How to Reduce Hair Dryness

Four Parts:Using hair care products effectivelyCaring for your hairInner healthRelieving hair dryness

When your hair is dry, it may look frizzy and out of control. This is because the hair cuticle has been damaged. Dry hair can affect either straight or curly hair but curly hair is more susceptible. Straight hair receives the oil from the scalp quicker and more efficiently. Oil from your scalp has a harder and longer time to travel the curly shaft of curly hair. Dry hair does not have to be a frizzy sentence; you can learn how to reduce hair dryness.

Part 1
Using hair care products effectively

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    Condition your hair on a regular basis. Deep condition your hair once a week and consider using a hot oil treatment weekly. Curly hair can benefit greatly from consistent conditioning.
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    Switch your shampoo. Try using a milder or natural shampoo. Regular shampoo can contain harsh ingredients that only aggravate dry hair, making it worse.

Part 2
Caring for your hair

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    Wash your hair with cool water instead of hot. The hot water will strip your hair's natural oils leaving it vulnerable to breaking. Do not wash your hair often, although you can condition it every day. Conditioning will also clean your hair of hair care products but leave it more hydrated.
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    Lighten up on hair products and lay off the blow dryer. Read the labels of the hair products you use; some contain alcohol which will further dry out your hair. The heat from the blow dryer, especially if your hair is wet, will essentially fry your hair, leaving it dry. Try air drying your hair or using the blow dryer on the lowest setting and only on hair that is damp, not wet.
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    Stay away from hair coloring or chemical treatments, which can damage your hair.
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    Protect your hair from the environment.
    • Wear a baseball hat or handkerchief on your head when you are out in the sun. Your skin is not the only part of your body that can be damaged from the sun. Your hair soaks in all the sun's rays as well which will dry it out. Beware of the ponytail sticking out the back, though, and tuck your hair up under the hair covering.
    • Wear a knit hat in the winter months since arid air will dry out your hair. This can also protect it from strong winds.

Part 3
Inner health

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    Drink plenty of water to keep your hair hydrated. When your body is well hydrated, so is your hair. If your body is not getting enough water, when it needs to use water it will take the moisture from your body, which can cause your hair to become dry.
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    Eat a well balanced diet and take your vitamins. Your hair is a reflection of your body's health. Eating a well balanced diet helps keep your body healthy so your hair can receive nutrients. Hair and nails are amongst the last parts of the body to receive nutrition from food; your organs are first up. The better your nutrition, the healthier your hair will be.

Part 4
Relieving hair dryness

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    Try herbal remedies that contain olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil. Other home herbal remedies include lemons, aloe vera and henna.
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    Massage your hair with oil.
    • Use oil such as almond oil, coconut oil, olive oil.
    • Take some out in a blow and massage your hair all the way to the roots.
    • For long hair, keep the oil in for two to three days, for shorter hair just one day.
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    Wash you hair thoroughly when trying to take the oil off. Don't go heavy on the shampoo!


  • Do not touch your hair; constantly fooling around with your hair only leaves it dry, oily, limp or frizzy.


  • Dry hair can break easily.

Things You'll Need

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Water
  • Healthy diet
  • Protective headgear

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Categories: Hair Remedies