How Do You Treat Dry Hair?

To treat dry hair, wash and condition the hair with moisturizing shampoo and conditioners, apply a heat styling cream, and trim split ends regularly. Use a homemade hair mask once a week.

  1. Use moisturizing shampoo and conditioner

    Choose the right shampoo and conditioner to restore moisture to dry, damaged hair. Avoid hair-care products that contain mineral oil and petrolatum, as these substances prevent moisture from reaching the hair shaft. Use moisturizing shampoo and conditioner with argan oil, olive oil, glycerin, sorbitol or shea butter.

  2. Apply a heat styling cream

    Apply a heat styling cream before styling your hair with blow dryers, flat irons or curling irons. Maintain heat protection throughout the day by applying jojoba or coconut oil to damp hair after showering. Leave the oil in your hair for several minutes, and wash it out with moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Heat styling can cause breakage and split ends, so trim the split ends every six to eight weeks.

  3. Use a homemade hair mask weekly

    Make a homemade hair mask with equal parts olive oil and honey. Spread the mask evenly through your hair, wrap the hair in plastic wrap, and leave the mask on for 30 minutes. Finally, wash out the mask with shampoo and conditioner.