Many suffer from extremely dry hair. Dry hair occurs mainly from heat, use of excessive chemicals, improper or insufficient hair care, and/or insufficient dietary intake of water. In addition, genetics play a role, as some hair types tend to be drier or to retain less moisture than others.
Avoid Excessive Washing
Washing of the hair too often is a common reason for dry hair. Hair should not be washed daily as this will wash away the natural scalp oils leaving you with dry brittle hair. Instead, try to wash your hair no more than twice a week if you suffer from dry hair.
Use of hot hair dryers, curling irons, flat irons, or anything used for styling that applies heat directly to your hair can lead to dry hair. Whenever possible, allow your hair to air dry naturally and limit applying curling irons and flat ironing to once a week or even less if possible. If you must wear curls, you can always opt to pin curl your hair. In sections, simply roll your hair around your finger while your hair is slightly damp, then slip your finger out of the curl and gently pin it to your scalp with a bobby pin or hair clip and leave this in until your hair dries. After your hair dries, remove the clips to show off your curls.
Shampoos and Deep Conditioning
If you suffer from dry hair, one of the initial steps to be taken when treating your hair is to use a mild or diluted shampoo or no shampoo at all. Sometimes co-washing, washing your hair with just use of a good moisturizing conditioner, is all you need to cleanse your scalp effectively and help moisturize your hair.
Deep conditioning your hair can be very effective in preventing or treating dry hair when done regularly. From experience, this will also help to grow your hair longer because it helps to retain length by keeping the hair regularly moisturized. This increases the elasticity and strength of the hair strands resulting in less breakage. Using a good detangling and moisturizing conditioner like Gro-aut Herbal Conditoiner is also a plus becasue not only does it help to soften and moisturize the hair, it also helps to provide easier detangling and slip which can sometimes be a challenge for some after washing the hair. Many users of Gro-aut Producs have reported great detangling results that saved them a ton of time compared to their usual hours involved trying to detangle their hair with other conditioners. Using a good conditioner that helps to detangle like Gro-aut Herbal Conditioner also helps to retain length because with easier detangling, it is less damaging to your hair while combing therefore you lose less hair. To deep condition, simply apply your hair conditioner after rinsing out your shampoo and leave the conditioner in for 30 minutes or longer if desired with or without a plastic conditioning cap, then rinse out and style as usual. Repeat deep conditioning at least once a week to keep your hair moisturized.
For more great tips on hair care, check out our other blogs. Have a blessed day!