If your ends are feeling crunchy, stiff, brittle, crispy, you may be experiencing dehydrated hair.
About Dehydrated Hair
Your scalp alone can’t produce enough moisture to keep your hair hydrated. Instead, your hair relies on oils made in the root to keep it looking lustrous.
Your hair may not be making enough oil. As you age, your hair naturally produces less oil. The roots of your hair are under your skin, so if your roots are dry, so are your hair and your scalp.
The moisture in your hair may be escaping. Each strand of your hair is protected from damage by a layer of cuticle. In a healthy cuticle, layers are tightly bonded and hold moisture. When layers of the cuticle peel and fall away from the hair, it’s ability to retain moisture is compromised- letting precious oils escape.
Characteristics of Dehydrated Hair
- Hair feels rough and tangled when wet. (as opposed to slippery)
- Hair is much lighter on the ends. (or yellow-ish if your hair is light)
- Hair is dull and lifeless, losing its curl pattern and becoming difficult to style.
Treatment of Dehydrated Hair
If your hair is dehydrated, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. We can’t drink water to hydrate our hair, so once the hair has lost its moisture, we have to physically put it back.
Using a lightweight hydrator like Phyto7 several times a day (just like you would on very dry hands) will return your hair to its former glory. Macadamia nut oil, sweet almond oil and jojoba oils are all excellent hydrators and can be used to return suppleness and shine back to dehydrated hair.
Again, make sure your products do not contain ingredients that end in “cone” as this will prevent the absorption of these amazing hydrating oils.
Our experts are here to answer your questions and get to the “root” of your hair problems. Call 817-737-4256 to speak to an expert stylist today!