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How to Prevent, Fix and Care for Dry Hair: Causes & Natural Treatments

How to Prevent, Fix and Care for Dry Hair: Causes & Natural Treatments

Dry, damaged hair is the very antithesis to the kind of mane that so many of us strive to achieve. If you’ve been struggling with dry, unmanageable hair, don’t give up and don’t settle for unruly locks!

A few easy changes to your routine can make a big difference and can give your hair the TLC that it deserves.

Kiss Long, Hot Showers Goodbye

At the end of a long day, few things feel as good as a steaming-hot shower, but your hair may be paying the price for your few minutes of relaxation. Hot water can strip your hair (and your skin!) of its natural oils, leaving it dry and frizzy.

Never fear! This doesn’t mean that you need to switch to ice-cold showers, just lower the temperature down to the lukewarm range and your hair will thank you.

Speaking Of Showers, Let’s Talk About Shampoo

First off, you likely don’t need to be shampooing your hair every day. Shampooing removes the natural oils, called sebum, from your hair. While too much sebum can cause your hair to look greasy and make you reach for the shampoo bottle, too little can leave your hair unprotected and without the moisturizing benefits of your natural oils.

There’s no exact science to this, as everyone produces a different amount of sebum, but if you can manage it, try shampooing every other day at most.

The kind of shampoo that you use also plays an important role! Opt for natural formulas that are free of harsh, oil-stripping detergents like sodium lauryl sulfate and contain moisturizing ingredients.

Hair La Vie Shampoo is great for dry hair because it’s free of harmful chemicals and nourishes your locks with argan, coconut, avocado, and jojoba oils as well as essential oils, vitamins, and keratin.

Give Your Blow Dryer, Curling Wand, and Flat Iron A Break

You may love the look of a sleek blowout, but you’re doing your hair more harm than good.

Try using products that are specifically designed for styling air-dried hair, like mousses or sprays. Get a head start on beating frizz by using a leave-in conditioner or serum.

Hair La Vie N° 77 Leave-In and Hair La Vie Serum are designed to moisturize and tame frizz with natural, good-for-you ingredients like fractionated coconut oil, vitamin E, and silk amino acids.

No-heat style doesn’t have to be boring! There’s no time like the present to perfect the art of the messy bun or to master a new braiding technique. Let your imagination run wild and explore new styles!

If you absolutely must blow dry or style your hair with heat, then always, always use a heat protectant to minimize damage.

Hair Masks: Not Just For Special Occasions

You have that elusive day off when you’re free of work and any obligations, so you treat yourself to a relaxing spa day complete with face and hair masks, scented candles, and soothing music.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a slice of that day once or twice a week? Why not do it?

Using a hair mask weekly not only gives you a little bit of luxury in the middle of a hectic week, but is great for treating dry hair. Just use in place of your regular conditioner and carve out a few extra minutes for it to sit and work its magic.

As always, opt for natural products in order to achieve your best hair. Hair La Vie Masque is packed with ultra-moisturizing oils and strengthening extracts and smells like a day at the spa.

Go For A Trim...Or Better Yet, A Cut

You long-haired ladies out there might shy away from this one, but there’s really nothing like simply chopping off dry, damaged, frizzy, lifeless ends to reveal healthy, bouncy, shiny hair.

Be brave, and go for the plunge! Ask your stylist to cut off the damaged lengths, however long they may be.

With stars like Emilia Clarke, Alicia Vikander, and Kerry Washington all sporting chic bobs, the time is ripe to delve into the world of short hair!

Feeling extra daring? Follow in Cara Delevingne’s, Zöe Kravitz’s, and Emma Watson’s style footsteps with a super-short pixie cut.

Dry Hair: A Thing Of The Past

Dry hair shouldn’t be something that you worry about! Banish unmanageable locks and  give your hair the moisture boost it craves by giving some (or all!) of these tips a try.

Give your natural oils a chance to do their job and support healthy hair with natural products that are designed to deliver moisture. Be nice to your hair and lay off the heat styling to give it a much-needed, well-deserved break.

If you’re feeling adventurous, opt for a fresh, light bob or pixie cut that will showcase the healthiest parts of your hair.

Now go forth and unleash your inner hair goddess!

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