When you have dry hair, you know how significant it is to keep it hydrated in order to prevent damage and breakage. These key dos and don’t can help protect your hair and keep it healthy, whether you’re washing, drying, styling, or just coming out of the shower.
Guide to Drying Dry Hair
- Wet hair should be squeezed out: Friction is created by rubbing a towel back and forth, which causes hair to break.
- Before using the blow dryer, flat iron, or curling iron, spray on a detangling, moisturizing lotion. This keeps your hair from drying out while protecting it from the heat. Spray it on from the ends to the roots for optimum protection, then brush through instead of combing to completely cover hair.
- During the blow drying process, use natural boar bristle brushes.
- As you style, keep your blow dryer 4 to 6 inches away from your brush.
Dry Hair Styling Tips
- Clean your blow dryer’s vents on a regular basis or replace it. When lint or hair accumulates in the dryer vents, the air cannot travel freely, and the pressure drops. As a result, you wind up styling your hair with too much heat. Request that your stylist inspect your blow dryer, flat iron, curling iron, and other styling appliances to ensure that they are in functioning order.
- Instead of overly fragranced or volumizing products, which can dry out hair, use products that contain nourishing oils like argan, avocado, and olive.
- Deep condition your hair at home up to twice a week and once a month at the salon.
- Regular stylist trims will maintain your hair healthy and manageable without the need for excessive conditioners or detangling treatments.
- Apply conditioner from ends to roots after showering at the gym, then relax in the steam room for 10 minutes. The steam opens the cuticle of the hair, allowing the conditioner to permeate. Rinse hair with cool water after leaving the steam room to close the cuticle.
- To protect your hair from the sun, apply a leave-in conditioner with UV filters before going to the beach or pool. To protect your hair from the elements, tie it back with a silk scarf or braid it loosely.