Do you want to give your hair its best chance at being luscious and healthy? One of the best ways to do that is to keep it moisturized. But how exactly do you do that? There are many things you can do to boost your hair’s hydration levels, and we’ll share them with you in this article. Implementing one or more of the tips to come can take your hair from parched to perfectly moisturized.
You might think that conditioning your hair after washing it is enough. Though it’s 100% necessary to use regular conditioner, it’s equally important to deep condition your hair every so often to keep dryness at bay. Think of deep conditioner as an extra strength conditioner- it gives your hair deeper hydration than your regular rinse-out conditioner can.
To get the most out of your deep conditioner, be sure to wash your hair beforehand. Generously apply the deep conditioner on the mid-lengths and especially the ends of your hair. The ends are the driest part of the hair. Don’t forget to wait a few minutes for the deep conditioner to do its magic.
Use deep conditioner every week for very dry hair. Increase or decrease your deep conditioning frequency depending on the condition of your hair.
Add Oils to Your Regimen
If you don’t regularly use oils in your hair regimen, you’re missing out. There are a ton of hydrating oils out there that can give dry hair a major hydration boost. Oils like coconut and argan are known to penetrate the hair shaft and moisturize the hair from within. You can also use sealing oils like jojoba oil or castor oil to seal in your hair’s moisture.
To incorporate oils into your hair regimen, you can do one of the following:
Apply an oil of your choice to your hair before shampooing (this is called a pre-poo treatment). It’ll reduce the amount of dryness you’ll experience from the shampoo.
Slather on a penetrating or sealing oil after conditioning and applying your moisturizer.
Do a hot oil treatment by heating up an oil of your choice, applying it to your hair, and then leaving it to sit for at least a half hour. Rinse the oil out and then follow up with a conditioner of your choice.
Lay Off the Heat
One thing many people don’t know about heat styling tools is that they can zap the moisture from your hair, leading to chronic dryness, brittleness, and even breakage. Luckily, fixing the problem is easy - use less heat or cut it out completely. Whenever you absolutely have to use heat, apply a heat protectant first.
Use a Good Leave-in Conditioner
If you want to keep your hair moisturized, it’s essential to get your hands on a high-quality leave-in conditioner. You need a lightweight one that packs a punch and can keep your hair moisturized for a day or longer. With such a leave-in conditioner, you can spritz your hair in the morning and not worry about dryness for the whole day. Leave-ins are indispensable for anyone who needs a little extra moisture between wash days.
So, there you have it - how to keep your hair moisturized. We hope you found all the information you were looking for, and we wish you the best with your hair.
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.