Nobody wants to have dry, brittle, or damaged hair—and yet that’s something we see all the time here at Full Circle Hair Restoration Center. Clients come to our studio complaining of unhealthy hair, and sure enough, we find that the hair on their head isn’t sufficiently hydrated. The good news is that there are steps you can take to improve your hair health—and many of them involve simple home remedies or lifestyle changes.
Of course, if you have concerns about hair or scalp health that these home remedies do not address, we invite you to join us in Columbus, Ohio for a consultation.
Treating Your Dry Hair
Change Your Daily Routine
First and foremost, consider whether there might be some part of your daily hair maintenance routine that is leaving things dried out. Do you make regular use of hot appliances, such as blow dryers or curling irons? While these things are fine to use sometimes, they can cause damage when you use them every day. Consider alternative ways to style your hair.
In particular, we recommend drying your hair by dabbing it with a clean towel, then allowing it to air dry. If you need to go out into the cold and your hair is still damp, make sure you cover it with a scarf or hat.
Again, blow dryers are not always bad, but using them daily can dry your hair out.
Change Your Environment
Something else you can do, if your hair lacks moisture, is to add some moisture to your environment. The easiest way to do this is to get either a vaporizer or a humidifier installed in your room. Run it while you sleep at night and allow your hair and skin to soak up some of that moisture from the air!
Try Home Remedies
There are just a few additional means for improving the quality and health of your dry hair. Consider:
- Massage some butter into your hair, then let it sit for about half an hour; put on a shower cap to hold it in place. After the half hour, shampoo it out.
- Coat your hair in olive oil, then wrap it in a plastic bag and a towel to let it set for half an hour. Then shampoo like normal.
- Brew some organic green tea—with no added sugars or anything else—and let it cool. Then use it to wash your hair. Shampoo like normal after that.
All of these home remedies can have a moisturizing and soothing effect on your hair and scalp, but if you’re not careful, they can also lead to a build-up in your follicles, which is why we emphasize the need to thoroughly scrub and shampoo after attempting any of these home remedies.
Additional Ways to Curb Dry Hair & Scalp
There are also some effective, all-natural topical solutions that you can use to restore your hair to full health. Product lineups like XTC include a number of scalp treatments and rejuvenating solutions that are based in the field of trichology and designed to help you look and feel your best again. Ask a Full Circle consultant for recommendations; we might recommend a full program or simply an a la carte product to treat your dry hair.
Our recommendation will hinge on a careful evaluation, of course. What we recommend is that you meet with one of our trichology experts, in a private, one-on-one setting. We can conduct extensive yet non-invasive testing to determine the state of your hair health, and the cause of the dryness you’ve been experiencing. From there, we can recommend an appropriate solution. In other words, we can tell you both the why and the what next of your hair health issues.
Ultimately, we want to help our clients have the hair of their dreams—and that means hair that isn’t dry, brittle, or limp. If you need help dealing with dry hair or need to know the best topical solution to buy, we invite you to join our trichology experts at Full Circle Hair Restoration Center at your next convenience.