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If your sebaceous glands are not producing enough oil to keep it healthy, your hair probably looks dry and flyaway. The protective oils produced by your hair are essential for protecting it from the elements but exposure to sun, wind, heat, and chemicals can damage hair, leaving it frizzy. Split ends, broken shafts and a rough texture are all signs that your hair is lacking a sufficient sebum coating.
Ways to repair dry hair include:
- Using a very gentle natural shampoo followed by a cream conditioner that you leave on your hair (not your scalp) for several minutes
- Avoiding the use of chemical products such as hair dye and styling products because they can be very harsh on hair and wearing a hat if you’re going to be out in the sun, and a swimming cap if you’re going to be in chlorinated water
- Adding a few drops of oil (coconut, jojoba, olive oil, etc) will give protective moisture to hair if you simply place a few drops in your hands, rub your hands together and then work through your hair to give it a light sheen
- Drying hair on the low or coolest setting if you must blow it dry
- Combing your hair in the shower with conditioner in it because this is the time your hair is at its smoothest and strongest; otherwise, use a boar bristle brush, which will be more gentle and less likely to tear hair, as well as helping to distribute oil through the hair
- Washing your hair less often and using a weekly deep conditioner
- Having your hair trimmed if you are experiencing split ends- at least 1/2 inch above the splits