Dry, dandruff-filled hair is something none of us want, but may experience in our life at least once or more. With the right products, it doesn’t have to be your everyday reality. Continue reading to learn how to combat dry, dandruff-filled hair -- forreal this time!
All dry hair means is that there is a lack of moisture in it. Dandruff typically comes from oily or irritated skin, which can be a result of not shampooing enough. Taking good care of your hair is key to keeping it healthy and happy. Even if you’ve struggled with hair maintenance in the past, taking the steps we’re giving you today will have you well on your way to healthier hair!
- Try pre-wash formulas, such as conditioners, Apple Cider Vinegar and water mixture to remove extra build up, or even a deep conditioner to soften your hair before washing.
- Invest in sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, or a co-wash. When using, be sure to get well into your scalp, and stretch the product all the way to the ends of your hair. Don’t be shy about leaving the product on a little longer than usual, especially the conditioner. This will penetrate the hair, and give it some extra moisture
- Try adding in an extra wash day to both train your hair and give it extra nourishment. For example, if you typically have your wash days every two weeks, try washing your hair once a week instead
- While washing, use a wide-tooth comb and a detangling brush to distribute the product all throughout your hair. Be sure to start from the ends and work your way up to your roots
- After drying your hair, make sure you have a liquid (which is typically water), a cream (any leave-in conditioner, curl cream or damage repair cream) and an oil (coconut, argan, jojoba, castor, etc.) Depending on how dry your hair typically is, apply your products in either an “L,C,O” method (typical method for normal dryness) or “C,L,O” (for extra dry hair). The oil step should always be last, as it seals in the moisture
- Styling: Part your hair in four (more if it’s thicker and/or longer) and braid your hair. When you get to the ends, adda little extra cream and oil to ensure your ends are moisturized as well. Add oil to your parts for extra moisture as well
- To allow the products to penetrate your hair, tie a silk scarf around it overnight. If you need extra coverage, you can use a silk bonnet as well
- **Use these tips as often as you need to until your hair returns back to its moisturized state, and the dandruff is gone**
Having healthy hair is all about maintenance and consistency. Finding out which products work best for your hair may take some time, but you can always experiment with different products until you find your favorite. Just like with any relationship, you have to get to know your hair to know what it likes! Want more healthy hair tips? Be sure to read up on our blogs!