Oh my God, look at her hair! How shiny, luscious, and soft they are! I wish my hair were like that…!
I bet I just described one of your experiences. Why wouldn’t it be! I mean, we all want hair that is beautiful, shiny, and soft to touch. Unfortunately, not every one of us is born with such hair. And even if you were, dealing with dry hair is inevitable. Overuse of hair styling products, too much washing of hair, excessive exposure to the dry climate, and nutritional deficiencies all make your hair dry. To help you with dry hair, here are six tips for you to try.
Avoid washing your hair daily!
Understandably, you might be a bit conscious about it, and why shouldn’t you be. People constantly judge us based on how our hair looks because of which perhaps, you have to shower daily. Or; maybe you love swimming pool or going to the beach, and hence, shower a lot. Whatever the reason might be, your hair pays the price.
Excessive shampooing, along with removing dirt, and sweat, also strips sebum off of your hair. Sebum is a natural lubricant that moisturizes your hair and protects it against friction. Plus, chlorine in the swimming pool or dirt on the beaches also makes your hair dry. Try to avoid them. Furthermore, dermatologists recommend shower every other day or twice a week.
Take colder showers
Of course, you love hot showers. It feels good to both the hair as well as the body. But the problem is it makes your hair weak and dry. Hot water takes away all the essential oils like sebum as well.
Take lukewarm or tepid water showers instead to preserve the natural oils of your hair. It also helps seal the cuticles of your hair, which conserve moisture to make your hair look shiny. Sure, it would be difficult to clean them with cold water if they are greasy, but the benefits outweigh this drawback.
Cut down the use of hair styling products!
Modern society puts unbearable pressure on women to look good. It judges them on their looks, and hair is one of the crucial components for good looks. No wonder; you use so many hair styling products!
But here is a downside to this, overuse of these products makes your hair dry. Hair dyes, shampoos, heavy metal accessories, and heat styling tools such as blow dryer, curling iron, and flat iron; all make your hair weak and dry. Try to cut down their use to only necessary events.
Protect your hair from the harmful environment!
A bad environment can be dry air, excessive sun heat, or air containing too much dust and smoke. Protect your hair from such an environment because it sucks off moisture from your hair. Use a hat or a hair mask when you go out to protect your hair from getting dry.
Use essential oils or creams!
Essential oils such as coconut oil are very popular as home remedies for dry hair. These oils help to hydrate the strands and make hair look shiny. They make hair healthy, too. You can also use creams such as Klorane Nourishing Leave-In Cream with Mango, which are made for dry hair, specifically. Go ahead and give them a try.
Focus on your diet
The final tip for you is to focus on your diet. Increase your Omega-3s and antioxidants such as vitamin C intake. Eat more fish such as salmon and tuna. Vegetables such as broccoli and fruits such as blueberries are also rich in omega-three fats.
Consider taking supplements if your diet can not fulfil your needs. A 2015 study found that women taking an antioxidant supplement accompanying Omega three and six; experienced decreased hair fall and more hair density.