Tips for Dry and Rough Hair
Hair can often become dry, rough and brittle and this leads to several problems like hair loss, dandruff and split ends. Excessive exposure to sun and winds cause hair to become dry and rough. Similarly, harsh shampoos that contain harmful chemicals may cause hair to become dry. Excessive shampooing may also damage the texture of your hair, and rob your scalp and hair of all its moisture. Hair color, especially those that contain ammonia are very damaging for your hair. Styling your hair with hair curlers and irons may also cause your hair to become rough and brittle. It is therefore essential to invest some time in choosing the right hair care products for your hair type. Use mild shampoos that are intended for dry hair to keep your hair protected from damage. Always cover your hair when you go out in the sun to avoid damaging your scalp and hair.
When you suffer from dry hair, it is important to take certain precautions while caring for your hair. For instance, avoid washing your hair with water that is very hot – this causes hair to become dry and brittle, and may also lead to dandruff. Wash your hair with lukewarm water and after applying conditioner, preferably rinse with cold water. Similarly, do not use heat to style your hair. Avoid using curlers and hair irons as this makes your hair rough and brittle. If your swim, ensure that you wear a cap to protect your hair from chlorine. Chlorine dries the hair and makes it very rough over time.
Treatment for Rough Hair
It is most effective to use a conditioner to treat rough hair. Find a good conditioner that suits your hair type and apply it immediately after shampooing your hair. This helps restore the smooth texture of your hair by repairing damaged cuticles and then attaching them back on the hair shaft. Conditioners also lubricate the hair, therefore avoiding damage caused by friction. Mayonnaise is an excellent natural conditioner. Beer is another effective conditioner. Spray on beer on your hair or wash with beer after shampooing to help treat rough hair. Massage mayonnaise into your hair, leave it on for at least an hour before washing it off to help treat rough hair. Honey treats dry hair effectively. Massage half a cup of honey and a quarter cup of olive oil into your hair and wrap a towel soaked in warm water around your hair. Leave this on for at least twenty minutes before washing your hair to help treat rough hair.