8 Best Salon Treatments For Dry Hair

Medically Reviewed By Dr. Shruti Chavan , MBBS, Dermatologist, Dermatologist
Written by Anjali Sayee

No one likes having dry hair that is rough, brittle, and unmanageable. Apart from applying oil, hair masks, and protein packs to your hair, there are many other salon treatments for dry hair that you should check out. Salons have hair specialists who can help treat your dry hair issues. They also can instruct you on the right products to use for your hair type. Check these 8 effective salon treatments for dry hair.

8 Best Salon Treatment For Dry Hair

1. Cysteine Treatment

Cysteine is a natural absorbent that penetrates the hair shaft to condition hair. It smoothens frizz and protects hair from further dryness and damage. This treatment uses the cysteine complex, a non-essential amino acid occurring in keratin (the hair protein). Hair is first washed and blow dried. The cysteine complex is applied to small sections of hair. Hair roots are avoided. Post application, your hair is wrapped with a plastic sheet for about 45 minutes. This cysteine complex is then exposed to heat for activation. Your hair is blow dried again and flat ironed for a sleek look. Post treatment, your hair is rinsed again with shampoo and conditioner. Once dried, you will notice the difference in your hair.

2. Keratin Treatment

Keratin treatment contains keratin (the natural protein in human hair), conditioners, and formaldehyde. This treatment is ideal for individuals with curly or frizzy hair. It helps one achieve semi-permanent silky smooth hair. It is popular due to its anti-frizz and conditioning effects.

The keratin treatment will help treat dull and damaged hair and make it soft and bouncy. It also reduces curls by 90% and usually lasts for up to 6 months.

This treatment can be applied in two ways:

  • A basic keratin treatment that penetrates the hair cortex. It makes hair shinier and silkier and keeps it that way for about 3 to 6 months.
  • The second method includes the application of a formaldehyde-derived solution. This solution is applied to your entire hair and rinsed. The rinsed hair is later blow-dried and straightened. The results of this method last for three months.

3. Hot Oil Treatment

Hot oil treatments are known to provide instant shine to hair. They are especially beneficial for treating damaged hair and also boost hair moisture. This treatment uses plant-based oils like olive oil or coconut oil. These oils are left on your hair for 10 to 20 minutes and rinsed out.

4. Moisture Treatment

The moisture treatment helps strengthen your hair and prevents hair breakage and split ends. It also protects your hair from damage caused by heat styling products. This treatment penetrates your hair to deliver the essential nutrients and proteins. It also offers a protective outer coating to your hair to protect it from various environmental aggressors.

5. Detox Treatment

The detox treatment helps remove the scalp and hair build-up caused by product usage and chemicals. It also stimulates hair growth this way.

The treatment even reduces excess oiliness and moisturizes your hair ends. It makes hair softer, radiant, and more flexible. It also offers protection against UV rays.

6. Hair Spa Treatment

The hair spa treatment involves using various lotions and creams on your hair to make it more manageable. It loosens the curls and chemically alters your hair texture. It helps your hair achieve a straighter appearance without any frizz.

A hair spa treatment usually lasts for about 6 to 8 weeks. It may require periodical touch-ups afterward.

7. Toning Treatment

The toning treatment color corrects your hair and is often used by those who have dyed their hair. This treatment helps extend the life of your hair color. It may also keep the hair color from fading and corrects any coloring mishaps.

8. Hair Glossing Treatment

A hair glossing treatment helps smoothen your hair. It is performed right after a color treatment or on virgin hair to help boost hair radiance.


Taking that extra time to go and treat your hair in a salon can do wonders for your tresses. Professional hairstylists will assess your hair and give you the necessary solutions to keep your hair vibrant and healthy. Visit a hair salon the next time you want to give your hair the much-needed TLC. Your hair is worth it, and you know it!

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Dr. Shruti Chavan

( MBBS, Dermatologist)
Dr. Shruti Chavan is a consulting dermatologist at Dr.Sheth's Skin and Hair Clinic since 6 years. She is a co-committee... more