Having dry hair is no fun at all! No one likes having hair that looks brittle and dry, so if your hair is prone to dryness you definitely want to handle that immediately. Here are a few signs that you are experiencing dry scalp/hair:
- Your hair visibly looks dull and dry
- Your hair looks brittle
- You have mild flaking on your scalp
- Your hair soaks up any oil or moisture that you put in it
|Dry hair should always be kept moisturized|
If you are experiencing some or all of the signs listed above here is my recommended regimen for your hair:
- Shampoo first with a clarifying shampoo (like this one). Although there are not many oils in your hair, you want to start with a clean slate. Rinse thoroughly.
- On the next shampoo, use a deep conditioning or moisturizing shampoo (like this one). Pay close attention to cleansing your scalp, because if your scalp is properly nourished your hair will reap the benefits. When using a great moisturizing shampoo, (like this one) you will immediately feel your hair being nourished afterwards.
- Apply a deep moisturizing conditioner (like this one) and let sit for about 20-45 minutes, preferably under a hooded dryer. Allow to cool for 5 additional minutes and rinse with lukewarm or room temperature water.
- Apply a leave-in conditioner (I prefer a spray like this one instead of the cream), comb through, and style as usual.
- Repeat weekly. Over time you will see and feel your hair become more and more moisturized.
Using great products is key when combating dry hair. If you are using the right shampoo and conditioner, you will notice that you don't need to use a lot of extra product, like oils and serums, to make your hair shine. Of course I recommend my own professional line of luxury hair care products, by L. Jones, because they were designed to help those with dry hair. Here are a few additional instructions to help you to banish that dry hair:
- Never shampoo your hair with scalding hot water. This only opens up your cuticle allowing any moisture that is in there to slide right out.
- Avoid direct heat, or heat from styling tools, if possible. If this is not possible for you, limit your usage of your styling tools to once per week. Too much heat has the same effect as using water that is too hot
- When using your styling tools (especially flat irons), make sure they are on the right temperature. They should not be on the highest setting, especially when you are already suffering from dry hair.
- Continue your regimen until you see results. If your hair still seems dry, add a moisturizing treatment (like this one) to your routine every fourth week.
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