Wiry hair is naturally prone toward being frizzy and dry, but as hair turns white and we get older, it becomes even drier and more unmanageable. The natural oils present in youth are produced less, making a shampoo-and-conditioning routine that worked for years over-abrasive on white hair. It is possible, though, to control white hair that is dry and wiry, and make it more manageable. This is largely through improving the condition and moisture levels in your hair.

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Bringing Moisture and Softness Back Into Your Hair

Go to the hairdresser and have at least 1/2 inch cut off the ends. After going a while without a haircut, the hair ends can become split and dry. When hair is dry and wiry, it is more prone to getting dead and split ends; getting regular haircuts can help this situation greatly.

Wash your hair less frequently. Young hair is more prone to being oily and dirty; as people age, hair needs to be washed less frequently because the scalp produces less oil. Washing your hair every other day, at most, will improve your dry, wiry, white hair by preserving some of the natural oils in your scalp and hair.

Use a more intensive conditioner, such as Garnier Fructis Fortifying Deep Conditioner, when you do wash your hair. This will moisturize your dry, white, wiry hair more effectively than a regular conditioner. Garnier products can be found in most supermarkets in the United States.

Use an old-fashioned remedy once a week. One that is particularly effective to moisturize and add shine to hair is: Mix two eggs and 4 tbsp. olive oil, then apply it to your hair. Cover with a shower cap or wrap with plastic wrap, and rinse after 10 to 20 minutes.