★ Put down the heat tools and blowdryers. The water component in hair is literally boiled away when using these tools. If you must use a blowdryer use it on the cool setting only.
★ Select low ph products. These lay down the cuticle which locks in moisture.
★ Incorporate a humectant such as glycerin. Humectants draw moisture from the air, keeping strands continously moisturized.
★ Do fewer relaxers, colorings and other chemical treatments. These rob hair of moisture.
★ Incorporate products with essential fatty acids. These fortify natural oils and lipids that may be lacking in dry hair.
★ Use a water-based moisturizer, rosewater, or plain water sealed with oil. Remember: oil is not moisture it is a lubricant. Water is moisture. Make sure that water is one of the top ingredients in the moisturizer you select.
★ Drink water! This cannot be emphasized enough. Hair begins on the inside so make sure your diet contains plenty of water, fruits and veggies and fish high in omega-3's.
★ Take an omega-3 supplement daily or eat a tablespoon of safflower oil to boost lubrication internally.