Saturday 11 May 2013

My Battle with Dry Hair

My biggest struggle since the start of my hair journey has been maintaining moisturised hair. I automatically wanted to blame my moisturiser, Wave Nouveau. I required far too much product to keep my hair soft, which would eventually make my hair limp, after days of reapplication. Of course, I tried a few alternatives, Kera Care conditioning creme, Bee Mine Balanced Moisturiser and so on... none of them solved the problem. I was doing everything by the book, deep conditioning, moisturising & sealing, sleeping with a satin scarf... you name it!!! For those that have experienced dry hair know that it does not behave! It's hard to style, looks dull and is very fragile. I refused to accept defeat, and continued to look for a solution. Through research I have learnt that dry hair can be a result of several factors. Here's a short list of things that have helped me overcome the obstacle.

*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


  1. You know as the weather changed the cold water rinse did less for my hair. My hair itself is doing ok keeping moisture it's my scalp I need to attend to more often.

    1. Really? that's interesting to know. Do you put anything on your scalp?
      Thanks for stopping by :)


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