Finding a treatment for your dry hair

How you take care of your hair depends on the type of hair you have, your lifestyle, and how you style your hair.People with dry, curly hair have different hair care needs than people with straight, fine hair.Dry hair is dull hair, and it looks the same after you wash it as it did before. Everyone has bad hair days,but with dry hair you may have those days more often than not.

Dry hair can result from external factors or from internal causes – The primary external factors for those lackluster locks are harsh shampoo, shampooing too often, hair dye,hair perms,chlorine in swimming pools and hot tubs,overuse of the blow dryer or curling iron or drying styling products,over exposure to sun and wind,high mineral content in local water supplies, under-conditioning,etc.

External factors are easy to remedy.You just need to be careful about how you treat your hair,cutting back on activities that cause it to become dry.Switch products.Wear a cap when swimming.Cover your head when you’re outside in the sun for prolonged periods.And use the kitchen cures.

Internal factors don’t have a quick fix. Internal factors that cause dry hair include:Cancer treatment,certain medications,nutritional deficiency,prolonged illness, hereditary,etc.Hair is made up of dead keratin,so it can’t heal itself.Your best bet is to slowly cut off the dead split ends and start fresh.But in the mean time there are ways to make your dry hair appear to be healthier.

Get regular hair trims every 6-8 weeks to trim off the spilt ends

Cut back on blow drying.If blow-drying, force the air in he direction of your hair growth so you don’t disturb the cuticle anymore then you have to.

Use Boars hair brushes.These distribute oils better throughout the hair,down the hair shaft.

Rinse with cool water as your final rinse to close the cuticle and prevent further damage.

Avoid shampoos that are clear in color.These shampoos are refered to as plain shampoos that contain little to no moisturizer.Opt for a pearlized one that is made for dry, damaged hair.Opt to buy a good moisturizing shampoo.

Keep use of heating products to a minimum.And always use a styling product that specifically protect hair during heat process.

Scalp treatments can do wonders.Ask your Stylist if she offers this service.Not only does it stimulate hair growth and condition your hair,it feels great!

Deep condition at least 2 times a week.Apply the conditioner to clean,damp hair.Put a shower cap on and hit it with the blow dryer.This will open up the cuticle and condition your hair better.

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