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Do you dream of having the silky, shiny hair of a shampoo model? Do you notice that your strands are dry recently but you don’t know why? APO Hair will reveal to you the answers for why your hair is so dry. Understanding the root cause of dry hair and taking action may be all you need to get the locks you dream about.

Common Causes

Your scalp isn’t making enough moisture. Hair itself cannot create lubrication, it depends on its scalp. The oil made in the hair root will keep the hair moisturized and look lustrous. Sometimes, hair doesn’t make enough oil, which lead to dry hair.

The moisture you have is escaping. Each strand of healthy hair has a protective layer called the cuticles, the cuticles shield your hair from heat and sun damage. When the cuticles are healthy, the layers lie tightly together and keep moisture in. But when the cuticles’ layers separate and peel away from hair, they are not strong enough to hold moisture for your hair, a small quantity of oil will escape and your hair will be dry.

The problems that can damage your hair

  • Over-washing or using a harsh shampoo will peel your natural hair oil
  • Blow drying your hair too often
  • Using heat styling frequently
  • Applying too much chemical treatments (dyes, perms, relaxers)

Let’s take action to save your hair!

Curb the heat styling

As mentioned, your heat styling habits can cause dry hair. Reaching for the straightener everyday will badly affect on your hair health and of course, your hair will dry out and cause damage because high temperature strips the natural moisture away. Therefore we should avoid heat styling as much as possible. Instead of using heat styling, you can try out some DIY heatless hairstyles that you can find free tutorials on the Internet.

Stop skipping trims

You don’t need to always keep your hair short but it is important to have regular trims. Split ends will keep splitting up your hair, when your hair is damaged, it is always dry and dull. Therefore, we recommend getting a trim every 3-6 months to remove split ends, improve the health of your hair.

Beware of the weather

Spending a lot of time outside means the health of your hair is reduced. In the winter or the cold months, it appears the humidity loss and coldly windy weather. That is the reason why your hair become fragile and brittle. It will feels the same when it gets too much sun in the summer time. We can’t change the weather, but we can switch up our hair products seasonally and look after our hair strands to make sure they are healthy.

Stop over washing

The frequency of hair washing is totally depends on your hair type. But there is one fact for all hair types that your hair being super dry means it is over washed. Harsh shampoos are also the reason for your hair being dry. We recommend you to use alcohol free and sulphate free products.

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Nourish your hair

Nourishing your hair is very important to prevent your hair from being dry and dull. We recommend that you should use a moisturizing mask once a week and apply hair serums frequently.

Drink more water

Drinking lots of water not only improves your skin but it also keep your hair moisturized too. Make sure you’re drinking the recommended 2.7 litres a day and stick to water over fizzy drinks for the best hair boost.

High quality products for dry hair

Oribe Gold Lust Pre-Shampoo Intensive Treatment

This is a real treat for dry, damaged tresses. The balm-to-oil formula, which is meant to be applied before entering the shower, works double duty to prevent water damage and nourish hair.

R+Co CROWN Scalp Scrub

This is the perfect in-shower treatment to rinse away product buildup. It gently exfoliates for a healthier scalp, thanks to powerful ingredients like kaolin clay (to absorb oil) and salicylic acid (to eliminate bacteria and prevent dandruff).

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Rose Hair Oil

One of the best ways to nourish your strands is using hair oil. Kérastase Elixir Ultime Rose Hair Oil containing marula oil and white tea can help you nourish your hair. It also protects your hair from heat damage up to 230°C and makes your hair soft and silky.

We hope after reading this post, you can know why your hair is super dry and how to fix it. No matter how busy we are, spending some extra time on your hair will pay off in the long run and will make a big difference to the health of your hair.