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How to Fix Dry Hair: 10 Expert Tips and Remedies

6 mins

Nadja Molnar

Dry hair can be easy to develop and hard to reverse without the right products. Find out how to bring your hair back to life and avoid damage in the future.

Everyone wants shiny, healthy-looking hair, but split ends and dryness can creep up on you. Whether using hot tools, bleaching your hair, or not using the right hair care products, hair damage can happen to anyone. 

However, there are things you can do to repair your hair and bring it back to life. 

You don't necessarily have to cut all your hair off and start again, but you won't be able to fix all the problems with one deep conditioning treatment, either. If you're consistent and patient, you can restore moisture and salvage your dry hair. 

We have ten tips to help fix your dry hair for good. 

Table of contents: 

  • 1. Reevaluating Your Shampoo Routine: Tips for Choosing the Right Product 
  • 2. Hydrating Conditioner and Hair Mask: Nourishing Solutions for Dryness 
  • 3. Transform Your Hair with a Hair Mask
  • 4. Avoiding Heat Styling and Chemical Treatments: Protecting Your Hair from Damage
  • 5. Choosing the Right Brush and Comb: Best Tools for Detangling and Styling
  • 6. Adding Hair Sunscreen to Your Routine: Protecting Your Hair from Sun Damage
  • 7. Incorporating Hair Oil: Replenishing and Strengthening Dry Strands
  • 8. Boosting Scalp Health: Tips for Preventing Dryness and Irritation
  • 9. Trimming Your Hair: Promoting Healthier Growth and Reducing Split Ends 
  • 10. Trying a Lower-Maintenance Hair Color: Reducing Damage and Dryness 

1. Reevaluating Your Shampoo Routine: Tips for Choosing the Right Product

One of the first things you can do is change your products and how you use them. Shampoo's purpose is to remove built-up dirt and oil on your hair and scalp. It contains ingredients that are solvents to help thoroughly clean your locks. 

However, over-shampooing can dry out your hair shafts, especially if your shampoo contains harsh ingredients. We recommend looking for a shampoo that uses nourishing ingredients and can also clean your hair and scalp. 

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Try WOW Skin Science's Coconut Milk Shampoo. It is formulated with botanicals that can rejuvenate your strands by providing nourishment from root to tip. Our nourishing formula contains jojoba oil, coconut oil, and aloe vera extract to help moisturize and smooth frizzy hair. 

We recommend most people shampoo their hair 1-2 days a week. If you overwash your hair, you can strip the natural oil from your hair that helps keeps it hydrated. However, if you have a more active lifestyle, you may need to wash your hair more frequently. 

2.Hydrating Conditioner : Nourishing Solutions for Dryness

Conditioner is an obvious must if you're struggling with dry hair. It replenishes the moisture that can be stripped by using shampoo and leaves your hair silky smooth. If you skip conditioner, you can end up with excessively dry hair. 

Make sure to focus the conditioner on the ends of your hair. Your tips don't reap the benefits of the hydrating oil that comes from your scalp the same way your roots do. The ends are also the oldest part of your hair and will naturally show the most damage.                  

If you struggle with oily hair, you can apply conditioner from the middle of your hair down. WOW Skin Science's Coconut Milk Conditioner is a great conditioner for dry hair types. 

Coconut milk can help you achieve a healthy scalp and fight hair and skin damage. It also contains lots of hydrolyzed keratin, which is a powerful protein that comes from soy. It can help mend your hair fibers and nourish your hair. 

How to use: 

  • Apply a quarter-sized amount of conditioner to your hand
  • Massage the conditioner into your ends and work your way up
  • Let it sit for several minutes
  • Rinse it out with cold water instead of hot water to help seal the cuticles and make your hair appear shinier 

3. Transform Your Hair with a Hair Mask

Sometimes even the best conditioners aren't enough to quench your parched locks. In these cases, a hair mask is another must-have product to have on hand. Hair masks are intense conditioners that can help transform dehydrated hair. 

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Here are some of the many different potential benefits of using a hair mask:

  • Shinier hair
  • Added hydration
  • Reduction in frizz
  • Healthier scalp
  • Stronger hair strands 

You can incorporate a hair mask into your routine once a week or as needed. Try Wow Science's Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Mask For Dry, Damaged Hair. This mask can help bring new life to your dry hair through its healing formula, which features sunflower bio-lipids, wheat protein, argan oil, and other nutrients that can help your hair feel its best. 

How to use our hair mask: 

  1. Wash your hair and towel dry it. 
  2. Apply the hair mask all over your hair.
  3. Comb through your hair root to tip to ensure the mask is evenly distributed. 
  4. Let the hair mask sit for 10 - 15 minutes.
  5. Rinse your hair thoroughly with warm water.
  6. Finish with a cool rinse to seal the cuticles.

In addition to using a hair mask, you can also incorporate onions into your beauty routine. Onions are rich in sulfur and other minerals which can help boost hair growth and improve scalp health.

4.Avoiding Heat Styling and Chemical Treatments: Protecting Your Hair from Damage

Using high temperatures on your hair can lead to dry hair and breakage due to heat damage. The sun can also lead to a loss of moisture and result in brittle hair. You may not be able to stop heat styling altogether, but you can try to avoid heat as much as possible. 

You can also make sure you always use a heat protectant. When you do use a flat iron or curling iron, don't turn the temperature up all the way. Style your hair on a lower heat, and don't hold your hair to the heat for too long. 

