Dry hair is a perennial problem which affects a man’s self esteem and confidence to a great extent. If you also suffer from the problem of dry and unmanageable hair then it is high time that you take some concrete action in this regard and follow some easy yet effective tips for minimizing the dryness of your hair. We are presenting you 8 simple tips for tackling the problem of dry hair.
Tips for Dry hair Care
Do Not Towel Dry your Hair
Daily in the morning, after your bath while getting ready for your office you tend to rub your hair vigorously with the towel. You will be surprised to know this is the single most harmful habit which inflicts some kind of damage to your dry hair on a daily basis.
Actually, when our hair are wet, they tend to become quite fragile and when we rub our dry hair vigorously with towel some strands of the hair get excessively damaged to the point of breaking and these hair then become frizzy and unmanageable and develop split ends.
The right way is to gently blot excess water with the help of a towel and then let it air dry. If you are in a hurry then you can stroke your hair with your fingers in the direction of hair growth. Do not blow dry your hair on a regular basis. Blow drying causes dry hair and dry scalp and further aggravate the problem. Blow dry your hair occasionally and set it on cold wave mode.
Use Tepid Water for Baths
Do not use hot water for washing your hair and for taking baths in general because hot water strips off all the natural oil and moisture from your hair. It makes your hair all the more drier. Just use tepid water for your baths.
Stay Away from Chemical Treatments
Do not make it a habit to color your hair. Chemicals in hair colors make your hair fragile and dry.
If you have to color your hair occasionally then seek the services of a professional stylist who can assess the condition of your hair and recommend a treatment accordingly. Avoid DIY treatments at home.
Use Shampoos and Conditioners Meant for Dry Hair
Do not use any shampoo or conditioner randomly or the ones lying at home bought by your wife or sister for their personal use. Instead, take good care while selecting a shampoo and conditioner for yourself. Choose shampoos and conditioners meant for dry hair. Buy these products only from reputed brands.
Take Care of Your Diet
Our hairs are made up of protein and water and hence it is very important to eat foods rich in protein and drink lots of water. The other nutrients are also important for maintaining hair so eat good food loaded with essential nutrients.
Eat 4-5 servings of raw vegetables and fruits, 3-4 servings of dairy products, 2 servings of lean protein and 10-11 servings of whole grains. A balanced diet will help you maintain your hair well.
Get Regular Trims
It is important to get your damaged hair cut in order to prevent further damage. This can be achieved by regularly trimming your hair. Get your hair trimmed every 6 weeks. Regular trimming helps in making hair texture better.
Go Natural with Dry Hair Treatments
Once in a week try a natural hair pack on your hair. You can use egg yolks beaten with curd or olive oil or something easily available like mayonnaise. Apply any one of them generously on your hair and then wrap your hair with a plastic cap. This will help the mask to penetrate your hair shaft and make it silkier. Wash off after 30 minutes with your regular shampoo and use conditioner. Regular use of hair masks considerably improves the hair texture.
Exercise and Meditate
Exercising helps in removing toxins from the body and gives a general feeling of happiness and well being. This in return reduces stress and makes one happy and content from within. A stress free body and mind can reach its optimum levels easily. Meditation provides additional benefits and makes body and mind stress free.
Along with other numerous benefits, it helps in improving hair texture in the long run. Keep working on these tips and very soon you will find your hair quality getting better and better. Best of Luck!