Moisture loss in hair is something everyone goes through at some point. This can be due to a poor hair care regimen or even having hair that’s naturally dry by nature. Whatever your reason for having dry hair, there are some hair hydration strategies you can incorporate into your routine for healthier looking and feeling hair.
Why are we talking about hair hydration? When your hair is moisturized, it’s less susceptible to damage from styling and breakage. Finding the right routine for your hair is simpler than you think. Here’s how to quench your hair’s thirst:
Hair Hydration Tips
1. Moisturizing Hair Care Products
If you suffer from dry hair, hydrate your strands with a hair care system that delivers moisture to your hair. One of our go-tos is Suave Professionals Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. This formula hydrates your hair as you wash and condition and can be used on any hair type.
Curly hair types can use the range mentioned above, but if you want a styling product specifically for your curls, use Dove Quench Absolute Supreme Creme Serum. This creamy serum quenches thirsty curls while adding shine and definition.
Be honest with yourself: Are you drinking enough water? Drinking water is not only good for the moisture loss in your skin, but it can help with the moisture loss in your scalp which is where your hair grows (because, yup, scalp is skin!. Keep the follicles of your hair healthy if you want to promote healthier hair growth. You can also use a spray bottle with water to re-hydrate your hair, but you must follow up with a product that helps lock that water in. We’ll explain coating hair with an oil in a bit…
3. Deep Condition
A step some of us skip due to just being lazy or feeling like we don’t need to treat our hair is deep conditioning. A hair mask like Nexxus Humectress Moisture Restoring Masque is all you need to help hydrate and nourish your hair in five minutes or less. Use it in place of your conditioner at least twice a month to help replenish any moisture loss.
4. Coat with Oil
Using oils that coat and lock moisture in your hair can be a strategy you use in your hair hydration routine. An oil like castor oil is a great oil to add onto damp hair after washing or moisturizing. Use a little bit of the oil as too much can weigh your hair down. Additionally, you don’t want to use this technique too often in between washes for that same reason. Do it once to twice a week and that should be sufficient enough for locking in moisture.
Co-washing hair isn’t just for women with curly hair. If you need to cleanse your hair mid-week due to an intense workout, something accidentally fell on your hair a day or two after wash day, or to simply add moisture by way of cleansing. Apply Love Beauty and Planet Purposeful Hydration Cleansing Conditioner onto hair to gently cleanse and rehydrate.