As harmattan creeps in, it comes with dry and dusty winds leaving the air dry and the environment hazy. Our body generally struggles to adjust to the change in the weather including the hair struggle as it is exposed to the dry atmosphere.
It begins to seek moisture any how it can and when it doesn’t get the required vitality it begins to feel rough and dry always causing hair breakage and itching of the scalp. Another thing the dry air does is that it strips the hair of its natural oils, leading to the dryness and frizzness and this makes the hair more vulnerable to breakage. Here are some tips on how to maintain the natural texture and structure of the hair.
Drink lots of water. You might be wondering why. Yes water is good for the internal organs but also good for the skin and hair. Good hair care starts from within. Ensure to stay well-hydrated-Hydrated hair begins with a well-hydrated body.
Using good moisturizing products that will maintain the moisture of the hair and also replenish lost moisture is key. Maintaining the moisture of the hair is the cornerstone of caring for your hair during Harmattan. A good moisturizing shampoo and conditioning treatments will provide an extra boost of moisture.
In addition, keep your scalp clean and moisturized using hair serums and essential oils.
While using hydrating products and essential oils to maintain the natural structure of the hair. Avoid the use of heat in styling the hair. Try to keep the hair as natural as possible; no hot combs or dryer. Don’t add to the ‘dry’ problem.
Also, consider using protective hairstyles instead of the regular hairstyle to shield your hair from the harsh weather. Braids and twist can help minimize exposure and reduce the chances of hair breakage.
Just like we have it for the skin, minimize exposing the hair to the dry air. Cover as often as possible. This not only protects your hair but adds a stylish touch to your wardrobe.
Having a healthy hair is possible provided you have these in your corner. By adopting all of these you can keep your hair looking fabulous throughout this dry and dusty season.