Do you have straw-textured hair? You’re not alone. Even women who typically have luscious, silky hair can suddenly find themselves with dry, rough hair. For ladies with fine or with coarse hair, you might find you have this problem all too often. Sometimes it’s our hairs natural tendencies that give us this texture but sometimes it’s something we’re doing wrong!
Regardless if your hair is naturally straw-like or if it has recently happened, we’ve got some helpful tips!
Are You Using Too Much Protein?
We use a lot of treatments and products on our hair to keep it healthy and shiny. Unfortunately, too much protein can be a bad thing for our hair.
For example, one conditioner might have a hydrolyzed wheat protein, Keratin amino acids, hydrolyzed vegetable protein – that’s a lot of protein! Too much protein manifests itself into dry, brittle hair. Read the ingredient list on the back of your products. Keratin, collagen, silk, cocodimonium hydroxypropyl and anything “hydrolyzed” is a protein.
You might be inclined to stay away from protein all together but if some of your favorite products contain protein then try replenishing your hair with protein-free deep conditioners and using everything in moderation.
Try Hydrating Shampoos
Buy yourself a nice hydrating shampoo but only apply it to your scalp. You only need to scrub your roots to remove build-up, which can be harmful to your tresses. The shampoo rinses from your scalp but sticks to the ends.
We mentioned you should only rinse your scalp but also, don’t scrub your scalp like it’s just been through a mud pit. Try to gently massage the shampoo on the scalp. This way you won’t tousle your tresses around. Be gentle during conditioning and drying too!
Don’t Shampoo Every Day
You don’t want to shampoo too often either. That removes natural oils, which are great for hydrating our locks. Sometimes it might seem like you’re naturally hydrating too much and getting greasy roots. Try a dry shampoo (without protein) to get you through until your next rinse. We recommend 2-4 times per week.
Use A Deep Conditioner and Style Gently
Find a deep conditioner (read the ingredient list). Leave it in for more than the recommended time and then gently rinse it out. After you’ve used a deep conditioner, Try to take a little break from too many products and too many tools such as flatirons.
Diet Is Important
Remember, your hair is also a reflection of how your internal health. Not always, but sometimes our dry straw-like hair can be a reflection of a diet that is lacking essential nutrients. Fuel yourself with a balanced diet full of healthy fats, proteins and vegetables.