Does your hair feel dry, brittle and look lifeless? No matter what your hair looks like, with some time and effort, you could bring it back to life. It is important that you avoid those damaging treatments that are packed full of harmful chemicals and use deep conditioning techniques in order to bring your hair back to life. Here, I am going to give you some additional tips on caring for dry hair …
Don’t Shampoo it A Lot
When the natural oil is stripped away from the hair, it will become dry and brittle. When you choose to shampoo your hair every day, you are only making matters worse because each time you wash your hair, you are stripping those oils away. Instead of washing your hair on a daily basis, to give your hair a chance to develop oils, only wash it two times a week.
Special Note: If you are used to washing your hair every day, when you first cut back on washing it, your scalp will produce a large amount of oil. This is because it is used to overproducing due to the fact that it keeps getting washed out. After three weeks of following this routine, the oil production will get back to normal and you will be able to go a couple of days without your hair looking bad.
Comb Your Hair
Hair is delicate and can easily break, leaving your hair looking frizzy. No one wants that! Did you know that a hair brush can damage your hair? They rip through tangles like never before. So, when your hair is wet, comb it with a wide-toothed comb.
Special Note: Tangles have a tendency to pop up and that’s not your fault. However, you must avoid pulling at those tangles. To get them out, simply start at the top of your hair and work your way up. If you start out by combing straight through those roots, you will only break your hair.
Make a Cool Homemade Mask
There is nothing wrong with making your own mask to use on your hair. By doing this, you will know exactly what you’re putting on your head.
You can use a combination of these:
- 1 Banana Mashed Up
- 1 Egg
- 2 Tablespoon of Plain Yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons of Pure Honey
You can apply the mask when you’re in the shower before you wash your hair – wet your hair before you apply it. When your shower is done, shampoo it out. This should instantly reduce frizz and brighten your hair.
Finishing Oil for Protection
If you have hair that is extra dry, we recommend finishing oil. Simply use a dime-sized amount and apply it with your fingers – make sure you focus on those tips and try to avoid the roots.
You can use one of these:
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil
- Jojoba oil
You see, your hair may be dry and dull now, but with a little bit of tender love and care, you can have it looking shiny and feeling silky in no time. Just make sure you implement these tips into your hair care routine.