Dry Hair is Not Your Enemy
You just need to arm yourself with quick dry hair remedies you can do at home!
If you’re like most women, (including me) then you’ve spent a lot of time resenting your hair. For instance if you have natural curly hair than you’ve likely tried everything to straighten your hair. And vise versa!
Or if you’re a brunette, how many times have you gone blonde?
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Here’s the thing
Going from one hair color to the next involves some harsh chemicals to say the least. And making your curly hair straight or your straight hair curly generally requires regular use of hot tools.
Not to mention simply blow drying your hair too often or at high temperatures can all cause dry hair!
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Quick Dry Hair Remedies and Tips
To Shampoo or Not to Shampoo:
That is the question many of us are asking. True be told, over-shampooing strips hair of it’s natural and protective oils.
Most of us have this idea that our hair needs to be squeaky clean all the time. As a general rule, we should only wash our hair when needed. I know that sounds so simple.
But, learning to understand when your hair needs to be shampooed and when it doesn’t,
It’s the heavy detergents and sudsing agents in shampoo that leads to dry hair. In between washing opt for a simple hair rinse. I love this recipe for a rosemary conditioning hair rinse.
Is Dry Shampoo Your Friend?
Maybe you’ve heard that overusing dry shampoo can coat hair follicles causing build up over time. Thus weakening the hair follicles and leading to inflammation of the scalp.
Well, that is true if you are using typical dry shampoo from an aerosol can. Instead, make your own dry shampoo spray to stretch out the days between shampooing.
Alternating with dry shampoo helps to keep your hair and scalp moisturized. Which makes it a great friend to have when you want to keep dry hair away.
Are You Conditioning?
This is maybe the #1 reason why you are dealing with dry hair. Many people seem to skip conditioner all-together. There’s a reason why shampoo and conditioner are sold in pairs…
Remember shampoo strips hair of its natural oils, so it really needs to be supplemented with a moisturizer after!
That being said, for those of us who use conditioner, it’s important to apply it correctly. Most often too much is applied. A dime to nickel size amount works for most hair types.
When applying conditioner start with ends and slowly work your way up. And avoid the scalp, it already does a great job of producing oil. Applying conditioner to your roots can weigh your hair down making it flat or worse – greasy.
Additionally, you’ll want to apply a moisturizing hair mask up to twice a week if your hair is very dry. As your hair gets healthier you’ll only need to apply a mask once or twice a month.
And truth be told, no matter how much conditioner you apply to your ends, they will eventually become dry. Especially if you are using hot tools regularly. Therefore, you should have your hair trimmed regularly.
Is a Dry Scalp the Culprit?
Maybe we should have talked about this first because;
A Healthy Scalp Equals Healthy Hair
You can do all the steps above but, if you ignore the source you won’t see the results you deserve.
To avoid dry hair get to the root of the cause, pun intended! Remove build up of hair products, oil, and dead skin cells. And clear clogged hair follicles with a DIY scalp scrub and detox for healthy, shiny hair.
Dealing with Dandruff?
Hair roots are under the skin in the scalp. So, if you’re scalp is dry is likely to start peeling and shedding which is dandruff.
If you’ve ever experienced dandruff or a dry scalp you know it can be itchy. Apply one teaspoon of DIY dandruff relief oil prior to hopping in the shower. Let sit for five minutes before washing hair.
DIY Dandruff Relief Oil Ingredients:
- 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
- 8 drops tea tree essential oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 eight ounce dropper bottle
To Make It:
- Using a funnel pour two tablespoons of jojoba oil into a dropper bottle.
- Remove the funnel, then add eight drops of tea tree essential oil and ten drops of lavender essential oil.
- Place the lid and the bottle and gently shake to combine.
Is frizz a problem …
Often related to humidity, frizziness is even more likely to occur when you have dry hair.
Start with a homemade hair detangler. Dry hair is prone to breakage, which sometimes looks like frizz.
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Need a Recap?
How to stop hair from being dry:
- Don’t overheat a.k.a. straighteners, curling irons, and blow dryers
- Shampoo less often: alternate with a hair rinse
- Use dry shampoo to extend clean hair
- Always apply conditioner after shampooing
- Exfoliate your scalp
- Trim your hair regularly
- Use a detangler, dry hair is prone to breakage
If dry hair has been your enemy, may these quick dry hair remedies you can do at home help end the war! Each tip will save you money without a trip to the salon and the frustration that comes with dry hair.