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Our favorite tips on how to replenish dry locks.

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How to repair damaged hair

It won’t hold its style, it's got no volume, and it's dry as a bone—damaged hair can be stubborn, unruly and a real pain to tame. But it's a mixture of environment, heat styling and just your regular hair regimen that leads to brittle locks, which means there are ways to reverse those bad habits and help fix dry hair. See below for our favorite tips on how to repair damaged hair. 

 

1. Defend against the elements

Your hair won’t hold its style, has no volume, and it’s dry. Damaged hair can be stubborn and difficult to tame. It’s not only about exposure to the elements and environmental factors but also about frequent heat styling and poor hair care routine. Check out the tips below to reverse those bad habits and fix dry salon hair that’s been damaged.

 

2. Protect from heat styling

Blow dryers, flat irons, curling wands—all must-have styling tools, right? But did you know they can reach temperatures of up to 232°C? So, it's hardly surprising that these can leave hair dry and damaged. That's where heat protection sprays come in: applied on damp hair before blow drying, and again on dry tresses before using heated styling tools, they create a barrier to help protect hair from harsh temperatures and keep it looking soft and shiny.

 

3. Calm down when combing

Did you know that hair is weakest when wet? It feels like the obvious time to brush hair thoroughly, but repeated, vigorous combing can cause damage to the hair's cuticle, which can cause split ends and breakage. To help protect against this, comb hair in the shower after applying conditioner—it'll coat your hair strands and act like a barrier, making it easier to work through knots and tangles. Opt for brushes with widely-spaced plastic bristles or wide tooth combs—they give strands more space to move through, so that it doesn't take too much force to detangle them—and work gently through hair in sections.

 

4. Care for colored hair

Color is a great way to mix up your style and try out something new—but as with any chemical treatment, it can cause damage and dryness, making it more difficult to maintain shine and volume. To help replenish moisture and maintain the vibrancy of colored hair, you'll need to reinforce its natural protective layer using a wash and care system specially formulated for dyed locks. This will target dryness and damage from hair dyeing, helping to nourish your hair and keep locks looking healthy. 

And for the most amazing results, go for the best treatment for colored hair. Use TRESemmé’s keratin shampoo and keratin conditioner range to achieve vibrant colored hair.

 

5. No need for excessive washing 

There's nothing quite like the feeling of freshly washed hair, but repeated washing can strip your strands of moisture, causing it to become dry and brittle. Try to wash your hair less frequently by using a dry shampoo in between washes – it'll help absorb oils and eliminate odor for hair that looks and feels freshly washed. And when you do need to wash your tresses, it's wise to choose a shampoo which gently cleanses and moisturizes your mane, like the TRESemmé Platinum Strength Shampoo & Conditioner system: it targets dryness and helps add moisture where your hair needs it most. 

So if you're constantly asking yourself "Why is my hair so dry?", the answer's probably in your routine. Keep these simple tips in mind to know how to fix damaged hair and get ready to welcome strong-feeling, healthy-looking locks!

And for the most amazing results, go for the best treatment for colored hair. Use it at least once a week to achieve vibrant colored hair.