Proper care and management of dry hair means making adjustments to your own hair care routine. Read on to know how to properly go about adjusting the way you take care of your hair.
Washing Dry Hair
- Purchase shampoos and conditioners that can moisturize your locks.
The shampoos and conditioners to use should contain at least one of these natural oils: argan oil, olive oil, shea butter, and sorbitol. Shampoos and conditioners containing plant-based moisturizers such as phytobalm are also great options.
- Avoid everyday hair washing.
If you shampoo your hair on a daily basis, start reducing the number of times you wash your locks. Start with washing locks every other day. A month later, reduce washing to once every three days. In three months, you should see significant differences in your hair’s texture.
- Use only a small amount of shampoo.
Is your hair long or thick (or both)? Then use a larger amount, making sure to avoid using too much of the said hair care product since it can dry out hair and scalp. In addition, when you apply shampoo, focus on hair roots.
- Condition hair every day.
Even if you should not be washing your locks with shampoo, it is still important that you apply conditioner every day. When applying conditioner, make sure to focus on the middle and ends of hair, and that you leave the conditioner there for a maximum of ten minutes. Rinse afterwards.
Apply deep conditioner every seven days. There is no need to apply a lot of conditioner at the root level since oils your body produces will moisturize the roots.
- Rinse strands with cold water once you have shampooed and conditioned them.
Cold water closes hair follicles to enable strands to trap moisture in. Cold water also preserves color applied to strands.
- Create your own avocado hair mask.
Mash a single avocado until it takes on a pasty texture. Add in egg white, a tablespoon olive oil, as well as a tablespoon of yoghurt. Mix in all the ingredients until they blend together.
Once you have created the hair mask, cover your hair with it. Let it sit on your locks for about half an hour. Rinse off the hair mask and wash hair as normal.
Apply the mask at least once a week. While it is setting on your head, cover hair with a shower cap.
- Create your own egg treatment.
Beat a single egg if your locks are short, and two eggs if your locks are long. Add in the bowl (with the beaten eggs) two tablespoons lemon juice and a single tablespoon almond or olive oil. Mix together these ingredients until they blend well. Gently massage to both hair and scalp, making sure it sets for fifteen to twenty minutes. Rinse, then wash hair as normal.
Apply an egg mask every two weeks for optimum results.
- Apply leave-in conditioner.
Leave-in conditioners can ensure that hair stays moisturized the whole day. Get one that has natural oils such as keratin or argan oil. You also need to find products containing panthenol, which helps curb frizz and retain moisture.
- Avoid using heat styling tools often.
Rather than style hair each day with irons and blow dryers, limit the use of these tools to two times a week. And when you use these tools, make sure they are set at low heat, and that you have prepared your strands with styling cream beforehand. Styling cream should be applied to wet locks.
- Space out the application of chemical treatments.
Perms, relaxers, and permanent hair coloring can do damage to strands if done too often, so it’s best to space out these treatments as long as possible. You may also use shampoos that can help hair color last longer so you won’t need another touch-up sooner.
Proper care and management of dry hair, which ensures that Human Hair Extensions Online products blend well with natural strands, also means maintaining a healthy diet. So each day, drink lots of water, consume food rich in omega-3, and take B vitamin supplements.