Saturday 11 May 2013
My Battle with Dry Hair
*Spritz hair with water before applying your moisturiser- Water is the best moisturiser and much to my surprise my hair loves water.
*Drink water- Our bodies need water to operate efficiently
*Check for protein in your products- You may be protein sensitive, or even be suffering from protein overload. Anything with protein in it makes my hair ultra dry.
*Use heat when deep conditioning- If you don't own a hairdryer, no problem... create heat by putting foil on top of you cling film/shower cap or even heat up your conditioner a little bit in the microwave
*Don't use too much product- Too much product leads to buildup which eventually blocks the hair from absorbing moisture.
*Try the baggy method- This helps lock in moisture temporarily.
*Assess whether your shampoo is too harsh- Shampoos strip hair, even ones which are sulphate free. This has been a major culprit for my moisture loss. I just started using CON moisture and shine shampoo and have noticed an amazing difference.
*When washing your hair, do the final rinse with cold water- As uncomfortable as this may be, it has been an absolute lifesaver.
*Check if you live in a hard water area- You may need to install a shower filter or you may need to purchase a chelating shampoo
* Assess your leave-in conditioner- I recently switched to Hairveda Whipped Creme Ends and my hair has been thanking me since