Shampoos, conditioners and treatments formulated for dry and brittle hair can help fortify and strengthen strands. Look for hair cosmetics that contain ingredients like keratin, biotin, protein and coconut oil, which can all help to nourish and hydrate the hair.

Siam Seas Hair Treatment Coconut

SIAM SEAS HAIR TREATMENT COCONUT

Siam Seas Hair Treatment Coconut is ideal for dry, damaged and dull hair. This ultra-rich, all-natural conditioner/treatment hybrid is based on an ancient secret of Southeast Asian women: coconut oil. Cold-pressed to preserve its bountiful nutrients, this shine-intensifying oil deeply penetrates the hair shaft to treat damage from the inside out, leaving hair visibly healthier and glossier—all with a soft, island-inspired scent.

Odacite 552M Argan & Coconut Soap

ODACITE 552M ARGAN + COCONUT SOAP FREE SHAMPOO BAR 105G

Odacite 552M Argan & Coconut Soap Free Shampoo Bar offers all the perks of your high-quality shampoo – sans le plastic pollution. 552M leaves your hair restored and manageable, full of volume and silky soft. Suitable for all hair types.

  • – A soap-free shampoo bar that provides all the perks of a high-quality shampoo without the plastic bottle
  • – Deeply restores hair
  • – Soap-free formula for comfort and purity of scalp
  • – Hair is left manageable, full of volume and silky soft

In addition to using the right products in your hair care routine, there are a few other things you can do to prevent dry, brittle hair. And while a little damage is inevitable, there are steps we can take to prevent too much wear and tear.

Avoid using hot tools every day

We know, we know – it’s hard to resist the allure of a sleek, straight blowout. But using hot blow dryer tools on your hair every day can do serious hair damage, leaving it dry, brittle and more susceptible to breakage. If you just can’t give up your daily styling routine, try to give your hair a break a few days a week, and make sure to use a heat protectant before blow-drying or flat ironing.

Be gentle when shampooing and conditioning

Your hair is at its weakest when it’s wet, so it’s important to be gentle when washing hair, shampooing and conditioning. Avoid rubbing your wet hair vigorously with a towel, and be careful not to tug or pull at tangles. When applying conditioner, focus on the ends of your hair, and avoid getting it too close to your roots.

Uka Shampoo 'Wake Up'

UKA SHAMPOO WAKE UP! CHUBBY BOTTLE 400 ML

Wake up! shampoo awakens the hair at the root and strengthens the lengths to give them tone and volume.

Uka Shampoo ‘Wake Up’ is specially formulated for those with flat, dull, lifeless hair. This luxurious shampoo imparts body and resilience to soft flat hair, providing lift and bounce from the base of the hair.

Invest in a quality leave-in regular conditioner conditioner

A good leave-in conditioner can work wonders for dry, brittle hair. Look for one that’s packed with moisture-replenishing ingredients like glycerin or aloe vera, and apply it to your hair after shampooing and towel-drying.

Yarok Feed Your Roots Mousse

YAROK FEED YOUR ROOTS MOUSSE

Yarok Feed Your Roots Mousse transforms thin, limp, damaged or lifeless hair into a voluminous, healthy hair. Feed it what it needs, wants and craves at the roots, and watch it flourish and lead a much fuller life. Raise your hair to new heights with Yarok Feed Your Roots Mousse while you lower your carbon footprint with this eco-luscious mousse.

Yarok Feed Your Volume Conditioner

YAROK FEED YOUR VOLUME CONDITIONER 250ML

Packed with sustainable, nourishing, plumping ingredients, Yarok Feed Your Volume Conditioner seals in moisture and promotes volume and manageability. Feed Your Volume Conditioner by Yarok leaves your hair softer, smoother and noticeably shinier. This gorgeous, 100% natural deep conditioning treatment won’t weigh hair down.

Don’t skip trims

It might seem counterintuitive, but getting regular trims can actually help prevent hair dryness. That’s because trimming away split ends prevents them from travelling up the shaft of your hair, which can eventually lead to breakage, aim to get your hair trimmed every 6 to 8 weeks.

Protect your hair from the sun

Just like your skin, your hair can be damaged by exposure to UV rays. To protect your locks, try to stay out of the sun during peak hours, and if you’re going to be in the sun for an extended period of time, wear a hat or scarf. You can also find leave-in conditioners and serums that contain SPF.

Coola's organic scalp and hair sunscreen with SPF 30

COOLA CLASSIC SPF 30 ORGANIC SCALP & HAIR MIST 59 ML

Just a heads up—Coola’s organic scalp and hair sunscreen with SPF 30 protects those often-forgotten spots. This water-resistant SPF mist doesn’t weigh hair down or leave it looking greasy. Packed with colour-protecting ingredients, this ocean-scented sunscreen spray also helps prevent UV-related colour fade.

It’s essential SPF haircare. Because we all want to part ways with burnt parts.

Rahua detangler

RAHUA HYDRATION DETANGLER + UV BARRIER 193ML

Prime hair with this leave-in detangler that creates instantly brushable hair.

