I'm Not Entering Autumn With Dry Hair, so I've Loaded Up on These Products

I cannot tell you the number of times growing up I was told I have dry hair. There were no ifs or buts. I had dry and often "unmanageable” hair that had to be dealt with, so much so I really did believe it was my hair type rather than a hair concern that can be treated. Since learning about my hair texture and what it likes and doesn’t and how it is affected by the elements, for the most part, I have the dryness under control. That is, apart from when it comes to the summer. It’s the time of year that really exacerbates frizz and drains the softness from my strands. So while I no longer identify as a dry-hair kind of girl, I am still prone to bouts of dryness.


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To quench this, I reach for hydrating serums, oils and creams; I pick shampoos that don’t strip hair, and of course, I use nourishing masks. "For dry hair, masks are one the most intensive treatments you can give your hair on the regular,” says Sophie Benson, education manager for Keune Hair UK. "Traditionally, you can use them once per week or every five shampoos. However, if your hair is lightened or exposed to over-styling, heat products, sun exposure, swimming/sports, etc., or you have longer hair, then you can use a mask instead of a conditioner every time you wash your hair.”

So with that said, these are the products that I load up on and recommend to friends when the summer heat takes its toll on our hair.


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The Best Products for Dry Hair

DPHue ACV Hair Rinse

Dizziak Hydration Wash

Olaplex No. 4c Clarifying Shampoo

L'Oreal Elvive Hydra Hyaluronic Acid Shampoo

Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Coconut Oil 3-in-1 Hair Mask Treatment

JVN Hair Nurture Deep Moisture Mask

Davines OI Liquid Luster

Keune Care Line Vital Nutrition Mask Moisturizing Mask for Dry Hair

Twist by Ouidad Curl Goals Moisture-Locking Leave-In Conditioner

Bread Beauty Supply MacAdamia Do-All Oil for Hair, and Everywhere

Pattern Jojoba Oil Serum

Amika Velveteen Dream Smoothing Balm