Here's Why Your Hair Is Still Dry When There's Moisture In The Air


by Mary Wolff
If you have curly hair, you know it is a science to figure out what works best for your hair. You know the importance of keeping hair properly moisturized to lock in hydration, but what about the moisture found in the air naturally? If you have ever wondered how your hair is dry with moisture in the air, read on to find out. This type of moisture isn’t as helpful with hydration as you might hope.

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How to Moisturize Super-Dry Natural Hair, Now!


by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

Dry hair is common among naturals with curly or kinky hair, but did you know that the hair becomes drier with age? As the body matures, the oil glands shrink which causes it to produce natural oils inefficiently.

Also, as the body ages it fails to produce hairs that have a sufficient amount of elasticity, causing the hair to become brittle and prone to breakage. While these factors are out of our control, and its characteristics depend on genetics, here are a few ways to both combat and prevent dryness.

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3 Easy Ways to Prevent Split Ends for Healthy Hair


Source: Tamullar (Long Hair Community)
by Shelli of Hairscapades

Did you know that there were this many kinds of split ends? Pretty nasty, right? Well, I can attest to the validity of this chart. Because, about 2 1/2 years ago, I saw just about every split end on it (except the white spots) in my own head of hair. It was bad y’all. I mean, baaaaaddddd! That’s when I took to carrying around purse scissors … so that I could take split ends to task at a moment’s notice, any time, any place (seriously, I was out of control)!

2011 NYC CurlyNikki Meet-Up: Told ya!

But now the split ends are few and far between and have been for quite a while. Let’s put it out there. I have fine strands. So,  I’ll probably always get split ends no matter how protective I am of my hair/ends (unlike my compatriots with strong, thick-strands ). But, now I generally only see the vanilla variety, single “split” end … and they tend to be far rarer and very small.

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How to Moisturize Dry Natural Hair


by Vashti Patrick-Joseph of Veepeejay.com 

One of the complaints I hear all the time is “my hair is so dry!” A few days ago, while in CVS two young ladies walked up to me and said, “what do you put in your hair? It looks so healthy and soft. Mine is so dry”. Right there in the hair care aisle, we chatted about natural hair & dryness.

Today I’m sharing some of the things we talked about. Here are 5 reasons why your natural hair may be dry.

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4 Ways to Deal with Super-Dry Natural Hair This Winter

by Charlene Walton of TexturedTalk.com

Dry natural hair continues as the top concern for women all through the year but especially during the winter. If you are a resident of Texas like me you know that “winter” is just another word as our weeks can range in temperature from 72 degrees on Monday to 42 degrees on Tuesday. However, if you live in colder climates, as the weather shifts so should your hair care regimen. Many women opt to wear protective styles for this reason including strand twists, wigs and crochet braids, which still require intense moisturizing. But, if you still want to rock your curls all year here are 4 products that can kill your dry hair woes.

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How to Ensure Healthy Ends- Natural Hair Care


by Antoinette and Shanti of Around The Way Curls

We all face dry ends from time to time. Dry ends are just a symptom of a habit (or lack thereof) that needs to be modified. As the cooler weather quickly advances, I wanted to provide some tips to bringing some moisture back to your strands. You can follow one or follow the whole sha-bang to ensure optimum results.

1. Make Sure that Your Moisturizing Ritual is Solid.
If you do not know the difference between a sealant and a moisturizer than your hair's ends probably reflect your ignorance! A moisturizer is water or a water based product (leave in conditioner). You can identify a moisturizing product by reading the ingredients on the product label.

A moisturizer will have aqua or water listed as the first ingredient. A sealant is a natural oil such as olive, jojoba, shea butter etc or (aloe vera juice/gel for finer hair that is weighed down by oil). A moisturizer is applied first and the sealant is applied second. If you are not following this process in your hair ritual than you probably should implement it to ensure healthier more moisturized hair strands.

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Dry Natural Hair and How to Fix It!



At some point in our natural hair journey, we've all been there. Or maybe you're there now, and that's why you're reading this. Whatever the case may be, nobody likes the feeling of dry, crispy, overworked hair that breaks off into thin wisps at the slightest touch.

But before we get in to a product frenzy, let's get a few things out of the way. First, a regimen check. If you're experiencing chronic dryness, ask yourself the following:

When was the last time you clarified your hair?

How often are you deep conditioning?

How are you layering your products after styling?

How often are you using heat?

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Trimming Natural Hair and Length Retention



by Shelli of Hairscapades

I straightened my hair about two weeks ago (see that post here). Although I “search and destroy” regularly, my ends were desperately in need of a trim as it had been 10 months since my last professional one. So, the Monday morning after straightening my hair, I reached out to my stylist Tameeka (aka Jaded Tresses) to see if she would be in her NJ location that night. I was hoping that she might be able to slip me in between her other appointments.

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7 Signs You Need a Trim NOW!



There are a few ways that your ends can tell you when it's time for the good ol' heave-ho. Sometimes all it takes is one look at your lifeless, scraggly ends to get the hint. Other times it can be subtle, leaving you confused about your how to solve your problem.

Luckily, you don’t have to pull your hair out trying to get to the bottom of your hellish hair situation. If you’re experiencing any of these issues and have examined your hair regimen, tried different products, and tweaked your techniques to whip your curls back in shape, maybe you’re just due for a trim.

