Dry Hair Treatment: Do Natural Oils Really Work?
Are you suffering from dry hair? We feel your pain; this is a common enemy shared amongst many worldwide. Symptoms can include brittle, dull and frizzy looking hair, which can break easily (WebMD).
When considering your hair care routine, steps can be taken to prevent and control dry hair with nature’s very own gift to us: all-natural oils! It is pivotal to note that although oils cannot cure dryness as a result of health conditions, they can still help to manage it. Keep reading to learn more about the causes and solutions to help conquer this hair dilemma!
a) What are the causes of dry hair?
Dry hair can be caused by external lifestyle or environmental factors such as the weather, frequent swimming, overusing chemicals/harsh products (e.g, bleaching), excessive washing etc. The outer layer of our hair, aka the cuticle, works to protect our hair from damage and retain moisture (helping to keep our hair soft and smooth). The factors mentioned above can cause damage to these cuticles, resulting in dryness over time (Women’s Health Mag).
Unfortunately, genetic or health conditions also play a massive part in the health of your hair and can creep up on you when you least expect it! Conditions such as eating disorders and hypothyroidism have cited dryness as a common side-effect due to lack of nutrients or hormone imbalances. If you have any concerns of underlying or undiagnosed problems, be sure to speak to a doctor to be on the safe side - you are not alone!
The award-winning ByErim Luxury Hair & Beard Oil contains eight pure nourishing ingredients perfectly blended to help tackle dry hair; let’s work through each one together.
b) Argan oil for dry hair
The much loved Argan oil (aka the popular kid in the class) is known for its magical ingredients, including many antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins (Healthline). This is perfect as a moisturising and shine-boosting oil that works to hydrate your hair - the holy grail for your strands! The two antioxidants found in argan oil, Vitamin E and polyphenols, help manage water loss (hence increasing hydration) and neutralise free radicals (unstable atoms that can damage our hair, skin and immune system)! (Cosmopolitan)
c) Amla oil for dry hair
Where would hair health be without amla oil? Amla oil has been used in ayurvedic practices (a traditional system of medicine) and comes from the Indian gooseberry. Amla oil is high in Vitamin C and antioxidants, which help deeply penetrate and condition flaky scalps and dry hair (Very Well Health).
d) Coconut oil for dry hair
Coconut oil (the second ayurvedic oil in this list) is packed full of the rich essentials our hair craves, such as omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E - the dynamic duo for scalp health (Healthline). Moreover, due to its moisturising properties, coconut oil’s superpower is to add shine back to the hair! According to a 2003 study, coconut oil reduced protein loss in chemically treated and UV exposed hair (NCBI).
e) Castor oil for dry hair
According to Google trends, more than 40% of the public have rave reviews about castor oil, claiming it has strengthened their hair (Elle). Castor oil contains ricinoleic acids (promotes healthier hair) and omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids. Together, these acids help to lock in moisture and smoothen down the cuticles, resulting in glossier looking hair!
f) Sweet almond for dry hair
This final ayurvedic oil in the ByErim ingredient list is known for its health and healing properties! Almond oil is considered an emollient, a protective layer that helps soften and nourish the hair (NHS). In addition, its generous levels of omega-9 fatty acids (Healthline), Vitamin E and proteins work overtime to strengthen your hair hence increasing shine; we’re so here for this!
g) Essential oils for dry hair
According to industry regulations, the ByErim formula includes three essential oils (lavender, rosemary and bergamot) at 1%. Lavender oil is the most searched for essential oil in the UK (Holland and Barrett). This essential oil deeply conditions the hair, helps fight dandruff and provides an overall soothing effect.
h) How to treat dry hair with ByErim
As the formula has perfectly balanced all of the eight nourishing oils above, you can simply apply and go! We suggest using two pumps (depending on the length of your hair) to your roots, ends or all over (this treatment is our favourite). As ByErim is 100% natural, how you use it ultimately depends on your hair wash schedule and personal preference.
While adding ByErim to your hair care routine can help prevent dryness and increase overall hair health, it is essential to combine this with lifestyle changes such as using the right shampoo (stay tuned for the ByErim shampoo & conditioner) and making sure to eat healthier wherever you can. Join 60,000 people worldwide in beginning your ByErim journey today!