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Hair Lost Its Shine And Softness? An Expert Breaks Down How To Revive Dull Hair

Get your locks back to brilliant.

Things like heat styling, swimming, and humidity can all have an impact on the condition and manageability of our hair.

We asked Leia Berryman at Johnson & Johnson for her best tips on how to get our hair back to shiny, smooth, and easy to style.

First thing first:

You might like to think that shampoos and conditioners are all equal, but according to Berryman there are some important things to seek out for your shower-time hair sessions. “Look for pH-balanced formulas, which help to maintain your hair’s natural pH levels,” she says. “It’s important to achieve gentle everyday cleansing that minimises damage.”

Try OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Extra Strength Shampoo and Conditioner, which are both pH balanced and formulated without parabens or sulphates that can dry out and damage hair.

OGX Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner for $21 each, at Chemist Warehouse

Photography by Edward Urrutia
Photography by Edward Urrutia

SOS Treatments:

When your mane is feeling dull and lifeless, a good way to boost strength, softness and manageability is by applying a hair mask. “A
hydrating mask locks in moisture to help strengthen hair from within, so you can enjoy healthier-looking locks,” says Berryman. She recommends
a weekly hair-pampering session with a deeply conditioning product, such as OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Extra Strength Hair Mask.

This supermarket brand boasts argan oil and silk proteins to give strands a solid dose of hydration.

OGX Argan Oil Extra Strength Hair Mask for $22, at Chemist Warehouse

Photography by Edward Urrutia

Protection is key

Heat styling can cause damage to hair, so it’s important to use a prepping product beforehand to protect your
hair and minimise breakage, says Berryman. The good news is that some of these products also protect against UV damage, and so help prevent colour fade. Try OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Heat Protect Spray on damp hair before styling.

OGX Argan Oil Heat Protectant Spray for $22, at Chemist Warehouse

Photography by Edward Urrutia

Hair Slugging 

Heard of the Korean skincare “slugging” hack for the face? Well, now it’s your locks’ turn.

“Hair slugging is our secret tip to an overnight hair glow up,” says Berryman. “Don’t let the name put you off, this technique involves using a hair leave-in treatment overnight to help boost moisture for gorgeous silky, smooth hair.”

Before bed, apply a leave-in treatment such as OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Penetrating Oil from the mid-shaft to the tips, says Berryman. “Then tuck it into a clean fluffy sock and sleep soundly while the overnight treatment locks in extra hydration to strengthen and repair. It’s a game changer.”

OGX Moroccan Penetrating Oil for $26, at Chemist Warehouse

Photography by Edward Urrutia

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