Sure Fire Signs That Your Dry Hair Needs Moisture Now


Our hair can talk. It tells us what it needs through the way it behaves– you just need to know what to look for. Here are some of the surefire signs that your dry hair needs moisture now.

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#1) Your Hair Is Breaking

Dry and brittle hair is more prone to breakage. If you’re seeing small hairs around your bathroom sink, floor, or in your comb every time you style your hair, it’s a sign that your hair needs more hydration immediately.

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#2) Your Hair Tangles Easily 

Each one of your hair strands is wrapped in a protective layer called the cuticle. When your hair is moisturized and healthy, this cuticle lays flat and smooth. 

However, dry and damaged hair has raised cuticles that easily get caught on each other. This leads to tangling and matting.

You can replenish your dry hair with some much needed moisture to cut down on the amount of single strand knots and tangles in your hair.

#3) Your Hair Feels Hard

Do you use products that contain protein or ingredients like coconut oil that bond to the protein in your hair? These can help strengthen your hair. But it’s important not to overdo it. 

If you’ve recently had a protein treatment and your hair feels crunchy or hard to the touch, it’s a sign that your hair may have protein overload and needs more moisture ASAP.

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#4) Your Scalp Is Itchy

An itchy scalp can be a sign that your hair and scalp are dehydrated and in need of moisture. Try cleansing your hair and scalp thoroughly and applying a light oil afterwards. If this cures the itch, there’s a large probability that it was a sign that your hair wanted water.

#5) Your Hair Looks Dull

When your hair is moisturized, the cuticles of your hair lay flat and it causes your hair to reflect light. This is what gives the appearance of shiny hair. If your hair doesn’t have a natural sheen or luster, and instead looks dull, you may need more moisture. 

The Key To Reaching Your Hair Goals

Dry hair is the number one reason that many people struggle to reach their hair goals. 

If you are trying to grow your hair, dry hair that breaks easily can stop you from seeing growth because you won’t retain length. If you want defined curls or bouncy silk presses, dry hair will leave your hair frizzy and stiff instead. 

If your hair is exhibiting any of the signs listed above, it’s telling you that it needs more moisture immediately. You can give your hair what it wants by using high quality products and staying consistent with your hair care routine.

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Brandelyn Green is the Founder of VoiceOfHair, a platform to help women of color find the best hair care products, regimens and hairstyles! Since starting VoiceOfHair in 2014 she has grown the social media platform to over 1MM+ on Instagram and Facebook. As a natural who is also a salon goer, she wanted to create a platform where people could find the best products, hairstylists, advice and trends.



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