Tips to Add Moisture IN the Shower:
- Use a deep conditioning mask on your hair once a week. If you have extremely dry and damaged hair use the mask every time you’re in the shower. Using a conditioner that has both hydrating and proteinizing properties helps heal and build up hair from the inside out.
- Squeeze out as much moisture as you can before applying any type of conditioner. Hair will absorb more of the nutrients without being diluted by the water. Always leave in for a few minutes before rinsing.
- Moisturizing shampoos and conditioners may build up over time so make sure you use a clarifying shampoo once a month to break up any weight and clear the way for the moisturizing properties of your daily products to penetrate the hair shaft easier.
Tips to Add Moisture OUT of the Shower:
- Sleep in a mask or put a deep conditioner in your hair while you clean around the house so the moisture can really soak into your strands. Then rinse with lukewarm water to seal the cuticles.
- Use a creamy leave-in conditioner to really lay on the hydration even after you get out of the shower. I like to apply one after using a light detangler. Towel blot your hair, spray in the detangler, brush with a wide tooth comb, and then apply your leave-in.
- If you have fine hair a light hydrating detangler will be enough. A creamy leave-in conditioner may weigh hair down so skip it altogether or only apply on ends since they need the most TLC.
- I see many brittle and dry bangs. Spot treat your hair in those areas by applying a moisturizing mask while you sleep and shower as usual in the morning.
- Take a break if you can from any hot tools or blow dryers that may damage your strands. Even if it's just for the weekend, a little vacation for your hair never did any harm.
Your hair will thank you!
Love, The Happy Hair Stylist