Hair Hydration vs Moisture: Which Do You Need?
Tips for Moisturising and Hydrating Hair
Healthy hair and a balanced scalp start with the right shampoo /conditioner and hair care products, so keep an eye out for replenishing ingredients such as coconut, sunflower, jojoba, and avocado oils, plus Vitamin E, Vitamin B5, shea butter, honey, witch hazel, glycerin, and aloe vera. These hardworking ingredients hydrate, moisturize and nourish thirsty strands, amazing for all hair types.
First, make sure to find the right hydrating shampoo and conditioner for dry thirsty hair. This means skipping the cheap drugstore products packed with chemicals that do very little to heal your dry or damaged hair and strip away the natural oils from your hair.
It’s easy to think that the terms “hydrated” and “moisturized” are interchangeable when it comes to hair, but they are not the same thing, Your hair might be well-hydrated, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need a jumpstart in the moisture department, or vice versa.
Basically, hydrating hair refers to the process of adding water and nutrients to the inner structures of your hair.
Hair moisturization, on the other hand, involves smoothing the cuticle and sealing in the nutrients introduced during hair hydration.
Dry, lifeless, dull hair is frustrating – especially when you’ve been doing everything you can to keep it healthy.
Once you’ve got your hair hydration squared away, you’re ready to tackle moisturizing. The primary way to boost your hair moisture is with a great styling routine, starting with products designed to maintain hair hydration.
7 Tips on how to keep your hair moisturized.
You may already be familiar with these tips... and you're here because your hair is STILL DRY.
- Use a true moisturizer that has water as 1st or 2nd ingredient.
- Seal in moisture with oil like Shea butter, castor oil, or avocado oil.
- Trim your ends regularly.
- Avoid heat.
- Keep your hands out of your hair.
- Sleep with a satin bonnet or pillow.
- Deep condition regularly.
So follow this guide to keep your hair moisturized!