Dry hair, split ends and unruly hair. Do you recognize yourself in this? There are many reasons why hair gets dry and damaged. We blow-dry our hair, style it with heating tools and daily exposure to either sun or wind causes the hair to be damaged and the hair quality to be affected. But there are products that can help you counteract your dry and damaged hair. Here is what you need to know about dry hair and what you can do to prevent it and get moisturized, soft and shiny hair.
Why do I have dry hair?
When your hair gets dry, it is because your hair has not received enough moisture. When the hair is damaged – the barrier around the hair shaft is damaged. As a result, the hair takes more damage, you get split ends and it becomes even more dry. When your hair gets frizzy and less shiny it’s probably because it doesn’t receive enough moisture. Something that can also affect the quality of the hair is hormones, stress and imbalance in the body.
How should I take care of dry hair?
Dry hair develops when your hair doesn’t get or retain enough moisture. To solve this problem – you need to use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner every time you wash your hair. Many people use shampoo with sulfates in it, which is a very dehydrating ingredient. Sulfates are the most common substance in cleaning products, it dissolves grease and dirt – on the other hand, it is a very strong substance that makes it more dry and will also wash away the hair’s natural oils.
The best tip for dry hair is therefore to use a sulfate-free shampoo and a moisturizing conditioner. It is also important to use a moisturizing treatment, this will give your hair an intense moisture treatment.
FUKT hydrate series includes shampoo, conditioner and treatment. All of them contain birch extract and argan oil – which are two ingredients that are really moisturizing for your hair.
It’s 100% vegan and free from sulfates and parabens.
Don’t overwash your hair
Other factors that cause your hair to become dry are that you overwash it. Try to wash your hair as infrequently as possible and once you wash it – wash thoroughly. By shampooing your hair twice you will get rid of all product residues and dirt. It will also make conditioner and hair mask adhere better to the hair shaft and that your hair feels fresher for a longer period of time.
But we know, it is difficult to stay away from washing your hair, by using Björk Forma Torr dry shampoo – you can keep your hair fresh for an extra day instead of washing it.
If you have dry hair you need to moisturize it. By using Björk Fukt Hydrate treatment once a week it will help moisturize and nourish your hair. If you have very dry hair you can use it more often.
Use heat protectant
This is one simple step – but it will avoid your hair from being damaged. Your hair should not be exposed to high heat – it causes damage and your hair will also get dry. By using Björk Skydda Heat protector you will get a shield around your hair and it will protect it from the heat.
Avoid hot water directly on the hair
We all love hot showers but hot water is not good for your hair. In the same way hot tools are bad for your hair – in the same way hot water is. This is because the warm water opens up the hair strands and makes them more sensitive, the keratin protein gets damaged and the hot water can strip away the natural oil in your hair, which is a few reasons why your hair gets dry and weak. The best way is to shower your hair with a cooler water temperature – or use cooler water when you rinse off your hair.