Thursday's Hair Care Tips Damaged and Dry Hair Drama Last week we talked about oily hair, this week we are going to a...

Dealing With Dry and Damaged Hair~Thursday Hair Care Tips

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Thursday's Hair Care Tips

Damaged and Dry Hair Drama






Last week we talked about oily hair, this week we are going to address dry and damaged hair. 

So your hair crunches huh? Now what??

Well there are a few things to consider. How did your hair get dry and damaged in the first place? Figuring out what you did will help tremendously in fixing the problem. 
Was it over washing? Over use of heating tools? Did you perm or color you hair recently? Are you using the right conditioner?

Yes, I know that's a lot of questions, but they are necessary.

Now that I have addressed a few reasons why your hair can become dry, I want to let you in on a short list of other reasons why you can have dry hair.

1. Malnutrition- I don't necessarily mean you are starving yourself, but you may be lacking in the healthy eating department. If you are not eating lots of healthy lean protein and fresh fruits and vegetables you are not supplying your body with adequate nutrition to keep your body healthy, let alone your hair. You could also be lacking some essential vitamins and minerals that are needed for healthy hair.  Read more about what vitamins you should be taking here.

2. Underactive or Overactive thyroid- The thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls the way the body processes proteins and energy; if your thyroid is not working properly you can experience dry and brittle hair, along with numerous other health issues. 

3. Medications- with a list a mile long of medications that can cause dry hair, there is no wonder people who take prescriptions will experience this. While you might not be able to stop taking your medications, I will share a few ways to help restore your damaged hair. 

Now, lets talk about some natural ways we can replenish lost moisture from the inside out!

The best way in increase moisture from the inside is.....you guessed it....DRINK MORE WATER!!!

If you are not getting adequate hydration, your locks will show!! Your body will use all that is there for your internal organs, leaving nothing left for your hair.

As stated before, eating healthy and taking supplemental vitamins will give you hair what it needed if you are deficient. 

There are a few things that you can put on your hair that will help restore moisture, I will only give you a few as next week I want to highlight for you hair masks for different hair types....I don't want to expose all my secrets here!!

Coconut oil  is a great conditioner for dry hair. Take a handful and let it melt into your palm, then coat your strands for 30 minutes before you shower. You can also leave it on overnight if you think your hair really needs it. Just be sure to wrap your hair in a bandanna or something similar because you will create an oil slick on your pillow! Trust me, I've been there!!

Olive oil is another alternative to the above method. 

Avocado pureed with a tiny bit of water or olive oil to make a paste and applied to hair is also a great conditioner. Coat your dry hair for 20 minutes, then wash and dry like normal.

Last one, mayonnaise, not miracle whip, but real mayo applied and left to sit for 30 minutes is an awesome way to restore some much needed moisture. Why real mayo? Because it is made with oils, eggs
Now let me stress here that you should reduce how many times you wash your hair because over washing can dry your hair out. 

Also, try eliminating your blow dryer and styling tools. If you need to use them, limit the amount of time you use them in one styling. Do not let the flat iron sit on your strands as long as you normally do. Don't blow dry your hair until it is completely dry, let it finish air drying.

Try covering your hair with a hat or scarf in extreme weather conditions. Rinse your hair right after you get out of the pool, chlorine can dry your hair out pretty easily. 

If you are experiencing extremely dry hair to the point it is falling out everywhere, you may need to go see your physician.



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16 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the tips! Great things to keep in mind! I need to drink way more water as a first step :) Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE!

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    1. You are welcome, water really does make all the difference!

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  2. Thanks for the tip! {via Jordan's Onion}

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    1. Your welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Great ideas. Coconut oil works well on hair that is dry.

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    1. I love me some coconut oil! I just don't like how it looks wet, but oh well. It works!

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  4. I know using box dyes, blow drying & straightening irons can be harsh on your hair. I've been trying to not using them daily and started back to the hair stylist too. Great home recipe ideas for helping with dryness. Thanks for sharing at My Favorite Things Theresa @DearCreatives

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    1. You are welcome! I am happy to hear you are slowing down using those items, it will help your hair!

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  5. Thanks so much for the tips! it's for me

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    1. Hahaha, you are welcome. I am glad I could help!

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  6. Great tips and well needed. I talk to coworkers that complain about dry, cracky hair and then say they style it every morning for 30 minutes. People are crazy lol

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    1. WOW! I could not image styling that long. I know people who take longer than that though!

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  7. These are some great tips! I definitely have dry and damaged hair. I need to try some of these! I'm featuring this at my link party tonight and pinning!

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    1. Thank you Alexis, I appreciate that!

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