Why is a daily hair care routine for dry, frizzy hair is necessary? Apart from the need to address the immediate issue that is dry hair, you’ll also need to discover what is causing it. Our hair is exposed to many kinds of stresses, from vigorous brushing to heavy use of hairdryers and hairstyling tools, to frequent bleaching and coloring.
Many of us just love treating ourselves to great hair color and trips to the salon for a wash and blow-dry. And we get attached to our hairstyling tools and products. We have to admit that we’re all a little guilty of expecting our hair to cope with everything we do to it — and then the worst thing imaginable happens.
Raise your hand if you’ve got any of these issues:
- Dry, split ends
- Lifeless, brittle hair
- Hair shafts that break easily
- Hair that takes much longer to grow than usual
- Hair that feels thin, weak, and prone to falling out
Well, first of all, you’re not alone!
In the Philippines, where the tropical weather can be erratic, your hair is subjected to the harsh elements on a daily basis, and standing under the sun for too long can be bad for your hair, causing it to dry and break. We understand the struggle, sis.
Secondly, hope is not lost. You can ease the look and feel of damaged hair with a dry hair care routine with the help of a few basic ingredients.
In this article, we’ll provide you with some quick and easy ways to treat dry hair caused by excessive styling, coloring, and damage due to prolonged UV exposure to the sun.
Avocado and egg protein mask
Take advantage of avocados when they’re in season and apply this luxurious home treatment to your hair. The protein in eggs contain Vitamin B, while avocados contain vitamins B (including pantothenic acid), C, E, and K.
Here’s how you can prepare an avocado and egg protein mask for your hair:
- Peel and remove the pit from a ripe avocado.
- Mash and combine with a raw, lightly beaten egg.
- Apply on wet hair after shampooing and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly with shampoo, then condition hair.
Honey, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar pack
Honey will both smoothen and restore moisture to your hair, while olive oil is high in antioxidants that restore moisture, calm an irritated scalp, and strengthen hair follicles. Apple cider vinegar, a miracle ingredient for the hair, restores shine to dull hair and stimulates hair growth.
Here’s how you can prepare this natural hair care regimen for your daily routine:
- Combine 2 tbsp honey with 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar.
- Apply on clean, dry hair, starting at the roots, then spread evenly through hair using a wide-toothed comb.
- Put hair under a cap for 30 to 60 minutes.
- Rinse out with shampoo and conditioner.
Coconut oil mask
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, whose long chain of fatty acids is easily absorbed into the hair shaft. If you’re looking for a one-and-done easy oil treatment for your hair, this is for you.
- In a pot, bring some water to lukewarm temperature.
- Pour about 2-3 tbsp of room temperature olive oil into a small bowl. Lower this bowl into the pot to warm the coconut oil.
- Massage warmed coconut oil onto dry or newly washed hair and cap for at least an hour – or overnight.
- Rinse off with shampoo and conditioner.
Banana and milk hair treatment
This is a great way to add shine and softness to your hair. You can use this natural hair care remedy once or twice a week.
- Start with 2 ripe bananas and mash them into a bowl.
- Add in about ¼ cup of milk (you can also use plain yogurt) and mix well.
- Apply the mixture onto your hair, all the way from the roots and to the tips of every strand.
- Leave it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing off with cold water. Follow up with shampoo and conditioner.
Use a leave-in conditioner
A good leave-in conditioner can help to detangle hair, add shine, and tame frizz. It can also help to protect your hair from damage caused by heat styling. Be sure to apply it evenly from the roots to the tips of your hair on damp or dry hair. You can use it daily or as needed.
Use herbal hair care products with moringa oil, ginseng, or green tea
These hair care ingredients are rich in antioxidants, which help to protect the hair from damage caused by free radicals. Moringa oil is also a good source of Vitamin A, which helps to keep hair healthy, damage-free, and moisturized. Ginseng stimulates blood circulation to the scalp, which can help to promote hair growth. Green tea is a good source of polyphenols, which can help to protect the hair from damage.
In addressing dry, frizzy, and damaged hair, these herbal hair care products can provide your scalp and hair with the nutrients, minerals, and vitamins to strengthen, moisturize, and foster hair growth, whether it’s a shampoo, conditioner, or therapy oil.
Our herbal serum for hair provides instant shine without all the weight and grease, and is a versatile leave-on hair treatment that is also paraben- and fragrance-free! Why not try a bottle and give your hair some herbal tender-loving care?
Avoid Dry, Frizzy, and Damaged Hair by Knowing Why It Happen
There are many causes of dry, frizzy, and damaged hair. One of the most common is over-styling. Heat styling, using hot rollers or curling irons, can cause damage to the hair shaft. This damage can lead to split ends, and make your hair more susceptible to breakage.
Another common cause of dry, frizzy, and damaged hair is over-processing. This refers to using harsh chemicals on your hair, such as bleach, perms, and straighteners. These chemicals can strip the hair of its natural moisture, leading to dryness, frizz, and breakage.
Environmental factors can also contribute to dry, frizzy, and damaged hair. Exposure to sun, wind, and pollution can all cause damage to the hair shaft. This damage can make your hair more susceptible to breakage and split ends.
Dry, frizzy, and damaged hair can also be caused by a lack of moisture. This can be due to a number of factors, such as not drinking enough water, not using a humidifier, or using harsh shampoos and conditioners. Lack of moisture in your hair can lead to dryness, frizz, and breakage.
Follow a Daily Hair Care Routine for Dry Hair that Works
You can avoid dry, frizzy, and damaged hair by taking steps to protect your hair from damage. One of the best ways to do this is to follow a daily hair care routine that works for you.
This hair care routine should include using a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. Look for products that are formulated for dry, frizzy, and damaged hair. You should also use a leave-in conditioner to help detangle your hair and add shine. Be sure to use a heat protectant before heat styling, and avoid using hot rollers or curling irons on days when you plan to wear your hair down.
In addition to following a daily hair care routine, you can also use natural home remedies to help moisturize and protect your hair. Discover what works best for your hair and continue the habit of taking care of your long locks for strong, healthy, and beautiful hair every day!
Just like with hair fall, there are just a few home remedies you can try to rehydrate hair and strengthen the hair shaft, restoring some of the hair’s more beautiful appearance.
Always remember to give your hair the pampering it deserves! We recommend you try Moringa-O2’s Hair Relaxing Serum with Argan Oil, a successfully tried and tested product for dry hair.
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