How to Moisturize Dry and Frizzy Hair
If you’ve noticed your hair become dry and frizzy, you may need to start a moisturizing regimen. There are two basic reasons for dry hair. One is that your scalp doesn’t produce enough natural oil to moisturize your hair. This can be hereditary, or it could be something that happens over time, because as we age, the body’s rate of oil production naturally slows down, leading to dryer skin and of course, dry hair. It’s also possible that the condition or structure of your hair is causing the moisture to escape, which leads to dry hair.
Below are ways to moisture your hair naturally:-
Shampoo your hair. No matter your method (meaning whether you’re using a shampoo bar, cleansing cream or some other gentle sulfate-free product), keep your hair clean. Since the wash process can be drying — shampooing your hair removes product buildup that prevents products from penetrating your hair shaft. When washing your hair, try to use conditioner formulated shampoo for a few days a week so that your dry hair will benefit from an extra dose of conditioning. Fine hair is usually driest on the ends, so focus your conditioner application on the dry areas and skip the roots to avoid weighing them down or causing them to become oily.
Avocado has a well-deserved reputation for one of nature’s perfect foods. Its oils and proteins will smooth and moisturize your locks without weighing down fine hair. Mash up half an avocado and add a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil. Shampoo hair, squeeze out water and apply mask. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse. This can help making hair soft and not greasy.
Massage liquid coconut oil into your scalp. Coconut oil is heavy, which is great for penetrating deep into the hair shaft, but use it sparingly, especially if you have fine or thin hair. Take a tablespoon of coconut oil and apply to the ends of damp hair. If the oil is solid just warm in the microwave until liquid before applying.
Mix a banana with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and mash thoroughly until the banana is pureed. (You want a smoothie like texture so you don’t end up with banana chunks in your hair.) Then massage into your hair and scalp. Leave treatment on for 30 minutes then rinse thoroughly and shampoo.
An apple cider vinegar rinse helps clarify and smooth hair cuticles – the secret to shiny hair! Combine a tablespoon of vinegar with a 1/2 cup of water and pour over damp hair. Add a couple of drops of essential oil if the smell is too much. Comb through hair, let it sit for five minutes and then rinse. The acidity in the vinegar helps seal the outermost layer of your hair, the cuticles, making it lie flat.
Constantly assess your hair needs and act accordingly. If your hair feels dry and brittle, make sure that you’re properly moisturizing your hair. Don’t wait until major breakage occurs before you act.