While dry hair isn’t just about the products that you use, what you do put on your hair goes a long way towards determining whether it will be healthy and glossy, or dry and brittle. In addition, the way you care for your hair and what you eat all go towards how healthy your hair is. Here are five remedies to consider, if you’re suffering from dry hair…
1. Address your diet
How healthy your hair is reflects how healthy and varied your diet is. If you often suffer from dry and brittle hair, looking at your diet and making a few changes could make a huge difference over time. Consider introducing a multivitamin to your diet, or a skin, hair and nail supplement, which contains vitamins that are vital to the hair, such as vitamin A, C, biotin and iron.
In addition, a diet rich in omega-3s and antioxidants will help your hair be thick and glossy. Try introducing salmon, sardines and tuna to your diet, as well as nuts, blueberries, tomatoes and broccoli.
2. Have a trim
If your hair is dry all over, particularly so at the ends, it could be as a result of split ends. When the ends of the hair split, unless they are regularly trimmed, the hair can split up the length causing it to become dry and unmanageable.
The answer could be having a trim, to get rid of any split ends making your hair difficult to care for. Always ask the advice of your hair dresser – in some cases you might have to have more off than you would like, but this allows you to start again with healthy hair, and work towards maintaining this.
3. Use a weekly treatment
A weekly treatment can help to soften dry hair, and over time can improve the overall condition of your hair. If your hair is very dry, it’s best to have a trim, but once any split ends have been removed, a regular deeply hydrating treatment will help you keep on top of healthy and glossy hair.
Try the Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring treatment from Aveda, which helps to repair, seal and smooth damaged hair to make it more manageable.
4. Reduce heat styling
Drying your hair, curling and straightening will all cause damage, which will add up over time. If your hair is already damaged, continuing to heat style will just make it worse, and might be the reason why your hair has become dry in the first place. Wherever possible, allow your hair to air dry, and only heat style for special occasions to give your hair a chance to recover.
5. Reduce hair washing
Our scalps produce sebum, which is actually an essential oil to healthy hair and a healthy scalp. When you wash your hair every day, you give your hair little chance to benefit from the natural oils your scalp produces. Wherever possible, aim to wash your hair 2-3 times a week at the most. You’ll soon start to see the difference, as your hair is nourished by the natural oils.
Dry hair can be really frustrating and difficult to manage, but it is possible to get on top of it and transform your hair. For further advice and assistance with your dry hair, get in touch.