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Tips to Deals with Dry Brittle Hair

Tips to deal with dry brittle hair is helpful. Having a good healthy scalp that produce oil helps to nourish the hair. There are several reasons why hair can become dry. One natural way is that the hair becomes dry when it does not produce much oil to coat the hair shaft. The sebaceous glands which are connected to individual hair follicles produce and excrete hair oil called sebum, which is responsible to coat the hair. The downside to this is when there is not enough oil being released to coat the individual hairs, it can cause drying, splinting ends, eventually leading to weaken hair resulting in breakage.

Curly to tight coils experience dryness quickly as the oil lack to not make it all the way down to the hair ends. Therefore, curly to tight coiled hair require outside moisture (hydrated products) than straight hair. This explains daily to frequent washing of straight hair due to the concentration of oils making it all the way to their ends frequently.

Here are factors that can cause dryness leading to brittle hair.

  • Over use of blow drying on high temperature
  • Hot pressing the hair on continuous high heat
  • Chemically processed frequently: Bleaching, dyes, perms can limit or deplete the natural oils
  • Poor nutrition: Lacking in vitamins, minerals,water, and protein. Hair is mostly protein.
  • Chlorinated water or even constant sun exposure

What I would recommend for dry ends are :

Avoid heat hair styles by curling irons, flat irons, and blow dryers. Boost up on your healthy eating: veggies, fruits, protein, and water in moderation, according to your health. Exercise regularly. Keep ends conditioned, moisturized, and seek a professional hair stylist assistance if needed.

  • If ends are damaged, get them trim.
  • Shampoo your hair with a rich hydrating-moisturized shampoo or shampoo low in sulfates to no sulfates Shampoo .
  • After washing your hair, deep condition your hair as instructed on your product and cover with a plastic cap, such as 5 minutes to 30 minutes. Finger comb or use a wide tooth comb to work deep conditioner into your curly hair. Rinse out the deep conditioner. You can deep condition weekly.
  • Use leave-in conditioner. Leave-in conditioner moisturizes the dry hair. It acts like a basic first coat for the hair. Work the entire leave-in well into the entire hair. Do Not Rinse Out.
  • Style your hair using your favorite styling moisturized holding cream, setting lotion or moistured foam for your natural curly to tightly coiled hair.
  • Seek a professional hair stylist help to treat and restore your hair ends back to health

Here is a great post on another natural hair blogger on tips to help to care for your ends.