September 2, 2010

Hair Care Tips for Dry & Brittle Tresses

dry hairDo you often find yourself pining over that gorgeous Herbal Essences model whose golden locks shine and flow like the gods? Have you tried everything in the books to tame your frizzy mane? If your hair falls under the categories of “dry” and “brittle,” bad hair days may be more common than good ones. What can be done to turn every bad case of frizz into tumbling tresses forevermore? It may be easier then you thought. A simple change in your hair care methods may be all you need to make your hair and you happier.

On closer examination, your hair, when at its best, appears smooth and soft. A microscope can easily reveal that chemically damaged, or dry hair looks cracked and tangled. The damaged strands of hair refuse to lie flat and become out of control. The key to taming your hair is conditioning. Conditioners, which re-hydrate your hair, are essential to rejuvenating your hair’s cuticle, or outer layer. This not only allows for the strands of hair to relax and lay down, but also puts moisture back into your dry hair.
It can be difficult to spot the kind of conditioner you need when shopping in the beauty aisle. Be sure to stay focused and to keep an eye out for brands that specify products for “dry hair,” or “frizz control.” These conditioners tend to give you more vitamins that other conditioners lack and run heavier in consistency. These specific conditioners are made to weigh down your frizzy hair and can act as a smoothing device on your damaged cuticle.

Often, rinse-out conditioners can be an inexpensive alternative to the pricey salon conditioners available in stores. Remember to comb through your hair with a wide-toothed comb, running the rinse-out conditioner from root to tip. This allows the product to reach every inch of your hair, ensuring impressive results. For hair that is chemically damaged, a deep conditioner may be the best way to go. These particular conditioners, which often have a thick, creamy texture can be left on your hair for any desired length of time. Generally, the longer you leave the product on, the better the results.

Another way to go is to try out silicone hair products. There are several leading brands that can be found at any drugstore, or salon. The product works best after being applied to recently shampooed hair. It is crucial that the hair is still wet and then air, or blow-dried to achieve the best results. The silicone works by smoothing down your hair cuticle.

A great alternative to silicone hair products is gel. Try your best to avoid any products that may contain a high alcohol concentration. This can often be the main contributing factor to causing dry hair. Once again, look for products that specify for “dry” hair and do not contain any alcohol.

Sadly, sometimes the only way to get your hair going in the right direction is to cut off the damaged portion. The dry and brittle sections of hair will soon be replaced with the good, healthy stuff you want. Consult a stylist before attempting this approach. It would help to get a professionals opinion regarding the best action to take for the sake of your hair. They will have helpful suggestions for you about how to maintain your new, healthy hair.

Just with a few simple routine changes and with trial and error, your hair will be on its way to looking shiny and beautiful. Say good-bye to bad hair days by trying out a few of these simple suggestions.

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  1. Olive oil is very useful for dry, damaged hair. Massage a few tablespoons of olive oil into your scalp and cover with a plastic bathing cap. Let the oil set for 30 minutes or more, and then shampoo. This treatment will help repair split ends, heal dandruff, and will make your hair incredibly shiny

  2. Girish4:37 PM

    Smoothness will happen automatically once hair is healthy and fed rightly from the roots. You need to go for comprehensive hair-health, which will make it smoot, shiny, good-textured and strong from the roots. Superficial commercial products won't work. You must seek professional products that work honestly.

  3. Idrani4:38 PM

    Coconut oil is an excellent choice. If your hair is extremely curly/coarse you can use it as a leave-in conditioner. If it is straight you can leave coconut oil on your hair overnight and wash it out in the morning.
    Buy the kind that is extra virgin and unrefined. I'm sure you will be happy with the results!

  4. Prateeksha4:40 PM

    Taking care of hair is in fact much the same as taking care of skin. An effective hair care discipline involves cleansing, toning and conditioning routines.
    1) Gentle Cleanser For Dry Hair:
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup skimmed milk
    1. Beat an egg in a cup of skimmed milk.
    2. When the foam becomes consistent, rub it into the scalp.
    3. Leave it on for 5 minutes.
    4. Rinse the hair thoroughly with water.
    5. Carry out this routine twice a week.

  5. Heera4:40 PM

    soak hibiscus leaves overnight in water n den use it the next day as a good conditioner

  6. Saroj4:41 PM

    Always massage your scalp and brush your hair with firm, gentle
    strokes before you go to bed every night.

  7. Anonymous4:42 PM

    don sleep with your hair wet or lean onto wall that your hair gets rubbed against the wall..these will make yo hair rough
    all these worked well for me
    tie your hair lightly wen you are traveling that your hair doesn't fly..dove shampoo--light blue colored is good in dat.

  8. Anonymous12:32 PM

    Mix 1 teaspoon of castor oil, mustard oil and olive oil and massage the scalp for at least 30mins apply it to the fully on your of hair. Cover the head with a hot towel later for half an hour and take a bath with lukewarm water .
    Mix 1tspn of almond oil with 1 egg yolk . apply it to your scalp and hair and wash it after an hour.that will give a shiny and long and healthy hairs . Take half cup milk+ add to this a tablespoon of cream. Mix it well . Apply on the scalp, hair strands and hair ends. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, rinse and wash it with water to get rid of split end.

  9. Shantala9:20 AM

    Do not use bleach it dries out you hair and kills it! peroxide and water works.mix peroxide and water and let it dries in the sun.

  10. Sania9:21 AM

    i have med brown hair if i use the sea salt and limons jucie and the sun how light will my hair be? i really want it light blond.i dont want to use harsh chemicals because there harsh and will turn my roots darker.

  11. Sonali9:53 AM

    Protect hair with sun block and if one has dry hair, then apply leave-in conditioner to the ends.

  12. Ashwini8:41 AM

    blend 1 egg, 1 tbsp olive oil, and 1/4 peeled cucumber. Spread evenly through your hair, leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse. Continue monthly for best results.

  13. Kamala8:43 AM

    Dont wash your hair at will be greasy in the morning or later on in the day. wash it in the morning, I have the hair that you are looking for. and this is what I've learned.

  14. you can always make hair look cute no matter how bad the haircut is.

    1)you can braid back your bangs. maybe even go on youtube and watch a tutorial on french braiding. its easy!

    2) you can do a french twist (also easy) with your bangs

    3) wear any type of cute headband to match your outfit. you wot even be able to tell you dont like how they look.

    4) you can always leave your bangs down (no matter how messed up they look) and take the top layer of hair and poof it up with hairspray. thats a partyish stylee.

    5) you can do a side ponytail braid with a headband in. (my favorite)

    6) just a plain and simple ponytail or messy bun with braided back bangs

  15. Kaveri8:59 AM

    if you want your hair very big. Just back comb your hair and use lots of hairspray

  16. Susmitha8:29 AM

    Protein treatments are important for chemically treated hair.

  17. Nisha8:30 AM

    Remedy for determining how to repair damaged hair is more frequent washing and conditioning.

  18. Arundati2:25 PM

    Exercising, scalp massages,

  19. Tamanna1:58 PM

    Massaging hair with coconut water every day can bid adieu to unruly, rough and frizzy hair. It makes your hair smooth, soft, and shiny. With its powerful hydrating properties, coconut water moisturizes your hair roots, giving them much strength. It can also be used as a natural conditioner.


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