Hello everyone! Today I will be reviewing the best hair treatment for dry and brittle hair. The best treatment for dry and brittle hair is simply healthy hair practices. So, hope you won’t be disappointed with this article hoping to find some secret ingredient or the secret product to fix your hair issues. It really starts with the way that you treat your hair by giving the way its basic needs. In this article I will be addressing six reasons as to why your hair maybe dry or brittle.
1. The first reason as to why you may have issues with your hair being dry or brittle is because of the way that you handle your hair or because of the constant manipulation that your hair goes through. So, to a lot of people this doesn’t make sense because if I’m combing my hair wearing or wearing my hair in styles then how is this bad for my hair? If you are over manipulating your hair as you comb your hair by continually combing while it’s wet or dry you are putting too much tension on your strands, this leads to breakage. The more your hair inappropriately sheds the worse your hair conditioning gets and sometimes this leads to dry and brittle hair. Also, even with the styles you wear, if you change your style and manipulate your hair every single day you probably have an issue with keeping your hair moisturized which leads to dry and brittle hair. So, make sure you are handling you’re hair at a minimum just enough to get your style set and then to avoid over manipulating your hair with styles just wear a couple of styles maybe a couple of times a week or throughout the month.
2. My second reason as to why you may be experiencing dry or brittle hair is because of an overuse of sulfate shampoos. So, first of all, using sulfate shampoos on African – American hair is pretty damaging because sulfates are very powerful cleansing agents. So, the more sulfate in your hair the more dryer it leaves after you wash. So, make sure that when you are using shampoos it’s free of sulfate and is very cleansing on your hair.
3. The third reason as to why your hair may be experiencing these issues is because is because it’s not balance with enough moisture or protein. So, across the board with African American hair, whether you chemically relaxed your hair or your hair is natural, you have to always make sure you have enough protein (if you’re liking protein) or enough moisture on your hair. But the biggest thing with natural hair is making sure stays moisturized while the biggest issue with chemically relaxed hair is making sure there is enough protein.
So, in order to test whether your hair has enough balanced protein or moisture in it, it is best to test your hair while it’s wet and product free. While your hair is wet and product free simply run your hands along your hair and also comb your hair as well. If your hair seems to feels extremely springy and snaps back or easily breaks then you have too much protein in your hair and you want to incorporate more moisture. Also if you’re combing your hair and seems to stretch way long than what is supposed to and then often snaps and feels very limp or gummy then you have probably too much moisture in your hair and you want to incorporate protein. So make sure that you balance your moisture and protein in your hair.
4. My forth reason as to why your hair maybe dry or brittle is because is in constant contact with moisture absorbents. So, just think about the things that you put on your hair or what you lay on your head or from where you go to bed, you wear a hat or scarf or any type of materials on your head you really want to make sure that you stay away from cotton and wool because they are very absorbent materials. Now, it’s fine to use a cotton towel when you’re drying your hair or you don’t want to wear all these materials on your hair all day or every day. So make sure when you go to bed to protect your hair from becoming dry and brittle by either using a silk pillowcase for your pillows or wearing a silk scarfs to protect your hair. Also if you have a favorite wool hat or cotton hat then line your hat with some form of materials that won’t absorb moisture from your hair.
5. So, the fifth reason as to why you may be experiencing issues with your hair is because the ends of your hair are naturally more porous. This simply means that the ends of your hair are the oldest which makes it harder for them to hold in moisture. As your hair gains length and as you go down more towards your hair strands you start to lose more scales that are on the outside of your hair shaft. The scales that are on the outside of your hair close to keep in moisture and to release moisture. So as your hair becomes older especially at the very ends it doesn’t have as many scales to keep moisture inside of your hair. So, even when you wet it sometimes it seems get too dry, again that’s why it is very important that when your hair is wet you use some type of oil to keep moisture trapped in to help your hair remain moisturized. So, this very thing is something that you can fix but if you tried everything maybe your hair is naturally a little bit on the dry side.
6. So, my final and last reason, number six is why you may have dry and brittle hair is because you need to cut, trim or dust those ends. So make sure that you keep on top of this list if necessary. You don’t have to cut your hair every three weeks, four weeks or eight weeks you just want to look at your hair and be able to see where damage is. If you notice that you have a lot of single strand knots at the end of your hair with lots of split ends then it’s probably time to cut those ends off and you don’t have to go drastic you could simply twist each section of your hair into a small section and just use your scissors to snip those very small frayed ends. This will help your hair from feeling dry and brittle. So, me personally when I went natural, I was natural for about two years before I even cut my hair and my hair was at the same length for a long time and I would have a few stringy strands that stuck up from my hair because I wasn’t trimming my hair. Every day my hair felt dry and brittle no matter how many moisture treatments or protein treatments I did but as soon as I cut my hair and my hair was perfect, it felt beautiful and it actually held moisture a lot better. So make sure you’re trimming your ends when you notice that they are starting to get a little ratty or a little ‘see-through-ish’ you want to make sure you cut them so your hair can remain healthy.
So those are my best tips for treating your hair when it’s dry and brittle. Remember there is no a secret ingredient or products that are going to fix some hair situations. You first of all just have to have healthy practices in order for your hair to grow and flourish.