Ever thought “Why is my hair so dry”? What causes your locks to be screaming out for moisture? What can be done to repair dryness? Are there dry hair treatments that can help?
Of course dry hair is the direct result of the lack of moisture. However, it is also due to your tresses lacking essential fatty acids which are also known as humectants and lipids. How would you know that your hair lacks moisture? Here’s how you can tell. Does your mane appears to be dull or feels rough or dry to the touch? Have you experienced frizziness or split ends? If so, chances are your hair may be suffering from dryness.
Causes of Dry Hair
Just like someone can naturally have dry skin one’s strands can be naturally dry as well. Elements in the environment such as cold air, sun, and heat are contributing factors to sucking the moisture out of your locks. Styling with direct heat appliances such as flat irons, curling irons, and excessive blow drying causes the hair to become dehydrated. Also if your hair is chemically treated with relaxers, permanent dyes, and perms this also may result in parched tresses. All of these things keep the hair from attracting and retaining moisture.
Dry Hair Care Tips
Treat your fine strands gently paying careful attention not to engage in excessive combing and brushing.
Use a mild shampoo when washing your hair. It is important to use a moisturizing shampoo. Be sure to wash your scalp and not overly wash your strands so that the natural oils aren’t stripped away.
Always apply a conditioner after you wash also incorporate a deep condition into your regimen at least once a week. Even better use homemade hair masks or homemade conditioning treatments for added nourishing and nutrients.
Avoid products that contain drying alcohols.
Use essential oils as a hot oil or overnight treatment for deep penetration and repairing of your tresses.
Home Remedies for Dry Hair
Olive oil treatment – warm olive oil (1/2 cup), massage through hair from root to ends, wrap hair in plastic and then with a warm towel, sit for 30 minutes, use a moisturizing shampoo for washing out the treatment.
Pre-shampoo egg conditioning treatment – take 3 eggs, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of vinegar, mix well, put it on your fine tresses, cover your head with a plastic shower cap, leave on for 30 minutes, and wash out with shampoo.
And as always after any treatment follow up with a moisturizing conditioner!