Revitalize Dry, Abused Hair In 5 Days

Read all about dry hair and how to restore it into a healthy state again!

Are you having bad hair days due to dry hair?If so, then read on.Hair normally has a moisture content of approximately ten percent.If the moisture content of your hair drops down below this point, the important thing you need to do is increase the ability of your hair to attract and retain moisture.How can you do this?This article will attempt to help you restore your hair's lost moisture within five days.For the next five days, follow the instructions below.

Dry hair can be a symptom of something more serious, but most often is due to minor causes.We must first determine the cause of your hair's dryness.Minor dryness is caused by: excessive washing, harsh detergents or alcohol, excessive blow drying, or environmental dryness.More serious causes include: anorexia nervosa, malnutrition, hypothyroidism and hypoparathyroidism.

Dry hair can be described as hair that has insufficient moisture and oil content to maintain a normal shine and texture.You must contact your health care professional if your hair does not improve after the next five days and/or if you already know you have one of the major causes of dry hair we mentioned in the above paragraph.Major causes require more treatment than these five days can provide.

Now, let's start with day one.First, put away your styling products and blow dryer.These items can damage your hair over time, and we think it is time to give your hair a break.Let your hair air-dry naturally with no added styling products!Next, go to a salon and get at least one inch chopped off your hair.This will help remove what is probably the driest, most traumatized portion.If your hair looks dull, you may want to remove hair product build-up and prepare your hair for the conditioning treatments.Only do this on day one; mix equal parts baking soda and shampoo to wash your hair with or just rinse your hair after shampooing, to clarify the hair.

During these five days, only shampoo your hair once or twice with a gently shampoo; just make sure it says "gentle" on the shampoo bottle.This will give your scalp the chance to produce oils and assist with the replacement of moisture in the hair shafts.After you shampoo, please use a heavy conditioner on your hair, paying particular attention to the ends.Do not be afraid to pile it on thick!Let the conditioner sit on your hair for a few minutes as you finish showering or bathing; the hot steam will help the conditioner penetrate the hair shaft.

During these five days, you will want to give yourself moisture infusing hair treatments to help nourish it.After you shampoo and condition your hair as described above, place some ultra-hydrating almond oil on dry split ends and pin your hair up into a neat bun.Once your hair is dry, you are going to be using safflower oil.You can purchase safflower oil in your local supermarket and it is fairly inexpensive.It is composed of essential fatty acids that are one of the best moisturizers.It is a humectant that will not only replace the lost moisture but actually attracts moisture and retains it in the hair's cortex.The scalp produces the best essential fatty acid, which is known as sebum.When your hair grows past your neck, it will not come into contact with the natural oils of the scalp; therefore, the hair shaft is missing out on lost essential fatty acids.Here is how to apply the safflower oil to your hair: rub one or two drops of safflower oil in your palm, clamp your hands over your hair, starting at the ends, and work your way up.Leave the safflower oil in your hair.

The final treatment you are going to do to your hair can be completed once or twice during these five days.This treatment involves applying a very moisturizing mask to your hair.Mash an avocado and apply to hair.Then, take some plastic wrap and wrap it around your hair.Next, cover your head with a hot towel or use a hair dryer to heat up the avocado; this will allow the moisturizing nutrients of the avocado to penetrate the hair shaft.Leave everything on your hair for at least twenty minutes and up to one hour.After that point, wash your thoroughly.Follow with a conditioner and some almond oil on ends (as we described above).Now that these five days are up, your hair should be smoother, softer and shinier!

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