Did you overdo it with the hot tools? Maybe that dye job was a little too hard on your hair? Does it have a straw-like feeling? Dry hair can be caused by a number of things and it can be a nightmare to repair.
Given that there are so many different textures, there is no one quick fix that works for everyone; trial and error is going to be your best method of attack. Here are a few methods to try if you are desperately needing to revive your locks!
Oil it Up
Warm oil treatments are a great way to bring back the moisture. Apply warm coconut, jojoba, or olive oil to your hair 20 minutes before you shower. A few great leave-in oils to use are Moroccan, argan, and coconut oil. A little bit of it goes a long way and won’t weigh your hair down throughout the day. Here are a few great oil treatment options:
Some other great pre-shampoo treatments to use are moisture masks. You can get them prepackaged or you can make them yourself. A great one to mix up at home has only three ingredients. You’ll need a tablespoon of argan oil, two tablespoons of coconut oil, and three tablespoons of shea butter.
Mix them all together, apply generously all over hair, and leave in for 20 minutes before shampooing.
Just the Ends
Trimming the dry dead ends off your hair will not only keep it looking healthy but it will also help your hair grow.
Shampoo Less or Not At All
Shampoo strips the natural oils from your hair, so using it too often can dry out your hair. If you must shampoo, use it every few days to reduce the damage. Another option would be to stop using shampoo all together and start using cleansing conditioner. You get all of the benefits of shampoo without the damage.
If your roots are oily, consider a dry shampoo. Check out some of our favorite dry shampoos in the article CGS Beauty Picks: Dry Shampoo.
Set It and Forget It
Leave in conditioners are a great way to add moisturize your hair. Use it when you get out of the shower and then style as usual.
Now that I’ve bestowed my hair-revival knowledge on you all, let me know how these options work for you! Do you have any other tips for bringing life to dull, dry hair? Share your tips below in the comment section!