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When your hair’s dry, it doesn’t just look dull, it’s actually more prone to damage and breakage. While you can’t prevent all the causes of dry hair, like the weather, your hair type or texture, or even stress, there are many things you can do to nourish your strands to have them feeling soft and healthy again. Read below for tips on how to treat your dry hair, and the best products to quench its thirst.

How to treat dry hair caused by the environment

If you live in a hot climate, the sun can damage your hair, and outdoor activities like swimming in chlorinated water can make it worse. On the other hand, if you live in a cold environment, the heaters in your house and the static caused by warm hats can also damage your strands.

While there isn’t much you can do to change the sun, wind, and cold, you can take extra steps to hydrate your hair. If you’re in a hot environment, you can protect it from the sun by wearing a hat, or putting a swimming cap on before you hit the water. If you live somewhere cold, pick hair products for dry hair that are designed to nourish and hydrate thirsty locks. One option is the Head & Shoulders Supreme Collection, which has products like the Detox & Hydrate shampoo and conditioner duo, and hydrating treatments like the Scalp Moisturizer with Hemp Seed Oil or the Hydrating Scalp Serum.

How to treat dry hair caused by stress

Didn’t know stress could actually dry out your strands? It can! The last thing you need when you’re going through a stressful event is dry, damaged, and breaking hair, so take a moment to find your Zen place. If you’re not there quite yet, then go the extra mile with your hair care and choose a shampoo/conditioner combo designed to nourish and take time every week for self-care in the form of a hair mask. It will lessen your stress and strengthen your strands.

How to treat dry hair caused by styling

If you reach for hot tools on a weekly basis, or you’ve bleached, relaxed, permed, or otherwise damaged your hair, you may notice it’s much drier than it used to be. While the obvious solution is to stop styling your hair, who wants that? You can be stylish and keep your strands quenched by proactively protecting your hair with heat-styling sprays and conditioning treatments. Don’t forget to give your hair a break when it’s feeling particularly parched and let it air-dry without styling.

How to treat dry hair caused by harsh products

Please re-work this section to talk more about the positive attributes of H&S, vs. the negative effects that other shampoos can have! Some products aren’t designed with dry hair in mind. Harsh cleansers can damage your strands by stripping it of the moisture they need. They can also irritate your scalp by stripping it of its natural oils. And the more you wash, the worse this can get. So switch to a nourishing formula that takes care of your hair and scalp, like any of our Head & Shoulders products.

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