Everyone deals with dry hair at some point in their lives; dry hair may be genetic, it might develop because of outside factors in the world, and can be caused by poor personal hygiene routines. If dry hair is caused by genetics, there’s not much you can do to drive it away but there are some useful techniques that can be used to give your hair a healthier look.
Dry hair can also be caused by things we can’t control such as the weather. If you live in a hot, arid climate or spend a lot of time in the sun then your hair is likely to become thin and brittle due to the natural oils produced being dried up. Poor hygiene tends to an overlooked cause for dry hair. Poor hygiene can consist of a number of issues from things such as using too much heat and washing your hair too often.
Genetics plays a large role in what type of hair you have and how easy it is to manage. Someone that develops having naturally dry hair may feel out of luck and believe they are destined to live with it for the rest of their lives. This is only partly true. Although you may not be able to get rid of having dry hair completely, there are things you can do to tackle this issue.
A big thing for me has always been oils. Depending on how long your hair is, a few drops of hair oil will moisturize your hair and give it a healthy look. Argan oil tends to be really effective for dry and frizzy hair, but people can use other types such as coconut oil.
2. Weather conditions
As someone who lives in Florida, my hair tends to get dry throughout the week, especially during the Summertime. In addition to using hair oils, I tend to use a leave-in conditioner when I’m outside most of the day and apply hair treatments 1-2 times a week to help retain my hair’s natural oils.
Doing these things have always helped give my hair a natural and nourishing look. Some people are able to get away without doing all of these things, but for anyone that has hair that dries up easily, these methods stand as an effective way of tackling this issue.
3. Personal Hygiene
Many people tend to disregard poor hygiene as they don’t realize how impactful it is for the health of your hair. Using heat products such as a blow dryer is part of many people’s daily routines. Blow dryers are very effective in giving people the volume they desire but can be harmful if used too frequently or not properly. When using a blow dryer, it is imperative that you keep it a few inches away from your hair and using the medium setting as having it too close and too high can damage your hair if done frequently.
Washing your hair too often is another thing that people often don’t realize is harmful. If you’re someone who deals with oily hair, then washing your hair more often is understandable but it is not ideal for someone that struggles with dry hair as it only feeds on the problem. People who struggle with dry hair should only wash their hair 1-2 times a week but can feel free to use conditioner regularly to help retain its moisture.
Dry hair is a pain to deal with, but it’s important to know that there are ways to manage it. Whether it’s caused by genetics, living in a hot climate, or having a poor hygiene, there are various methods that can be used give your hair a lively look. Some people often accept that there is no way around it, but there always is. Give one of these methods a try and see how it works out for you.