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Top Tips: How To Get Rid Of Dry Hair
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I know this can be a frustrating issue: you let your hair air dry and it just becomes puffy, crinkly, and crunchy to the touch. Or perhaps you try your best to get that smooth and silky blow-dry of your dreams, but your ends are not collaborating whatsoever. My dear friend, it looks like you're suffering from a bad case of rough dry hair! Don't worry, before resorting to your scissors there's a lot that you can try. Read on to know more about how to make your hair less dry.
What Causes Dry Hair? (back to index)
To get to the heart of the problem you have to understand why your hair has become dry in the first place. If you're looking forward to knowing what causes dry hair, ask yourself the following: did you treat your hair heavily? Is your hair bleached? Did something change in your lifestyle lately?
Climate, nutrition, hormones, and a lot of other factors play a huge role in the health and appearance of your hair. Is your scalp dry too or just your ends? Take some time to examine your hair and scalp, then develop the right strategy to bring your hair back to life.
Hair Treatment for Dry Hair: Dry Hair Tips (back to index)
You have been washing all your life, so it sounds mental to say you might be doing it wrong. I know, I know, but hear me out! One of the things I want you to think about is, how many times a week you wash your hair? This could be a major contributing factor to why your hair is so dry. Perhaps you might be overdoing things a little! Try reducing your washing days. If you're worried about your hair not looking good enough in a ponytail, you can always resort to the good old wrap-around ponytail hairpiece paired with a sleek look.
What if your hair gets even dryer when it's unwashed? In that case, the problem might be that your hair is not doing a great job at retaining the moisture you provide to it with shampoo and conditioner. This happens mostly to damaged hair, such as heavily treated/bleached hair. In this case, you may want to use a good hair oil to seal the cuticles of your strands, a leave-in conditioner and finish with a silky moisturising spray.
Dry Hair Treatment: How To Wash Dry Hair (back to index)
Adding shampoo and conditioner to your hair and scalp doesn’t just clean it, it actually strips the oils away. That's the whole concept behind getting rid of an oily scalp and greasy strands. Even if you had oily hair you wouldn’t want to do this too often because it confuses your glands and they don’t produce the steady amount of oil that your hair needs to look healthy.
You want to essentially train your hair and get it used to produce a good amount of oil. It may take a couple of weeks for your hair to get used to the new rhythm, but I would suggest washing your hair once or twice maximum per week to stop your hair from being so dry.
When washing your hair, make sure you choose moisturising shampoo and conditioner, and look into applying a hair mask on your tresses once a week.
If you're a fan of DIY, you could look into making your own Aloe Vera hair treatment for dry hair.
What Can I Put On My Dry Hair (And What To Avoid) (back to index)
Hairspray and a hairdryer might be some girl’s best friend, but if you have dry hair then unfortunately they won't be yours. Many hairsprays and even some shampoos and conditioners have chemicals that caused your hair to dry out. If you see Sulphate or SLS on any of your products, throw them out! These ingredients could make your hair weak. Alcohol is another one that is not your friend, as it's a drying agent. If you really need a hair fix, look for alcohol-free hairspray. Ultimately, what you will want to invest in is hair serums or natural oils. This will help you smooth over your fly-aways and re-nourish your locks.
Have your hair extensions gone dry? As they don't receive moisture and nutrition from your scalp like your natural hair does, hair extensions are prone to dryness and damage if you don't take care of them properly.
Apply a deep nourishing treatment to your hair extensions to revive them. If you're wearing tape-in hair extensions try to avoid applying hair oils and serums to your roots. Read more about how to revive dry hair extensions here!
What Products To Use For Dry Hair (back to index)
Quenching your hair's thirst with creams, masks and oils that work in deep to penetrate hydration into your hair from root to tip is the top move to put in your priorities list to achieve almost instant results. Look for deeply nourishing ingredients such as macadamia oil, avocado, aloe vera, egg proteins and more.
When it comes to products on the shelf, don't be afraid of spending a little extra. If your hair needs emergency treatment, you'll have to invest in its salvation.
Be Healthy! (back to index)
This is not to do with products or how you do something, but rather about general health. The rule "you are what you eat" applies to a lot of your features: your skin, your hair, your nails, your glow! Opt for healthy fats with nuts, coconut, and avocado to help your hair become healthy, strong and shiny!
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