We moved to a mountainous region from hot humid Texas and that was the beginning of my dry hair problems. Every year around September all the way through April my hair can’t handle the harsh winter season. So here are some tips that have worked for me throughout the year to avoid dull, dry and frizzy hair. The picture below is what my hair looks like when I wake up without my routine or after my hair dries from a wash without my routine.
The methods below can also work if your hair is dry and frizzy from too much hair dying treatments. I know dying ones hair is something that helps us feel beautiful but it also dries your hair so try this because your dying it to make it look good but then you end up with frizzy dry hair and it doesn’t look good.
Can you see the vast difference in how I look with dry frizzy hair and then with the silky, moisturized hair? Seriously, our hair makes all the difference in our appearance. I’m wearing the same outfit and the same amount of makeup and the difference is shocking.
This is my regular hair routine throughout the week that is easy and doesn’t require much from me. I am not a fashion blogger and I don’t spend more than 2-3 minutes on my hair every morning so take it from me, it’s an easy routine. Otherwise, it wouldn’t last in my house, if it involved more than 5 minutes of “playing” with my hair.
First let me explain what I have tried, countless amounts of serums and other hair products that end up leaving my hair feeling brittle by the end of the day. Also, there are lots of products that you can use to help make your look silky and shiny but my method works and I only use coconut oil and the other method only uses your own natural hair oils.
I’ve been doing the methods below on and off for years and it works so hopefully they work for your hair type. It can’t hurt to try especially since they are so simple.
Simple Tips to Get Rid of Dry Hair
Every night right before I go to bed I do one of these two things:
Method 1: When my hair is dry I ever-so-slightly dampen my hair and then I roll it up loosely with a hair band. Nothing fancy just a loose bun looking thing on my head. When I wake up I end up with hair that looks like this. The tighter I make the bun the more body there is in my hair. I personally prefer not to have that much body in my hair so I make the bun loose. By doing this you keep the moisture in your hair through the harsh cold nights and you’re keeping in the natural oils so when you wake up, not only is it soft it looks great. In the morning I undo the loose bun and I don’t touch it with a brush.
I have noticed when I watch my hair every day the natural oils are being stripped more regularly and sometimes this method doesn’t work as well so play with either methods to see what works.
Method 2: This is similar to the first but I use coconut oil. I use a very small amount of coconut oil (that I found in the hair products section but maybe you can use the real deal) otherwise you’ll end up with a greasy mess. I apply it on my ever-so-slightly damp hair or on my dry hair. Then once again I make a loose bun with a hair tie.
During the day method: If I got back from a run and I hop in the shower and wash my hair this is what I do. The same steps as method 2. I let it dry until it is ever so slightly damp, apply coconut oil and then I roll it up in a french roll as pictured below. I don’t do a french roll at night because it’s uncomfortable to lay on the roll so that’s why a loose bun works best for me. If you roll it up with wet and coconut oily hair then when you unroll it it’s just going to be damp and blah.
Also if for some reason I forgot to do my night time routine I always carry a hair clip with me for “hair frizz emergencies”. First, I moisturize it with coconut oil (just a dab) before I leave the house and then I quickly put in a french roll and after 20-30 minutes I pull it down and the frizziness is gone. When I forget the coconut oil I just roll it up and it still works.
- Don’t wash your hair every day. Seriously, this will do wonders for your hair. I run regularly for exercise so I try to limit washing it to a maximum of 3 times a week. If I do it more then that the harshness of the hair products begin to strip away the natural oils. My hair is at it’s best when it’s only twice a week. During the summer my hair texture changes so I keep it at 3 times a week.
- Don’t brush your hair more than once a day. This creates more split ends and frizzy hair.
- Try to avoid using hair dryers or other harsh heat on your hair.
- Don’t dry your hair using towel rubbing. The rubbing between the towel and your hair can make it frizzier.
- Also, here are some homemade hair treatments that I found interesting but haven’t tried since I was a little girl. My mom always used olive oil, eggs or mayo in her hair and mine to take away the dullness and dryness.
- I did go “No Poo” for over a year and that helped tremendously. Now I just go No Poo every so often and try to wash my hair less.
Seriously, I constantly have people ask me how much time do I spend on my hair in the morning. My reply is always–less than 2 minutes. It looks like I took a lot of time on it. Maybe like I took the time to moisturize it, brush it, curl it and style it. But all I did was remove the loose hair bun that it was in overnight and I’m ready to go.
Play with the methods above and tweak them to make them work for you hair. Maybe applying coconut oil to completely wet hair works best for you (it doesn’t for me) or maybe… Also, this works for straight hair with medium and long length. Maybe it would work for short straight hair but I’m not sure how but if you try something let me know. Oh and some times after doing the same routine on my hair for months on end, my hair needs a change and I throw in a hair treatment or I go No Poo and then go back to my normal routine.