Stop washing your hair every day. Excessive washing makes your hair dry and strips it of its natural oils. Start out by washing every other day and once your hair gets used to it (yes, you can train your hair), start washing every two days instead. Your hair will become much healthier and easier to work with.
It’s also a good idea to use a clarifying shampoo once a week. It will get rid of all of the product build-up in your hair and leave it shiny and fresh. Rinsing your hair with cold water after conditioning also gives your hair an extra shine.
After you wash your hair, it’s okay to let it air dry but don’t sleep on wet hair. Also, don’t leave your hair in a ponytail, bun, braid, etc. while it’s wet. As crazy as it sounds, a sort of fungus can start to grow on your scalp when it stays moist for a long period of time. It will build up and cause dryness and itchiness. A good remedy for this is also to use a clarifying shampoo or a dandruff shampoo.