Your Guide to Rescuing Dry, Damaged Hair

Alas, summer is almost over. But, not to worry, it always leaves something for us to remember it by! Maybe it’s a tan, a vacation souvenir, beach photos… or even damaged, dry hair.Rescue me!

It’s sad but true. Those long days in the sun, chlorinated swimming pools, or repeated trips to the salon for “sun-kissed” highlights often lead to hair woes. Is your hair damaged or dry? If so, take action with these tips from eSalon Color Director Estelle Baumhauer!

Damaged Hair vs. Dry Hair

Damaged hair often occurs if you frequently apply strong chemical treatments to your hair (including keratin treatments, relaxers, and bleach). A telltale sign is if your ends look dull, your hair feels brittle, and it doesn’t absorb hair color.

Dry hair usually looks and feels frizzy with many split ends. It can be caused by frequent use of heated styling tools, not using conditioner, repetitive color treatments, and direct overexposure to the sun.

Restore & Repair

Moisturize: Moisturizing your hair will fight dryness and give your hair a healthier, hydrated feeling. Estelle recommends “pure, natural oils,” like those in our Shining Armor Renewing Oil Treatment, to help lock in moisture.

Trim: If your split ends are giving you a splitting headache, the only solution is a trim. Estelle recommends trimming regularly because “split ends can actually travel up the rest of your hair.” Yikes!

Turn Down the Heat: Reduce further damage by minimizing your use of heated styling tools. If you can’t part with your flat or curling iron, be sure to use the lowest heat setting and apply a heat-protectant beforehand.

Healthy Hair Diet: Eating the right vitamins and minerals can help grow stronger hair! Foods that promote healthy hair growth are full of vitamins B6 and B12, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and iron.

Hair Mask: Estelle suggests applying a deep conditioning hair mask. Those that are ultra-hydrating will seal in moisture to help restore and repair brittle, dry hair. Perfect to get your hair sleek and in shape for fall! (And we just have to let you in on something: eSalon is releasing their own hair masks this fall! Stay tuned.)

Quality Hair Color: If you’re going to color your hair, make sure it’s a high quality pigment with included conditioning agents to help promote healthy hair. eSalon hair color is filled with vitamin E, B5 and aloe vera, which help condition dry and damaged hair.

Get that sleek, healthy feeling with a custom, salon-quality formula made just for you! Visit to learn more and find your most flattering shade with eSalon.