Recognizing dry hair
Due to poor light reflection, dry hair looks dull and lifeless. The ever-lasting companions of dry hair are fragility and split ends, sometimes with fine, dry dandruff.
What is the reason?
The hair dryness is caused by the reduced activity of the sebaceous glands or the improper care, the second factor is more common.
In more details, dry hair – the result of loss of the hair-surface lipids that subsequently leads to the loss of protein inside the hair and the destruction of its structure. Lipids are essential to hair; they act as intracellular “cement”, holding the protein in place, and give hair a healthy look. That’s why dry hair look lifeless.
The improper care is your main enemy
The term “improper care” means a lot of things. Let’s consider the following points:
1. Hair washing. Daily shampooing became common among modern women nowadays. In fact, it’s just a marketing trick. The manufacturers are making profit if you wash your hair frequently and spend money buying more products. But experts say that such actions can damage the healthy scalp by drying it up. Try to wash your hair no often than once every two or three days. This will help you avoid problems and make your life much easier. Consult a professional to help you choose the right shampoo, which is tailored to your individual circumstances and needs.
2. Drying. It is hard to find a woman that does not have a hair dryer at home. But daily usage of a hot air does not make your hair shiny. Try to dry your hair the old fashion way, that is, wait until it dries up by itself. If you cannot do it, at least set up your hairdryer on cold or minimum mode. Invest money in your beauty and get a professional hair dryer. It will last longer than the cheap one, and the special built-in heating plates, ion systems, will be less damaging to your hair.
3. Coloring, perming and hair ironing. Yes, these procedures help you change and become beautiful and irresistible. But in the hands of amateurs they cause a lot of damage to your hair! That’s why try to do these procedure yourself as little as possible. And better stop doing them. Quit experimenting and abusing your own appearance. Love yourself!
4. External factors. The sun rays, sea minerals and pool chlorine penetrate into the hair, making it dry and damaging it. So after swimming, immediately rinse you hair with running water, washing away all harmful substances. Better yet, before heading to the pool or to the beach, wet hair with running water and apply a leave-in treatment or conditioner. Hair, like a sponge, will absorb clean water, while hair conditioner or treatment will seal the cuticles and keep moisture inside. This will let your hair absorb the minimum amount of harmful substances from the water.
Here they are, a few simple tips for proper care of dry hair. Follow these easy guidelines to keep your hair healthy and shiny.