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wave goodbye to dry hair with these hydrating essentials

the kure shampoo and conditioner

Dry, dehydrated hair getting you down? Dehydration can leave your strands dull, straw-like and prone to breakage – and it can be hard to know which dry hair products actually work.  

At amika, we’ve got you covered with all the best tips and tricks to transform dry hair into silky, soft strands. From the best masks for dry hair to moisture-boosting hair oils, we’ve got the perfect dry hair treatments dehydrated strands crave. 

why is my hair so dry?

Dry hair is one of the most common issues we all face, regardless of texture or length. From over-washing to heat damage, all sorts of things can leave strands looking and feeling dry. Even the weather can affect the moisture levels in your hair.  

  • Chemical treatments – perms and chemical straightening can damage the outer layer of the hair cuticle, contributing to dry hair.  
  • Heat damage – it’s important to protect your tresses from heat damage. Skipping the heat protectant and applying heat too often can lead to dry, dull-looking hair.  
  • Over-washing – you may be washing your hair too often. Over-washing often strips the hair of its softening and protective natural oils. 
  • Harsh products – using products that contain harsh cleansing agents can leave your hair dry and dehydrated. That’s why all amika haircare products are free from sulfates, parabens and phthalates. 

how to hydrate hair

If maintaining moisture feels like a constant battle and you often find yourself wondering how to fix dry hair, then you’re in luck! Check out our top picks of deeply moisturising dry hair products that restore the appearance of healthy, luscious strands. 

protect from heat damage

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: the first thing to do when you’re on the path to hair hydration is invest in a great heat protectant. Don’t forget, heat damage = dry hair.  

Our top pick for all your thermal protection needs is the blockade heat defense serum. Protecting hair from heat styling up to 230°c while preventing moisture loss and adding healthy-looking shine, this defense serum is a must-have for combatting the damaging effects of heat.  

quench parched hair with a hydrating mask

If your hair needs a serious hydration boost, start using a weekly hair mask. It’ll inject a shot of moisture into your hair, nourish strands, and improve elasticity.  

Our ultra-rich soulfood nourishing mask is the ultimate hair mask for dry hair. Packed with nutrients and vitamins, this intensely hydrating mask deeply moisturises hair without weighing it down. Leave on for 5-7 minutes, then rinse to reveal soft, shiny strands for days. If you have high porosity hair, you can even use it as your regular, everyday conditioner! 

cleanse and hydrate

When it comes to dry, dehydrated hair, make sure you have your cleansing routine down. The shampoo and conditioner you choose for dry hair matters. They should be gentle without stripping the hair of its natural protective oils. 

Pick up our hydrating the kure bond repar shampoo and follow up with the plant butter packed the kure bond repair conditioner for unbeatable shine.  

 go glossy 

Adding a dry hair oil to your haircare routine is a must to maintain shine and hydration.  

The ultimate dry hair remedy, glass action hydrating hair oil universal elixir is a kiss of life for dull, dry strands. Imagine a glossy topcoat but for your hair that banishes frizz and leaves strands shiny and silky smooth.  

Add a couple of drops to damp hair or use to finish and protect sleek styles. For extra conditioning benefits, get creative and mix with your fave conditioner or hair mask for dry hair for a major shine boost.  

don’t let it reach breaking point

 Leaving dry or dehydrated hair untreated over a long period of time can lead to breakage. Using a hair treatment to strengthen hair can improve elasticity and prevent further breakage that causes your hair to look drier and straw-like. 

Strengthen and condition dry, parched hair with the kure intense bond repair mask Clinically proven to strengthen hair, reduce breakage and prevent future damage, ultra-moisturizing hair treatment contains bond cure technology to strengthen strands and repair damage. 

the perfect pregame

When your hair is dry, it’s more likely to break. Using a priming detangler is a great way to prevent breakage and excess tugging. 

Reach for the wizard detangling primer, a multi-tasking detangler that preps and primes your hair for any style. Providing ultimate hydration, detangling strands and even offering heat protection, this multi-talented, lightweight priming spray will leave your hair looking shiny, smooth and ready for a good time. 

For hydrated hair that looks as good as it feels, shop our range for dry & damaged hair now. 

 

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