The Best Remedies for Dry Winter Hair

by Colleen Welsch on December 5th, 2019
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Are you dealing with dry, frizzy hair that’s hard to style and breaks easily? You’re not the only one. Dry hair is a common woe, especially if you live in a place with cold winters or a dry climate. And damage from hair dye, heat tools, and grooming techniques can transform even the healthiest locks into brittle hair. So what can you do to fix it? Keep reading for our favorite dry hair treatments.

What Causes Dry Frizzy Hair?

Dry, brittle hair is often damaged hair. Hair damage can have several causes, including:

  • Overprocessing. If you color your hair or get it chemically straightened or curled, you could end up with brittle hair.
  • Overstyling. Blow drying your hair or using hot tools (like curling irons and straighteners) too often can leave you with dry, damaged hair, especially if you don’t use a heat protectant before styling.
  • Overwashing. Your scalp produces natural oils that are supposed to keep your hair moisturized and healthy. But if you shampoo your hair too often (or use a harsh shampoo), you can strip your scalp of its natural oils and leave your strands parched.

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Luckily, there are some simple methods you can use to restore moisture to locks, for shinier, healthier hair.

Dry Hair Treatments: 5 Ways to Remedy Brittle Hair

1. Nourish Hair from the Inside Out

Certain vitamins and minerals are important for growing thicker, stronger hair that resists brittleness and breakage. Viviscal may not directly treat dry hair, but it does nourish hair from within for gorgeous, thick hair on the outside. While other hair vitamins claim to promote hair growth, only Viviscal contains AminoMar™, a proprietary marine collagen complex plus a unique combination of Biotin (Vitamin B7), Zinc, Vitamin C, Horsetail Plant Extract, Iron and Niacin (Vitamin B3). Viviscal supplements are scientifically proven to nourish thinning hair and promote existing hair growth from within.*

2. Always Use Conditioner

We cannot stress this enough: using conditioner after shampooing is absolutely critical to treating dry hair. Even if you have fine or thin hair, you should always condition every time you wash your hair. Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Conditioner lightly conditions hair with Ana:Tel™ complex plus the key nutrients Biotin, Keratin and Zinc to leave hair looking naturally thicker and fuller. Hair is hydrated without being weighed down.

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3. Try a Home Remedy for Dry Hair

You can also make your own deep conditioning treatment for dry hair with ingredients you already have in your pantry. Start by mashing a ripe avocado in a bowl. Add 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of softened coconut oil to the avocado and stir to combine. Apply to your hair, paying particular attention to your ends (where your hair tends to be driest). Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes, then rinse out with lukewarm water.

Note: Before trying any at-home beauty or hair care recipes, always do a small skin test first. If you have allergies or sensitivities to any of the ingredients in a recipe then don’t use them.

4. Skip a Few Washes

If you wash your hair every day, try to cut down to two or three shampoos per week. When you do wash your hair, use a shampoo that’s gentle on your hair and scalp like Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo. If your hair looks greasy between washes, use a little bit of dry shampoo or baby powder to absorb the extra oil.

5. Get a Trim

Split ends feel dry and make hair harder to style. Unfortunately, once ends are split, there is nothing you can do to repair them (despite what some products may claim!) except cut them off. To avoid significant split ends, visit your hairdresser regularly for a trim to “reset” your hair and keep it growing split-end free.

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Do you have a favorite treatment for dry hair? Let us know in the comment section below!

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