Dry hair solutions aren’t just limited to professional salon treatments. With the right products and a little creativity, you can achieve softer, more nourished hair in the comfort of your own home.
What causes dry hair?
Some people have naturally dry hair. If your scalp does not produce the necessary amount of oil to keep hair healthy and moisturized, it can lead to dryness. Weak hair cuticles can also cause moisture loss.
Common habits can lead to dry hair as well. Regular use of harsh shampoos, getting chemical treatments, and frequent heat styling can cause dryness and damage. Too much sun exposure without adequate protection harms the hair as well.
DIY dry hair solutions
You don’t need to rely on expensive salon treatments to achieve smooth, moisturized hair. Here are some easy dry hair solutions you can do in the comfort of your own home:
- Use a shampoo for dry hair.
You should use a shampoo based on the condition of your hair. If you have dry hair, look ones that promote hydration and moisture. On the other hand avoid shampoos that contain sulfates and parabens, which can strip your scalp of moisture.
- Apply moisturizing conditioner.
Conditioner can help repair damaged tresses and restore moisture. After washing your hair, apply conditioner by massaging it onto your hair from the roots to the tips. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Do this at least once a week.
- Deep condition with an essential oil.
Essential oils are rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals that nourish your hair and scalp. Deep conditioning with essential oils once or twice a week can moisturize your scalp and treat dry hair.
Tip: try using Moringa-O2 Hair, Scalp and Skin Therapy oil to deep condition your hair twice a week. Just follow these steps:
- Massage oil into scalp and hair until strand ends.
- For best results, wrap hair in a warm towel or a shower cap for at least 30 minutes for the oils to be absorbed into the scalp, hair follicles, and roots.
- Shampoo hair and use conditioner afterward.
- For extra shine or frizz control coat, rub a drop (or two) of oil on palm and lightly brush palms over hair.
- Apply hair serum to tame frizzy hair.
Using hair serum during the day can protect hair from breakage and tangles, resulting in smooth, shiny hair.
Tip: Pour 3-4 drops of Moringa-O² Hair Relaxing Serum++ with Argan Oil on your palm and apply on your hair, then smoothen and style.
- Take extra care when styling.
How you style your hair can worsen your hair’s condition. Opt to gently towel dry your hair instead of using a hair dryer. Minimize the use of hair straighteners or curling irons, as heat can make hair brittle. Prolonged sun exposure can also cause hair damage, so protect your hair by wearing a hat or using an umbrella when you go out.
Remember, you don’t have to deal with dry hair forever. Try these dry hair solutions at home so you can have smooth, healthy hair you’ll love to show off!