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Let’s be honest–most women want soft and moisturized hair.
However, many of us struggle with dry, brittle hair that stands in the way of achieving our hair goals.
Identifying what’s causing your hair to be dry is the first step to correcting the issue.
Once you understand your hair and how to give it the moisture it needs, you’ll be one step closer to having the healthy hair you’ve always dreamed of.
In this article I will share 7 simple solutions to help you finally overcome dry hair and get the hydrated mane you’ve always longed for.
Most people know that washing the hair too frequently with harsh shampoos can strip the hair of its natural oils and cause it to be dry.
But did you know that not washing your hair enough can be just as bad?
Skipping wash day and going a month, or more without washing your hair deprives it of the water it needs to thrive.
Dirt, sweat, and product buildup can coat your hair and scalp and prevent it from absorbing moisture.
To keep your hair soft and moisturized, you should remove buildup with a pH balanced, moisturizing shampoo. But don’t be fooled: all shampoos are not created equally.
Using the wrong shampoo can dry out your hair.
Your shampoo should be specifically designed to replenish dry hair and should be formulated with conditioning agents like Argan Oil.
Look for a cleanser that is free of toxic preservatives like parabens, and chemicals like Isopropyl alcohol and sulfates that strip and dry out the hair.
If you have dry hair, after your routine shampoo and conditioning process, you can give your hair a deep moisturizing treatment.
Deep conditioners typically have more concentrated ingredients than regular conditioners, and are left on for longer periods of time. They will leave your hair feeling smoother and softer even after you rinse them out.
To help your dry hair absorb even more moisture, steam your hair after applying your deep conditioner. If you don’t have an at home hair steamer or can’t get to the salon. You can try this method to steam your hair without a steamer.
Hot oil treatments are a great solution to dry hair. The warm oil can deeply penetrate your hair strands and seal the cuticle layer to lock in moisture and restore shine.
Massaging natural, high quality oils like jojoba and coconut oil into your hair and scalp can help replenish moisture.
You can buy these oils separately and mix them yourself, or purchase an all in one oil like our VoiceOfHair PureFix Elixir.
Oil should also be used as a sealant after you apply moisturizing products to your hair. This helps with dry hair because the oil can seal the hair’s cuticle and prevent moisture from evaporating.
Hanging on to dry, damaged ends can cause your hair to look and feel brittle. Trimming your ends every 6-8 weeks or as often as needed can help your hair look and feel healthy and moisturized.
When you’re properly hydrated, your body sends moisture to various parts of your body, including your scalp and hair shaft.
But if you’re dehydrated, your body will conserve water for your body’s critical functions, and your hair shaft will be dry.
Drink enough water daily and your body will have enough water to hydrate your hair follicles.
If you apply these changes to your healthy hair routine, you can achieve softer hair and overcome dry hair for good.