How To Get Rid Of Dry Hair

By Zaithyn Galter Published 07/3/2009 | Beauty
One of the main reasons for having a bad hair day is having dry hair.  And, people all over this world have to face the problems of dry hair.  Have you ever wondered what caused your hair to dry out?  Have you looked at it and not wanted to touch it after it dried out?  Well, you may have caused your hair to dry out because you did not give it the attention that it deserves. Your hair may dry out after using strong products, harsh treatments, harsh chemicals, hot water, irons that may be too hot, low quality colors and shampoos that are were too strong.  But every problem has a solution.  Just follow the simple tips below and you will have hair like you have never seen before.

Regular trimming of your hair can prove to be quite useful because it removes split ends.  Generally dry hair tends to have split ends and it is better to get rid of them as soon as possible.   As a matter of fact, this is one of the first things that you must do to help your hair stay manageable.  Cutting split ends allows your hair to grow and become healthy.

Moisturizing and nourishing are the second best things to do.  After shampooing and properly cleaning your hair, apply a suitable conditioner to it.  Conditioners should not be applied to dirty hair because they would aggravate your problem of dry hair and lead to a heavy product build up on the hair shaft.

There may be a possibility that the shampoos and conditioners that you use on your hair are causing your hair to dry out.  Consult a cosmetologist to be advised of the best shampoo and conditioner for your hair.  After you try that advice, you may see a noticeable difference.

Oiling is also very important for your hair. Make sure that you oil your hair once a week. After oiling, wrap your hair with a hot towel. This will help the oil to penetrate deep into your hair and scalp. Moreover, oiling your hair should make it more manageable for the style you choose to wear.

Dry hair causes your scalp to become itchy and flaky. This is because the hair has lost its natural texture and the result is dandruff. Over washing and even over brushing heavily can damage your scalp. Dont excessively scratch and scrub your hair vigorously while washing it. Rub it softly but firmly with the tip of your finger. Always comb your hair with bristles made up of natural fibers or even you can use your fingers to comb your hair when wet.

Some harmful products such as mousse, hair gels, hairspray, blow dryers, styling creams etc should not be used on the regular basis. These contain harsh chemicals and can damage your hair. As far as possible, try to use natural products to make the hair smooth and soft. Leave-in conditioner or hair smoothies can prove to be quite beneficial and can prevent your hair from dryness.

It is always advisable to cover your hair during extreme temperatures like strong sunlight, excessive heat, dry air and harsh cold.  These conditions can damage and dry out your scalp.  Try to use a shampoo that will protect your hair during extreme temperatures or weather.

Here are some of the best techniques to deal with dry hair. So look your best even if you are not facing the camera!


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