Hair can sometimes be particular and even peculiar, which just messes everything up, but here are a few things that probably contributed to your hair all of a sudden getting dry and how to remedy.
- Split ends. This is the most irritating thing in the world, but you can’t avoid them. I compare split ends to weeds. When you have weeds in your garden they suck up all of the moisture, taking it away from the good plants, and so your good plants are left being dry, and they die. Solution, cut them! Split ends don’t get better, they get worse, so just cut them. Your hair will feel 10 times better!
- Clarify. People take for granted a good clarifying shampoo. I know, we want the moisturizing shampoo, but you have to get the gunk off sometimes, and start new. When you use so many oils and butters for a few weeks they kind of start sticking to your hair, and this creates a barrier for moisture to get in and out. Your hair will start to look dull, dry and tangled. You should clarify at least once a month.
- Hot Oil Treatment. Yes, these are very beneficial. I don’t do hot oil treatments often, but when old man winter comes along, I will do it maybe 3 times during the winter, and that is usually the only time I will do them. With my technique, you can go a while before you have to do another hot oil treatment. Hot oil treatments are meant to get your moisture levels back. If your hair is still dry after the first one, than do another one the following week. Here is a link to how we do hot oil treatments >>>> http://www.everbutter.com/blog/when-to-apply-your-hot-oil-treatment
- Protein treatments. So I never do a protein treatment, I just use our Coconut Cream Pie conditioner weekly and my hair is always good. But if you don’t use a conditioner that has protein in it that can be used weekly then a protein treatment is necessary. Hair without protein is like a fish without water. Our hair is made up of protein and and it is what binds the moisture, so if you are lacking in protein, than your moisture levels will not be right.
- Product fatigue. You know when you first start going to the gym and you start getting results right away, and then after some months you hit a plateau. Well, that is the same thing that happens to our hair. If we use the same products, same routine every day and every week our hair will start to become used to it. And eventually it will stop giving you the results you once had, and your hair will probably start getting dry. If you indeed love a product and it really helps your hair then the best thing you can do is to change it up sometimes. Swap out your moisturizers, deep conditioners and leave ins for something different. Do this every other week or change it out every other month, this way you keep your hair on its toes, you keep it guessing...lol This is not saying go out and get a whole lot of products, cause then you will have a new problem with your hair. All you need is 2 different lines of products and you just keep switching it up from those 2 lines.
As always, it is a pleasure and we shall talk soon!