What to do? What care for my dry hair?

how do you treat dry damaged hair at home

Not yet on vacation, and yet your hair is already grilled, to the touch coarse, dull in color, and split ends? Don’t panic; there is no reason to cut everything! And if dry hair is a natural wound between external aggressions and capillary fragility, there are solutions. How to wash them, how to rinse them, or how to style them, your consulting pharmacist will guide you and offer you the right products to get your hair out of the straw as soon as possible!

Why is the hair dry?

Usually, when your skin is dry, this is a sign that she lacks water, and to rehydrate her, it is often enough to give her the right moisturizer. But it is not easy to take action for the skin in a dry capillary and a thatched roof over the head. Indeed, if the hair is dry and desiccated, it is not because it simply lacks water, but the entire hair shaft is weakened that there is a defect in the secretion of sebum which usually protects the hair. Hair or even that they suffer from external aggressions: cold, sun, pollution, wind, bathing in the sea or swimming pool …

To be able to repair them correctly, no step should be neglected.

What shampoos for her dry hair?

It is not recommended to multiply shampoos in dry hair under the pretext of “rehydrating” them. Indeed, when the hair is dry, it is a question of washing it simply once a week because the shampoos repeatedly contribute to eliminating sebum. The hair is, therefore, less protected and therefore less shiny.

Using the right products is essential to repair dry hair, such as shampoos rich in nutrient-active ingredients like ceramides, oils, or essential fatty acids. Degreasing shampoos that foam a lot and damage the keratin are to be avoided because the latter’s role is to ensure the flexibility and strength of the hair. To shampoo, brush your hair well before washing it to untangle it and remove any styling product residue. Wet the hair and distribute the shampoo in wet hands before applying it and in case of low foam, add water rather than shampoo. In the shower, do not rub the hair vigorously but gently massage them to promote penetration of the active ingredients. Rinse thoroughly and reapply if the shampoo is treating dry hair, or use conditioner, leaving it on for 3 to 5 minutes.

Dry hair: how to take care of it?

There are many specific treatments for dry hair for shampoo and conditioner, often made of avocado oil, Shea, argan, and jojoba, with very nourishing. Be careful with products containing sulfates/sulfites, especially silicones, because silicones give the illusion that the hair is smoother and shinier. Still, they are, in fact, molecules that suffocate the hair and weaken it a little more. The most effective product to nourish the hair being the masks for dry hair.

Opt for essential oils in masks and homemade treatments for dry hair to fill in the hair shaft deficiencies and strengthen the hair’s resistance.

But beware, if essential oils are very effective products for treating hair problems with dry hair, do not forget that essential oils are contraindicated in children under 12 years old and not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding. . Check the absence of allergy before any use and do not put in direct contact with the eyes and mucous membranes.

Homemade dry hair mask

Nourishing Lotion for Dry Hair to Rinse Out:


  • – 1 drop of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
  • – in 4 ml of Argan Vegetable Oil

Apply strand to strand after shampooing, then leave on for 5 minutes and rinse thoroughly. To be renewed every three days.

Nourishing lotion for dry and damaged hair with split ends without rinsing:

Mix together:

  • – 2 teaspoons of Lavender Essential Oil
  • – 2 teaspoons of Rosemary Cineole Essential Oil
  • – ½ teaspoon of Geranium Essential Oil
  • – 2 teaspoons of Jojoba Vegetable Oil.

Between two shampoos, to keep hair shiny, supple, and full of vigor, pour a few drops of this lotion in the palm of your hand, rub them against each other and then run your hands over your head through the hair. The fatty essential oils will thus be absorbed very quickly, and this treatment does not require rinsing.

Dry hair: how to rinse it?

We often tend to neglect the rinsing step, yet it is essential to fight against dry hair. The gesture is simple: it is a question of rinsing the hair abundantly with lukewarm or cold water! But yes, if the cold shower is not a piece of pleasure, it remains one for your body as for your hair. Because hot water, although pleasant, damages the hair in depth and rids it of the sebum that protects it. So we hang on, and a few minutes of lukewarm (or cold) water for top-notch hair; it’s easy.

The trick: to be a perfectionist and get rid of the lime that attacks and dries the hair, nothing like a vinegar rinse to apply after rinsing with water.

How to dry and style your dry hair?

When you come out of the shampoo, you wrap your hair in a towel to dry it by dabbing it, not by vigorous friction. Then, this is where it gets complicated because, yes, the hairdryer is the sworn enemy of dry hair! The heat it gives off promotes drying out of the hair. In the case of brushing, the use of a particular protective product before drying is essential to protect the hair fiber, and if possible, in this case, use a hairdryer at a gentle or even cold temperature. To style them while keeping them healthy, use alcohol-free styling products which have the disadvantage of dissolving the fatty acids that protect the hair. Also, give preference to products labeled for damaged and fragile hair.

Dry hair: what care at the beach?

The addition: sun + sea salt or chlorine is not recommended for the hair! So since we are not going to miss out on vacation, there are certain things to do before, during, and after the exhibition. Before and during use sun protection hair care and, if possible, wear a hat to avoid direct exposure, rinse your hair after each swim and use a specific after-sun treatment after each day of orientation.

Hair routine for dry hair

  •  – Food! But yes, sometimes it is enough to upset your daily life a little to change things. What if to treat dry hair, it was enough to change eating habits? Indeed, foods rich in silicairon, and vitamin B such as lentils, cereals, or even wheat germ associated with foods rich in established fatty acids such as salmonhazelnuts, or even olive oil are recommended…
  • – A vitamin cure can also be considered to improve hair formation and renewal with group B vitamins (vitamins B5, B6, B8). These specific food supplements for the hair can restore strength and vitality by at least three months of treatment.

So to say goodbye to your dry, damaged, and brittle hair, abandon bad routines and make way for specific shampoos and treatments without forgetting to refresh the ends every three months, which allows them to appear less damaged and to activate their regrowth. As to coloring, be careful because they are generally very aggressive for the hair, especially when they contain ammonia! So even if we can not help but think of the beautiful reflections that these colorations bring to your hair, we try to space them as far as tolerable for the image in the mirror. We negotiate with your hairdresser the use of soft products. Finally, do not hesitate to ask your pharmacist for advice on an optimal choice of products to overcome dry hair finally!

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