Taking care of hair that is naturally dry can be quite a task. And what with the unruly frizz that tends to always be a companion of dry hair, not to mention the dull, lifeless look it gives your locks, making it look presentable can give the best of us a harrowing time. But worry not. For help is at hand. Here are some quick and easy tips to take care of dry hair and give it that healthy sheen.
Use a mild shampoo. Preferably one without a sulphate (sometimes spelt 'sulfate') ingredient. Chemicals like Sodium Lauryl Sulphate tend to rob hair of its moisturising content and end up leaving it dry and brittle.
Conditioners are your best friend. Use a moisturising conditioner without fail every single time you shampoo. It can help put back some of the moisture that the shampoo may have robbed from your hair.
Don't shampoo every day. Shampooing your hair everyday can damage your already dry hair a lot more. Once or twice a week is good enough. This will preserve the natural oils in your hair. If you must, wash it with just water in between. This could give you some natural glow.
Oil your hair once a week before you shampoo. Almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, and mustard oil are some of your hair's best friends. Massage before washing once a week.
Keep off the styling stuff as much as you can. Curling irons, hair dryers, straightening irons can all damage your dry hair. Use them with caution and never overdo it. These products that use heat to style and mould your hair will leave them damaged and drier than before.
Use a leave-in conditioner after you wash. Some conditioners will even give you a frizz-free look. Look out for those.
Rub a few drops of oil on your palm after you wash your hair, and rub it into half dry hair. This can act as a natural frizz removing technique.