With advances in women’s hair care technology, it has become easier to win the battle over dry hair. Brittle, dry hair can be the #1 concern when it comes to women’s hair but there are ways to fight it! During a Boise hair salon consultation, there are several points your unDONE salon stylist will discuss with you, including what products you should use to cleanse, treat and protect your hair. For anyone who suffers from brittle, dry women’s hair, learning the proper tips and right products can be the key to overcoming the lack of moisture issue.
Below are some nourishing tips to help get your hair back to a healthy, manageable state:
When choosing a shampoo, make sure its hydrating and nourishing, adding moisture to your tresses. How often you shampoo is also key. Over shampooing women’s hair can lead to dryness from the scalp to the ends. How often you should wait in between cleansing also depends on the texture of your women’s hair, and the level of dryness you are experiencing. While some individuals shampoo every other day, others may go a week before washing.
If you’re new to the concept of not shampooing everyday and are worried about a greasy or messy look, it all depends on how you style it while giving your hair a break. Try top knots, braids, chignons, etc. Have fun with it! If you happen to have fringe bangs – feel free to lightly shampoo them while giving the rest of your hair a break. However, when you do shampoo, keep in mind that your scalp is where you should be cleansing them most. Since your ends need more moisture, they don’t need to be included in the vigorous process of washing.
ALWAYS follow up a shampoo with a moisturizing conditioner or even deep conditioning treatment. Use a wide tooth comb to help work the conditioner into your tresses while evenly penetrating your women’s hair so every strand is getting the right moisture coverage. Leave the conditioner in for a few extra minutes to help detangle your tresses.
**The temperature of water also plays a key role. Water that is too hot can hurt not only your hair but skin as well. A cooler rinse is more beneficial because it helps to seal the cuticles of your hair, while boosting overall shine.
Protect your hair by using an oil or hydrating leave-in conditioner. Control the oily scalp look by applying it to the mid lenght of your hair to the ends while providing your hair with the moisture it needs.
The heat from blow drying your hair can also suck the moisture out of your tresses. Medium heat followed up with a cool shot to help calm the cuticle is always a good idea.
Certain foods also affect the health of your hair. Fruits, dark green vegetables, vitamin C and A, omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, beans, cysteine in eggs and yogurt, whole grains and even some dairy products can all lead to curing dryness and a healthier head of hair.