How to moisturize dry hair
Dry and brittle hair can become a nightmare to maintain. Dry hair, by definition, lacks hydration following its loss of sebum which it is no longer able to recover. It is recognized by its rough texture to the touch and its tendency to tangle and break easily.
Do you have dry hair? Follow our guide to find out how to act to regain supple and hydrated hair!
Why is my hair dry?
Some people naturally have drier hair due to their hair type or genetics. It can also get worse depending on your lifestyle: poor sleep, too much stress or even a poor diet can influence the health of the hair.
We must not underestimate the power of what we ingest on our hair! Indeed, our diet and the amount of water we drink have consequences on our entire body, including our hair. Not drinking enough water can therefore be a factor in dry hair.
Frequent use of harsh hair products such as coloring, overly stripping shampoos, conditioners containing sulfates, or styling products containing alcohol can cause hair to dry out. The same goes for heated styling tools such as straighteners, curling irons or hair dryers at high temperatures: they can damage hair and leave it dry and brittle.
Prolonged exposure to sun, wind, dry air or
can also strip hair of its natural moisture and leave it dry.
How to have less dry hair and remedy it?
Fortunately, having dry hair is not a curse and it is possible to remedy it effectively! To do this, however, you will need to arm yourself with a little patience and take care of your hair with a little more care.
To get dry hair again, you need to act on both hydration and nutrition: water and oil!
Get off to a good start
A first step would be to rid the hair of what is too damaged. What's lost, is lost: you can't have split ends and burnt ends again and again. Cutting the ends will allow you to get off to a good start, lighten the hair and restore shine. You don't have to cut a lot for it to be beneficial. A few millimeters are enough.
Limit heat on your hair
Too much heat on the hair will damage the cuticle and lead to moisture loss. The use of straighteners or hairdryers can continue, but try to limit the use of these heating appliances to a few times a week and not every day.
Would you like to have beautiful curls? For example, you can use a heatless curler, very easy to use, with which you sleep at night. Look at natural alternatives to the way you treat your hair, you'll see that there are lots of ingenious solutions!
Hydrate and eat well
Drink, drink, drink! The best way to hydrate yourself is by drinking water. We aim for 2 liters per day! Also, nourishing your hair well requires nourishing yourself well. Choose a healthy diet with ingredients that are as minimally processed as possible. This will have its benefits both on your hair, but also on your skin.
Use natural products
We forget commercial products, full of silicones, sulfates and parabens, or at least, we choose them seriously. Promote the use of
allows your hair to breathe and avoid chemical attack. The inclusion of natural moisturizing ingredients will help restore the balance necessary for healthy hair: they help preserve the hair's natural protective film and rinse more easily, leaving hair lighter and cleaner.
Nourish your hair with masks
Finally, the best way to remedy dry and dehydrated hair is to make masks. And if you know us, you know that we can only encourage you to make them with natural products!
For real effectiveness, the ideal is to do one per week, and leave it on for a few hours to overnight. Avoid doing more, as the effect could be counterproductive and promote oily hair.
Our favorite oils to nourish dry hair
There are several natural oils that are known for their moisturizing and nourishing properties for hair.
- Coconut Oil – It easily penetrates the hair fiber, deeply moisturizes, reduces moisture loss and leaves hair soft and shiny.
- Argan Oil – Rich in fatty acids and vitamin E, it intensely nourishes dry hair, helps repair split ends and improves hair texture.
- Sweet Almond Oil – It is light and non-greasy, ideal for hydrating hair without weighing it down. It also helps soothe dry and irritated scalp.
- Avocado Oil – It is rich in nutrients, fatty acids and vitamins that deeply nourish and hydrate hair, while improving its elasticity.
- Olive Oil – It contains antioxidants and essential fatty acids that hydrate and soften hair, while helping to reduce frizz.
- Jojoba Oil – It is similar to the natural structure of oils produced by the scalp, making it easily absorbed. It helps balance the hydration of the hair and scalp, while improving its suppleness.
When using oils to make a hydrating hair mask, you can use them alone or mix them for beneficial synergies. Remember to massage the mask well into the hair and scalp, leave it on for a while before rinsing it off thoroughly with a mild shampoo.
We also suggest using our
in the form of a treatment: simply apply it for a few minutes on dry hair before shampooing, prioritizing the ends.
What is the best shampoo for dry hair?
The best shampoo for dry hair is one that does not damage the hair but nourishes it.
At Bio-Actif, we offer hair care products adapted to different needs. We are also aware of the importance of cleansing your hair with the gentlest products possible. OUR
enriched with argan oil and aloe sap provides both nutrition and hydration.
Take care of your dry hair with Bio-Actif
Treating your dry hair is possible. Our
aim to take care of you with the best that nature has to offer.
Remember that dry hair will only heal with great care and patience. Chemicals may feel like they are hydrating your hair, making it look great, but this will be temporary. Avoid these palliatives and choose natural. You will see, you will not be disappointed! 😊