How to repair dry ends

Dry ends on hair can be a real pain. They most often occur in hair that is below shoulder length, and often in hair that has been coloured. However, there are plenty of techniques you can use for repairing and rehydrating the ends of your hair - just follow these tips...

How to repair dry ends

Deep conditioning treatments

When it comes to treating dry ends, a deep conditioner can be a girl's best friend. There are literally hundreds of different intensive conditioning treatments available in the UK, and you don't have to spend a fortune to see results. A good hot oil treatment, for example, can cost around £5 for a set of four. Ensure that the conditioner coats your roots and wrap your hair in cling film followed by a towel. Where possible, leave overnight to give the treatment plenty of time to permeate the follicles of your hair. A handy tip: if you're using an oil based conditioner (rather than a creamy one), rub in shampoo before you add water or it will be difficult to rinse your hair.

Lay off the heated appliances

Hairdryers, hair straighteners and hair tongs can all wreak havoc on your hair, stripping it of layers of moisture. Where possible, allow your hair to air dry and style with non-heat methods (e.g. rollers).

Choose your hair dye wisely

Hair dye can also cause dry ends. Look for a hair dye with moisturising properties. Staying as close to your natural hair colour as possible usually causes minimal damage.

Don't neglect regular trims

Have your hair trimmed once every three months. Split ends and dry ends can spread, so it's better to get rid of the problem area regularly. Trims will also keep your hair looking its best and the ends of your hair looking healthier and in better condition.

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