If your hair has lost its lustre recently from heat damage or general wear and tear, we’ve got you covered with our top 5 tips on how to take your locks from dull to dazzling. Plus, explore all the signs and causes of dullness to help you determine a hair care routine that suits your hair’s specific needs.
Signs and Causes of Dull Hair
The biggest sign of dullness is hair that lacks shine. Healthy hair on the other hand can hold onto shine and moisture because the cuticles, which form the outer layer of the hair, remain intact when hair is at its healthiest. This means the strands can reflect light and project shine.
If hair is damaged the cuticles become raised, making the hair feel rough and dry and unable to reflect light. All these factors combined will affect the look of your hair, making it appear dull and dry.
Dull hair can occur through a number of ways, including wear and tear from rigorous combing, brushing, blow-drying, and excessively using heating tools like straighteners or curlers. Natural factors can contribute to dullness, too. UV rays from the sun and wind damage can both weaken the hair’s protective layer.
Plus, some hair types are just naturally coarser than others, which makes them more prone to dullness. Those with colour treated hair also put themselves at greater risk, though this tends to have a bigger impact on those who lighten their hair, because lightened hair is more porous and more sensitive to impurities in water which can turn hair brassy.
How to Revive Dull or Damaged Hair and Restore Shine
The good news is, there are plenty of ways to revive dull hair and restore long lasting shine. To achieve the best results, explore our top 5 tips to healthier looking hair.
Tip 1: Start at the roots
When there’s a problem to be solved, you often need to start at the source - and your hair care routine is no different.
That’s why we recommend getting into a routine of regular scalp massaging to help encourage good blood circulation, because getting healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp!
To wet hair, apply a scalp scrub and massage your scalp with your fingertips in the shower before applying shampoo for about 2 minutes. Not only does massaging help create a healthy head of hair, but it can also help to release stress and make you feel more relaxed too. Use the same massaging technique on dry hair daily to pamper your scalp and activate blood circulation.
Tip 2: Nourish dull hair with a mask
A common trait of dull hair is dryness. If your hair is naturally dry, it’s a good idea to avoid washing it daily if you can so that your hair’s natural oils can get to work.
In addition, we recommend using a nourishing hair mask once or twice a week to boost moisture and shine. Our range of silicone-free hair masks are designed to nourish your hair with all-natural ingredients. The best part? Each one is tailored to a specific hair type, so you can find the best formula for your hair care needs, whether that’s for fine hair, normal hair, or frizzy, coarse hair.
Tip 3: Invest in day and night hair care
To keep dullness away, we recommend adding day and night creams to your hair care routine.
weDo/’s Moisturising Day Cream can be applied to damp hair to help moisturise and keep hair looking shiny and luxurious. It can also be smoothed onto dry hair to tame frizz and fly-aways. Our Nourishing Night Cream works on straight or curly hair and is applied overnight, allowing your hair to soak up hours of nourishment while you sleep. It’s the perfect product to use during those busier weeks.
Tip 4: Style sensibly with heat protection to avoid damage
It’s fun to style our hair, however heat styling can cause dull, frazzled strands and split ends.
Style your hair sensibly by reducing the amount of heat you use on your hair and using a detangling spray before styling to make hair more manageable.
We recommend opting for lukewarm showers and always using a heat protection spray when blow drying, curling or straightening your locks. If you can, use a leave-in conditioner, towel-dry your hair regularly and be gentle with heat tools to avoid heat damage.
It’s also important to pay attention to the accessories you’re using in your hair, as uncovered elastic bands can be really damaging if used constantly. Try using silk scrunchies, spiral hair ties or ribbon elastics when styling your hair to prevent split ends and creases.
Tip 5: Feed your body and hair with nutrients
A healthy diet can contribute to a number of health benefits - brighter skin, more energy, healthy nails, and healthier, more vibrant hair.
Protein sources, fatty acids, Vitamin C and Biotin will help create a healthy environment for your scalp and hair follicles to thrive in - leading to better texture and all-round healthier hair.
Adding natural oils like argan oil, almond oil and macadamia oil to your hair care routine will help to restore shine and repair any damage. We use all these natural origin ingredients and more across our entire range of vegan, cruelty-free products. Check out our ingredients page to learn about the benefits of each ingredient and which products they are used in!
At weDo/, we know not all hair is the same. That’s why we have a range of products suitable for every hair style and texture. Take our hair quiz to explore which of our naturally sourced products are right for you.
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