Avoid curling, straightening, dyeing or any other hair treatment that can cause long- term damage. If you are trying to restore your hair’s health, you need to give it a break from these damaging treatments in order to see your natural shine and texture.
Stay away from hot rollers and curling irons and consider options that do not require heat. As for dyeing and highlighting, try natural alternatives.
Avoid hairstyles that involve pulling on your hair like dreads and weaves because they are extra damaging for dry hair. Each time you shampoo, use a good conditioner; apply an amount enough to coat your hair without weighing it down. Massage it gently through your hair and rinse it out with lukewarm water. You may consider a leave- in conditioner, if your hair is extremely dry.
To get the texture and shine you seek, try deep conditioning treatments once a week. You can use a deep conditioner or household oil like almond oil, coconut oil or jojoba oil.
If you want to instantly reduce frizz and brighten your hair, make a homemade hair mask such as: one mashed avocado or banana; 2 tablespoons honey; 2 tablespoons plain yogurt or 1 beaten egg. For more protection, apply a finishing oil to keep your hair from getting puffy and frizzy. Give yourself scalp massages whenever you wash your hair to stimulate circulation near the roots of your hair.
Head massages also help ease headaches and reduce stress, and for an extra boost, try oil massage with any of the above mentioned oils, then wash it out when you finish. Many available hair products promise to give healthy hair, but they do quite the opposite. Avoid products that contain harmful ingredients like silicones, sulfates and alcohols; instead switch to all- natural products.