Having healthy, beautiful hair is an important piece of feeling good about the way you look. It can potentially be an indicator of your age and your health, among other things. This is probably partly why it can be so frustrating when sometimes despite our best efforts, our hair appears unhealthy. One of the ways hair can appear unhealthy or actually be unhealthy is having dry hair.
About Dry Hair
The hair is made up of three layers, which are protected by oils. Dry hair is a condition that can develop when the hair does not receive or maintain enough moisture to retain these oils. When this happens, the hair can appear frizzy, dull, and damaged. Having dry hair can be so frustrating, particularly if you can’t figure out why your hair is dry. A few factors have been identified over time to contribute to dry hair, including the below:
Unfortunately, as with many other body parts and functions, our hair’s health can decline with age. In particular, women who are post-menopausal can experience less moisture in their hair as a result of hormone changes.
If you live in a dry and hot environment, such as the Arizona climate Hydrate Salon & Spa is located in, the heat can also contribute to dry hair. With more frequent sun and heat exposure, the hair is more likely to be dry.
Harsh Home Care
The way you care for your hair at home can also have an effect on your hair’s moisture retention. Things like using the wrong shampoo, washing your hair daily, and regular heat or chemical damage from styling can cause breakage in the hair, which can lead to dryness.
Our hair is quite connected to the rest of the body. If other health problems are present, they can affect the way the hair looks and feels. Health conditions, such as anorexia nervosa or hormonal imbalances, can certainly play into having dry hair.
How to Treat Dry Hair
Luckily, all is not lost if you are experiencing dryness in your hair. There are several things you can do to help bring your hair back to life, including the following:
Get a Cute Cut
Getting regular trims at your local salon can help keep your hair healthy and at the appropriate level of moisture. A haircut can act as a “reset” button for your hair.
Brush Up Your Routine
Ask your stylist about the products you are using on a regular basis for your hair. There may be a better product to keep your moisture levels in the right place and to treat the dryness you are seeing. In addition, discuss wash and blow drying frequency with your stylist. The less frequent heat is applied, the better off your hair will be with respect to dryness. If you must heat-style your hair, ensure you are using a heat protectant product.
Up Your Vitamin Intake
Another thing that can help your hair is nourishment via vitamins. Some of the best vitamins for hair growth are Vitamin A, C, biotin, and iron. These can be found in plenty of foods in their natural form, but also can be found at grocery or drug stores as over-the-counter supplements. Your doctor may also be able to assist you in this area.
Take Colder Showers
Taking colder showers, as uncomfortable as it sounds, may also help dry hair. When burning hot water gets on the hair, it can be another form of heat damage.
Wear a Hat
Hats, particularly during extra hot weather, can also help to prevent further heat damage and retain that good moisture.
Get a Professional Treatment
In-salon treatments for dry hair also exist. Your stylist will also be able to speak to professional hair treatments that may benefit dry hair.
Hydrate Salon & Spa Can Help
If you are suffering from dry hair, know that our team at Hydrate Salon and Spa can help. Our team of professionals is well-seasoned in dry hair and treatment plans. We offer a conditioning treatment, customized for your hair, to replenish and repair it. On top of the treatment, our team can advise the best products and hair regimen for you. Our team is professional and fun, so you can know that your trip to the salon will be enjoyable and worthwhile.
Call Us Today
If you are in the Greater Scottsdale area and are looking for support in getting your dry hair healthy again, we’d love to help you with that. Give us a call at (480) 462-5905 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discover how we can hydrate your hair back to health.