Tips And Coconut Oil Treatments For Dry Hair
For a natural way to take care of your damaged locks, try a coconut oil treatment for dry hair or check out our tips to learn about maintaining dry hair.
Are your locks dull, unruly and rough to the touch? There's no doubt about it...your hair is dry. And it's time to do something about it.
Dry locks age prematurely and keratin loses its elasticity. In fact, sebum, which is supposed to hydrate the scalp, is not doing its job properly. As a result, breakages occur more frequently, it is more fragile and needs a specifically adapted hair care routine to remedy the problem.
Dry hair deserves its own hair care products!
To compensate for a lack of hydration, opt for using a combination of coconut oil hair shampoo and an organic coconut oil hair mask. If your products are not coconut oil based, they should ideally be rich in nourishing ingredients like shea butter or almond, jojoba and macadamia oil. Selected for their superior nourishing properties, these ingredients penetrate the fibres deep down to restore suppleness, strength and shine. Try our new Garnier Ultimate Blends range ‘The Wholesome Nourisher’ for dry hair, enriched with Coconut Milk and Macadamia to help nourish & replenish dry hair with suppleness.
The pros' top tip: space out how often you use shampoo to preserve the natural sebum created by the scalp.
Put an end to blow drying!
It's well known that the heat from styling tools can seriously damage your hair. So, imagine the damage caused to dry types! Avoid overheating your style and instead try to pre-dry as much as possible using a towel (without rubbing), followed by air drying. If you really can't live without your blow dryer, ensure you apply a heat-protective coconut milk to your lengths and turn down the temperature of your appliance.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
The key to lovely hair, despite it being dry? Hydration!
Castor Oil, Argan Oil, Avocado Oil or Coconut Oil can be applied once or twice a week as an essential hair mask (we personally recommend using the coconut oil hair treatment overnight). In the morning, wash with a gentle shampoo and rinse thoroughly.
The pros' top tip: try Garnier Ultimate Blends Coconut Milk and Macadamia Hair Mask, an intensive treatment for dry hair that can be used in 3 ways: 1. As a rinse out hair mask. 2. On wet hair, without rinsing, to detangle and smooth. 3. On dry hair to gently smooth and tame hair. It really is the best dry hair treatment.
Take care when brushing
Detangle with a brush that is made up of 100% boar bristles. These softer, more natural bristles will keep your style hydrated from the root down to the ends by helping to distribute sebum evenly.
Eat a balanced diet
Some foods can actually help prevent dryness. Which ones, we hear you ask? Opt for those rich in iron, unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin B such as lentils, cereals, nuts and oily fish.