The first and most important thing you can do to moisturize your hair is know your hair texture and type. Hair texture refers to the thickness or diameter of the hair strand. Your hair texture can be fine, medium (normal), or thick (coarse). Hair type refers to your hair‘s curl pattern. The four most common hair types are: straight, wavy, curly, and tightly coiled (kinky). Now that you have identified your hair texture and type, here is what I recommend you do to moisturize your hair:

 

Moisturize Fine Dry Hair-use all natural moisturizing shampoos and conditioners. The key to moisturizing fine hair is concentrating the conditioner on the driest part of the hair. Applying conditioner heavily throughout your hair will weigh your hair down. After all, fine hair is usually thin and limp. It requires body and volume. To achieve the look you want, I recommend visiting your stylist every six weeks for a trim. This will minimize split ends. Avoid heavy gels as they tend to weigh fine hair down.

Moisturize Curly Dry Hair- use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. The key to moisturizing curly hair is to do weekly deep conditioning treatments. Curly hair loses it moisture because your natural hair oils are not distributed throughout your hair evenly. The oils remain closer to your scalp and never making its way down to the end of your hair. Hence you have spit ends and breakage. Staying up-to-date on your hair trims will reduce the splits ends and breakage you tend to get.

Moisturize Thick Coarse Dry Hair- use extremely rich emollient (moisturizing) shampoos and conditioners. Thick coarse hair becomes dry because of the frequent thermal use and/or chemicals used to relax your curl’s pattern. In addition to performing weekly deep treatments, I recommend using a leave-in conditioner as well. And definitely visit your stylist regularly for hair trims.

 

The biggest key factor in retaining moisture in your hair is WATER! I am a big advocate for dinking drink water. A lot of the time, your hair is dry because you are not drinking enough water. Your hair is made up of 25% water. You can usually tell how much your body lacks in water by your hair. For instance, if you hair is dry and brittle, shedding a lot, soaks up every product you put on it, you are not drinking enough water. If you have a hard time drinking water, check out my blog.

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