Your hair, just like your skin, responds to its environment. So as the winter months settle in, your hair is going to react to the colder weather, the rain, wind, and snow. All these external factors can leave your hair dry and prone to damage.
But there are lots of easy, at-home products you can use to keep your hair looking shiny and sleek. The first step to healthy, hydrated hair is using high-quality hydrating shampoos. Also, most people do not need to shampoo their hair every day. Every other day will actually keep the hair healthier.
Beyond that; try using jasmine, fruit extracts or Shea Butter on your hair. All of these items will bring out the natural moisture in your hair. Particularly with the Shea Butter, make sure you leave it in your hair long enough to work. This is generally around half an hour. Also, focus on the ends of your hair. They sustain more damage than the roots.
If you’re still having troubles, try setting up a humidifier in your home. The added moisture in the air will help infuse your hair with moisture as well. If you don’t want to invest in a humidifier, a similar effect can be achieved through a large pot of boiling water.
Try one, all, or any combination of these hydrating options until you find the right formula for your hair.
Treating “Normal” Hair
Have you ever asked yourself the question, what exactly is “normal hair”? I think most of us would answer the question with normal hair is not too oily or not too dry. Additionally, if your hair doesn’t have split ends, isn’t damaged in any other way, and is fairly well behaved, one might classify their hair as normal.
So, if your hair is normal, what exactly does one need to do to keep it that way? The most logical answer is to make sure you wash your hair at least twice a week with a mild shampoo and conditioner for normal hair. If you are not a person that lets their hair air dry, then when using a hair dryer, be sure to blow dry from at least five inches away, whether your hair is normal, dry or oily.
There are many shampoos and conditioners in the marketplace so finding the right one may be a process. You can certainly go by the advice of your hair stylist or if that isn’t an option, I suggest you look for a product that says it is a hydrating shampoo or conditioner. Let’s face it, using hair styling tools and just the natural exposure that our hair gets on a daily basis can certainly dry out our hair so something that adds moisture or hydrates the hair is essential.
Lastly, as I just mentioned, using hair styling tools on a regular basis will eventually break down the hair cuticles or folicles and some repair will be necessary. So, the best thing you can do is to keep up the process that works best for you and so you can continue to be able to call your hair “normal”.