Solutions For Dry Hair

Tips for restoring health to dry damaged hair.

Whether caused by the environment, chemical hair products, over brushing, or good ole plain genetics dry hair

can be a real source of frustration.We are born with certain characteristics, but fortunately when it comes to hair, there is plenty one

can do to help improve what Mother Nature may have cursed us with.If you are plagued by frizzy, brittle, dull, lifeless, and lack shine to your hair

welcome to the "Dry Hair Club" but don't worry, there is no need to sign up with a lifelong membership, these tips will help you acheive the healthy shiny and vibrant hair

you have always dreamed of.

The first important ingredient in your recipe for beautiful hair is to feed it from the inside out.Make sure that you are drinking at least 64 ounceof water per day and supplement your daily diet with

a multivitamin and mineral.Make sure you get plenty of rest every day.You need to protect your hair from the elements of the environment and the harsh effects of chemical treatments.If you have any chemical processes in your hair, such as; bleachings, perms, dyes etc. you will have dry hair as a result.

If you combine heat styling with these chemical procedures, you are adding insult to injury.The first basic rule of thumb is to discover your own natural hairstyle and work with that best.If you have curly hair, work with your curls rather than enduring

harsh chemical straighteners or daily blow dryers in an attempt to have long straight hair.You can maintain your curls with leave in conditioners and natural oils and the many curl activated products on the market which will keep your hair not only

beautifully styled in it's natural form, but prevent any further damage.Ask you local hairdresser to give you a cut to enhance your natural hair texture.Many salons will help you determine the best cut for your texture and give you a free consultation as well.

Make sure that you have your hair regularly trimmed as this will help to keep split ends at bay, which also furthers to damage your hair.

You don't need to shampoo your hair every day either.Make sure that you purchase shampoo specifically designed for dry/damaged hair and check to make sure it is ph balanced.Try to let your hair go between washings as long as you can, at least a day or two and you will begin to see it's texture improve.

Toss out your plastic bristle brushes and opt for natural boar bristle, this will help stimulate the natural oil your scalp produces bringing luster back into your hair.

To protect your hair from damage from the environment, wear a hat when in direct sunlight.

There are many products on the market today which are excellent deep penetrating conditioners as well as leave in conditioners.It cannot be emphasized enough how important conditioners are for your dry damaged locks.

Here are some wonderfully recommended deep conditioners that are affordable as well as being highly effective.

Infusium 23 Power Pac Conditioner- under $10.00

Aveda Elixir Leave-On Conditioner about $11.00

Biolage by Matrix Daily Leave-In Tonic about $13.00 (contains sunscreen for your hair as well)

St. Ives Hair Repair Intensive Conditioner Moisture Treatment for Dry Or Damaged Hair runs about $5.00 (contains herbs such as rosemary and mint) you will feel the tingling sensation as it works to revitalize your hair and scalp.

Alberto VO5 Conditioning Hairdressing, Normal/Dry Hair this product runs about $4.00

Alberto VO5 Hot Oil Hair Treatment, Moisturizing Formula 2 ea about $4.00 and contains two weekly treatments of hot oil.

Here are some basic products to get you started.Just remember, the key words when it comes to dry hair are moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize.Make sure you put plenty of moisture into your hair and you will see your hair begin to shine with beautiful luster and sheen.

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