Are you one of those guys who can roll out of bed looking perfect, or are you like the rest of us who deal with temperamental hair prone to frizz or dryness? Chances are you’ve got hair issues because, let’s face it, you’re human. If you have naturally curly, coily, or wavy hair, then your scalp’s natural sebum doesn’t easily reach from root to tip, and that means you need to supplement its moisture levels consistently. And relying on hot tools to dry or straighten your hair can add further damage. Even shampooing too often can strip away the natural oils that protect your strands.
Dealing with damage, dryness, and frizz may seem like an uphill battle, but there’s a lot you can do to regain your hair’s health with just a few helpful tips and the right moisturizing products.
How to Fix Dry, Damaged Hair
Since you can’t change what you were born with, it’s best to focus on the way you deal with your hair.
1. Break Up with Sulfates – While generally safe, the sulfates that create rich, foamy shampoo lather may be too harsh for dry or damaged hair. They do a phenomenal job of removing dirt and grime, but they may also irritate your scalp and strip away your hair’s natural oils. Switching to a sulfate-free shampoo can calm your scalp and still keep your hair clean without overdrying it. And if you need a quick touch up between washes, consider using a dry shampoo (which can also add volume).
2. Condition Like You Mean It – Most rinse-out conditioning products do a lackluster job of hydrating the hair because they simply coat the surface for a minute or two and wash down the drain. A properly formulated Hair Moisturizer, on the other hand, can deliver hydration to the hair cuticle to improve shine, texture, and even reduce split ends and breakage. We use argan oil because it’s rich in fatty acids that prevent moisture loss. And for deep hydration, use an Overnight Hair Moisturizer. It safely hydrates, conditions, softens, restores radiance, and eliminates frizz while you sleep.
3. Shelve the Shampoo Once in a While – Most guys don’t need to shampoo every day, so give your scalp and strands a rest once in a while. Invest in a good quality boar’s hair brush instead. The bristles distribute natural oils down the full length of the hair and make it look and feel shiny and healthy.
4. Put Down the Hot Tools – As tempting as it is to use a blow dryer or hair straightener frequently, the high temperatures zap hair’s natural moisture and make it more prone to breakage. If you must use a straightener, be sure your hair is completely dry first. When the water in your hair is heated too quickly, the cuticle can be damaged in the process.
5. Don’t Dye Your Hair – Changing up your color occasionally might not cause long-term damage, but if you opt for a drastic color change that requires chemicals, you’re actually weakening the hair since dye undermines the hair’s natural structure. The new shade might be fun for a few days, but if the process further damages your hair or leads to hair loss, it’s probably not a price you want to pay.
Repairing damaged or dry, brittle hair may not happen overnight, but it will happen if you give it time and a little TLC. Keep your maintenance appointments with your barber to minimize future damage, and rethink your grooming products. If you need both daily and deep treatments, consider our Hair Repair Stack. You get instant daytime hydration and superior overnight repair.
Need help picking the right moisturizer for your hair? Hit us up. We’re here to help.