Tuesday, July 25, 2023

How To Stop Your Hair From Being So Dry

I get asked all of the time how to fix the issue of dry hair. As a relaxed hair blogger. this is a frequently asked question because some relaxers can dry the hair out. The truth is that dry hair needs moisture. But in my opinion, adding the moisture is the easy part. Getting the moisture to stay inside the hair can be a bit more tricky. The first step in knowing how to stop your hair from being so dry is to identify the root cause of the dryness.

Dryness could be caused by a multitude of things from not drinking enough water, to taking certain medications, to simply not using the right products, and many other reasons. Once the root cause is determined, then an effective plan of action can be taken to correct it. One thing that always helps get the hair more moisturized is using quality hair products (like these) that will add tons of moisture in your hair. But, using them once will more than likely not be enough. They need to be used consistently in order to see consistent results.

Once you moisturize your hair, the next step is to seal that moisture in. Sealing the moisture in traps the moisture inside of your hair and this is a crucial step in stopping the hair from being so dry. Many times people will use sealant only without having moisturized first and this causes the hair to become drier than it was before. Sealants are oils and serums that coat the hair. One sealant that many people are familiar with is grease. Grease is an excellent sealant, however, it is very heavy. Some people are fooled into thinking grease is a moisturizer because it makes the hair shine. However, that is not the case. If you have ever put grease on your hair without actually moisturizing first, then feel like your hair "eats the grease up" or it seems like your hair is right back dry the next day, it is because all you are doing is sealing the hair without adding any moisture. So, in essence, you are sealing the dryness into your hair. The grease locks the dryness in and keeps the moisture out. Therefore you are in a constant cycle of always thinking your hair is just extremely dry.

If you would like to know how to properly moisturize AND seal, click here.

How to moisturize and seal your hair tutorial

I like to add a small amount of leave-in conditioner, then a small amount of Satin Moisture Cream for moisture. To seal the moisture in your hair, I recommend the by L. Jones Silky Serum Oil. Only a small amount is needed and if used correctly, it will not weigh your hair down. It also gives your hair a natural shine!

Use the Silky Serum Oil to seal moisture in the hair

So, from now on, moisturize AND seal and you'll notice the dryness in your hair disappear!

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