We're all told that our hair is our "crowning beauty," but if you struggle with dry, frizzy hair, finding a cure may seem like an endless task.
Here is organic rootspk can assist you because we have some genuinely excellent, professional recommendations to alter your dry hair naturally (by which we mean without spending hundreds of dollars on salon treatments!).
We use a whole-person approach to help your dry hair, so you should think about a number of things:
How you take care of your hair (inside and out)
- Any outside factors (stress, hormones, etc.) that could affect the hair
- Knowing your hair type is important since some types are inherently more prone to dryness.
- Maybe your dry hair is indeed coming from your scalp.
- Knowing which products to use for your dry hair is important.
1. How to care for your hair both internally and externally
If you don't think about the food given to your body, it doesn't matter what items we recommend.If our skin is healthy, we might think we can "get away" with being a little lazier about our meals, but our hair will always reveal any nutritional inadequacies.
- During a period of illness, you'll frequently notice it too.
- If you're interested in adhering to Ayurvedic nutritional principles, we have an excellent guide to your organicroots and how it may affect your hair if you're interested in adhering to Ayurvedic nutritional principles.
Apart from that, the recommendation is always:
- Several foods high in healthy fats and oils, including avocado, eggs, and, if you're not vegan, line-caught or sustainably raised salmon.
- Consuming a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables and calcium and vitamin D helps. The hair on your head is a "non-essential," thus, if necessary, the body would shift nutrients there to support vital organs. Assemble a balanced diet that includes everything you need to maintain healthy hair.
2. Do any outside influences affect your dry hair?
Your hair will indicate if you've been through a particularly trying time.
Changes in hormones, like those that happen during menopause or after giving birth, can often cause hair to thin, break, and become dry. We like Amla treatments because they don't use silicones but instead use natural ingredients to rebalance the body, stop hair loss, and bring back shine to the hair.
Pollution plays a significant role in hair and scalp problems. Hair challenged by external aggressors like VOCs and free radicals frequently appears overly greasy, but it's actually a dryness issue producing overproduction. Find out more here.
Stress The main cause of scalp dryness is stress. When we experience anxiety for an extended period of time, our bodies produce hazardous amounts of neurochemicals in the blood. The scalp receives nutrients through the bloodstream. The hair becomes dull, brittle, and breaks if this is affected.
Together with attentive breathing exercises, we love utilizing smell to reduce stress.
3. What kind of hair do you have?
The type of hair you have will influence whether or not dryness is an issue for you.
If you have naturally straight, fine hair that shines easily, it is unlikely that it will be dry unless you heavily overprocess it (using heat every day, or harsh lighteners and colorants).
If you have a curl pattern that is higher than a 3 (tight waves or curls), you will notice less frizzing and dryness. Afro Caribbean hair is frequently dry and breakable, with a pattern of around 4c (very tight, coily hair).
Again, as we get older, our bodies make less of the oils that keep hair healthy. This makes dry hair more likely.
Finally, if you have a lot of gray hair, it usually has a much drier texture that requires more effort to keep looking smooth and shiny.
4. Is your scalp the cause of your dry hair?
Your scalp is in charge of producing oils that keep your hair supple and moist. People with very dry hair often have greasy scalps because their glands make too much oil to make up for it. This could be due to:
The application of sulphates (harsh degreasers often added to shampoo)
Silicones are a type of rubber (plastic added to conditioner that leaves an oily residue on the scalp)
- Use of styling products containing alcohol
- Washing your hair too frequently
- Bleaching the hair and removing all moisture from the cuticle
- If you have scalp conditions such as psoriasis or eczema, this can also have an effect on your scalp, making it much more reactive.
5. The Benefits of Natural Hair Care for Dry Hair (and which to choose)
For your dry hair concerns, we strongly recommend an organic, natural hair routine. To begin with, certified organic shampoos and conditioners are free of sulphates and silicones and are made from ethically grown ingredients.Second, they tend to work with your body rather than against it.
Select a natural, organic shampoo containing ingredients such as coconut oil and horsetail. You could try washing once a week and avoiding heavy conditioners.
If your hair is 4c or very coily, you may need to co-wash (wash your hair with conditioner). Find out more in our guide to curly girl hair.Conditioners should be free of silicone and lightweight.
You can use natural treatments to support your dry hair condition once a week to once a month. Bhringaraj, an ayurvedic herb that promotes shine without the use of silicone, is one of our favourites.
Massage it into the scalp with a few drops of warmed hair oil to improve blood flow and nourishment.
We are very much in favor of moving away from mainstream dyes that are full of harmful chemicals like PPD, which is very drying.
Instead, we recommend using natural colors such as henna and indigo. Modern recipes provide vibrant, rich, and thorough colour with a professional finish. These dyes also work with the structure of the hair to keep it healthy and to soothe the scalp.
They're particularly effective at supporting coilier hair types, such as 4c, without increasing the risk of breakage.
To begin, try to give your hair at least two days per week off from heat styling. If you need to boost curls, there are brilliant options such as the dressing gown method.
Second, when styling your hair, look for products that contain little or no alcohol. Always use a heat-resistant spray and natural brushes over plastic brushes.