The Best Remedy for Dry Hair

There are good hair days and bad hair days. In a climatic condition as in India, the number of such bad hair days are usually more than the good ones. Blame it on the humidity, heat, dust, pollution, or the stress of a hectic lifestyle, the fact is that most of us suffer from dry hair situations. While we look at our global counterparts for a solution to this persistent problem, there is no generic solution for dry hair. What works for other weather conditions around the world, not necessarily applies to us.

The Indian hair texture is largely affected by the country’s natural climatic conditions and environmental aggressors, causing it to be brittle and rough. So solutions that work on the European or Oriental hair texture are not effective enough for the Indian population. That is why is it essential to look at products designed for the dry hair under the Indian weather conditions and environmental influences.

Here are a few basic remedies that can help soften dry hair in the Indian weather.

Reduce the number of washes
You obviously need to get rid of the sweat and grime that your hair and scalp gathers every day. But that doesn’t require shampooing your hair daily. You can simply run cool water through your hair and shampoo at least alternate days or, if possible, only twice a week. Shampooing your hair often removes the natural oils and moisture that is necessary to keep our hair soft.

Use natural cleansers
Traditionally, our DNA is used to botanical ingredients, passed down through generations. And there is no doubt that our body reacts better to natural products. Avoid harsh, chemical-laden products and opt for natural cleansers, fortified with active botanical ingredients like RAW NATURE’s Macadamia Oil and Cedarwood shampoo. Infused with all-natural oils of Himalayan Cedarwood and Macadamia nuts, this rich, moisturizing shampoo gently cleanses and nourishes dry, brittle hair. The light, luxurious oils of Macadamia smoothens the hair shafts and leaves them feeling soft and manageable, while Cedarwood soothes dry scalp and promotes hair growth. Such naturally derived solutions not only reduce frizz, breakage, and dandruff but are also perfect for daily use.

Wash it right
Refrain from washing your hair with hot water. Hot water opens up the follicles resulting in rough texture, while cold water locks the moisture within the hair strands and makes it softer and manageable when dry. While shampooing, avoid rubbing the product too much on the hair shaft, especially the ends. Apply the shampoo on the scalp and work it through the ends. Finish off with a conditioner for every wash.

Use the right drying method
Avoid rubbing the towel too much on wet hair. The friction of cloth against your hair strands strips off the natural moisture, making your hair shaft brittle and frizzy when it dries. Always pat dry your hair. Another tried and tested method is to use an old tee shirt to wrap your hair and leave it for a few minutes. Cotton fabrics like a towel can make your dry hair much drier.

Avoid unnecessary heat
Heat is a part and parcel of the Indian weather. The least you can do it give it more artificially induced heat with a hair dryer or a straightening iron. Keep such heating appliances at bay and let your hair dry naturally. But if you must, always ensure using a protective product on your hair before you expose them to heat. Also, when stepping out in the sun, make sure to cover your tresses with a soft scarf or a hat to keep the UV Rays from damaging your hair.

Indulge in weekly massages
Nothing works better on the Indian hair texture than the traditional, indulgent oil massage. Natural oils like coconut, olive, almond, castor etc. provide deep moisturization from roots to tips and work as a therapy for excessively dry hair. Add on some steam for the oils to penetrate deep into the follicles.

Eat fresh and healthy
The right food can do wonders not only to your body but also to your mane. Foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, minerals, and folic acid can keep hair healthy and reduce dryness by providing a nutrition boost to your scalp.

With the right treatment and care, you can say goodbye to dry hair and flaunt healthy and manageable mane.

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