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Dry Hair: 5 Solutions for a Manageable Mane
from The Doctors Book of Home Remedies
Swimming and over-shampooing are two common causes of arid, fly-away locks. Other culprits can include colorings, permanents, electric curlers, excessive blow-drying, and too much exposure to wind and sun. Here is a quick course on how to rescue dried-out hair:
- Shampoo with care. It’s in vogue these days to shampoo every day, but shampooing doesn’t only wash away dirt, it washes out the hair’s protective oils. If you’ve dried your hair out from too much lather, give your hair a needed break — try washing less often.
- Use a conditioner. When hair becomes dry, the outer layers called cuticles, peel off from the central shaft. Conditioners glue cuticles back to the shaft, add lubricant to the hair, and prevent static electricity (which creates frizz). Pick a conditioner that works well for you and use it after every shampoo.
- Go heavy on the mayo. Mayonnaise makes an excellent conditioner. Leave the oily white goo in your hair for anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour before washing it out.
- Snip off those frayed ends. Dry hair tends to suffer most at the ends. The answer? Snip ’em off. Once every six weeks or so should keep those frayed ends under control.
- Design your hair without heat. To of the most intense sources of heat are curling irons and electric curlers. Rediscover those (unheated) plastic cylinder rollers from years gone by. For straightening, wrap slightly moist hair under and around rollers for about 10 minutes. For curling or adding wave, try using sponge rollers overnight or sleeping with moist braids.
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