Split Ends
If you’ve got that frayed look going on at the ends, it’s time to break out the scissors and let those bad boys go once and for all. Don’t fret about losing an inch or two after a snip. Breakage is what makes your hair look thinner and shorter, so a little trim will only help in the long run.

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7 Ways to Prevent Split Ends and Breakage



Is the dry winter air killing your volume and shine? It’s probably also causing extra breakage, especially since you’re constantly pulling sweaters, scarves, and coats over your head.  Keep your curls looking fabulous with our 7 tips for fighting split ends:

Don't Be Picky
DO NOT pick at your split ends.  Doing so will only cause more breakage. Instead of picking at your split ends, use hair shears (not paper scissors) to trim them. Be sure that you clip above the damage or the split will reappear.

Deep Condition
Deep condition regularly to keep your hair moisturized. Try using coconut oil as a pre-shower treatment. Simply soak your hair in the oil (thirty minutes before your shower, if you’re not using heat), twist it into a bun and put on a shower cap. In the shower, wash and condition your hair as normal.

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Prevent Hair Breakage- 3 Ways to Protect Your Ends From Breaking Off



by Michelle of Radiant-Brown-Beauty.com

As you know, your ends are the oldest part of your hair and the most fragile.  This makes them very vulnerable to breakage. That’s not to say that your hair can’t break off in other places. It’s just more likely to take place at the ends of the hair shaft.

So here’s 3 easy ways (consistency required) to protect those ends (and no, protective styling isn’t one of them) -

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Heat Damaged Ends? - Natural Hair Care


by KalaG

The majority of the questions and inquiries I receive on my YouTube channel, email and blog have a common theme. Heat damage. More specifically, inquiring minds want to know if there is hope after heat damage and if so, how to get their curls back. My answers are always personal, because cutting your damage is more than likely a personal decision. There are however, some very tell-tell signs for when it’s really time to let go.

The 1st Sign

Raggedy ends. My word choice is very specific because I feel that ‘raggedy’ describes almost every scenario in which it is time to let go. Heat damage usually stands out like a sore thumb. Part of the heat damaged strand, whether it be the ends or mid-shaft, is limp and lifeless. Lifeless ends don’t necessarily mean that you must cut your ends. Personally, my lifeless ends helped me discover several styles. Like many transitioners braid outs, twist ‘n curls and roller sets were routine styles in my arsenal for blending my curly and straight textures. However, if you’re lifeless ends are frayed and breaking causing split-ends and knots, IT’S TIME TO LET GO!

Why?

Raggedy ends prevent the hair you could be transitioning into from reaching its full potential. Split ends spread up to the hair shaft spilt the healthy hair growing from your scalp. Knots or SSKs (Single Strand Knots) are the result of raggedy ends getting together for a raggedy party. No one has time for that. Knots caused by raggedy ends attract their other raggedy counterparts (shed hair, dirt, dust, debris) and can even cause clumpy tangles at the ends of tightly coiled hair.

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How to Cope with Dry Ends- Natural Hair

via AroundTheWayCurls

We all face dry ends from time to time. Dry ends are just a symptom of a habit (or lack thereof) that needs to be modified. As the cooler weather quickly advances, I wanted to provide some tips to bringing some moisture back to your strands.You can follow one or follow the whole sha-bang to ensure optimum results.

1. Make Sure that Your Moisturizing Ritual is Solid
If you do not know the difference between a sealant and a moisturizer than your hair's ends probably reflect your ignorance! A moisturizer is water or a water based product (leave in conditioner). You can identify a moisturizing product by reading the ingredients on the product label.

A moisturizer will have aqua or water listed as the first ingredient. A sealant is a natural oil such as olive, jojoba, shea butter etc or (aloe vera juice/gel for finer hair that is weighed down by oil).
A moisturizer is applied first and the sealant is applied second. If you are not following this process in your hair ritual than you probably should implement it to ensure healthier more moisturized hair strands.

2. Trim your ends
Trimming your dry, damaged, frayed ends is a wonderful way to rid yourself of the hassle and unsightly appearance of your dry tresses. A simple, small trim goes a long way for overall appearance and hair health.

3. Clarify Your Scalp
Hair health begins with your scalp. If your scalp's pores are clogged and unable to breathe, you are definitely increasing your likely hood of facing dry, brittle hair. Natural hair oil/sebum comes from your hair's pores and travels down your hair's strand resulting in naturally moisturized hair strands. The oil distribution of curly hair is compromised due to the coiled nature of the strand so to add clogged pores on top of that is a nightmare. We all know that excessive cleansing with shampoo dries hair out but a good, clarifying cleanse AT LEAST once a month is very important in providing your scalp with an opportunity to be rid of any clogging product buildup and allowing the natural oil to be distributed.



4. Deep Condition Your Hair Weekly
When struggling with dry ends, it usually takes diligence and consistency to try and bring them back to health. Consistently try and deep condition your hair weekly. If you have the resources, change up the process. Use your steamer once week, a warm towel the next, incorporate protein or honey the next etc. You will soon see results after about a month of weekly applications.

5. Protective Styling
Leave your hair alone! The best way to ensure that your strands aren't losing moisture is to tuck your strands away! After a thorough cleansing, deep conditioning and proper moisturizing application you should style your hair in a beautiful protective style that can be maintained for a couple days ensuring that your hands are out of your hair. Click here for some style ideas.

Hoped This Helped Ladies!

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