No matter how much conditioner you apply or how many hydration-boosting serums you use, there are days when your strands just feel dull and lifeless, leaving you with no option but to reach out for your heat styling tools (sigh).

But before you hop onto looking for solutions to fix this problem, have you stopped and tried to get to the root cause of it? Nope? Well, then today is your lucky day ‘cause we’re going to take you through five reasons why your strands look dry and brittle. Pssst… we’re also going to tell you how to restore the shine to your dull tresses.

 

04. Genetics

04. Genetics

Genetics can cause your hair to look dry and dull all the time. While there is little you can do to change your genes, you can use a lot of moisturising hair care products that are specifically meant to treat severely dry hair and use them consistently to keep your soft and bouncy at all times.

 

02. Heat styling tools

02. Heat styling tools

If you’ve been struggling with dry hair despite indulging in regular hair masks and other deep conditioning treatments, then it’s time to sit back and reflect on how often you use heat to style on your hair. If the answer is almost every day — you have your answer girl. The only way to prevent this issue and nurture your hair back to health is to cut back on heat styling as much as possible.

 

03. Hair wash routine

03. Hair wash routine

People with an oily, greasy scalp tend to wash their hair a lot more often, which leads to their scalp feeling clean, but leaves their hair super dry and brittle due to the harsh chemicals in the shampoos and minerals found in water. Therefore, it would be best to limit your hair washing to twice a week and switch to dry shampoo to refresh your hair in-between washes.

 

04. Genetics

04. Genetics

Genetics can cause your hair to look dry and dull all the time. While there is little you can do to change your genes, you can use a lot of moisturising hair care products that are specifically meant to treat severely dry hair and use them consistently to keep your soft and bouncy at all times.