I have struggled with super dry and frizzy hair all my life.This leads to split ends, breakage and lifeless looking hair.
I have a couple of hacks that should help with combating dryness and frizziness 🙂 Hopefully these tips help!
1) In the shower, always try to wash your hair with cold, or cool water. If this isn’t possible for you, after a warm shower, try to make your final rinse cold water. This helps seal in the cuticle and makes hair less frizzy and more shiny, Showering/bathing in cooler water is also beneficial for the skin.
2) DO NOT shampoo your hair everyday. Try to skip 1-3 days in between shampoos. Shampoos have sulfates which is a harsh cleaning and lathering agent. This strips out natural oils that are essential for a healthy scalp and hair. This brings me to my next point.
3) Try to find a sulfate free shampoo or a low sulfate shampoo. This can be difficult to find at a drugstore but it is really beneficial for promoting healthy hair as it cleanses the hair gently without stripping it of its essential moisture.
4) Only shampoo your scalp and root area. As you wash your hair, the shampoo will naturally fall into the lengths of your hair and cleanse them. However, if you use a lot of products or have product buildup, use a clarifying shampoo once or twice a month .
5) This may seem like a no-brainer but always condition your hair after shampooing!
6) Every few washes (with shampoo), also deep condition. This is essential whether or not, your hair is chemically or heat damaged. You can deep condition with a hair masque or deep conditioner that is readily available at the drugstore or you can make your own. Coconut oil is a cult classic. I will do a separate post on hair masks that you can make on your own 🙂
7) Don’t comb or brush your hair while it’s wet. Detangle in the shower with a detangler or conditioner and wide tooth comb. Hair is the most fragile when it is wet and can easily break and lose elasticity when wet.
8) Dry your hair with a micro-fiber towel or a cotton tee shirt. Gently wrap up your wet hair into the towel or tee and let it absorb the water for at least 20 minutes. Regular towels are too rough on hair and can promote and cause breakage and frizz.
9) Cut back on heat, especially unnecessary heat like blow-drying if you can let your hair air dry. Blow-drying, with heat in particular can cause frizz and heat damage. Try to avoid heat styling and blow-drying if possible. If not, always use a heat protectant.