Is your hair parched? Try This to Restore Your Shine

Is your hair parched? Try This to Restore Your Shine

Hair should be dry. Isn’t it the absolute worst? And unfortunately, those with naturally curly hair are more likely to struggle with it than those with straighter textures. Is your hair parched? Try This to Restore Your Shine. 

Why does my curly hair appear to be dry?

Curly hair can appear and feel dry because it is more difficult for our scalp’s natural oils to travel down the shaft and coat all of our strands. We require more leave-in moisturizers, oils, and deep conditioners than people with straight hair. Aside from moisturizing our hair, other factors can reduce its shine and sheen.

Weather extremes. We are using abrasive hair products. We don’t tie our hair up at night. We are using too much heat. We did not seal our hair with moisture. We are not sleeping on satin/silk pillowcases, Excessive relaxation, and color-changing. And that’s just to get started. 

  • Cleanse your hair

If you use a lot of hair products, you should make it a point to clarify your hair once a month. “Clarifying” means removing any build-up that not only makes styling your hair difficult but can also make your hair look dull and lifeless over time. In terms of what you should use to clarify your hair, this is probably the only time I’ll recommend a sulfate-containing shampoo because the drying agents in them can help remove all of the “gunk.” Apple cider vinegar, on the other hand, is a much gentler option for your hair. It will remove build-up while still allowing your hair to retain moisture.

  • Consume more antioxidants

You may have heard that antioxidants help to boost your immunity, which is true. Consuming them benefits your hair because they strengthen the blood vessels that nourish your hair follicles. Antioxidants also help your body produce collagen, which gives your hair more elasticity. And, yes, the antioxidant properties have been shown to make your hair shine more when consumed regularly. Green vegetables, berries, citrus fruit, dark chocolate, pecans, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes are all high in antioxidants.

  • Make your honey and olive oil mask.

Honey is an excellent hair ingredient because it acts as a humectant, drawing moisture from the air and depositing it in your hair. Olive oil, because it contains vitamins E and K as well as fatty acids, it is the type of oil that will make your tresses easier to detangle while also adding moisture, softness, and shine. So, for a hair mask that will improve the sheen of your hair, combine two teaspoons of honey with a half cup of extra virgin olive oil. Allow it to sit on your clean, damp hair for 20 minutes before rinsing.

  • Apply aloe vera gel

First and foremost, aloe vera is a plant rich in vitamins A, C, E, and antioxidants; it will undoubtedly help strengthen your hair whenever you apply it. It’s also the type of gel that will help to soothe an itchy scalp, strengthen your strands, and make your curls look shinier. Apply it while your hair is damp and comb it with the help of a hair detangler brush for the best results. Please don’t feel obligated to pile it on. A small amount of gel goes a long way.