Sometimes, we are so focused on our day-to-day activities we fail to take time to just make sure the little things are healthy and taken care of. Unfortunately, our hair may be the last thing on our beauty list to take care of. Either we throw it up in a bun, or sleek it back in a ponytail, which means we don’t get the opportunity to pay attention to our hair’s moisture. Keeping your hair moisturized is the key to a healthy, beautiful mane. Check out these 5 signs to determine if your hair needs more moisture, like now!
Dry after washing
Typically, after you have washed and conditioned your hair, it will feel smoother, softer and even have a shine after the products have been applied. If you notice after a fresh wash your locks still appear to be dull, it is a sign that your hair is lacking moisture.
Perhaps applying a deep conditioner to your wash routine to help hold moisture can help alleviate dull hair. There are plenty of hair masks and deep conditioning treatments out for all hair types. Therefore, finding the right deep conditioning treatment should not be too expensive or time consuming.
Hair breaks off
If you are noticing your hair is not growing and constantly breaking off, then it’s a major sign that your hair is dry. Dry hair tends to break off easier compared to hair that has hydration. Apply moisturizer to your hair daily if not a couple times a week. Locking in the moisture will prevent your hair from being brittle and dry.
When your hair is dry, it is more likely to not grow and constantly stay one length. Pay extra attention to your hair if you notice it begins to break off. Your hair is telling you that the products you are using are not the right products for your hair type.
Difficult to manage
Sometimes when our hair is dry, we can never manage to style it how we want. It takes longer to get ready and it only frustrates us to the point of wanting to cut it all off. It is important to apply hydrating products to hair every time we style that way it is able to lock in the moisture and combat any dryness.
Dry hair is never cute when styling, therefore applying heat protection when you will be using tools that require heat is a necessity. We love the It’s a 10 Styling Serum. If you plan to wear your hair natural, products with olive oil ingredients, like Palmer’s Olive Oil Dry Mist, are very hydrating. Olive oil has a rich source of antioxidants that help promote scalp health while neutralizing free radicals that can have a damaging effect on your scalp and hair.
Doesn’t hold its style
The worst feeling is styling your hair only for it to come out as a complete fail. Many times, when our hair is dry, we are not able to keep a style! Styling your hair is fun, but when you have dry hair, it can be battle. If you are experiencing the inability to style your hair, perhaps your hair is suffering. If that is you, you should wash your hair and apply leave in conditioner at least once a week. This can help restore hydration and stretch your hairstyles to hold for longer periods. And yes, volume is a style!
Massive split ends
If you are experiencing an alarming number of split ends, it’s time for a trim! Cutting any split ends will help your hair grow long and healthy. It is important to hydrate your hair and wash every consistently so your hair is able to breathe and not feel weighed down. Trimming your ends can also help you see where your hair is healthy and moisturized, and where you need to apply additional moisture. In many cases, a dime size is not enough, so we recommend eye balling it to your hair’s length and texture.
Related: 5 Ways to Revive Dry Hair
It is important to keep in mind everyone has a different routine that helps them achieve the look that is best for them. Always try to find products specific to your hair type. What products do you live by when you realize your hair dry and needs some extra moisture? How many times do you apply a deep conditioner to your hair? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
The CGS Team