Most women have experienced dry hair at some point in their lives. Your hair may feel brittle, fragile, and struggle to keep its texture.

In addition to simply cutting drying products out of your hair care routine, there are a couple of possible reasons as to what may be causing your hair to dry. The most common reason is that your scalp is not producing enough natural oil to keep your hair moisturized. This could be hereditary, so check in with your parents to see if dry scalp runs in the family. Dry hair could also simply be due to aging. This is because as we age, the body begins to slow down on its oil production which can lead to dryer skin and hair. Luckily, there are many ways to keep your hair hydrated and feeling its best.

Taking Supplements
It’s possible that your body is lacking in some of the proper vitamins or minerals that it needs to keep your hair hydrated. Give your body a boost and re-hydrate your hair with some powerful supplements. When determining which vitamins or supplements may be right for you, make sure you choose a supplement that contains Omega-3, a fatty acid that helps keep hair moisturized, as well as Vitamins A, C, iron, and biotin to help improve hair’s look and feel.

Eat a Balanced Diet
In some cases, eating healthier and adding certain foods to your diet can help give your hair a healthy shine. Including foods with antioxidants and omega-3s are great, but you should also keep an eye out for foods that are rich in healthy minerals like fatty fish (salmon, tuna, sardines), oysters, tomatoes, kidney beans, broccoli, walnuts, and blueberries.

Using Hot Oils
When your hair is lacking its natural oil, sometimes it helps to add other oils in to give your scalp’s oil production a little assistance. The most popular home remedy for dry hair is to use olive oil, but others you can use include almond oil, corn oil, castor oil, and jojoba oil. Each one of these oils is packed full of antioxidants as well as Vitamin E to help your follicles reclaim their moisture. In order to prep for this remedy, you have to warm up the oil, but make sure not to boil it. After that you’re going to gently massage it into your hair for a couple of minutes, then cover your hair with a warm towel and leave it for 30 to 45 minutes or even overnight for a deep hydration treatment. After that, simply shampoo your hair and rinse.

Tailor Your Hair Care Product to your Hair Type
Different hair types and textures react to hair products differently. Certain products that are great for those with curly coils may not work as well on individuals with straight hair. Keeping this in mind, using products that are specifically meant for your type of hair will certainly boost your hair’s ability to retain moisture and keep hydrated. In addition, look into using products that are gentle and sulfate-free as they should be easier on your locks. If you’re still having trouble, try to shampoo less often like once or twice a week as you may be over-using your shampoo which can affect your scalp’s oil production.

Apply an Avocado Paste
It may seem a bit strange to be putting real food into your hair, instead of a product made from fruit, but it will work wonders for your hair. To prepare an avocado paste, simply peel a ripe avocado and mash it with an egg. Once your mixture reaches a creamy texture, apply the paste to wet hair. After waiting about 20 minutes, rinse your hair out a couple times to make sure there’s none of the mix left in your hair. Now, your hair should be sleek, shiny and soft to the touch.

Do you plan on trying out one of these methods to hydrate your hair? Keranique offers a variety of hair care products to help you take your hair to the next level. Check out our products page to see the wide selection of products we provide our customers to help cater to their hair care needs and goals.

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