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How to Prevent Dry Hair

It’s natural for hair to feel dry and brittle during the winter season because there is less moisture in the air, and humidity levels are lower. Dry hair is a common problem, and the good news is that it can be treated easily, so you don’t have to worry. 

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There are steps you can take to prevent dry hair, so if you want to keep your locks shiny and healthy all year long, the following tips will help:

Wash Your Hair Only When Necessary

It is generally recommended that you wash your hair twice a week because doing it more often will strip your hair of its natural oils. You can base this on your hair type and how quickly your hair becomes greasy but make sure you don’t wash too often to protect the natural oils present in your hair.

Be Mindful Of The Water Temperature When Washing Your Hair

During the winter, it’s natural to turn the shower all the way up to maximum heat but this can damage your hair. Hot water will strip your hair of its natural oils and will dry out your scalp, so try to rinse your hair with cool water instead. This will not only help revitalize your hair but will also add more shine.

Dry Your Hair Properly

A microfiber towel or cotton t-shirt is ideal as these materials will help prevent dry hair. Do not rub your hair between the fabric because this will lead to breakage, and scrunch your hair gently instead. If you are going to use a hairdryer, wait until your hair is fairly dry before using this tool, as this will cause less damage. Blow drying your hair when it is soaking wet is a mistake, so wait a little while before using your hairdryer. Always apply a heat protectant before using a hot tool and keep the heat on a low setting.

Brush Your Hair Properly

Believe it or not, there is a technique to brushing your hair and doing this right will prevent dry hair. Never brush your hair when it is wet because it will be more vulnerable and will pull and break a lot more easily and wait until your hair is dry instead. Use a wide tooth comb because this is a safe tool and start brushing at the bottom and work your way up; otherwise, you will experience breakage.

Use The Right Accessories

Certain hair ties will damage your hair and cause it to become dry, so do not use hair ties with rubber or plastic. You can also use dry-shampoo if your hair gets very greasy.

These tips will help your hair maintain its health and shine, so it is important that you take them seriously. Hollywood Hairdressers can help you with all of your hair needs, so if you are looking for a barber or hair salon in the Saskatoon area, contact us today!