Dry hair is a common issue that people face, and it can be a frustrating problem to deal with. Dry hair is characterised by a lack of moisture, which makes it brittle, fragile, and prone to breakage. We will explore the causes of dryness and some of the best ways to treat it.
WHAT CAUSES DRY HAIR
One of the most common causes of dry hair is exposure to the sun, wind, saltwater and styling tools. These can strip the hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. This is particularly true for individuals with long hair, as the ends of the hair are more likely to become damaged due to exposure.
Another factor that contributes to dry hair is the use of harsh hair products, such as shampoos and styling products that contain a high amount of sulfates and alcohol. These ingredients can be drying to the hair and leave it dull, lifeless, and prone to breakage. The same can be said for hair colour treatments. If there are no nourishing ingredients to assist the colouring, the chemicals can lead to dryness.
Styling tools, such as curling- and flat irons, contribute to drying hair by stripping it of its natural moisture. Regular use of these tools can lead to split ends, breakage, and other forms of damage when using high temperatures.
In some cases, genetic factors may also play a role in causing dull hair. For example, individuals with naturally curly or wavy hair may be more prone to dryness, as their hair is naturally drier than straight hair.
HOW TO FIX DRY HAIR
One of the best things you can do to help treat dry hair is to keep it well-moisturised. This can be achieved by using some natural hair care products. We recommend using a leave-in conditioner or argan oil, which helps to replenish lost moisture and leave your hair feeling soft. These products should be applied to the ends of your hair, which are often the most prone to dryness and breakage.
If you use heating tools like a hair dryer or curling iron, it’s important to use thermal protection to help your hair from being damaged by heating. At NATURIGIN, we recommend using our “Breakage Stop”. This will reduce the risk of damage and keep your natural hair oils.
AVOID WASHING YOUR HAIR TOO OFTEN
Another essential step in treating dryness is to avoid washing it too often. Washing your hair too frequently can strip it of its natural oils, which can lead to dryness and brittleness. Instead, try to wash your hair no more than a few times a week, and use a gentle, low-amount sulfate shampoo that won’t further strip your hair of its natural oils. To avoid washing your hair, use a dry shampoo to clean your hair. Our dry shampoo is organic and will keep your hair healthy.
USE ORGANIC HAIR PRODUCTS
Using organic-based hair products can also be an effective way to treat dry hair. Many conventional hair products contain harsh chemicals that can strip your hair of its natural oils and contribute to dryness. Natural hair care products with low amounts of sulfates, parabens, and other harsh chemicals will keep your hair healthy and moisturised.