How to care for dry hair is one question that comes back regularly.
Whatever the nature of your hair, every woman (me included!) dreams of having beautiful, shiny, healthy hair.
Unfortunately, dry hair is inevitable when your hair is constantly battered by heat styling tools, chemical treatments, sun, salt and pollution.
Last week, I became blonde (literally!).
While I’m now used to this new colour and I’m starting to like it, I also noticed that my hair got really dry following the dye.
It was time to take matters into my own hands and put as much care into my hair the way I do it with my face and skin.
I first tried a DIY hair mask: 2ggs, 1 tbsp of honey, 2 tbsp of yogurt.
Egg yolk is rich in fats and proteins and is also naturally moisturizing while the white contains the bacteria-eating enzymes that remove unwanted oils. So it supposed to moisturize dry and brittle hair.
Frankly, it wasn’t a success.
I mixed a whole pot but it was super cold so make sure you take it out of the fridge a few hours before so it gets to room temperature.
Second, it was a messy job. The whole thing ran down my neck and sweatshirt.
Third, I didn’t feel it had a major positive effect on my hair so until I find an efficient DIY hair mask, I decided to go back to off-the-shelf products.
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I also asked several of my friends what their favourite products are to care for dry hair and here what they recommended:
- Kerastase Nutritive hair mask
- Leonor Greyl palm oil
- Furterer Karité Nutri Nourishing Ritual Intense Nourishing Mask
- Alep shampoo
- Amika nourishing mask (I didn’t know this brand but it has good reviews)
- Moroccanoil. I haven’t tried their shampoo but since I attended a press day in London where I was taught how to style my hair in 10 minutes, I’m using this Moroccanoil treatment (the large bottle comes with a pump) and this heat styling protector.
- Shu Uemera “Essence Absolue”
So…what is the best way to care for dry hair?
Once you have found a product you like and that works for you, get into a weekly routine to apply a mask on your hair once a week.
Use preferably plant-based shampoos. I love Aveda but John Masters Organics is great too.
Eat healthy, whole foods and protein-based meals (read Glamour article here). Salmon, oysters, chicken, eggs, broccoli, spinach are packed with nutrients your hair, skin and nails will benefit from.
Take some supplements every day. I put a hyaluronic acid tablet every morning in my smoothie. However, I will switch to these marine collagen tablets soon once I’ve finished the other ones.
Have you enjoyed this article?
What are your tips to look after your hair? What products do you swear by? I would love to know…