Sometimes finding a cure for your dry hair can seem like an endless journey but it doesn’t have to be. Everyone’s hair is different, so what works for one person may not necessarily produce the desired results for another. A good place to start in knowing how to deal with dryness of your hair is to know what your hair porosity is.
Your hair porosity simply means how open your cuticles are on your hair shaft. If your hair tends to feel dry like straw, it could mean that you have low porosity hair. Low porosity hair can become dry very easily if too much protein is being used. This is because the hair is not able to absorb and retain moisture. If you have high porosity hair, it means that the cuticles on your hair shaft are wide open. High porosity hair is usually a result of heat damage and over styling. Here are some ways for avoiding dryness or repairing your hair.
Water Based Sealants
You want to make sure that you are choosing hair moisturizers that have water as one of the first few ingredients. If water is not listed as one of the top ingredients, the product may not give your hair the adequate moisture that is needed. Follow up your moisturizer with a sealant such as castor oil or shea butter, this helps to seal and retain moisture within your hair.
Hair masks are vital treatments in your moisture retention routine. You can use store bought hair masks or you can use DIY masks like yogurt mixed with olive oil in order to repair damaged dry hair.
Keeping your hair properly trimmed and detangled is another must in avoiding dry and damaged hair. Try not to go more than one month without getting a good trim. Also, don’t hesitate to use the search and destroy method in trimming split ends on site when needed.
Sleep in Satin
Last but not least, use satin pillowcases or hair bonnets when you sleep. This helps to keep your hair hydrated and the satin won’t suck the moisture out of your hair.