How To... Avoid Dry
And Damaged Hair
No one wants to live with dry and damaged hair, but as the winter months come along, it’s hard to keep that sleek, healthy shine. We found a few simple tips and tricks that can bring life back to your hair and help you keep that shine all year-round.
Step 1: Don't flip
Flipping your hair upside down and vigorously trying to dry it with a towel can be a hard habit to break. But it often causes split ends and damages hair. Instead try applying a rejuvenating oil to replenish and strengthen your hair. We like Organix Moroccan Argan Oil. Apply it to your hair and scalp before your blow-dry it to create soft, silky hair.
Step 2: Air-dry
Try to avoid brushing through your tangled hair right out of the shower. By doing this, you are causing more breakage than you think. Instead let your hair air-dry for 15 to 20 minutes and with a wide-tooth comb, brush through in layers.
Step 3: Make sure to schedule regular trims
We all know it’s hard to cut off those luscious locks, but a regular trim every six to eight weeks is vital! Cutting off the damaged ends will prevent your hair from splitting even more.
Step 4: Choose the right products
Make sure to choose the shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair. More often than not, people will choose the wrong type of product. If you have dull, dry hair, reach for a product that specifically caters to strengthening and moisturizing your hair. One brand that accommodates all hair types is the Redken line.
Step 5: Use a moisturizing hair mask
Maybe you want to try a moisturizing hair mask, but the last thing you want to do is spend an arm and a leg on some lavish product that you are not sure works well. We suggest trying an at-home hair mask! One DIY hair mask that continues to flood Pinterest is an avocado and banana base mask.
This mask revitalizes your hair and restores natural shine and luster in just a few easy steps:
- Mash together an egg, banana and half an avocado until smooth.
- Stir in 2 tablespoons of honey, 3 tablespoons of buttermilk and 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Apply the mixture all over your scalp and hair and leave in for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Rinse and condition your hair, and you will be left with smooth and shiny hair!
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