7 Tips for Kicking Dry Hair to the Curb

9:36 AM Keenya Kelly 0 Comments

Hey Chicas!!! I have been blessed to meet some amazing natural sistahs. As you all know, I am one year into my natural journey and am a walking sponge....taking all information in...so that I can know what I am doing, share what I am doing, and make things effective for us all.

With all of that being said, I have connected with a natural sistah via http://www.thankgodimnatural.wordpress.com/ and she has lots of great tips, tools and insights....check out this excerpt from "7 Tips for Kicking Dry Hair to the Curb" 

"No more putting your needs off before someone else’s. It’s time you bask in your own glory, and there’s no better place to start the basking than your crown. Yes,  the harsh winds and cold temperatures can do a number on our hair. But don’t worry, Thank God I’m Natural has always got you covered. Check out these seven sure-fire tips on how to kick dryness to the curb, along with the rest 2010."

Get Your Co-Wash On
Some naturals find that they start seeing great results when they completely eliminate shampoo from their routine altogether and start using conditioners to cleanse their scalps. You might be thinking, wow, not washing my hair sounds gross. The reality is that many times our shampoos are stripping our strands of their natural oils, which can lead to dryness and tons of knots and tangles. If co-washing sounds like its for you, be sure to click here to read about our favorite conditioners for co-washing.
Go Deep
Another time tested cure for dry hair is a deep conditioner. A proper deep condition should last anywhere between 10 and 25 minutes. After you’ve applied the correct amount and thoroughly combed it through your hair, a cap is needed. Normally, you put the cap on and sit under a dryer. The heat penetrates the deep condition so that it can work better.  If you can, you should deep condition your hair at least once every two weeks, but during the winter months you should aim to condition your hair at least once a month.
Ditch the Heavy Moisturizer
The whole purpose of this story is to show you how to add more moisture to your dry hair. However not all “moisturizers” do what they claim they can do. Moisturizers that are full of lanolin or petroleum just coat the hair not moisturize the scalp. It weighs your hair down, taking away its bounce, while not helping to rid the dryness. So 86 the moisturizer, and start the search for one that really does what it should do."