Why is dry hair so awful? In addition to being unsightly, dry hair is incredibly fragile and breakage-prone. That means you’ve only got a limited amount of time to correct your dry locks before you develop hair loss. So, in this article, we’ll walk you through a few simple steps you can take to get rid of dry hair once and for all.
Wash Your Hair Less Often
Do you wash your hair more than two or three times a week? Shampoo strips away the protective oils produced by your scalp. This exposes your strands to the elements, leaving them vulnerable. To combat this, only wash your hair as much as necessary.
If you have wavy or curly hair, you’ll probably be able to get away with washing your hair just once or twice weekly. However, straight hair is much more likely to be oil-prone. So, for straighter textures, try washing your hair no more than three times a week. Need to freshen your hair and scalp between wash days? Sprinkle a small amount of dry shampoo into your roots to absorb the excess oils.
Get A Trim
If you’re struggling with dry hair, a trim might be just what you need to eliminate damage and start off with a clean slate. Trims help eliminate dry, damaged hair and stop it before it has a chance to get worse. After your trim, you’ll likely notice that your hair feels softer, smoother, and much easier to manage.
Switch Up How You Apply Your Products
When it comes to keeping your locks hydrated, pay close attention to how you’re applying your hair care products. Changing the order of application can not only make the products more effective, but it can also dramatically improve your hair’s moisture retention!
Try sealing in your hydrating creams and lotions with a luxurious, hair-benefiting oil (jojoba oil, argan oil, coconut oil, etc.). Or switch things up and apply your favorite moisturizing hair oil before your cream. Everyone’s hair is different, so try a variety of products and application orders until you find the one that gives your locks long-lasting moisture.
Do A Deep Conditioning Treatment
Deep conditioners are more highly concentrated than regular conditioners and can give thirsty hair some much-needed hydration. The way you apply your deep conditioner is just as important as the product itself, so here’s the best way to deep condition your hair. To start, work your treatment into freshly washed hair. Focus the attention on the ends of your hair, as they’re the most prone to drying out. Once your hair is thoroughly coated, pop on a shower cap and sit under a hooded dryer for 15 to twenty minutes before rinsing well with cool water.
Chronically dry hair is a sign that something in your haircare routine has to change. The good news is that there are a number of ways to quench thirsty strands and leave your hair feeling soft and hydrated. We hope that one of the methods we’ve gone over today enables you to unlock a softer, more supple version of your hair!
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.