Deep Conditioner(affiliate link) Treatment
Another treatment choice you should be including regularly into your regimen is ensuring that you are deep conditioning(affiliate link) regularly. You can either select to do a homemade concoction or use a store bought product, which is what I typically will go with.
Shea Moisture(affiliate link) is definitely a favorite as they carry a wide variety of deep conditioning(affiliate link) treatment masque options. Select one that’s particularly for dry hair and apply it every time you shampoo your hair or at least once a week.
Deep conditioning is vital because as you wash your hair you are removing all of the natural oils your scalp automatically produces to protect your hair and scalp. Even if you have eliminated the use of sulfate containing shampoos, it is still important to make sure your hair is well conditioned to further assist in it retaining moisture.
Cold Shot Rinse
I stopped washing my hair in the shower a little over a year ago so I could control the temperature and limit the use of hot water. While warm water is important in ridding the hair and scalp of product buildup, it allows the cuticles on our strands of hair to open up.
This is why it is key to do a final cold shot rinse as your last rinse to complete your wash regimen. Snap cooling allows our cuticles to lay back down trapping any moisture that was already allowed within our strands. Failure to do this can result in the cuticles remaining opened and moisture releasing and resulting in dry and unruly hair.
Avocado Oil(affiliate link)
Lastly, you should make sure you seal in the moisture that you trapped in via your cold shot rinse. Avocado oil(affiliate link) is an excellent oil for this as it’s heavy and packed with fatty acids that can further improve the overall appearance and health of your hair.
Avocado oil(affiliate link) is great for moisturizing, strengthening, repairing damage, adding shine back into the strands, all while not leaving your hair with a greasy look or feeling. Most people tend to overlook this oil as it is not as popular as coconut or olive oil for example but it can work wonders for dry hair.
So there you have it, 5 ways to fight the appearance of dry hair. Do you suffer from dry hair? How are you currently combatting it?