Does your hair feel dry, brittle, and dull? By now, you must have tried several hair products and solutions that claim to give you healthy tresses. But understanding the reason for your hair’s dryness and seeking an appropriate treatment accordingly is the right way to go. Here is a simple guide that will help you bring your hair back to life.

What Causes Dry Hair?

Dry hair can be a result of your scalp not producing enough oil. The cuticle is a protective layer present on hair strands and the layer of the cuticle locks in moisture in healthy hair. Your hair can no longer retain moisture when the cuticle’s layer separates from it. Major components that lead to dry hair are aging, extreme cold or hot climatic conditions, swimming in chlorinated water, frequent washing of hair, harsh shampoos, regular blow drying, hot styling tools, dying or chemical hair treatments, and smoking which leads to separation for the cuticle from the strand.

How To Treat Dry Hair?

1. Hot Oil Massages

Oils are an excellent emollient. To treat dry hair, warm up some oil and massage your scalp for a few minutes. You can use essential oils like peppermint oil, lavender oil, and rosemary oil, or opt for oil with mixed herbs like Indē Wild’s champi oil. 

ClapClap Tip: Make sure to mix the essential oils with a carrier oil like coconut oil or castor oil as they can be too harsh on their own.

2. Hair Masks

Hair masks are extremely hydrating and nourishing for the hair. You can use them at home or get a mask treatment at the salon. Hair masks should be used up to 2 times a week. If overdone, they can make your hair look limp and lifeless.

3. Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids can make your hair super shiny and healthy. They’re found in salmon, oysters, and tuna. Foods high in antioxidants, such as broccoli, tomatoes, beans, blueberries, and walnuts, are also excellent for your hair.

4. Deep Condition

To help restore the balance of oils in your hair, use products with ingredients like proteins, moisturising oils, and antioxidants. Deep conditioning treatments not only keep the sebum under control but also make your hair manageable and soft. You can pick deep conditioners with ingredients like honey, grapeseed oil, or shea butter that will make your hair luscious and healthy.