How to Fix Dry Hair Ends

If your hair feels dry and looks frayed, particularly at the ends of your hair, you may be left with a tangled mess when you try to comb it. Instead of struggling with the hairbrush, get smooth, shiny and manageable hair from the roots all the way to the ends. Hair may become dry at the ends due to frequent hair coloring, perming or heat styling. Although the damage can't be undone, you can improve the quality of your hair with home remedies.

A woman is straightening her hair with a flat iron. (Image: Alliance/iStock/Getty Images)

Step 1

Have your hair trimmed at least once every six to eight weeks, even if you are growing your hair out. Trimming off split ends will prevent the hair from splitting all the way up to the roots and becoming even more frayed and frizzy.

Step 2

Switch to a conditioner and shampoo formulated for dry hair. Shampoos made for dry hair hydrate hair more than regular shampoo which may make hair ends look frayed and frizzy.

Step 3

Shampoo as little as possible. Shampooing may make your hair feel more clean, but it also strips oils from your hair. Because the oils come from your scalp, they saturate the roots first, then make their way to the ends of the hair last. Gently brush dry hair to distribute the oils all the way down to the ends.

Step 4

Spray a leave-in conditioner on the ends of the hair. Leave-in conditioner will add more oil and moisture to the ends of the hair without making the roots greasy.

Step 5

Saturate the ends of your hair with mayonnaise once a week. Apply the mayonnaise to dry hair, then rinse it out in the shower after at least five minutes. Mayonnaise contains oil that helps add moisture to dry ends.

Things You'll Need

  • Shampoo and conditioner formulated for dry hair

  • Leave-in conditioner

  • Mayonnaise


To prevent hair damage, wet your hair with water before jumping into a chlorinated pool.

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