Why your natural hair is dry

By Drum Digital
13 October 2014

When you deep condition, you replenish your hair’s moisture and improve its elasticity and overall health.

Here are 5 reasons your natural hair may be dry:

Lack of Deep Conditioning

Your hair’s ability to retain moisture partly comes from deep conditioning. When you deep condition, you replenish your hair’s moisture and improve its elasticity and overall health.

Try to deep-condition whenever you wash your hair.

Product build-up

We often use products rich in oils and butters in an effort keep our hair moisturised. These products can build up on our hair and affect its ability to take in moisture.

You will need to clarify/detox your hair every 6 weeks or so using clay, or a shampoo bar. This process will strip your hair of any product, giving it a clean slate to work with.

You need a trim

Ends are the oldest part of your hair and also the driest. If your ends are dry, it could mean that you aren’t moisturizing enough (or properly). It could also be time for a trim.

Improper/Lack of Moisturizing

No matter how often you moisturize, if you’re not doing it properly you will still have dry hair. Water based products provide the hair with moisture and should always be followed by oil or butter based products which seal in or prevent the moisture from escaping quickly. Remember not to neglect your ends.

Weather/Environmental Factors

Moisturizing your hair properly, deep conditioning as well and protecting your ends can make a huge difference in how dry your hair gets. In autumn and winter, protective styles are a good bet.

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