Dry hair can be the bane of many women, especially the ones who travel regularly. As your tresses brave the elements and pollution in the air, the impact can be seen in the form of dry, lifeless straw-like hair.
Seeing the glossy tresses of models on commercials and trying to hoard all the products that you see will do nothing to make your dry hair look better. The trick is to follow some simple steps that will gradually help your hair get back its lustre and beauty.
The following tips will help you in moisturizing dry hair:
Avoid using hot combs, flat irons, curling irons and blow dryers if you have a problem with dry hair. In fact, these items are at times the cause of the dryness. It is preferred if you opt for wet sets, air drying or wraps. This will ensure that your hair’s natural moisture is locked in and retained.
Avoid using hair colours. While many believe that it is only the hair colours that contain ammonia that dry the hair, all hair colours contain chemicals, even if they claim to be natural. Stick to the colour that nature has given you, and your hair will thank you for it.
A common problem for those who suffer from dry hair is breakage and split ends. Style your hair properly in order to avoid this from happening. Getting your hair done in a good up-do or a braid will keep it in place as your hair is exposed to less wear and tear, and the effects of environmental elements is reduced.
Change your pillow cases. Wool and cotton tend to absorb moisture from your hair as you sleep. Opt, instead, for silk or satin pillow cases.
Avoid shampooing dry hair every day. This can rob your hair off its natural oils and leave it even more dry and brittle. If you have combination skin on your scalp and you have to wash your hair frequently, go in for a moisture-rich conditioner that will help your hair.
Use conditioner the proper way. Apply it on your hair and cover it with a bath cap. Leave on for an hour or two and then rinse. The effects will be visible, compared to just leaving on the conditioner for a couple of minutes after shampooing.
Use a wooden comb with wide teeth when combing your hair. Dry hair tends to have a larger amount of static energy flowing through it. Using plastic or metal can lead to breakage. Wooden combs, on the other hand, tend to absorb the static energy that is released as your hair is combed.
Never comb your hair when it is wet. Your hair is extremely delicate when wet, and if you suffer from dry hair, combing when it is wet could be disastrous.
So, these are some dry hair care tips.