Tips for Treating Oily and Dry Hair

Does it seem like your hair will never do what you want it to do? No matter how you style it, what products you use or how much of it you use, you hair continues to do its own thing. Well, the first step to gain control over your hair, is to know what type of hair you have.

Normal Hair

Do you have normal hair? Normal hair is hair that is shiny, but is not too oily or dry. It maintains its style throughout the day and does not become excessive oily by the end of the day. If you usually have normal hair, but lately it has been acting crazy, undo whatever you did. If you recently tried a new hair care product or changed your shampoo, switch back to your usual brand. It is a myth that you need to change your hair care products every few months.

Oily Hair

How do you know if you have oily hair? Oily hair is lifeless and attracts a lot of dust and dirt. Your hair is oily, if by the end of the day your style has fallen limp and you need to wash your hair. If you noticed your hair has been oilier lately, it may be due to stress or an illness. If you naturally have oily hair, you should use a shampoo and conditioner that is for oily hair. You should also put conditioner only, on the ends of your hair.

Dry Hair

Do you have dry hair? Dry hair is characterized by dry, dull looking, brittle hair. It feels rough to the touch and may even seem a little crunchy. If you have dry hair, your scalp will itch frequently and you may have dry flakes of skin on your hairline. It breaks very easily, loses elasticity and is more prone to split ends. If you have dry hair, shampoo and condition your hair at least twice a week. You should put the conditioner on your hair, put a shower cap on and sit under a dryer for about thirty minutes. Heating up the conditioner will allow it to work deeper into the hair shaft.

Combination Hair

Do you happen to have both of these problems? If you notice that, your ends are dull and split but your roots look shiny, then you probably have combination hair. This is more common in long- haired individuals. To treat this hair type, you should trim your ends and condition them regularly. With longer hair, there is more damage to the ends due to exposure throughout the day, so you must give them a little extra care.