4 Ways to Give Dry Hair New Life
Updated: Oct 26, 2021
Healthy hair starts with finding a routine that works for you. There's no one-size-fits-all solution to guarantee luscious locks. It needs to be something realistic for the amount of time you have to work with your hair every day, it should also complement the length and thickness of the hair that you have to work with, and most importantly it must produce the results you’re looking for.
One common problem that people have a hard time bouncing back from is dried out hair: what’s the best way to replenish it with moisture. Here are some of the common issues that surround dry hair and how to remedy them.
What Causes Dry Hair?
There are many reasons why your hair is drying out. A common cause is when your scalp stops making enough oil to naturally moisturize your hair, the moisture will escape as a result. You may notice that your hair looks dull, brittle, frizzy, or all three.
Dry hair can be caused by a dry scalp. Your hair relies on the oil produced by your scalp, so if you have a dry scalp, it will translate to your hair. Dry scalps also bring about other issues like dandruff and an itchy head.
As you get older, your hair will also make less oil due to hormone changes, especially around the time that you go experience menopause. Living in a dry, hot climate can also lead to dry hair. Frequent exposure to the sun and wind or chlorinated or salty water will also contribute to dryness.Each strand of hair has a protective covering and if that protection is damaged, your hair will dry out quickly.
You may be contributing to the dryness of your hair without knowing it if your hair care routine is harsh. Washing your hair too often, using heat to style your hair, and damaging chemicals from dyes and perms can all contribute to the dryness of your hair. If you suffer from health problems like eating disorders or hormone issues, this may also affect the level of moisture in your hair.
Deep Conditioning Treatment
Deep conditioning is one way that you can help combat dry hair and add moisture back into lifeless hair. You can talk to your stylist about a professional deep conditioner treatment if you notice the problem is getting worse. To help improve results, you should choose a conditioner that is moisturizing to use at home as well. Your stylist can help you find one that will suit your hair needs.
Basic Hair Care
Altering your daily hair care routine is another way that you can help restore moisture to your hair. If you wash your hair too often, it can signal to your scalp to stop producing the necessary oil. Most people can have healthy hair only by washing it once or twice a week instead of every day. You should also avoid scalding hot water when you do wash your hair because that will cause it to dry out faster.
The way you style your hair is also important. You should use shampoos and products that are mild and have fewer drying ingredients. Things like fragrances and alcohol that are often found in shampoo and styling products will cause your hair to dry out as you use them more.
Styling products that use heat like curling irons, straighteners, and blow dryers are also contributors to dry hair. Try to style your hair without using damaging heat when possible. You can also set the tools to their lowest settings or use the cool air setting on your blow dryer to help reduce potential damage.
Your body needs certain vitamins and minerals to produce healthy hair. If you make sure to provide healthy fats like Omega-3 or vitamins like biotin, then your hair will have more of what it needs to be healthy. Foods like avocados, fish, and eggs are all good for healthy hair growth.
Know Your Hair
The best thing you can do to combat dry hair is to get to know your hair. Everyone’s hair is different, so what works for some people may not work for you. It is important to try different things and find out what brings your hair back to life.
You may notice that something will work for a while, but after a time it won’t be as effective. Different stages of your life can bring different hair problems, so learning how to combat dry hair is a life-long pursuit. Knowing your hair will help you navigate through these obstacles and help you to always look and feel your best.
If your hair needs a moisturizing boost, contact Cualtzin Salon to book an appointment today!