Dry Hair & Your Health

Posted On: 11-11-2016
Dry Hair & Your Health
Frizzy hair can be the result of hair that is naturally dry, or occur as a result of hair damage or high humidity. This can make hair difficult to manage, and frizzy hair often feels coarse and parched. Cosmetic professionals offer hair relaxing treatments, but these are not always an option when it comes to time. There are some things you can do to combat dry hair at home before your appointment.

A regular hair trim prevents ends from splitting. When hair ends split, the split travels up the hair shaft and makes hair frizzy and unmanageable. The general recommendation is to get a hair trim every six weeks for the most benefit. One to two inches off the ends is all that is needed to keep split ends away. This amount of regular trimming will allow for healthy hair growth as well.

Hair Care
Gentle hair care is important to remedy frizzy hair. Hair that is vigorously and frequently brushed is more likely to break, and tight hairstyles also cause breakage. Brush your hair sparingly with a soft bristled brush and avoid styles such as tight ponytails. Avoid harsh hair treatments as much as possible, such as chemical treatments, bleaching, and coloring. Excessive exposure to heated hair appliances such as dryers and flat irons dry out hair and make it frizzy as well. If you must use heated appliances, use the coolest possible setting. Blow dry your hair with the dryer pointed down to give your hair a smoother look. You can also wash your hair in cold water instead of hot. Hot water makes hair dry and cold water seals the hair cuticle.

In addition to using conditioner regularly, natural items found at home can also nourish hair. You could try a homemade hair mas made from avocado and banana in order to provide your hair with potassium and essential fatty acids. Taking a daily vitamin can also help ensure that you are getting the nutrients you need for healthy hair.

Be sure to talk to your doctor if you have excessive dry hair that does not respond to any methods. Dry hair can point to certain health problems, including thyroid issues.

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