Dry hair can be really annoying. Sometimes you just want to go natural hair without styling and that’s kinda impossible with dry and frizzy locks. And over-styling makes your hair even drier which is the last thing you want. While there are a lot of products that promise a smoother than ever hair, there are somethings that you can do at home and can be really helpful in moisturizing and shining your hair.
1 || Get A Trim
If you have split ends and your hair looks like a dry tree then it is maybe time for a trim. Refresh your dull locks with a cut every now and then to get rid of unhealthy hair that is weighing down healthy hair growth.
2 || Add Some Vitamins
You need vitamins for your overall body health. And vitamins like vitamin A, C and biotin, and mineral iron will boost a healthier hair, nails and skin. Vitamin A helps skin glands make an oily substance called sebum. Sebum moisturizes the scalp and helps keep hair healthy. But be careful with the dosage, as too much of vitamin A can backfire and cause hair loss. Natural sources include sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, kale and some animal foods. Vitamin C is the number one antioxidant and it helps protect against the oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Also it helps the body to produce collagen which is important in hair structure. Vitamin C boosts absorption of iron; a mineral necessary for hair growth. Natural sources include peppers, citrus fruits and strawberries. Iron promotes hair growth by helping red blood cells carry oxygen to your cells. Foods high in iron include clams, oysters, eggs, red meat, spinach and lentils.
3 || Avoid Washing Everyday
We all love the feel of clean hair. But while shampoo cleans your hair of all sweat and dirt, it also strips your hair of its natural oil leaving it dry and dull. To maintain a healthy and shiny locks we recommend you to wash your hair every other day. But if you can’t skip a day in between make sure to wash it with a dry or even baby shampoo to cleanse your hair without stripping it of its natural sebum.
4 || Air Drying Is The Culprit
Yep, you heard it right! If you think leaving your hair to the air to dry is better for you, then think again. Air drying makes your hair lose too much moisture in the drying process. To avoid this, try wrapping your hair with a fiber towel. And if you sleep with wet hair make sure to sleep on a silk pillowcase to keep your hair’s moisture from getting absorbed into your pillows.
5 || Try Cold Showers
I am sure you have heard this gazillions of times. Hot water strips your hair of its natural oils. So after you shampoo and condition in your next bath, try to rinse your hair with cool water to refresh your scalp and boost your hair growth.
6 || Use Oils
Oils are a great way to moisturize your hair and provide it with nutrients it needs. Argan, coconut, lavender and peppermint oils are great options. All you have to do is to use a few drops of your favorite oil on the ends of your hair to give it a more finished look.
7 || Protect Your Hair From The Sun
While the sun’s damage is usually associated with the skin, the importance of protecting the hair and scalp is also important. Most people do not realize that sun rays damage the hair just as they damage the skin.
The reason our hair tends to go dry during the summer is due to sun exposure. UV rays damage the hair cuticle, leaving us with lifeless, brittle locks. With dyed hair, it often results in fading. However, the impacts extend much further than summer dryness and changing pigments. The long-term consequence is facilitated hair aging, resulting in premature volume depletion and weakening. The good news is that applying SPF to the hair can help prevent this. There are some great options out there some of them include: Loreal Solar Sublime Spray, TRESemmé Climate Protection Hair Spray and Clarins Sunscreen Care Oil Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 30.
8 || Hair serums & Masks
Serums, masks and leave-in conditioners help fixing the damage caused by the sun and chemical hair treatments. Just make sure to choose the right products for your hair type.