How Do You Fix Dry Hair: 7 Game-Changing Solutions
Unfortunately, dry hair is not an uncommon issue. It’s one that many suffer with. What’s more, it’s particularly common among those with thicker hair textures. However, at Primal Beauty, we are dedicated to providing solutions for you to help your healthy hair journey. So, in this post, we share 7 tips to help you get closer to answering the question: How do you fix dry hair?
1. Keep Dry Hair at Bay with a Moisturising Shampoo
Shampoos often get a bad rep for stripping moisture from our hair, for leaving strands feeling dry and brittle… This can be the case with shampoos containing sulphates, as sulphates are a type of detergent that can be too harsh for curly and afro hair strands. Even so, cleansing with a shampoo is a key part of maintaining healthy, moisturised natural hair. Shampoos lift the product build up and dirt from your hair and scalp. They create the best environment for your hair to take in moisture.
That’s why our Miracle Hydrating Shampoo is sulphate-free and uses a gentler cleansing agent. In addition, it also contains nourishing plant-based ingredients to ensure that your hair is left feeling soft and bouncy after shampooing. If you make the switch to a sulphate-free shampoo it’ll perhaps be one of the easiest fixes for dry hair.
2. Hydrate Dry Hair with a Leave-In Conditioners
The right leave-in conditioner can be used as often as needed to give your hair a moisture boost. These leave-in conditioners would be water-based, and silicone-free conditioners such as our Hydrating Leave-In Conditioner. It’s water that hydrates your hair in the first instance and the natural plant-oils and butters that lock it into your strands. Therefore, this is a more natural and effective way to moisturise you hair in comparison to silicones that create a film around your hair strands and block additional moisture from penetrating your hair strand over time. Just make sure to use this with a spritz of warm water before hand for optimal results and a manageable fix for dry hair.
3. Seal in Moisture
Once you’ve applied a hydrating water-based product to your hair, next you can try sealing it in with a light oil. This is sometimes referred to as the LCO method. We have a range of oils, such as our Avocado Oil or Jojoba Oil, for instance. Both are easy to apply to moisturise and fix dry hair.
4. Incorporate Co-Washes to Refresh Dry Hair
You can wash your hair with conditioner alone. This is otherwise known as co-washing. It can be a helpful way to give your hair that extra boost of moisture during the week if you like to wash your hair frequently. It doesn’t replace regular cleansing with a shampoo. Although, if you are active, or refresh you hair often it can give your strands a new lease of life. Our Intensive Detangling Conditioner is great with and without a shampoo on wash day.
5. Use Satin Pillow Cases to Protect Against Dry Hair
I’m sure we have all fallen victim to our hair bonnets or headscarves falling off during the night. As a result, we expose our hair to our pillowcases – which are likely cotton. This causes friction and soaks up the moisture from our strands. Satin and silk pillowcases offer a solution for this. Their textures are less absorbent and actually helps maintain the moisture in your hair by allowing it to glide across their surface. Either would make a great backup should your hair bonnet fall off at night.
6. Trim Dead Ends to Avoid Dry Hair
Don’t be afraid to trim your ends! Consequently, this helps with length retention in the long term and helps grow healthy hair. A head full of dead ends means the hair becomes, dull, dry, and lifeless. No one wants that, right? To avoid this, monitor your hair regularly for split or dead ends and snip where necessary.
7. Minimise Heat Styling Tools
If you frequently use heat to style or dry your hair, you can cause damage in the long term. This can lead to excessive breakage and dryness. Methods such as banding are popular among curly and afro hair textures as they stretch your hair without heat. Above all, they do not cause heat damage. Therefore, if you use heat regularly, you should consider incorporating heat-free styling and drying methods too. Additionally, when you do use heat, ensure you use a heat protector on your tresses.