Has your hair been put through the wringer? Whether it’s the result of too much styling, coloring, or sun, dry and damaged hair never looks good. It’s dry, dull, and can look and feel straw-like. However, if this is the current state of your hair, don’t lose hope. There are a number techniques, treatments, and hair products out there that can help moisturize, restore, and strengthen your hair, giving you the shiny, healthy locks you deserve.
Of course, just as not all hair conditions and needs are alike, neither are professional hair products and treatments. This is why we encourage you to do some research and experiment with a variety of repairing treatments so that you can find the solution that best fits your needs. To help you get started with this experimentation, we at Jon Somes would like to dedicate this blog to this issue and in the process expose you to some potential remedies for dry, dull hair.
Wait…How’d It Get So Dry?
Firstly, before we go about giving solutions, it is helpful to know how your hair got to be the way it is. And while there are a multitude of ways and variables to explain hair condition, when you break it down, there are essentially two key reasons for dry hair. The first is that your scalp does not produce enough natural oil. This can be a hereditary issue, as well as an issue that naturally happens over time because after all, as we age, our bodies tend to produce less and less natural, moisturizing oils, resulting in the drying out of both our hair and bodies.
The second major contributing factor for dry hair is the structure or condition of the hair. Some hair is conditioned in such a way that moisture regularly escapes. Although we won’t go into a full explanation of this (though we encourage you to learn all about it!), it will suffice to say that the surrounding segment of the hair—the cuticle—is directly responsible for the dryness of your hair. To most easily illustrate this point, think of the cuticles as shingles on a roof. When the shingles are tight and compact, moisture can’t escape, leaving the hair shiny and glossy. When the shingles are loose, however, moisture flows out, making the hair appear dull, dry, and weak.
Now let’s get into some potential remedies. When attempting to moisturize hair, give the following a try.
While shampoo is a necessary part of personal hygiene, many traditional, store-bought shampoos can quickly dry out hair. If you have been using the same sulfate-heavy shampoos and can’t figure out why your hair is routinely dry, switch it up. Instead, try out a luxury shampoo designed specifically to moisturize hair. If you are not sure where to start, how about with our Jon Somes Exuberant Hydrating Shampoo? Or our sulfate-free Jon Somes Luxuriant Nourishing Shampoo?
Deep and Daily Conditioner
Having a dependable daily conditioner is an essential part of any hair regiment. It can moisturize hair while also providing essential nourishment. If you have yet to find a daily conditioner you can count on, give our Jon Somes Daily Light Conditioner a try. However, in addition to a daily conditioner, if you suffer from regularly dry hair, you may also want to experiment with a deep conditioner. Deep conditioners are thicker conditioners that work more like hair masks. They contain antioxidants, proteins, and amino acids that help restore and strengthen locks. They are typically used just once or twice a week in conjunction with your daily conditioner.
Does your hair still feel dry and frizzy even when using some of the best moisturizing shampoos and conditioners? A leave-in conditioner may be just the thing you need. These conditioners are lightweight and formulated to help hydrate and protect while not weighing down hair or making it appear greasy. When looking for a quality leave-in treatment, look for one that contains ingredients like hyaluronic acid, proteins, and organic botanicals. Our Jon Somes Daily Leave-In Treatment is a great example of this.
There are a seemingly endless number of DIY remedies for dry hair. If you don’t believe us, do a quick Google search. From butter massages to using apple cider to protect your hair from harsh pool chemicals to mixing up an egg concoction to enhance the protein in your hair, you’ll likely see it all. While we can’t endorse any particular one of these dry hair care solutions, who’s to say it might not work for you? If you are feeling adventurous give some a try.
If, however, you would like to use to bonafide professional hair treatment products, check out our dry hair care collection. We have some of the best moisturizing shampoos and conditioners in the industry, and we take great pride in formulating high-quality professional hair products.
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