Throughout the age, people have struggled moisture. Moisturized hair will lead to less breakage, and greater lengthen retention. It is very easy to manage moisturized hair.
- Clean Hair
Cleaning hair as well as scalp regularly enables your products to work better, allowing moisturizing products to penetrate the hair and scalp. Try using a clarifying shampoo at least monthly. If you co-wash often, product build up will happen. To remove build up, sweat and environmental elements, shampooing hair every 5-7 days.
- Drink More Water
Your skin and hair will follow once your body is de-hydrated. Think of the same characteristics for your scalp before taking care of your skin. Generally, the common rule of thumb for daily water intake is half your body weight.
- Don’t Confuse A Styling Product With A Moisturizer
Gels, curling custards, foaming lotions and mousses can work as double duty action, but they should not act as your daily moisturizing product. Styling products are mainly formulated for hold and definition first. As you will see in most product lines, a moisturizing product should still be used in conjunction with these items. For daily moisture, use hair lotions, hair milk, and other products where water is the first ingredient on the label.
- How Glycerin Works
Glycerin, a common ingredient found in tons of products, can be amazing for your hair if used correctly. Glycerin, a type of humectant, attracts moisture to itself and your hair when it is found in your products. It attracts water from the atmosphere bringing moisture to the hair due to the hydrogen bonding properties of humectants, ultimately improving moisture retention. Too much moisture will be attracted to your hair on extremely humid days, causing the hair to swell and frizz. However, the opposite occurs on cold, dry days where the surrounding air is drier than your hair. To balance the moisture in the atmosphere, moisture is drawn from the hair back into the air.
- Moisturizing Hair Every Morning, Afternoon & Evening
Due to all the curves along the strand, the sebum has to work 3 times as hard to get from our root to ends. Thus, curly hair is naturally prone to be drier than other textures. In the morning, try using a daily moisturizing lotion. At night, use water to mist your hair gently. Try using a refresher spray in the mid-day if your hair feels dry. If necessary, you must moisturize daily and even multiple times a day.
- Change Deep Conditioning Regimen
Change the frequency of deep conditioning. You should start on a weekly moisturizing deep conditioning regimen if your hair is extremely dry and breaking. Moisturizing deep conditioners without containing protein help boost moisture levels and reduce shedding. Make sure read the label if you want a pure moisturizing deep conditioner without protein.
- Seal Moisture for Hair Type
Every curl type and texture is different. What may work for me may not work for you. For example, the L.O.C method maybe is a good option. However, if your leave-in conditioner, oil and cream do not work for your texture, this method is pointless.