Struggling with Dry Hair? Pure Excellence Hair Design Can Help
Dry, damaged hair can be difficult to style or do anything with. The fear of it breaking off may stop you from experimenting with color or different hair styles. While it may not feel like it, there are ways to combat dry hair and add moisture and hydration back into it.
One common recommendation for dry hair is to get regular haircuts. When you have dry split ends, the hair has trouble growing and staying healthy. Getting haircuts every few weeks or months will help to keep ends healthy and restore some moisture back into the hair.
Our hair stylists can recommend products and treatments to add moisture back into the hair. We offer serums, conditioners, masks, and other hair products from Keune to help restore dry hair.
Causes of Dry Hair – What to Look Out For
There are some notable causes of dry hair that can be easy to avoid or limit. Some of these include:
- Excessive sun exposure
- Excessive use of heating tools like straighteners or curling wands
- Washing hair everyday
- Towel drying hair/roughly drying hair
These causes can lead to breakage, color fading, and overall dryness and damage to the hair. If you begin to see bald spots, sore scalp, or your hair falls out in larger clumps, this could indicate something more serious is going on.
Dry Hair and Dandruff Are Not Always Related
One thing to keep in mind is that a dry scalp or dry hair does not automatically mean dandruff, and the opposite is also true. Healthline gives us a good way to distinguish between the two: With dry scalp, skin is irritated and flakes off. Dandruff happens when there is too much oil on the scalp, which cases skin cells to build up and flake off. Dandruff usually comes off in large, oily flakes that are white or yellow.
Common, Effective Dandruff Treatments
There are many different dandruff treatments available, both over-the-counter and by prescription. Anyone who visits the drug store or supermarket has probably noticed the many different options available, ranging from shampoos to hair masks and treatments. But do they really work?
You may find that dandruff shampoos do not work for you, or specific ingredients do much better. Combating dandruff takes a lot of trial and error, and what works for some does not work for all. Ask your hair stylist for recommendations or, if necessary, consult your doctor for further instruction.
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends washing the hair every day and implementing a dandruff shampoo once or twice a week. This will help to loosen up the flakes and decrease the oils on the scalp. Be sure to read the ingredients list to check for known irritants and read over the directions. Some shampoos may recommend leaving the shampoo on for longer.
Hair Care Products that Can Help Combat Dandruff
Pure Excellence Hair Design is a Keune hair salon, meaning that we carry the best products from their line. Keune offers anti-dandruff shampoos and treatments that fight back against the fungus and oils that cause dandruff. This exfoliating shampoo is great for both men and women.
There are other products on the market as well that can help protect you from reoccurring dandruff, including:
- Shampoos with coconut oil
- Hydrating shampoos
- Itch relief and scalp treatments
- Custom-made shampoos that target specific, personalized hair issues
What Not to Use if You Experience Dandruff or Dry Hair
Some ingredients in various hair care products like shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, and other styling products can cause dry scalp, hair, or buildup. Some ingredients to look out for include, but are not limited to:
- Synthetic fragrance
- Sodium chloride
Even if you love the smell of your favorite shampoo or love the silky feeling of a conditioner, it may be from these ingredients. Try out a different type for a few weeks to see if you notice a difference in your hair or scalp’s condition. You may find that an ingredient had been drying out your hair or causing buildup on the scalp.
Do At-Home Remedies Work for Dandruff and Dry Hair?
While not all at-home remedies will provide dandruff or dry hair relief, some people may find that things like tea tree oil, coconut oil, and other natural products helped to add moisture back into their hair. It is best to do research and consult with your doctor or hair stylist for advice on at-home remedies to avoid any allergies or damage to the scalp or hair. Before applying any oils or new products on the scalp or hair, do a test patch on your arm or leg the day before. This will help to determine if you will have a reaction to the ingredients.
Count on Pure Excellence Hair Design to Keep Hair Healthy
Are you experiencing dry hair or dandruff and are unsure of what to do? Maybe you’ve tried tons of hydrating or anti-dandruff products and nothing seems to help. For more serious cases, be sure to speak with a health care professional. At your next appointment at Pure Excellence Hair Design in Roanoke, VA, ask our hair stylists for some advice. We have the proper knowledge and training to recommend products to keep your hair and scalp healthy and hydrated to eliminate dryness and dandruff.
To learn more about how to combat dandruff and dry hair, call Pure Excellence Hair Design in Roanoke, VA, at (540) 362-5093, or stop by our hair salon for an appointment. Check out our Facebook for updates.