Dehydration and malnutrition cause a large number of hair problems.
Therefore, if you want to fight this unwanted problem, you must know that the continued use of shampoos and conditioners is not enough, but instead, you have to change some habits and use specific products.
If you want to take care of your hair as much as possible so that it always feels soft, moisturized, and looks shiny, don’t miss this article.
We explain how to keep your hair hydrated and share with you some tricks always to enjoy proper hair health. Take note!
Dry, damaged hair — why?
Our hair can face two serious issues: malnutrition and dehydration. If you’re wondering why you have dry, damaged hair, you should know that these are the main reasons.
When hair is malnourished, it breaks easily, loses matter, movement, shine, and dries out noticeably.
The ends open up, become tangled, and can even become discolored — a reaction to the ‘lack of nourishment’ in the hair’s cortex.
To combat this issue in addition to the use of products with high percentages of active ingredients and oils, professionals recommend applying a moisturizing mask before bedtime to dry, unwashed hair. This mask, loaded with nutrients and properties for the hair, should only act all night before retiring in the morning.
Lack of moisture is accompanied by dryness, which results in hair that breaks easily, lacks shine, and is difficult to untangle.
So why does this happen? Because the hair grease disappears, the water contained in the hair evaporates through the small cracks in the hair fiber, and the cuticle becomes rough.
Tips How to Effectively Moisturize Your Hair
Although you can significantly improve the appearance of your hair with a moisturizing treatment, some crucial habits can benefit you greatly without spending large amounts of money.
In order to know how to moisturize your hair effectively, the first thing you need to do is changing some habits to minimize the chances of further damage to your hair.
Wash your hair less often
Washing your hair every other day or three days a week is best for people with very dry hair. The reason? Most shampoos are very drying because they contain synthetic detergents or surfactants as a primary cleanser, so you want to avoid them as much as possible.
Always use conditioner
Use conditioner every time you wash your hair as it will provide many nutrients needed for hair health and prevent extreme dryness caused by the shampoo.
In addition, people with tangling problems will find a conditioner to be their best ally.
Limit the use of hairdryers and straighteners
Very high temperatures burn the outer part of the cuticle and can leave your hair really damaged.
To prevent this from happening, limit the use of hairdryers and straighteners and always use a moisturizing serum after subjecting your hair to high temperatures.
Opt for a moisturizing treatment for home hair: once a week, make a moisturizing home mask that allows you to regenerate your hair and protect it from different external agents.
How to moisturize your hair with home remedies
Several professional methods help hydrate the hair follicles and strands to make hair look silky and shiny.
But, if you are looking to hydrate your hair using 100% natural home remedies, here is a list of ingredients which if combined produce excellent results.
For these to work well, you must mix them correctly, and leave them on for 30-40 minutes.
- Avocado, honey & egg yolk
- Cocoa butter & coconut oil
- Milk, egg & almond oil
- Pumpkin & honey
- Avocado & natural yogurt
How to moisturize your hair with honey
Honey is a powerful natural ingredient that brings shine and nourishes hair.
Since it’s full of astringent and antioxidant properties, it helps to protect hair from drying, make it grow stronger, and favor the production of keratin.
If you want to know how to moisturize your hair with honey, follow this recipe step by step:
Mix two tablespoons of honey with half a cup of plain yogurt.
The yogurt has moisturizing and antibacterial properties that will eliminate the accumulation of bacteria and dirt in the hair and enhance the properties of honey.
Wet your hair with warm water and then apply the yogurt and honey mixture from the roots to the ends.
Let the mixture work for 25-30 minutes and, finally, rinse your hair with warm water.
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How to moisturize dehydrated hair with avocado
If many natural moisturizing masks require the use of an avocado, it’s because it is a food with natural fats and vitamin E that fight against dryness and protect the hair from toxins.
To make a rich mask, we will add a banana to the mixture because it’s a fruit rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E that prevent hair loss and cleanse it deeply.
Separate the pulp of a ripe avocado, peel the banana and crush both ingredients.
Leave the mixture well covered in the refrigerator so that it does not rust and get ready to go to the shower.
With your hair still wet, spread the mask on your hair and massage your scalp with your fingertips. In the end, cover your head with a shower cap for half an hour and finally remove the mask with plenty of warm water.
You might also want to read:
- What You Need to Know to Get Rid of Greasy Hair Forever
- 7 Steps to Wash Your Hair Properly & 5 Common Mistakes You Make
- 8 Awesome Tips to Get Healthy and Beautiful Hair
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3229938/ published in November 2011, by Yoonhee Lee
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4458934/ published in May 2015, by Paschal D’Souza