Tips for Dry Hair

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Dry hair can be pretty bad to deal with. It’s frizzy and unmanageable. If you’ve got dry hair then you’ll be interested in how to get rid of it. Before knowing how to get rid of it it’s important to look at the causes. Prevention is always better than curing.

Causes of Dry Hair

Dry hair can actually be caused by your diet. Outside of your diet the main cause of dry hair is excessive shampoo use. Especially if you use shampoo without conditioner. Shampoos keep your hair clean but they clean it too much. They remove essential oils that keep it nice and moist and stop it getting dry.

Using a blow dryer too much also dries out your hair pretty bad, as does curling it. If you don’t know what you’re doing with a dryer or curler then just don’t use them. Other common causes include sun and wind exposure, and dying or coloring your hair. Now you know the common causes and can prevent dry hair in the future, here’s how to take care of the dry hair you already have.

Shampoo Less, Condition More

The first tip obviously becomes to use shampoo less and use conditioner more. Also take a look at the bottle of conditioner. Get one that’s good for dry hair. You can still use shampoos but try and get ones that have moisturizing properties or are shampoos and conditioners. If you dry your hair then use a towel rather than a blow dryer when you can.

Avoid Silicone

When you buy shampoos and conditioners it is important that you avoid ones that have silicone or a silicone derivative in them. The common derivatives of silicone that you find in shampoo are silicone itself, Dimethicone, and Cyclomethicone. If the ingredient list of a hair product has those in then avoid it. Silicone can make your hair nice and shiny in the short term, but it does long term damage by drying out your hair.

Dietary Changes

There are some small changes you can make in your diet that can go a long way with your hair. You need more B-Vitamins in your life. You can take B-Vitamin supplements if you want. Dietary changes you can make to get more B-Vitamins include beans, peas, carrots, bran, nuts and eggs. All foods that are good for you anyway.

You also need more Biotin which is another thing that’s just good for you. Biotin is great for your hair and skin and is found in rice, walnuts, oats, and greens like peas and lentils. Eating more of those will improve more than just your hair.

Dry hair can be pretty annoying but there are many ways around it. Seeing how some of the ways improve your overall health too it’s worth taking the steps to sort out your hair. Take out the shampoo and hair dryer, and add more B-Vitamins and Biotin and you’ll see improvements all around. Not just on top of your head.

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