Dry hair can cause serious damages in your hair: split ends, frizziness and dullness, a hair that is difficult to comb and handle. The dryness of the hair can appear due to external factors such as: sun, wind, pollution, chemicals, hair dye, frequent use of blow dry and curling irons. There are some internal factors also, such as illnesses and genetics. It is obvious that your fragile hair needs instant help. Find out more about how to treat you dry hair in order to get a glossy-looking, healthy hair.
Frequent shampooing can be harmful for your hair. Over washing your locks cleans off the natural, protective oils that our scalp produces. Use mild shampoo and wash your hair with it less often than you used to. When washing your hair, do an energizing scalp massage, to activate circulation and stimulate oil glands. It is also effective to rinse your hair with pure water in between two washes.
Use hair conditioner on a regular basis, preferably once in a week, after every shampoo. Try to avoid those conditioners that may contain alcohol, these may dry your hair even more. Usually conditioners with no alcohol have very little fragrance or even no fragrance at all. Intensive conditioning is very important, therefore you can apply overnight conditioners and put on a shower cap before you go to sleep.
Hot-oil treatments used in every 3 or 4 weeks are also great solutions to your hair problem. Put on a shower cap, and keep the hot oil for 5-15 minutes on your hair than wash it out and rinse. You can try it with olive oil also. Massage half cup of warm olive oil into your scalp, wrap it in a shower cap and after 30 minutes wash your hair with shampoo.
As a great natural conditioner use one tablespoon of fat mayonnaise, massage gently and work it into the scalp and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before washing your hair with shampoo.
A balanced diet is also key to having a shiny, healthy hair. Eat lots of food rich in vitamins A, B, C, E, proteins, omega-3 fatty acids (fish and fish oils). Try to add some flax seed oil to salads and other foods. Consume plenty of water every day.
Reduce the use of hair mousse, styling gels and hairsprays, hot rollers and try to avoid heat as much as possible. Blow driers can rapidly dry-out your hair. Try to allow your hair to air-dry. If you do use a hairdryer, keep it a good distance away form the hair and use it on a cooler temperature.
Prepare a home-made mix of a mushy avocado, a ripe banana and one egg yolk. Spread it in your hair, you can even massage it gently. Wrap the hair with a shower cap for 20-30 minutes then rinse with warm water. Eggs are rich in vitamins, they moisturize and improve the structure of the scalp, also giving your dry hair a beautiful shiny look and natural softness.
Snip off split ends, because they are a major cause of dry hair. Have regular haircuts or trims at least every 6 weeks in order to keep your hair healthy, shiny and to avoid damages.