Create instantly brushable hair with this leave-in detangler. Prime hair by misting all over to detangle and glide the comb through hair. This moisturising formula also softens hair, smooths frizz and prevents breakage and damage. The plant power of Morete oil helps provide a UV defence barrier — provides colour-treated hair with photoprotection. Scented with the tropical aromas of passion fruit and mango. Mist generously on damp or dry hair and comb through. Leave in, do not rinse. Prime hair for health and easy styling after cleansing and conditioning.

Limit your use of hair products

Products like hairspray, gel and mousse can help give your dry hair some extra hold and texture. But if you use them too often, they can build up on your hair, leaving it feeling heavy and greasy. So, try to use them sparingly, and make sure to wash your hair regularly to avoid product build-up.

Rahua Shampoo

RAHUA CLASSIC SHAMPOO LUSH PUMP 420ML

Tapped directly from the earth, this fan-favorite shampoo is formulated with rare, sustainably sourced ingredients such as omega-9 rich Rahua Oilquinoa, and Palo Santo oil. Designed to keep the scalp in balance, this rainforest-cultivated formula will leave hair replenished and restored from roots to ends.

Know when to say goodbye to your hair ties

While metal-free elastics are much gentler on your hair than traditional hair ties, they should still be used sparingly to avoid damage. If you find yourself reaching for a hair tie several times a day, try to give your hair a break every once in a while, and let it down to give your scalp a chance to breathe.

Ready to give your hair a little extra TLC? 

If your hair is feeling dry and brittle, there’s plenty you can do to get it back in shape. Follow the dry hair care tips to help prevent damage, and be sure to deep condition your hair regularly to keep it hydrated and healthy.

Let’s start with deep conditioning.

This will help to hydrate and nourish your hair, as well as strengthen it against future damage. Deep conditioning hair treatments can be done at home or at the hair salon, and will usually involve leaving the conditioner in your hair for several minutes before rinsing it out.

John Masters Organics Repair Conditioner

JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS REPAIR CONDITIONER FOR DAMAGED HAIR 177ML

John Masters Organics Repair Conditioner for Damaged Hair with Honey & Hibiscus is an intensive, silicone-free deep conditioner that repairs damaged, brittle hair. Organic honey coats strands in essential nutrients and draws in moisture, while organic hibiscus flower extract helps to repair and strengthen strands. This ultra-rich formula features an intensely nourishing blend of organic aloe and sunflower seed oil, plus nourishing shea butter, which work harmoniously to guard hair against future breakage and deeply condition.

Improve your scalp health.

A healthy scalp is a foundation for healthy hair, so it’s important to take care of your scalp if you want strong and healthy strands. You can improve your scalp health by using a gentle scalp scrub to remove any buildup and massaging your scalp with an oil or serum to promote circulation.

Rahua Scalp Exfoliating Shampoo

RAHUA SCALP EXFOLIATING SHAMPOO 250ML

This 1-step shampoo scrub removes dead skin cells and build-up and improves blood circulation at the scalp while Symbiotic® Rahua, Sacha Inchi, and Morete oils nurture hair health. This inspiring blend of plant-powered ingredients indulges the senses while extending the skincare routine to the scalp, promoting a healthy microbiome and improving overall hair health.

Use hair oils.

A few drops of hair oils can work wonders for extremely dry hair. Look for natural oils that are rich in fatty acids and vitamins, like argan or coconut oil, and apply it to your hair before shampooing. You can also add a few drops of oil to your conditioner to help boost its hydrating power.

Mauli Grow Strong Hair Oil

MAULI RITUALS GROW STRONG HAIR OIL 30ML

Mauli Grow Strong Hair Oil is a hero treatment oil that combines refined Ayurvedic elixirs to activate follicles at a cellular level helping to reconstruct, protect and deliver intense hydration. Expertly formulated in England, herbs of thickening bhringraj, rejuvenating bhrami and conditioning amla are individually infused in a base of nutrient-rich moringa, the flame of the forest, argan, sesame and coconut oils. Hand-blended using traditional Ayurvedic methods, the oils and herbs are separately heated at their various optimal temperatures, then cooled and reheated several times over eight-twelve weeks, to ensure the blends mature and the infuse, at which point soothing Himalayan cedarwood and turmeric leaf are added and further left to settle. The powerful ingredients and ancient blending method combine to offer lacklustre hair strength and vitality.

Don’t forget about Hair Masks.

A good hair mask can also help to hydrate and nourish your dry hair. Look for a mask that’s rich in natural ingredients like avocado or banana, and apply it to your hair once or twice a week.

Rahua Hair Mask

RAHUA HYDRATION HAIR MASK 120ML

Deliver ultimate hydration to dehydrated hair with a rich blend of Symbiotic® Rahua oil and shea butter. This plant-powered, professional-grade hair mask delivers a deep hydration treatment with Amazonian oils and protein bonding sugars to maximize moisture retention, resulting in revitalized shiny, smooth, replenished hair. Ideal for curly, thick, coarse, porous, and damaged locks.

Infused with the intoxicating tropical aromas of organic passion fruit and mango, this hair treatment will transport you to an alluring island escape while it works its magic.

Hydrate hair from within

Drink plenty of water and choose foods high in B6, vitamin E and healthy fats in your balanced diet. These nutrients are essential for healthy hair, and by ensuring you’re getting enough of them, you can help to prevent dry, brittle hair.

By following these dry hair care tips, you can help prevent dry hair and keep your locks looking healthy and strong all year long.

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