Dry hair

We can't fight our genetics, hair may be dry or very dry by nature, which leads to poor scalp irrigation and insufficient sebum secretion. If you add to this the explosive cocktail of sun, wind, sea water, chlorine, pollution, UV and stress...the consequences were always expected: hair is dull and rough and lacks nutrition and hydration.
But what can you do to bring beauty and softness to your hair day after day? Our experts answer your questions and recommend effective tips and treatments to repair dry or very dry hair.

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How to distinguish dry hair from very dry hair?

Sonya, age 34

Dry hair: understand hair dryness to choose the right product

Today, almost one in two women claims to have dry or very dry hair.
A recurring problem, but dry hair is not inevitable. Specific treatments and essential actions can be applied to prevent dry, rough hair. Say goodbye to straw hair!

How do I know if my hair is dry or very dry?

There are several specific features that differentiate dry hair from very dry hair.

Characteristics of dry hair

Even if you are careful, detangling hair is not that easy. Once dried, hair is dull, fragile and static. It lacks suppleness and softness.

Characteristics of very dry hair

If the hair can’t be untangled or is very difficult to comb through, and once dry, it looks rough, damaged, dull and split. A " straw " aspect appears little by little. There is no doubt: hair is very dry. It is in urgent need of nutrition and hydration.

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Why is hair dry and damaged?

We can't fight our genetics, hair may be dry or very dry by nature, which leads to poor scalp irrigation and insufficient sebum secretion. But there are also things you can put it through: a hairdryer that is too hot, unnecessary brushing, inappropriate care, etc. If you add to this the explosive cocktail of sun, wind, sea water, chlorine, pollution, UV and stress...the consequences were always expected. The hair fiber is damaged, causing dry hair.

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Why is hair dry and damaged?

We can't fight our genetics, hair may be dry or very dry by nature, which leads to poor scalp irrigation and insufficient sebum secretion. But there are also things you can put it through: a hairdryer that is too hot, unnecessary brushing, inappropriate care, etc. If you add to this the explosive cocktail of sun, wind, sea water, chlorine, pollution, UV and stress...the consequences were always expected. The hair fiber is damaged, causing dry hair.

What happens deep in the hair fiber when you have dry hair?

Disappearance of the hair's protective barrier (or hydrolipidic film)

Attacked by hair styling and other aggressions (straighteners, bleaching, hair dryers, chlorine, etc.), this protective surface shield no longer plays its role as a barrier for the hair fiber.

The hair’s scales are removed

Like tiles on a roof, the scales are interlocked. When degraded, they break apart and expose the inside of the hair. As a result, the water naturally present in the hair evaporates excessively and the hair dries out.

How can you take care of dry or very dry hair on a daily basis? Envelop dry hair in softness

To bring beauty and softness to dry hair day after day, it is essential to adopt a hydrating ritual with natural active ingredients. The hair will be immediately hydrated.

My hair is coarse, static, clinging and lacks shine. I want to moisturize it, but I don't want to weigh my hair down.

How can you take care of dry or very dry hair on a daily basis?

For best results, we recommend following the right steps to care for dry hair. It needs maximum hydration.

Dry hair needs to be pampered daily. To do this, we adopt gentle gestures for the hair, combined with moisturizing and nourishing care. Here are some tips and tricks to restore dry and damaged hair.

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Gentle washing and appropriate shampoos

As the saying goes: leave well enough alone. We recommend washing dry hair only once a week, so as not to strip away the sebum layer that protects it.
When applying shampoo, gently massage across the scalp. After washing, you should rinse your hair with warm or cold water to bring more shine to your hair. 

How do you choose the right shampoo for dry hair?

The secret? A shampoo adapted to your scalp, whether it’s oily or dry. There are also shampoos with gentle formulas based on natural active ingredients that wash the hair without damaging it. To wash dry hair, it’s recommended to use, for example, products containing shea butter, which has hydrating but also protective properties. The hair becomes easy to style and maintains its lightness. Shea butter is also known to bring comfort to the scalp.

Use moisturizing treatments and masks designed for dry hair

After each shampoo, we recommend applying a mask that will promote hydration and shine. To do this, proceed strand by strand on the lengths and tips, avoiding the roots. It’s best to leave it on for 3 minutes and rinse thoroughly until the hair is soft and without residue. A mask does as much good for your hair as it does for your state of mind: in fact, a break is the ideal time to relax.

How do I choose the right mask for dry hair?

To deeply care for your hair, it is recommended that you choose formulas that are silicone-free and contain active ingredients of natural origin. Choose a skincare product that’s packed with shea butter or oil. Shea butter has moisturizing and nourishing properties: two essential ingredients to restore the hair fiber and prevent straw-like hair.
Other active ingredients of natural-origin also help strengthen the hair fiber, such as Cimentrio – a unique natural complex capable of restructuring the hair.

Respect your hair by using appropriate styling techniques and care products

Know that hair needs respect. Poor styling techniques can make the hair even drier and lead to breakage.
To stop seeing detangling as an ordeal, simply detangle the hair when applying a mask during a break. We recommend starting with the tips and working up to the lengths, then rinsing thoroughly with cold water.
When it comes to drying, don't overdo it with high temperatures. The ideal solution is to protect hair from the heat of the plates or blow-drying with a thermo-protective spray. Natural styling products can also help maintain the integrity of your hair. If you use straighteners every day, try to space it out to avoid drying out your hair even more.
Finally, a small amount of moisturizing hair day cream on the lengths will help you say goodbye to static.
Appropriate Keratin-based care products can be an invaluable ally in preventing the aggression of these styling techniques, which are often harmful to very dry hair.

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Nighttime is a moment of beauty and care for your dry hair

At night, the hair is protected from the aggressions of everyday life. We recommend taking advantage of this special moment to fill the hair with nutrients using a suitable night treatment. Deeply replenished, easier to style, soft and shiny, the hair will reveal all its beauty in the morning.
There are nighttime leave-in products specially designed for very dry hair. They provide active nutrition for 8 hours, for shiny, supple hair. These hair care products may contain several natural active ingredients that help restore dry hair, such as shea butter and wheat microproteins.

Spend vacations in beauty and avoid dry hair

Beware of UV rays, heat, sand, wind, chlorine, and salt, which alter the hair and make it permanently fragile! The hair becomes porous, drier and more discolored. All of these factors also contribute to hair breakage.
When spending time in the sun, don't forget about your hair! Just like your skin, it needs to be protected; it’s wise to use adapted and waterproof hair care products: they will not let UV rays, chlorine or sand damage your beautiful locks. Hair care products containing sesame oil are particularly recommended.
After exposure, an intense repairing mask is beneficial for the driest hair.

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