How Winter Leads to Dry Hair
Aside from lack of moisture in the air, dry hair can also be caused by central heating, hot showers, hair dryers & flat irons which are all common things we tend to gravitate to in the colder months.
What to Look for in a Hair Moisturizer
There are three important things to look for in a hair moisturizer. The first are humectants. Humectants are an ingredient that helps prevent moisture loss in the hair. Humectants attract water molecules from the air and bind them to strands of hair, which increases moisture retention. A great humectant is glycerin its derived from vegetables and it deeply conditions the hair & prevents hair damage.
Next, you have oils, oils help repair the hair, keep the hair & scalp healthy, strengthen the hair shaft and prevent frizz and dryness.
Lastly you have butters, a great example is shea butter shea butter is a natural emollient that contains essential fatty acids and is great for softening the hair and sealing in moisture to prevent moisture loss.
How to Moisturize Dry Hair in Winter
Step 1: Before you begin applying your products to your hair, its best to start on a clean surface. After you have washed your hair, make sure that your hair is still wet or damp before applying a moisturizer. This will ensure that the moisturizer gets properly absorbed into the hair shaft.
Step 2: Section hair and apply your moisturizer
Step 3: Lastly seal it all in with an oil
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