To maintain healthy and balanced hair, keeping it hydrated is crucial. Hydrated hair is much less likely to become weak or damaged and it plays a key role in growing longer, stronger hair. Here are 6 steps to locking-in moisture to keep your hair hydrated.

  1. Use a hair mask- Hair masks are a great way to seal in moisture by acting as a deep conditioning treatment. This conditioning treatment can help moisture absorb into the hair which can also aid in providing beneficial nourishment for the hair cuticle.
  1. Use a hydrating shampoo- Avoid shampoos that have a harsh detergent and heavy fragrances, as they can strip hair’s natural protective oils while drying it out further with unnecessary chemicals. Harsh shampoos that are not hydrating can dry out the hair which can lead to frizz as well as an increased risk for breakage and damage by removing the protective oils. Using a shampoo that moisturizes the hair can help to lock in moisture so you can condition knowing that your hair can absorb and hold onto that conditioner.
  1. Use conditioner- Conditioner is a great way to add moisture to your hair to keep it well hydrated. Including a hydrating conditioner in your hair care routine can help to increase the moisture in your hair to restore balance and reduce dryness. Conditioners not only hydrate deep into each hair strand but also helps to smooth the hair’s cuticle, creating less friction between the strands. This can help make detangling hair easier and lead to less risk of breakage.
  1. Avoid heat styling- Styling hair with heated tools such as blow dryers, curling wands, and flat irons can lead to damage due to the hair becoming dried out. Excessive heat styling can impact the natural texture of hair and change curl patterns making transitioning back to natural hair more difficult. It’s best to avoid heat styling since it increases the risk of damage, so opting for heatless alternatives for styling is a great choice. Using heatless curlers and a microfiber towel to dry hair are beneficial alternatives to heat styling that can help reduce damage. By avoiding and limiting the usage of heat styling tools you can give your hair a rest which can help to protect it from the damage that excessive heat exposure often results in.
  1. Use heat protectant- If you still want to style your hair with heat styling tools, make sure you use a heat protectant spray to help reduce the risk of hair becoming dry and damaged. This can provide a beneficial barrier between your hair and the heated tools to act as a protective layer to aid in keeping your hair safe from damage.
  1. Use a silk/satin hair scarf when sleeping- It’s helpful to wear a silk or satin head scarf while you sleep to prevent your hair from rubbing against rough fabrics such as a standard cotton pillowcase. Sleeping without having silk or satin material touching your hair can lead to friction which can cause dryness and frizz to form. When turning in the night, there is also the risk of hair being pulled which can be reduced when you have it securely placed in a hair scarf. Limiting the amount of friction and pull on your hair throughout the night can help to reduce the likelihood of damage and breakage to occur.

Looking for hair care products to help lock in your hair’s moisture? At Keranique we offer a wide variety of products that can help you to accomplish this all while keeping your hair looking and feeling its best. Take a look at our products page to find the hair care products that are best suited for your hair type to maintain and restore it. In doing this you can help us to help you achieve each of your hair care goals while using products that are catered to the individual needs of your hair. 

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