If you have dry hair, you would already know how difficult it is to maintain it and prevent damage and hair fall. You may have dry hair because of your genes, or you may have dry hair due to some environmental factors. People with dry hair experience hair fall due to breakage since the hair strands do not get enough oil from the scalp. The sebum glands in our scalp produce natural oil to keep our hair nourished, but for some people, the amount of oil is very less. In such situations, you have to add oil and nourishment to your hair and scalp externally.
If you have nourished, thick, and healthy hair, you will be able to style it and cut it however you want. Check out The Cuddl guide on braids if you love to braid your hair. In this article, I will help you learn some of the most important things that will help you take care of your dry hair.
Oil it well:
Since your scalp isn’t giving your hair much oil, you have to oil it thrice every week. You can use coconut oil, almond oil, or olive oil for this purpose. You can also mix these oils while you apply and add small amounts of castor oil and essential oils too. Apply the oil or the mixture of the oils well on your scalp and hair. Massage your scalp thoroughly to promote better blood circulation and better hair growth. Don’t forget to cover every strand of your hair with the oil. You can wash the oil off your hair after two hours, or you can remove it in the morning. Spread a towel on your pillow so that your pillow cover doesn’t get ruined.
A mild shampoo and strong conditioner
Always use a gentle shampoo for your hair since a strong cleansing shampoo can make your dry hair worse. Try to dilute a few drops of shampoo in a small bowl of water before you apply it on your hair so that the shampoo doesn’t directly come in contact with your hair. Use an intense conditioner that can moisturize your dry hair deeply. Leave the conditioner on for about ten minutes before you wash it off.
Once you dry your hair, apply a good hair serum before you detangle the strands with your fingers. Never comb your hair while it’s still wet; wait for it to dry, before you brush through it.
Healthy hair masks
Homemade hair masks can consist of hair oils, onions, yogurt, milk, banana, honey, eggs, and other nutritious items that you find in the kitchen, will help in adding life to your dull hair strands.
Protect your hair:
Try to cover your hair with a stole when you’re out on the road, where there’s a lot of dust and pollution. Also, tie your hair into a bun or plait before you go to bed so that the ends don’t split due to friction.
Style less and use heat protectant spray
Whenever you use a straightener or a curling iron, your hair goes through a lot of torture due to the heating. To avoid heat damage, use a heat protectant spray before you use the styling appliances.