1. Shampoo Less, Turn Down the Heat
For some guys, a using shampoo on a daily basis isn't much of an issue. But if you do have dry hair (usually if you have a naturally curly texture), shampooing every other day is a small change that can have a big impact on how your hair retains its natural oils. The tighter the coil, the harder it is for moisture to get back to the roots. And that can lead to itchy scalp too!
In addition, start to use lukewarm water when you shampoo. A hot shower might feel great, but it's not the best for your hair. Of course you want to remove any dirt and build up from the day. But most shampoos strip away your natural oils as they clean-- and hot water actually doubles down on dryness. Using cooler water is not as harsh or damaging to your hair.
2. Use the Right Stuff
It's all about replenishing moisture when you have dry hair. At Frederick Benjamin, our shampoo and conditioner are specially formulated with a blend of natural ingredients that promote a healthy scalp and softer hair. The active natural oils like spearmint stimulate the scalp and the combination of clove, nettle, and hemp seed encourage proper growth and shine by starting at the root. If you find that your hair tends to dry out throughout the day, we've got your covered there too. Our Daily Hydrator is perfect for a quick infusion of softness plus it adds some light hold that makes styling easy for dry, curly hair.
3. Air Dry!
You might have to start your day just a bit earlier but it's definitely worth it. After washing and conditioning your hair, gently blot your hair with a towel to remove excess water and allow it to air dry. Your hair will be easier to style without the static and frizz.
4. Style Without The Gunk
Avoid products that have certain alcohols in the ingredients list. Alcohols are used to speed up the drying process of the styling product so that you can get out of the door quicker and have style that lasts all day. But it's also contributing to your dry hair and scalp. Our Sleek Water™ pomade was created to add natural shine and medium hold, without the drying effects of other styling products. Natural grapefruit seed oil keeps hair moist and the water based formula makes it easy to rinse away, so you won't feel tempted to have to do a deep clean every day.
5. Check Your Toolkit
If you're a waver, grab a boar-bristle or nylon brush with a tight bristle pattern. This helps distribute oils evenly throughout the hair as you style to keep you looking your best-- and help your scalp and hair feel their best.
Grab our full line of natural hair care and styling products for just $45 here.