Dry hair is not necessarily a sign of some health problem. So, rest your worried head and focus on reviving your damaged hair.
There are many ways to hydrate and moisturize dry hair. Defining your scalp and hair type is the first step to discovering a hair care routine that’s going to help hydrate your hair.
This article focuses on answering the question, “how can I hydrate my hair?” Keep reading to discover some useful tricks that work on reviving and hydrating dry hair!
8 Ways to Hydrate Dry Hair
1. Choose the right hair care products.
Use a good hair care product that is formulated for your hair and scalp type.
Choose a product that is free from harsh chemicals like sulfates and formaldehyde. Chemicals strip off your hair’s natural oils which can cause dry and brittle hair.
As for hydrating dry hair, you need a shampoo or conditioner that contains conditioning and moisturizing properties to lock in and restore moisture.
2. Use hot oils.
Hair oil treatments can increase moisture, luster, and shine. Olive oil and coconut oil are the most popular hair oils for dry hair. Apart from them, these are other hot oils that can help revive and hydrate dry hair:
- Almond oil
- Castor oil
- Jojoba oil
- Corn oil
These hair oils contain vitamin E and antioxidants, which can seal the hair cuticle and add extra moisture to your hair strands while repairing the damage. Also, hot oils can strengthen and add shine to your hair.
3. Deep condition.
Deep conditioning your hair can add moisture as well as repair hair damage.
Hair masks can moisturize and nourish your hair. They are great for dry, damaged, and frizzy hair. Some hair masks can even improve the health and condition of your scalp.
Some of the best homemade hair masks for deep conditioning extremely dry hair include:
- Coconut oil mask
- Yogurt and oil mask
- Banana mask
Moreover, you can also opt for a leave-in conditioner and other hair treatments for retaining hair moisture.
4. Try beer as a hair conditioner.
It may sound odd, but beer as a hair conditioner is really effective!
Beer is rich in protein that repairs the hair cuticles that can make your hair smooth and shiny.
Spray some drop of beer to your hair after shampooing and let it dry naturally. It is an effective hair conditioner and won’t leave any smell on your hair.
5. Try avocado paste.
As we all know, avocado is rich in minerals, saturated fats, and vitamins A and E.
These nutrients can nourish dry and damaged hair as well as moisturize and strengthen your tresses.
To make an avocado paste for your hair, all you have to do is: mash a ripe and peeled avocado fruit with one egg in a bowl. Apply the mixture to wet hair and leave it for 20 minutes. Make sure to wash your hair properly after the application.
6. Take supplements.
Omega-3 and vitamins are supplements that can help restore your hair’s luster keeping your strands healthy.
Vitamins A and C, biotin, and iron supplements can help make your hair look shinier and healthier.
In addition, omega-3 supplements can keep your hair moisturized. You can get omega-3 by taking one to three 250 mg capsules of borage oil, evening primrose oil, or flaxseed oil once to thrice a day.
7. Incorporate foods that are rich in omega-3s and antioxidants into your diet.
A simple dietary change can help boost hair health and reduce hair damage.
Some of the products that are good for keeping hair healthy are:
- Kidney beans
- Fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines)
8. Take precautions.
Cut down on heated tools like the blow dryer and flat iron when hair styling. Overuse of heating tools can cause heat damage resulting in dry and brittle hair. If you really can’t skip heat styling, be sure to use heat protection to shield your hair from heat damage.
Lastly, do not wash hair too often to avoid hair dryness. And when hair washing, try colder showers as they can help retain hair’s moisture.
Moisturizing and hydrating your hair is very easy and will require almost zero expenses. There are various home remedies that work well in hydrating and maintaining healthy hair.
Keeping your hair healthy offers a plethora of benefits in terms of promoting healthy hygiene and self-esteem. It also promotes hair longevity and also reduces damage.
If you’re looking for a quick fix, check this article on the best treatment for dry hair!
Leah WilliamsLeah Williams is the founder of Lucky Curl and has been in the hair care and styling industry for the last 15 years. Since then, she has developed incredible expertise and a deep understanding of how to treat and style the most difficult hair types and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with the readers of Lucky Curl.
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