Our hair needs care and protection every day, as our skin does. Sun, hair dyes, hair styling products and salt are factors that afflict hair, making it dry, brittle and dull. But as long as it seems impossible, there are ways to protect them. Prevention is the best treatment, even in the case of dry hair. Learn 9 ways to rejuvenate the damaged and dry hair.
Choose a shampoo for dry to very dry hair
Given that you wash your hair at least once every 2 days, the quality and the type of the shampoo you use is very important (pH 4.5 – 5.5). Many shampoos in order to effectively remove grease and dirt, contain powerful cleansing ingredients that can dry your hair. If your hair is dyed and you experience a severe dryness problem, you can use shampoo for dry or shampoo for colored hair. Always wash your hair with lukewarm water and not hot.
Use regularly conditioner
After using shampoo, use a suitable conditioner for dry and damaged hair. Even if your hair does not need conditioner in order to detangle it, the conditioner will restore the lost moisture, creating a layer of protection. If your hair is too dry you can leave it for a few minutes and then rinse it out.
Comb your hair carefully
Dry and damaged hair is prone to break. This fragility requires great attention, as it can aggravate the damage. Both intense hair pulling and inappropriate combs or brushes are often the main cause of dry hair. Prefer combs with sparse teeth or brushes with the indication that they easily detangle the hair. Prefer to brush your hair when it is dry. If you find it difficult, then use a leave-in conditioner.
Do not overuse hair dryer/heater
If you overuse the hair dryer, straightener or curling iron, then you found the guilty for your damaged hair. Give some time between hairstyles, doing them a few times a week rather than daily. Ideally apply serum or spray that protects the hair from direct exposure to heat, creating a protective film.
Cut your hair and revive your style
Dry hair, worsening over time. The only way to get rid of damaged hair is to cut it off. Choose to cut your hair off at regular intervals (every 1-2 months), giving time to your hair to repair the damage.
Remedy mask 1-2 times a week
If your hair is “thirsty” for moisture, you need more intensive means to regain the lost hydration. Depending on your needs, apply an intensive hair mask for dry to very dry hair. Thanks to their rich composition they feed the hair with essential nutrients and lipids.
Choose natural hair dyes
If you were not a friend of herbal products and you have dry hair, it’s time to become. Chemical products are among the most important causes that hair becomes dry, wild and brittle. Choose instead a natural hair dye that will give you the color you are looking for without damaging the hair.
Oils in the treatment of dry hair
Hair lotion and hair oils are another treatment option for dry and damaged hair. Their application is easy even at home. Spray your hair or apply with your fingers olive oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, almond oil or Shea butter. Wrap your hair with a towel and leave for a few hours or even better for the whole night. Rinse with lukewarm – cold water. Repeat the process 1-3 times a month depending on the damage. Your hair will soon regain their lost elasticity and shine.
Do not forget to use a hair sunscreen
Like your skin, so your hair suffers in the sun. Apply always a hair sunscreen before and after swimming in the sea or pool. This will help prevent dryness or even slow it down if the hair is already dry and damaged.