Hair has long been a symbol of health and beauty. It can also be our most expressive feature, framing the face and giving it personality. However, many hairstyling processes we relish to keep our hair looking its best can cause dry, damaged hair and an itchy, irritated scalp.
Examples of treatments and styling processes that can damage hair include:
- Daily blowdrying
- Regular blowouts
- Hair colouring and balayage treatments
- Use of heated styling tools
In addition to the stress from daily styling, hair can also become dry and brittle from environmental factors such as cold temperatures, chlorine-treated pools, and even from a poor-quality diet.
Treat Dry, Damaged Hair Naturally
When dry hair does occur, a few additional care steps are needed to help soften and moisturize your hair, as well as prevent further breakage and damage from occurring.
This is excellent news for those of us who love experimenting with new and fun hairstyles! It means that to maintain hair that’s soft and shiny, there’s no need to abandon your favourite balayage artist or wean yourself off of gorgeous extensions. Just add some wholesome, nourishing treatments to your weekly hair care routine.
We recommend using treatments fortified with natural ingredients to combat dry hair and scalp at Well Fed Beauty. Below is a list of natural ingredients known to help hair be soft and gorgeous and prevent many common scalp problems.
Grape Seed Extract
Grape Seed Extract is known for its high concentration of antioxidants and has many health benefits. It’s commonly used in supplements designed to lower inflammation, reduce blood pressure, and increase collagen production naturally.
Grapeseed oil extract is a naturally occurring substance that can help hair appear shiny and more vibrant, and it helps combat dry scalp by encouraging natural sebum production.
We recommend trying davines sulphate and paraben-free NaturalTech Nourishing hair care line for hair care products with grape seed extract.
Argan oil comes from the fruit kernels of the Argan tree, which is native to Morocco. It offers a variety of benefits for your hair and scalp, including moisturizing properties that can protect against everyday styling damage.
Regular treatments with argan oil can reduce hair breakage and split ends from occurring while keeping the skin on our heads naturally healthy.
Roucou oil is a natural-based oil extracted from the seeds of the achiote plant, a shrub found in the amazon rainforest. This oil has various benefits for your hair and scalp, including moisturizing properties that can protect against everyday styling damage and the natural effects of aging.
When used as a treatment, Roucou oil can help improve damaged hair by filling in damaged areas on the shaft, leading to less breakage and split ends.
In addition, Roucou oil is also known to be rich in antioxidants, which work together to promote healthy hair growth.
If you are looking for an all-natural Roucou oil treatment, we recommend trying Davines’ Oi Oil.
Avocado oil is a natural-based oil extracted from the fruit of an avocado. This oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, which are known to penetrate the hair shaft and improve the overall health of your hair.
When used as a treatment, avocado oil can help improve damaged hair by filling in damaged areas on the shaft, leading to less breakage and split ends.
In addition, avocado oil is also known to be rich in vitamins A, B, D and E, which work together to promote healthy hair growth.
Fiaschetto Tomato Extracts
The Fiaschetto tomato is a small plum tomato grown in the Puglia region of southeast Italy. Fiaschetto tomatoes are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C, making their extracts perfect for restoring dry, over-treated and brittle hair.
This ingredient leaves hair feeling silky and soft while also helping damaged hair recover from over-exposure to styling tools.
Fiaschetto tomato extract is the star- ingredient of the davines NouNou collection designed to treat severely damaged and overtreated hair. Nounou is perfect for coloured, relaxed and permed hair.
Nourish Your Dry, Damaged Hair With Help from Well Fed Beauty
Dry, damaged hair can be a real pain. It’s often difficult to style, and it can feel like it just won’t recover from all the abuse we put it through. But with the right ingredients and treatments, you can bring your dry hair back to life.
In this article, we’ve outlined five natural ingredients that have been shown to help heal severely dry, damaged hair and irritated scalp. So why not give them a try? Your hair will thank you for it.