dry hair
“Why is my hair so dry?” It’s a question I obsess over come fall. It’s an annoying state that makes having a great hair day seem impossible. But since looking at my strands and sulking over bad hair days doesn’t do anything but make me feel worse, I decided to investigate and take a look at some of the culprits causing dryness in the first place. Click through to style notes for my findings, some may even surprise you. –– Michelle Rotbart

Over-Cleansing 
Too much shampooing could be stripping your hair of its natural oils that help keep it hydrated and healthy. Make sure to not cleanse your hair every day and pick up a miracle styler like Refinish Dry shampoo. 

Your House
Pumping the heater in your home? I like it warm too, but excessive heat from radiators actually makes your hair suffer. Opt for keeping a humidifier in your room or simply turn down the heat and grab your favorite cozy sweater.

The Weather 

When the cold sets in, it seems there’s an immediate surge of dryness in our hair, skin and nails. When it comes to your strands, you can help combat this issue with a hydrating hair treatment like whipped treatment. 

Not Enough Conditioner
Don’t cheat your strands out of moisture. Next time you’re in the shower, try solely conditioning your locks. Be sure to leave the conditioner in for a few minutes so the ingredients can absorb into your hair and then rinse. Look for products that are free of harsh sulfates like Shine Luxe Conditioner. 

Heat Tools 
Overuse of your flat iron will cause dryness. Damaged hair doesn’t hold moisture well, and further frying it with a hot tool won’t help. So either try avoiding them altogether or keep the temperature setting below 300.

Special Thanks to Michelle Rotbart for this post. Michelle is a professional trend forecaster for the NYC-based fashion and retail forecaster, Doneger Group
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