Have you ever noticed that when you wear your hair in a “wash and go” it dries out within a day? You go to bed and the next day your hair is a dry mess–Well, you’re not the only one.
Dry hair is extremely common in African-American natural hair. Due to the coily texture of natural hair, it’s a lot harder for oils to penetrate the strands.
In a twist out state natural hair is straighter and less defined and allows moisture to penetrate the hair better. We can’t wear a twist out all the time, so here are some tips to repairing dry hair by adding moisture.
#1 Apply water to your hair once in the morning and once at night (use part Aloe Vera juice in your water *tip via naptural85)
- Aloe Vera Juice has some really great benefits for hair! It’s known best for it’s ability to povide proper hydration and moisture. Also prevents hair loss and dandruff!
#2 Apply oil based hair product to seal in moisture.
- Other oils such as jojoba oil, coconut oil and olive oil also works well.
#3 Apply a weekly deep conditioning treatment.
#4 Clarify hair once a month.
- Clarify hair when you notice it getting progressively drier and no longer responding to conditioners or moisturizing products.
- Always follow up with a deep conditioning treatment with a gentle heat source.
#5 Moisturize your ends.
- People pay a lot of attention to their scalp, but sometimes forget about their ends. The ends are the oldest part of your hair and need the same, if not more attention. You should use your moisturizer at the ends of your hair and tuck them away to protect them as much as possible!
Oh, and as a bonus DRINK A LOT OF WATER! Nourish your body from the inside out and you will see results!
What are your go to ways to repair dry hair?