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My hair is too dry! - Practical and valuable advice & tips about available treatments, shampoos, solutions, remedies and hair care products for dry hair.

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* General Information:
If you are to get the best possible results from your hair care routine, you need to choose the correct shampoo and conditioner for your hair type.

We recognise hair that is in good condition. It shines, it is easy to manage - it just looks good.

The appearance of the hair is the one feature of the body over which we can have direct control. You can change the length, shape, colour and style of your hair according to the age you wish to appear, and the economic and social status you want to claim.
The style, length and condition of hair all play a part in how we perceive the people we meet.

Dry hair is hair that does not contain enough moisture.
This is usually because the cuticle has become heavily weathered and porous, so that the cortex cannot retain water.
It shows up more in long hair than in short, simply because the hair has been growing for longer and therefore has weathered more.
It is more common in women than in men, because women are more likely to wear their hair long. The dryness may come to affect more of the hair if it is given repeated chemical treatments, particularly perming, and especially perming associated with bleaching/colouring.

Your hair is dry if:
    * it looks dull
    * it feels dry or rough
    * it tangles easily
    * it is difficult to comb or brush
    * it has been treated chemically (permed, bleached or colored)
    * it is liable to split ends
    * it is dry and frizzy.
If your hair matches any of these criteria, you should choose a shampoo and conditioner that are designed for dry hair.

* Combat the damage of chemical treatments, colouring, heat-styling and environmental pollution by deep-conditioning your hair on a regular basis. This will help replenish lost moisture and keep locks shiny and resilient.

* Clean your hair frequently, using good-quality products.
Product: Moisturizing Shampoos and Conditioners - Good for very dry hair. Restores moisture lost in blow-drying.

* And most importantly - remember to condition it well.
Product: Leave-in Conditioners and Re-constructive Detanglers - A light leave-in conditioner is great for creating shine and body to straight hair and for taming.

* Have the ends cut regularly by a skilled stylist, so as to prevent weathering effects such as split ends.

* In a normal, undamaged hair shaft, very little water can get either into or out of the cortex. This is because the cuticle covering the cortex is intact. But if hair is processed too many times the cuticle scales may never return to their original tightness and the protection they once offered is lost. Over-porous hair is dry, and tends to develop split ends. The damaged cuticle is fragile, and the damage worsens as time goes by.

* Dry hair feels dry. It does not shine and is difficult to style. It responds to intensive conditioning, however.

* Careful brushing, drying and combing after washing are important.

The bottle says: Moisturizing or Replenishing
That means: It's formulated to be gentle to dry, damaged hair. These shampoos are heavier on the moisturizing ingredients, sometimes leaving a very thin film of conditioners on the hair to help keep it silky and smooth.
Works best for: Dry, frizzy, damaged hair.

* PRODUCTS that we recommend:

Matrix Biolage Hydrasource range - Intensely conditions very dry, coarse hair. Enriches dry hair with essential moisture, manageability and softness. With Aloe Vera, Wheat Germ and Algae.

Macadamia Nourishing Leave In Cream - The benefits of Macadamia include intensive nourishment, smoothing and a long lasting frizz free finish. Products are light weight with a non greasy feel and contain natural UV protection. Using Macadamia can also extend the life of colour by reducing fading.

Osmo Essence Deep Moisturising Shampoo - Osmo Essence Deep Moisturising Shampoo is a fabulous gentle formula to cleanse and nourish, with essential oils of patchouli and ylang ylang. Replenishes lost moisture without weighting hair down. Strengthens and restores health to hair leaving shiny, silky results.

IQ Intelligent Haircare Moisture Restore Shampoo -Moisture Restore shampoo with extracts of Papaya and Mango, gently cleanses dry, stressed hair. Hair is left nurtured and replenished with a shiny, healthy finish. To give your hair the treat that it deserves, use Moisture Restore Shampoo in harmony with Moisture Restore Conditioner.

Joico Moisture Recovery Conditioner - A blend of moisture-loving ingredients from the sea that quenches overly dry hair attributed to the environment, chemical services or genetics.

Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment - Coconut - Repair for Dry/Damaged hair -The first leave-in-cure spray, with 10 beneficial properties. A unique concept in hair care for everyone. UNIQ ONE helps to sort out, reducing frizz and makes it easier to shape and style.

* PRODUCTS that we recommend:

Goldwell Kerasilk Ultra Rich Silk FluidGoldwell Kerasilk Ultra Rich Silk Fluid - When you want to revive dry, dull hair, try new Instant Silk Fluid. A highly-concentrated, leave-in formula that provides instant smoothness, as it restructures the hair.


Wella Professionals Enrich range - Repair and protect dry and damaged hair to leave it full of vitality. With special ingredients such as silk extract and shea butter.

Joico K-Pak range - This state-of-the-art salon treatment range utilizes the purest and most powerful form of K-PAK technology, the No.1 reconstructive technology in the world, to deliver maximum hair repair in the least amount of time.

Loreal Serie Expert Intense Repair Masque - Intense nourishment, repairs and softens for very dry hair. Cuti-liss system with revitalising vitamin B6, proteins and amino acids help to nourish the hair.

L'anza KB2 Hydrate Shampoo and Hydrate Detangler - KB2 range contains its Keratin Bond 2 complex which utilises keratin proteins (found naturally in the hair) to strengthen and repair. Enhanced with antioxidant vitamins and organic botanicals to counteract ageing, hair is left glossy, silky and full of health.

L'anza Healing Moisture - Tamanu Cream Shampoo Luxuriously rich & creamy, this extra-gentle, sulfate-free formula blends Tahitian Tamanu Oil & soothing with Healing Polynesian Botanicals with Healing Actives to deliver moisture deep into hair’s dehydrated zones.

American Crew Daily Moisturising Shampoo -For normal to dry hair and scalp. Daily Moisturizing Shampoo is formulated with a blend of natural extracts to moisturize and condition the hair, without weighing it down.

Tigi Bed Head Urban Antidotes Recovery Shampoo - Drench moisture-deprived hair with a rush of hydration that gets stressed-out tresses back in action & on the road to Recovery. You’ll be addicted to how stunning your hair looks!

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