Dryness and a coarse texture are two of the tell tale signs that your hair is undergoing extreme damage. A number of factors can contribute to making hair feel coarse but the most common culprits include harsh shampoo formulas, chemical treatments and heat styling. It eliminates sebum that is produced by the scalp to provide natural moisture. When that is removed, you are left with fragile and coarse hair.
The key here is to discover the problem as soon as possible in order to get immediate treatment for it. Here are some treatments worth a try:
Dry and coarse hair is an after-effect of damaged cuticles. Every hair cell is made up of natural ceramides responsible for bonding these cells together. Exposure to chemicals can result in destruction of ceramides. Eventually, this causes hair cuticles to lift off, making hair frizzy and vulnerable to breakage.
To repair the cuticle, you can prepare a DIY treatment made from wheat germ oil. This is a natural source of ceramides. You can add one teaspoon of this oil to 8 ounces of shampoo, then mix together thoroughly. Massage the mixture onto your hair before shampooing. Do this regularly to help restore the integrity of your cuticles.
Bring Back Shine
Dry and coarse hair means that the strands are not getting enough moisture. A regular hot oil treatment is recommended to produce shine. Once you have soaked your hair in hot oil treatment, rinse it using plain water. An herbal tea mixture is a perfect alternative for final rinse, too.
You can try the following herbal tea mixture for rinsing your hair after a hot oil treatment. You can mix chamomile tea with 8 ounces of water and juice from one-half lemon. This herbal mixture offers two-fold benefits: it soothes the scalp and adds shine to hair (especially blonde hair).
Another excellent herbal rinse mixture consists of four drops of rosemary essential oil in a cup of warm water. This herbal rinse provides antiseptic and antioxidant benefits to hair. If you can’t find rosemary essential oil, other great alternatives include thyme, lavender, peppermint, and lemon grass.
Moisturise the Ends
The ends are the most vulnerable part of the hair when it comes to dryness and damage. A regular scalp mask can facilitate in a healthy production of sebum that provides natural moisturizing effect on hair, too. Regular application of oil to hair ends is also recommended. However, refrain from applying oils to the ends when you intend to heat style hair.
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