How to determine your hair is dry

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12 Jan

Not sure what type of hair you have? You think it might be dry? In this article, we teach you how to determine dry hair at home.

How can you tell that your hair is dry and requires additional care? 

The main sign of dry hair is that you don't need to wash it more than once a week. And after washing, hair sticks out and puffs for two days, and only after that, it lays as it should.

Besides, it's not that hard to feel that your hair is dry. As a rule, dry scalp reacts to almost everything and, as a result, peels and irritates.

Moreover, you can determine the type of your hair visually. Dry hair is much thinner than healthy or oily hair.

The following signs will help you determine if your hair is of this type.

  • If you wash your hair only once a week and it doesn't get an oily look. You can apply a paper towel to the roots of hairs on the temples on the fourth day after washing. If you see no oily print on it, this means that your hair is dry. 
  • Take one of your hair and start pulling it in different directions. If it stretches, then this means that it is filled enough with moisture and has not lost its elasticity. If it is torn, this is a sign that there is not enough moisture and it is dry.
  • Pay attention to the hair on the comb - if they are broken off by half or less, this indicates that they are dehydrated.
  • Hair becomes electrified and hard to tidy up.

If you are familiar with these signs, this means that you certainly have dry hair. However, there is no reason to worry. Such hair can be treated, unlike hair that has become dry after damage.

ho to determine dry hair

You need to remember that dry hair requires specific care. Dryness might enhance after temperature extremes or exposure to chemicals. As the scalp has less oil, the hair loses its natural protection and becomes dull and stiff. Therefore, the hair looks artificial.

Moreover, dry hair is hard to comb and style. It gets split ends or just break off. Another significant sign is that a few days after using the scalp shampoo, fine dry dandruff may appear. It can be treated with cosmetic procedures. Choose from professional products - shampoo and conditioner for the deep moisturizing of dry hair. Make masks once a week. Use thermal protection when hot styling, protect hair from heat and cold.

Sometimes dry hair products may not help you!

Mostly, dry hair is a cause of scalp oiliness. However, sometimes it may be the consequence of improper care. In this case, recovery procedures have no use because hair that is already damaged cannot be restored to its original state. In any case, you should keep treating your damaged hair and protect it from the harmful effects of chemistry and high temperatures. Therefore, you will not let your hair worsen its current condition. Moreover, styling will be a little easier. And what is highly significant, the look of your hair will be more acceptable.

Hair also becomes dry with age. This usually happens with healthy hair. First of all, the changes will affect the appearance - hair will become dull, lifeless, and brittle. To maintain healthy hair, you will need to keep an appropriate diet and use deep hydration products.