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The first step to fixing any problem is figuring out what the root cause of your issue is. When it comes to hair, sometimes things are straightforward, while others are not quite what they seem. The biggest misconception when it comes to unruly hair is that dry and damaged hair is the same, which they are most certainly not.

Dry hair comes from external causes, be it the sun, the wind, excessive color treatments, or lack of proper home care. While dehydrated hair often comes from internal factors – mainly diet or even the ways in which products enter the hair shaft. No matter the diagnosis, there are several factors you can include in your daily routine to improve the health of your hair and the look and feel of your strands. Follow along below for some of our favorite self-care tips!

Oil Before Shampoo

Shampoo is a necessary part of daily life, it cleanses the scalp, rids hair of buildup and debris and is the key to a killer blowout. However, depending on the state of your ends, shampoo may be the culprit when it comes to overly drying your hair. The next time you hop into the shower, give your hair a good brush and apply oil to your ends to create a barrier between the shampoo and your dry and damaged ends. This is also a great trick if you like to swim in chlorinated pools or the ocean. During cleansing, to keep hair adequately nourished, opt for a highly conditioning formula like KEVIN.MURPHY HYDRATE-ME.WASH.

Invest in a Silk Pillowcase

Sure, silk pillowcases are an investment, but they’re essential for improving the condition of both hair and skin. Because cotton pillowcases tend to soak up oils and are not as soft as silk, they soak up more oil while also leaving your hair with more tangles. And more tangles lead to more damage.


Choose Boar Bristles over Ceramic

If you have naturally curly or damage-prone hair, boar bristle brushes are the only way to go. They add shine, control texture patterns, and don’t overheat while heat styling. If your hair is color-treated or overly damaged, Ceramic brushes can cause a great deal of stress on your strands because of how hot their barrels can get, which over time will lead to excessive breakage. We Recommend: Sam Villa Professional Signature Series Boar Bristle Brushes


Book A Trim or a Treatment

If your style has become wildly out of control, chances are you'll either need a trim or a treatment. If you're not sure, make an appointment with your stylist. They’ll be able to diagnose and treat from a professional perspective. From hair dusting to adding layers or treating you to a professional deep conditioning treatment, you’ll be able to notice the difference after just a single salon appointment. Redken's new Acidic Bonding Concentrate offers both in-salon and at-home hair care products that lead to a 56% reduction of breakage^^, 11X smoother hair^^^, 82% reduction of visual split ends^^^^! Learn more about the entire range here!



  • *After 6 uses of Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo & Conditioner
  • ^^When used as a system of Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo & Conditioner vs. non-conditioning shampoo
  • ^^^When used as a system of Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo, Conditioner & Leave-in Treatment vs. non-conditioning shampoo
  • ^^^^When used as a system of Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo, Conditioner & Leave-in Treatment