How to prevent dry hair
If your hair is feeling dry, brittle, and more prone to breakage this time of year don’t worry, you’re not alone.
1. UNDERSTAND WHAT CAUSES DRY HAIR
The cold season is an external factor that impacts dry hair. The air inside your home may also feel dry in the colder months which can also affect your hair. Mother Nature however isn’t all to blame for dry and damaged hair.
Hair washing is also one of the most common culprits of dry hair. Your scalp naturally creates sebum or oil that helps to nourish the skin on your scalp and your strands. Washing your hair too often strips your hair of these natural oils it needs to help stay moisturized.
2. HAIR WASHING
How you wash your hair is also important. In the winter months, it’s super tempting to turn the shower all the way up to maximum heat, however this isn’t good for your hair. Hot water also strips away your hair’s natural oils, it also dries out your scalp. Instead, rinse your hair with cool or cold water. Rinsing shampoo and conditioner products out with cold water helps to revitalize hair and add shine.
3. DRY YOUR HAIR THE RIGHT WAY
How you dry your hair can also help to prevent dry hair. On wash days, use a microfiber towel or a cotton t-shirt to dry your hair. Instead of rubbing your hair between the fabrics (a big no-no as this friction causes breakage), you want to scrunch your hair gently. If using a hairdryer, wait until your hair is about 75% dry then use the hairdryer, this causes less damage than blow drying when your hair is soaking wet. Remember to keep heat low and always apply a heat protectant before using any hot tool.