When it comes to hair, there's nothing more frustrating than dry, damaged locks. There are many reasons why your hair might be dry, ranging from dietary choices to heat styling. For dry and damaged hair, there are some simple changes that you can make to fix this! By switching up your hair care products and routine, over time you too can achieve shiny, glossy and healthy hair!
What causes dry hair?
It's true what they say about outer beauty starting from the inside! If you take good care washing your hair, but find it still looking dry, it may have something to do with your nutrition! If your diet is lacking in protein, vitamins and hydration, this can take its toll on the health and appearance on your skin, hair and nails! How often do you wash your hair? Over-washing can also strip your hair of its natural oils! If you have dry hair, it's recommended that you only wash your hair once or twice a week... not every day! Dry hair may also be caused by poor nutrition, an underactive parathyroid or an underactive thyroid1 Another common reason for dry hair is damage from excessive blow drying or heat styling. Overuse of heat styling tools such as straighteners and curlers can strip your hair of moisture and leave it looking dull and brittle.
Health Supplements For Healthy Hair
Ethical Nutrients Healthy Hair Skin & Nails
These Hair, Skin & Nail Supplements $24.95, from Ethical Nutrients contain a blend of vitamins and minerals specifically formulated to promote healthy hair, smooth skin and strong nails. Recommended by our Nourished Life Naturopath, each bottle contains a 1 month course.
Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. Vitamins can only be of assistance if the dietary vitamin intake is inadequate.
This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150 micrograms for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded.
Shampoos and conditioners for dry hair!
Acure Moroccan Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner
The Acure Moroccan Repairing Shampoo $16.95, is made with a clinically proven formula that is ideal for anyone with dry or damaged hair. It uses the benefits of organic ingredients including Argan Oil, Argan Stem Cells, CoQ10 and Pomegranate Seed Oil that moisturise and replenish the hair. It's ultra repairing and works to deeply hydrate the hair shaft, restore softness and enhance shine. Pair with the Acure Moroccan Repairing Conditioner to prevent further damage and help seal split ends!
100% Pure Honey & Virgin Coconut Restorative Shampoo & Conditioner
Deeply nourishing and hydrating, the 100% Pure Honey & Virgin Coconut Restorative Shampoo $26.95, helps to moisturise hair while removing buildup and excess oil. It gently cleanses the hair and replenishes shine for smooth and healthy locks. This shampoo uses the benefits of natural ingredients including Virgin Coconut Oil, Honey and Sea Kelp which are gentle enough to be used by those with colour treated hair. Pair with the 100% Pure Honey & Virgin Coconut Restorative Conditioner to protect from heat styling and tame your dry, frizzy hair for good!
Lavera Repair & Care Shampoo & Conditioner
The Lavera Repair & Care Shampoo $15.35, is specifically formulated for those with dry, damaged and heat treated hair. It's made with a nourishing blend of Hydrolysed Protein from Corn, Wheat and Soy which may help to repair split ends. This shampoo also contains Vitamin E and other powerful antioxidants that may help protect the hair from further damage, prevent premature greying, promote scalp health and stimulate hair growth! This Silica and Magnesium rich product is perfect for damaged and stressed hair! Pair with the Lavera Repair & Care Conditioner for silky soft shine.
Biologika Citrus Rose Shampoo & Conditioner
Made with hydrating ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Organic Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil, the Biologika Citrus Rose Shampoo $9.95, is suitable for dry and damaged hair. It has a gorgeous floral scent and a formula that may help strengthen and protect the hair follicles and fibres. It's perfectly paired with the Biologika Citrus Rose Conditioner!
Manuka Biotic Organic Manuka Oil Shampoo
The Manuka Biotic Organic Manuka Oil Shampoo $19.99, deeply cleanses and conditions the scalp without causing irritation. It's made using rich Manuka Oil and Moroccan Oil that are packed full of vitamins and nutrients. This shampoo also contains extremely calming ingredients including Camomile, Balm Mint and Kanuka Oil that promote shine and hydration. This shampoo is best paired with the Manuka Biotic Organic Manuka Oil Conditioner!
Treatments for dry hair!
Mukti Luxe Hair Serum
For seriously damaged hair, the Mukti Luxe Hair Serum $29.95, instantly detangles and helps manage unruly hair. This revolutionary formula is full of of deeply hydrating ingredients including Organic Argan and Citrus oils which may help repair frizzy and damaged hair. It provides much needed moisture and may aid in protein reconstruction, promoting hair growth and protecting from heat styling. To use, apply sparingly on damp hair to tame fly aways and frizz. Squeeze a small amount into the palms of your hands and work through your hair.
Pollen Botanicals 7 Wonders Hair Oil
If you're looking for a natural alternative to professional keratin treatments, I recommend the Pollen Botanicals 7 Wonders Hair Oil $34.95. It's made using a combination of 7 unique cold pressed virgin and organic oils which easily absorb into the hair. These nourishing oils protect and leave your hair looking and feeling softer. This oil is high in Omega 3 essential fatty acids which may encourage hair growth and prevent split ends. To use, squeeze 1-3 drops into the palm of your hands and sweep over your hair.
Dr Bronner's Organic Hair Creme - Lavender
If you regularly heat style your hair, The Dr Bronner's Organic Hair Creme - Lavender $14.95, can be used as both a light hold styling creme or as a leave in conditioner and heat protector. It has a gorgeous lavender scent that leaves hair silky smooth. This product is also great for anyone with curly hair as it defines curls and tames fly aways. The best time to use this creme is straight after showering so that the benefits will be locked in when you apply any heat.