Learning how to use hair moisturizers for dry hair may be as close as a trip to your household refrigerator or pantry. You have many more resources in your great-hair arsenal than you might have realized, but the key to achieving the great looking, soft and frizz-free hair you are longing for comes more in how you combine different hair care solutions and how often you use each than it does in what you use. Learn some of the best ways to use hair moisturizers to turn your dry hair into a luxurious, healthy mane.
The number-one cause of dry hair beyond genetics and diet is exposure to heat, exposure to chemical coloring agents, and exposure to damaging elements like the sun's ultraviolet rays. If you regularly use heat-based styling tools like a blow dryer, flat iron or curling iron, rollers, or other tools, then your hair is getting damaged and becoming more dry and brittle with each use. To protect your hair from the heat and lock in the moisture from your shampoo and conditioner, use a heat-protection serum. Look for products that contain the words heat protection or thermal protection, and add some to your hair before you style it. Washing your hair less frequently and using an ionic blow dryer can also help reduce damage from heat and styling.
Decadent household edibles like mayonnaise, butter, olive oil, castor oil, and avocado can be as nourishing to your hair as they are to your skin and nails. Adding back essential moisture by making a nourishing deep re-moisturizing treatment that you can leave in your hair for a period of time can really make a difference in how healthy and strong your hair strands are. For oil, you can simply warm it in the microwave or on the stove and then work it into your hair and leave it for 10 to 30 minutes before rinsing. For butter, just work a pat into your hair when it is dry, leave it for 30 minutes, then shampoo and condition as usual. For mayonnaise, no preparation is needed, just work it into your hair as you would a deep conditioner, wait 10 minutes or so, and then shampoo and condition as usual.
If your hair is dry, chances are you are also experiencing issues with frizz, breakage, or dullness. Depending on the thickness and texture of your hair, certain professional products may work better for your needs than others. Schedule a consultation with your stylist and ask what products she or he would recommend to accentuate your hair. In particular, evaluate whether the addition of a deep conditioning mask or treatment might be a worthy addition to your monthly style routine. Ask your stylist what professional masks or treatments you could use. Moroccan oil or macadamia nut oil masks are great for deep hair repair and can be done during your next appointment.