Parched hair can take the life out of the coolest styles. Dry, frizzy follicles, especially dry ends, are a very common hair woe. As your scalp is your hair’s natural source of moisture, it makes sense that as you move further down your strands your tips are more likely to be dry, because they’re farthest from your scalp. Additionally, as you get older, your scalp produces less oil and your hair becomes drier. If your hair has been feeling dull as of late, here are some easy ways to breathe some life back into those beloved locks.
1. Don’t wash as often
Unless you’re hitting the gym religiously and sweating profusely, then there’s really no reason to be shampooing every day or even a few times a week, and when your hair is dry, this holds doubly true. By not washing your hair as often, you’re allowing your hair’s natural oil’s to build-up and condition your hair naturally. Until your locks start to regain their strength, try and stick to shampooing once or twice a week.
When you’re in the shower and washing, make sure you follow these words of advice to help you along: First, make sure you’re not using shampoos that use the word “clarifying” in their name. These shampoos can strip your hair of the elements it needs to stay healthy. Instead, look for shampoos with ingredients like natural oils such as olive or argan oil, glycerin, sorbitol, and/or shea butter, and steer clear of those with mineral oil and petrolatum that prevent your hair from absorbing outside moisture. Second, make sure you don’t wash with scalding hot water. Shower with lukewarm water instead.