Dry, brittle hair can cause many problems such as frizziness, split ends, breakage and hair falling out easily. Dry, brittle hair can result for various reasons with the most common being overprocessing the hair with coloring, perms or using a flat iron too often. Fortunately, dry, brittle hair can be restored to give you soft and manageable locks.
Add moisture and hydrate the strands of hair. This is done by using a deep, leave in conditioner. Apply your choice of leave in deep conditioner to each strand. Allow the product to soak in every part of your hair, focusing on the roots and tips. Once your hair is completely covered, wrap your head in a warm towel and allow it to sit for a minimum of 20 minutes. You can leave it on overnight while you sleep and rinse it out in the morning if you'd like.
Repeat step one using pure olive oil. The oil may be more difficult to remove from the hair so you should wash it twice. This works great as a moisturizer for your hair and will leave it incredibly soft and very shiny.
Avoid making your hair dry and brittle in the first place. Only wash your hair every other day. Washing every day sheds the hair of its natural oils, causing it to become too dry. If your hair is naturally oily, simply add some baby powder to your roots between days in order to soak up the excess oil.
Comb your hair only when it's dry. Never comb your hair when it's wet. This causes tremendous breakage and split ends. Instead, comb through your hair with your fingers and once your hair is completely dry, you can use a comb or brush to style. Avoid using heat products such as a curling iron, flat iron or hair dryer as these can cause the hair to become very dry with excessive use. Do not color your hair more than every two months to avoid breakage.