Natural Hair Treatments for Dry Hair
Let’s talk dry natural hair, an issue that many African American women have been dealing with after deciding to leave the “creamy crack” behind them and embrace there natural hair. Some causes of dry hair are the body not producing enough natural oil in our scalp (sebum), our diet, not enough scalp stimulation, not drinking enough water, and the weather are just a few things that can attribute to dry natural hair.
Here are our 4 treatments to help you get rid of dry natural hair once and for all.
Treatment #1: Deep Conditioning Treatment
A deep conditioning treatment should be done every time you shampoo your natural hair. This will add moisture to your natural hair and scalp for minimum breakage and split ends.
Here’s how to do a Deep Conditioning Treatment
First, shampoo your hair with a gentle moisturizing shampoo. Next, coat your hair with an ultra-rich conditioner. Place a plastic cap on your hair and sit under a hooded dryer for 30 min on high heat. This will allow your natural hair to receive all the moisturizing benefits of a quality ultra-rich conditioner.
Treatment #2: Protein Treatment
This should not be confused with a Keratin Treatment. The difference between a Protein Treatment versus a Keratin Treatment is a protein-rich conditioner will give your natural hair the protein benefits without altering the texture of your naturally curly hair.
Here’s how to do a Protein Treatment
Start by using a gentle sulfate-free moisturizing shampoo. Next, rinse then apply a rich Protein Conditioner. Place a plastic cap on your hair then sit under a steamer for 20-40 min. Thoroughly rinse off the protein conditioner and apply a moisturizing conditioner. The reason you apply a moisturizing conditioner is protein hardens on the hair because it acts as an extra layer of protection over the cuticle. You will need to add moisture in order to maintain the proper Ph balance your natural hair needs (protein+moisture) in order to maintain a healthy natural head of hair that thrives.
Benefits of a Protein-rich Conditioner
- Restores lost protein through regular shampooing and styling
- Strengthen’s your natural hair
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Treatment #3: Hot Oil Treatment
A hot oil treatment help with scalp stimulation encouraging hair growth. It also moisturizes your scalp, calm frizzy natural hair, and prevent split ends.
Here’s how to do a Hot Oil Treatment
Start by heating up your essential oil. I highly recommend Bye Bye Parabens Essential Healing Oil Treatment because it instantly replenishes and restores damage to natural hair caused by daily styling and is packed with quality ingredients. This helps aid in all the issues I listed above. You can heat oil in a glass container by sitting it in hot water. Next, apply in 1-inch sections to the scalp. Massage oils in stroking oil all the way to the ends of your hair. Place a plastic cap on your hair and sit under a hooded dryer for 30 -60 minutes (depending on the amount of dryness you’re experiencing ). Rinse hair. Next Shampoo your natural hair with a sulfate-free gentle moisturizing shampoo. Next, apply an ultra-rich conditioner. Place a plastic cap on your hair and let sit for 30 min. Rinse and style as desired.
Treatment #4: Steam Therapy Treatment
This can be done once a month or everytime you shampoo your hair. First, shampoo your natural hair with a gentle clarifying shampoo. This will prep your natural hair for your conditioner by removing any product buildup from your hair. Next, condition your hair with a rich nourishing conditioner. Massage your conditioner into your hair and scalp. Place a plastic cap on your hair and sit under a steamer from 20-90 minutes. Rinse and style as desired.
Benefits of a Steam Therapy Treatment
- Opens the cuticle so that your natural hair gets the maximum conditioning
- Softens and gives natural hair maximum stretch for styling
- Strengthens hair
- Promotes hair growth
- Eliminates dandruff and flaky scalp
- Gives hair an unbelievable shine
- Smoothes your cuticle
- Gives hair more elasticity
- Removes toxins from the scalp
So the next time your hair feels dry, try one of these top 4 natural hair treatment for dry natural hair. Deep Conditioning Treatment, Protein Treatment, Hot Oil Treatment, and Steam Treatment.