Dry Hair Treatments to Achieve Smooth & Straight Hair
What causes hair to go frizzy—is it just a bad day or is it the bad weather?
Living in the tropics like the Philippines means our hair is exposed to prolonged heat and humidity. This causes hair to lose moisture and eventually turns it into dry, frizzy, and unmanageable hair.
Frizz is the smaller and dryer strands of hair that sticks out from the surrounding hair. Aside from humidity, frizz is also caused by the scalp not producing enough oils, over-washing with harsh shampoo, and using heat-styling tools.
If you find your frizzy hair difficult to maintain or you just want a change in style to achieve straight and silky locks, here are some hair treatment options that will help you tame the frizz without damaging your hair.
Affordable At-Home Dry Hair Treatment
Prep Your Hair with A Smoothing Serum Conditioner
Frequent use of heat styling tools strips the moisture from the hair and can cause the strands to weaken. Pantene Total Damage Care Miracle Conditioner is a hair-repairing conditioner that treats the hair from deep within the core and works its way to the outermost layer. It has Pro-Vitamin B5 technology that helps prevent protein loss and protects hair from damage caused by over-styling or chemical treatments. This product also has Featherlight Serum and keeps your hair smooth without the afternoon lagkit.
If you are keen on heat styling your hair, it is recommended to use this product before your hair gets exposed to different styling tools. After shampooing, apply an ample amount of Pantene Total Damage Care Miracle Conditioner on damp hair. Work your way up from root to tips. Let it work its magic for 3 minutes and then rinse off thoroughly.
Treat Hair with a Damage Repair Shampoo
Is your hair feeling dry and damaged? Exposure to pollution and heat-styling tools can strip away natural nutrients from your hair that can lead to serious damage. Pantene Total Damage Care Shampoo Pro-V formula penetrates deep into the core and provides continuous protection against the day-to-day breakage that your hair goes through from frequent styling and exposure to pollution.
With the joint use of Pantene Total Damage Care Shampoo and Pantene Total Damage Care Miracle Conditioner, your hair’s nutrients, elasticity, and moisture are restored even after exposure to heat styling tools.
Air Dry Your Hair Once In A While
Air drying is one of the cheapest and healthiest habits you can do in maintaining healthy hair. Getting into the “wash and dry” technique locks in moisture in your hair longer, keeping the frizz away. And as it turns out, rubbing the hair with a rough textured cotton towel can intensely damage the hair and cause frizz and split ends.
When necessary, towel-dry your hair by gently pressing to remove moisture. Comb from the scalp to the ends with a wide-toothed comb also helps in preventing tangles and frizzy hair.
Natural Dry Hair Treatments
Milk and Honey Treatment
Apart from the benefits that milk and honey have to offer in our diets, these ingredients are also said to have components that help in maintaining healthy hair.
The calcium and protein in milk help strengthen hair follicles. Milk also has acids that help exfoliate hair making it softer, shinier, and moisturized. Meanwhile, honey has properties that provide nourishment to the hair keeping it from becoming frizzy, dry, and damaged. It smoothes hair follicles, adding shine and moisture to dry strands.
While the proteins in milk help sustain strength in your hair, honey seals the moisture in to control frizz. This mixture will help make your hair become smoother and softer.
Mix two tablespoons of honey and one cup of milk. Apply this mixture to the hair making sure all strands are covered. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse well.
Eggs and Olive Oil
Using an egg and olive oil mask as a dry hair treatment is an excellent way to bring nourishment to your hair. The fatty acids and antioxidants found in olive oil and eggs moisturize and condition the hair. Both ingredients help prevent split ends, improve hair strength, and prevent breakage.
Eggs also have a protein that adds shine and strengthens brittle strands preventing breakage. It also helps remove excess oil from the hair, while adding volume and texture.
Olive oil contains omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants that help prevent breakage, strengthen the hair shaft, and keep split ends at bay. It also moisturizes the hair and makes it soft, shiny, and healthy.
Treat your hair with an egg and olive oil mask by whisking one egg yolk and a tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl. Apply to dry hair, making sure mixture is evenly distributed from root to tip. Let the mask sit for 25 minutes, and rinse with shampoo.
Avocado and Coconut Oil
Avocados are a rich source of protein, amino acids, and vitamins that provide protection and strength to hair. It also locks in moisture into the scalp, and strengthens from the roots to strands, promoting healthy hair growth.
Coconut oil has antibacterial properties and nutrients that protect the scalp from bacteria. It helps in hair growth stimulation and moisturizes the hair, adding shine and softness. This ingredient is also known to prevent hair breakage and split ends. Mixing avocado and coconut oil as a natural dry hair treatment will nourish your tresses while keeping it moisturized and shiny.
Combine one mashed avocado, two tablespoons of melted coconut oil in a bowl. To evenly apply the mixture, use a hair coloring brush. Leave it on for 30 minutes, rinse well, and apply shampoo after.
Dealing with dry and frizzy hair in a humid environment can be a hit or miss hair situation. Encouraging healthy hair growth can be done with simple home remedies or even affordable hair treatment products you can use at home. Luckily, there are many options to choose from when managing frizzy hair.
Provide your hair with the nourishment it needs by using Pantene Total Damage Care to achieve the smooth and straight hair you deserve.