5 expert tips for dry or damaged hair

5 expert tips for dry or damaged hair
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  • Trim your hair regularly. If left untreated, split ends can travel further up the hair shaft causing hair to look dull and lifeless; a good cut approximately every eight weeks will help your hair stay smooth, shiny and split-end free.
  • Avoid washing your hair too frequently. Washing your hair too much can strip it of its natural oils and proteins, which are essential for keeping hair hydrated, shiny and healthy; stick to twice a week if possible.
  • Invest in an intensive conditioning masque. Apply a deep conditioning treatment like The Chelsea Collection Keratin Rehab, £5.99, once every two weeks for 15 minutes to help restore any lost moisture and nourish dry or damaged lengths and ends.
  • Avoid using too much heat. Hairdryers, straighteners and tongs can all damage the hair if used frequently, causing it to become dry, brittle and dull. If you use heated tools every day, try to give your hair two days off each week and ensure you always use a heat protector to avoid unnecessary damage.
  • Use a serum. An oil or serum like The Chelsea Collection Argan Elixir, £5.99, will help keep your hair hydrated during hot summer days - apply a couple of pumps before blow drying and a little through the lengths and ends when dry, to banish frizz and protect the hair from drying out in the sun.