As promised; I want to share with you some information I gathered with respect to the different conditions of hair. Your hair can be dry, frizzy, damaged or a combination of all those conditions. We all strive for healthy hair and the way our hair looks is a good indication that it is not as healthy as it should be.
Today I will share some info on dry hair. Note this information can be applied to wavy or kinky hair as well.
Curly hair seems to be more prone to dryness and frizz. Everyone produces natural oils (sebum) that helps protect hair. Sebum is produced by sebaceous glands in the skin. Sebum would move from the roots to the tips of hair, giving hair a natural sheen and soft texture.
Curly hair however, due to its S-shape prevents the natural oils from travelling all the way down. No wonder we always have dry ends!
One reason for your dry hair can be it is in your genes. If you realise that you have naturally dry skin then most likely you will also have dry hair. Your sebaceous glands just aren’t producing enough natural oils to coat and protect hair hence hair is dry.
You will have to apply moisturizers. Natural oils such as jojoba are good to add shine and moisturize hair. The molecular structure of jojoba oil is similar to sebum. There are many other natural oils such as olive oil, almond, avocado, rosemary essential oil, shea oil and herbal oils such as: nettle oil. You can use these together with your store-bought hair products or make your own concoction.