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Have you ever added products and creams to your hair but afterwards it still felt dry? Does it seem like your hair is brittle no matter what you do?
Having hair that lacks moisture and feels hard to the touch can be frustrating. It can be even more discouraging when you don’t understand what’s causing it.
On top of that, dry hair is more prone to breakage and can stop you from reaching your hair growth goals.
But don’t give up hope. In this article I will share 4 causes of dry hair and what you can do about it.
Make no mistake about it, it is possible to have healthy color treated or relaxed hair–but it doesn’t come easily.
The chemicals that allow you to achieve vibrant colors and silky hair can be what’s causing your hair to be dry. These substances work by breaking down and stripping your hair’s barrier.
This leaves your hair highly porous, fragile, and less able to retain moisture.
Using these chemicals too frequently, or in the wrong way can cause a hair disaster.
The products that you’re using to help make your hair softer and more moisturized may actually be what’s causing your dry hair.
This is because most hair products contain ingredients that coat the hair to give it a soft and supple texture.
However, if you don’t properly cleanse your hair at least once a week with a high quality shampoo, these products will build up on your hair strands.
This forms a barrier that prevents moisture from penetrating your hair. And by moisture, I mean water. Water is the primary ingredient that moisturizes your hair.
This is why you shouldn’t go for long periods of time without washing your hair. If your hair is clean, it will be easier for it to absorb the water it needs to not be brittle.
Speaking of water—did you know that your body needs adequate amounts of water to function properly?
This includes your hair follicles and scalp. If you are dehydrated, your body will conserve water for your vital organs. It won’t send moisture to your hair shaft if it doesn’t have any to spare. This can impact hair growth and cause your hair to feel dry.
If you’re struggling with dryness, you should try to hydrate your hair from the inside out by drinking the recommended amount of water each day. Believe me, your hair will thank you.
Just like hair dye and relaxers, flat irons and curling irons can break down the protein bonds in your hair, and cause damage to your hair’s outer layer.
If your hair is chronically dry, you may want to decrease the frequency that you use heat to style your hair.
Healthy hair happens when you have the proper nutrients and balance of moisture and protein in your hair. If this balance is disrupted, or you use improper hair care practices, this can cause you to experience dry and brittle hair.
A healthy hair care regimen can help restore moisture to your dry hair.
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