4. Your hair is dry because you do not moisturize enough
How you wear your hair typically determines how often you moisturize. If you wear straight styles a lot, you may go a long time without adding moisture because you’re trying to keep frizz and curls away.
You have to decide at this point whether you want to be natural or not — if your hair needs moisture, don’t deprive it for the sake of wearing a flat ironed or blow-dried hairstyle.
Wear your natural hair texture, so that you won’t have to choose between the two. Natural hair needs more attention and moisture.
Also, make sure that the moisturizer you’re using is water-based and doesn’t contain alcohol or other ingredients that can dry out your hair. The more natural the ingredients, the better!
5. You wash and comb your hair way too often
Each time you wash your hair, you’re putting your hair into a weakened state. By doing so often, you risk your weakened strands breaking off, especially if you are combing or brushing your hair each time. It’s best to wash your hair as needed, so that you don’t overdo it. This is especially the case for naturals who like to wear wash-and-go styles.
If you plan to wash your hair multiple times per week, try detangling with your fingers instead. Those who have kinkier hair may find this harder, but if you keep your hair moisturized throughout the day by spritzing or whatever other method you use, you can keep it from drying up and becoming tangled.
6. You are not washing your hair enough
You definitely have to find a balance between washing and not washing your hair. If you wear a lot of hair products throughout the week and decide not to wash your hair for two weeks, then expect your hair to be weighed down and easier to break. It’s important that you avoid this type of buildup.
The same goes for those who wear a lot of protective styles and feel they don’t need to wash as often. This can work, but only if you have a sedentary lifestyle where you don’t sweat a lot or spend a lot of time outdoors. Again, wash your hair as needed, so that you can maintain clean, healthy hair.
Originally posted 2015-05-17 15:00:00.