There are plenty of hairstyles you can do without using heat styling tools. The right styling products can help reduce frizz and define curly hair. You can even go old-school by using rollers in slightly damp hair and taking them out when it dries. 

rollers for hair

5.Choosing the Right Brush and Comb: Best Tools for Detangling and Styling

Brushing your hair with the wrong brush when it's wet can lead to damage. Make sure you're using a brush made for wet hair that can detangle your hair without snagging and causing breakage. 

You can also use a wide-tooth comb to brush out tangles. Use a leave-in product to help the brush glide through your hair smoothly. Try WOW Skin Science's Hair Revitalizing Spray

This spray is a leave-in conditioner made with essential nutrients. It contains super ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, sweet almond oil, Moroccan argan oil, and grapeseed oil. Regularly using our Revitalizing spray can help tame frizz and replenish moisture. It can even help minimize split ends.

6.Adding Hair Sunscreen to Your Routine: Protecting Your Hair from Sun Damage

Yes, hair sunscreen exists. Just like your skin, your hair can become damaged by UV Rays. If you spend a lot of time outside, you should protect your hair from the sun. 

Hair sunscreen is not going to make your hair greasy, and there are plenty of hair products that contain UV-protectant properties. You can also wear a hat to protect your hair. 

wearing a hat

If the sun has already damaged your hair, you can use a leave-in hair mask to bring it back to life. 

7.Incorporating Hair Oil: Replenishing and Strengthening Dry Strands

Using oil treatments can work wonders for repairing damage to achieve healthy hair. When your hair feels extra dry and brittle, it needs immediate nourishment. There are plenty of at-home remedies you can try, but hair oil is easier for everyday use. 

Try incorporating WOW Skin Science's Castor Oil into your routine. This cold-pressed formula provides natural nourishment and supports healthy-looking hair, scalp, skin, eyelashes, eyebrows, lips, and nails — all in one product.

The oil is naturally rich in antioxidants, vitamin E, and essential fatty acids that can help with hair growth and split ends.

wow castor oil

How to use:

  1. Spray the oil throughout the length of your hair. 
  2. Massage the oil from your scalp to your ends.
  3. Leave it in all day to reap the full benefits. 

8.Boosting Scalp Health: Tips for Preventing Dryness and Irritation

The health of your scalp greatly impacts the health of your hair. If you've ever done any gardening, you can think of your scalp as the soil and your hair as the plants. Poor soil means your plants won't grow and flourish. 

If your scalp is irritated or has other issues, your hair won't look its best. Your scalp has over 100,000 follicles, and hair can grow out of each one. Your scalp follicles also create sebum, or oil, to help keep your scalp moisturized and healthy. 

Any disruption in your scalp's microbiome can lead to an unhealthy scalp and poor hair quality. 

You can use supplements to improve your scalp health and grow and strengthen your hair. Or you can also use products made to help improve your scalp health, like WOW Skin Science's Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo and Conditioner

Our Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo is a clarifying shampoo that can help you get rid of product build-up and deep clean your clogged hair follicles. It also helps balance pH levels and can strengthen your hair. Regular use of apple cider vinegar can help you reset your hair and scalp.

9.Trimming Your Hair: Promoting Healthier Growth and Reducing Split Ends

You may be growing out your hair, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get regular haircuts. A small trim can help keep your ends looking healthy and prevent further breakage. When your split ends aren't removed, they can actually travel up your hair and cause further breakage. 

We recommend getting trims every six to eight weeks to help your hair grow long and healthy. Plus, freshly cut ends will help you detangle your hair since damaged hair can be harder to maintain and brush. 

getting a haircut

Trimming your hair will also help prevent unnecessary breakage and can make your hair look thicker.

You can't fix dry ends without trimming your hair, but you can smooth the hair cuticles down.

First, use your hydrating shampoo and conditioner and deep conditioning treatment. Next, apply a heat protectant and serum made for smoothing split ends. Finally, use your hair dryer and a large round brush to smooth your ends.  

10. Trying a Lower-Maintenance Hair Color: Reducing Damage and Dryness

Getting rid of dry hair for good may mean you need to change up your color. There are certain hairstyles that help you minimize breakage. You can try a balayage or rooted look that's more low maintenance.

This way, you won't have to get your hair highlighted every six to eight weeks. Instead, you can go twice a year with the balayage look. You can also try a demi-permanent color for covering grey hairs. This type of color is less damaging since it has lower levels of ammonia and peroxide. 

If you are going to go for the full bleached hair look, don't do it yourself. You should always go to a professional when it comes to bleaching your hair. There are just too many ways it could go wrong, like using too much developer or letting the bleach sit for too long. Avoid serious damage and seek out a professional stylist.

Healthy, Shiny Hair 

You can say goodbye to dry hair for good by following these tips and investing in products that will rejuvenate your hair by providing much-needed nourishment and moisture. 

Don't forget your scalp because keeping it healthy can do wonders for your hair. WOW Skin Science hair products can help you trade dry hair for shiny, healthy-looking locks.

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Nadja Molnar

Nadja is passionate about working in the beauty industry. Besides having a master's degree in marketing and public relations, she also has a strong background in digital marketing and eCommerce. Reading and traveling are among her favorite activities.

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Author: Nadja Molnar

Nadja Molnar

Nadja is passionate about working in the beauty industry. Besides having a master's degree in marketing and public relations, she also has a strong background in digital marketing and eCommerce. Reading and traveling are among her favorite activities.
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