3 Easy Ways to Care for Dry Hair
We rarely pay attention to our hair, unless it becomes a problem. And dry hair is a problem. Tough, brittle, hard-to-style hair. No one likes dry hair, especially since it usually goes hand in hand with itchy scalp. It’s a hassle to deal with in the morning and can seem to get worse and worse as the day drags on. So what do you do? Here are three simple changes that you can make to help relieve dry hair.
- Switch your routine! Don't shampoo every single day. Cleansers, especially the ones packed with alcohol, strip away dirt and build up but also take a chunk of your natural oils with them, oils that help to keep your scalp and hair moisturized. Instead, shampoo up to three times a week and avoid consecutive days if you can.
- Moisturize! If you’re stripping away oils, you have to replenish moisture. Use a conditioner multiple times a week, even more than you use shampoo, to restore what shampoos take away. You should let a conditioner sit in your hair for at least two minutes before rinsing for best results. Our conditioner is infused with clove, nettle, and hemp seed to moisturize the scalp and stimulate growth.
- Style without the gunk! The reason you may be shampooing so frequently is that you use products that require a lot to wash out. Styling products with mineral oil or petrolatum can be heavy on the grease and though your hair might end up looking shiny, they do nothing to actually moisturize the hair and scalp. This can result in dryness, itching, and flaking—so look for a less harmful styling solution that’s water-based or uses other natural ingredients to get the same shine and hold, without the residue.
BONUS: Use a microfiber towel! What we see as frizzy or puffy hair is actually the result of damage. Friction plays a big part in that, every time we vigorously dry with a cotton or terry cloth towel. And that really dries out our hair. If you don't have time to let your hair air dry naturally in the morning, then using a microfiber towel is the best alternative to reduce damage and maintain moisture. Or if you're in a pinch, try using a t-shirt and patting your hair dry.
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