These super moisturizers for dry, frizzy hair are essential for repairing and maintaining hair.
Moisturizers serve two primary purposes. 1.) add moisture 2.) prevent lost of moisture. In this article I will identify 4 of the best moisturizers to include into your hair regimen.
Water is the ultimate moisturizer. Water equals moisture. To introduce or retain moisture, water must be present in your daily hair routine and diet. That’s right, moisturize your hair and body from the inside out by drinking water. Also, using water-based products will combat frizzy dry hair. Limit any hair care practices that deplete your hair of water such as excessive blow drying or coloring.
Humectants naturally draw moisture from the environment into the hair. One of the most common is glycerin. Make sure your humectants are present in the first 5 ingredients of your hair products. You can purchase vegetable glycerin at most grocery and health food stores. Other humectants include honey and agave nectar.
I add a ratio of 3:1 of water and vegetable glycerin to my spray bottle for a daily hydrating mist. When using vegetable glycerin its important to use a sealant. I recommend a natural sealant like shea butter. This will lock in moisture.
Aloe Vera is a natural moisturizer and pH balancer for hair. It doesn’t matter if you’re using the juice or the gel; the properties are the same. I like to mix aloe vera gel with my homemade flax seed gel or whipped shea butter.
Hair Penetrating Oils
Coating Oils or oils that are impermeable to hair are not moisturizers. And oil and water doesn’t mix but hair penetrating oils are the exception to the rules. These oils aid the hair by increasing its ability to absorb and retain water molecules. These oils are coconut, olive and avocado oils.