Curly hair can often become dry because the natural oils in the follicles find it hard to travel from root to tip. Washing and blow drying your hair everyday can also add to this issue, which is often a problem for regular gym goers who may need to shower a couple of times a day. A good salon will be able to offer advice and guidance on how to maintain healthy, shiny hair, as well as stock various hairdressing supplies that can be purchased over the counter. However, for times when you aren't able to have a special salon treatment, there are a few natural ways that people with dry hair, whether it's curly or not, can enrich it with added moisture.
Avocado Hair Mask
Creating a hair mask is quick and easy, and it requires just one ingredient. The avocado is known for it's abundance of healthy oils and plant proteins, and can help to moisturise your hair whenever it needs a quick boost. Just mash up one avocado and massage it through your hair, covering each hair from the root right through to the tip and leave in for 15-20 minutes before washing out. Adding an essential oil such as lavender can help to fragrance your hair and create a more luxurious mask, whilst adding extra oil such as olive oil will intensify it's moisturising effects. Natural masks like this are great if you want to reduce the amount of unnatural chemicals you expose yourself to.
Olive Oil Mask
Olive oil is also a great conditioner to use and is more cost effective than using avocado. To make an olive oil mask, you just need a couple of tablespoons of oil that have been gently heated until warm, then massage the oil throughout your hair and leave it to sit for 15 minutes. Wrapping your hair in a warm towel or using a shower cap will stop you from making a mess, and the added heat will encourage the oil to penetrate the follicles. When you're ready, just wash your hair with a moisturising shampoo and dry. Try this mask once a week, and if you find your hair gets dry quickly then just increase the number of treatments you use.
Just like avocado, yoghurt is full of healthy fats and proteins that can replace the oils lost in damaged hair. According to Little Green Dot the lactic acids within it can also help to remove dead hair cells and encourage new hair growth.