Reader Question: What can I do to fix my dry hair?

by Hair Romance on November 7, 2013 · 10 comments

in Hair Style Advice,Reader Question

We all want our hair to be soft, healthy and shiny but you won’t believe how common it is to have dry hair.

How to fix dry hair - Hair Romance

The lovely Sophia of the fab fashion blog Moulin Frock emailed me for help with her dry hair. She has beautiful thick hair and has lighter ombre colour on the ends.

Q: I’m hoping you can help me – my hair is super dry and I don’t know what I can do to stop it. It’s coloured/lightened so that probably doesn’t help :( As you remember it’s also super thick. I can’t seem to find anything that works.

How to fix dry hair

Most likely the colour is causing the dryness in your hair but there’s a few steps you can take to fix your dry hair:

  • First check if you’re using a moisturising shampoo, and sulphate free would be good too. You don’t need to be over-washing your hair. Try not to wash your hair every day and use dry shampoo on the in-between days.
  • Use a treatment in between your shampoo & conditioner. Schwarzkopf Extra Care 60 second treatment is a great supermarket buy, or Original & Mineral 7 Day Miracle is awesome. Comb it through and concentrate on the ends of your hair. Don’t apply conditioner to your roots, just the ends of your hair.
  • Salon treatments are awesome and can work wonders. I’m reviewing a few this week but ask your hairdresser to recommend one to suit your hair.
  • Try to avoid heat styling, but if you do have to blowdry or straighten your hair, make sure you use a heat protectant. There are some good creams you apply in damp hair like Matrix Heat Resist (they also have a shampoo and conditioner with heat protectant) or use a spray like ghd Heat Protect Spray before you style.
  • If your hair is still really dry, a leave in conditioner can help too. Try Unite 7 Second Leave In Conditioner which you apply in towel-dried hair after washing.
  • Oils can be great too, but be careful of too much product that contains silicone. I love Moroccanoil but it’s full of silicone so it works for a while but as it coats your hair it stops moisture getting in to your hair and so your hair becomes drier. If you do use them, do an extra shampoo to make sure you’re removing all the product before conditioning your hair.
  • You might need to trim the ends. If you have a lot of damage and split ends a trim is the only fix. Once the ends are cut off you can fix the rest of your hair.

Do you have dry hair? What do you use to fix your dry hair?

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Lena November 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Why not using Oils without Silicones??? Wheres the problem? Why don´t you just use pure argan oil? :) It work wonders on dry hair like mine and ou pay less and it contains no silicones!


Hair Romance November 8, 2013 at 9:14 am

Hi Lena, I agree oils without silicones are good. They are often a lot more expensive but you don’t need to use much x


Lena November 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm

No, pure Argan Oil may be a little pricey (about 10 Euro here in Germany for 100ml) but other Oils like coconut oil or sesame oil is super inexpensive.
Plus you don´t pay for a brand name you don´t need.


Hair Romance November 15, 2013 at 12:41 am

Good point Lena, coconut oil is great for your hair x


Amy @ Beads & Brass November 8, 2013 at 2:02 am

Thanks for the tip about Morrocanoil! I’ve been using it for a few months and have noticed it is not working as well as it used to.


Hair Romance November 8, 2013 at 9:12 am

Thanks Amy! I still use it too but you needa good double shampoo to remove it all after a while x


Laura D November 8, 2013 at 2:51 am

Lovely site and great article. I suffer from a lion’s mane…curly, big, thick, coarse and dry hair. I also dye it on the occasion except for a 6-time bleach job, I did on a whim, a few months ago. With my hair history being said, I wanted to add that pure & natural coconut oil has brought my hair back to life. I even use the cheap stuff found in the grocery aisle at Walmart. The more I apply the better. And if I slather it on after a shower and put my hair in a bun, to let it dry (and it takes awhile), the results are smooth, soft, big and wavy hair.
Not mention it’s worked wonders as a face and skin moisturizer with an added bonus of making my already long and full lashes longer and fuller. Seriously, less than 5 dollars, you can’t go wrong. And I have tried EVERYTHING else.


Hair Romance November 8, 2013 at 9:12 am

Thanks for the tips Laura! I love cooking with coconut oil but I’ve never used it on my hair. Project for the weekend… x


Zoey November 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Love the tips you have got here!
My blog will soon contain updates and tips to grow hair healthy and long! :) would love to know your thoughts!



Hair Romance November 9, 2013 at 12:58 am

Thanks Zoey, good luck with your blog x


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