One of the most common hair problems falls under the scope of dry hair. This encompasses lack of hydration or moisture, lack of moisture retention called low porosity or using products that strip hair of nutrients to keep it moisturized.
Dry hair can manifest as breakage where hair is brittle, dehydrated and has a “crunchy” feel to the touch. A dry scalp will give way to dandruff and dry patches.
When combating dry hair, it’s essential to look for products that are liquids and gels infused with proteins, oils, and of course hydrators. These will ensure that once hair is has restored its nourishment, the moisture is locked in and hair hydration can be maintained for longer.
Our Beauty pros have selected the best products for each stage of the cleansing routine. The wash and conditioning stage are all about getting your hair into water to clean and provide a clean slate for the conditioner to add and restore the new nutrients balance. The moisturising is the final stage to maintain hydration gained through washing and conditioning once hair starts to dry off.
This is the stage where dry hair can benefit most due to direct contact with water. A great shampoo for dry can should work to deeply cleanse the hair by removing product buildup and blockage, as this allows water particles easier access into your scalp. Here are our top picks:
This indulgent shampoo is enriched with butters and oils that are lightweight enough to penetrate and cleanse right down to the dry scalp. The butters and oils include omega-5, organic pomegranate oil, organic coconut oil, mango butter and fatty acids. These replenish the nutrient content lost within dry hair.
A relieving solution to dry hair dry hair sufferers weary of heavy butters and product that weights the hair down or strip hair of too much of its natural nutrients. This hydration focused shampoo has a gel like texture that develops into acreamy foam for even distribution throughout the hair. It’s a must have for dry hair caused by hot and dry climates.
This shampoo formula is especially made for curly, wavy and coarse hair prone to chronic dryness. It’s also ideal for dry hair that prefers the added weight to maintain hydration. Look no further for a cleanser that improves the elasticity of dry hair and makes it easier to comb through and style.
A great conditioner for dry hair works to replenish any nutrients lost during dryness and after the cleansing stage. Its ingredients cultivate a healthy scalp environment to better hold the incoming moisture in the final stage. Here are our top picks:
Perfect for post-shampoo washing, this is a conditioner that adds a boost of hydration to parched hair. Even better, it seals the hair cuticle to maintain hydration while controlling humidity after use. Curly hair will love how it can double as a detangler to make hair stronger, manageable and softer after tackling the dryness issue.
This mask is literally bursting with hydration as it contains vitamin based exploding capsules that absorb into the hair. The excitement doesn’t end there, as it works to repair hair damaged by dryness while restoring its natural moisture. It’s also formulated to help hair withstand dry harsh climates. The vitamin based exploding capsules that absorbs into contact. Apply after a wash for the best results.
The post-wet stage takes over the job of water by sealing the restored hydration into the hair to maintain it and prevent future dryness. Moisturisers specialise in long term maintenance after water on the hair had dried. Lookout for these ingredient rich products that seal the deal on your scalp. Here are our top picks:
Excellent for hair that has been dried through heating tools. This 10-in-1 leave in moisture cream addresses the treatment and styling during the post-water phase. Once done with washing and conditioning, use this to keep hair hydrated and to protect from future dryness. Bonus: it provides UV protection to dry hair that has been colour treated too.
Who doesn’t love and overnight treatment? Its 8 hours of penetrating hair fibres with perfect absorption to repair hair’s hydration and nutritive level during sleep. This longer duration of hydration with your hair and scalp is essential for longer lasting results. The Iris Root extract, Vitamin E and fragrance infusion will even help with sleep and relaxation. Hair becomes softer and less prone to pillow friction next morning. For best results use with Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin 2 and Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense.
A key tip to remember for combating dry hair and a dry scalp: Heat is the enemy, and that includes direct sunlight, heat styling tools such as straighteners and dryers and hot climates. Combining the regular usage of our recommended products while limiting the amount of time hair is in exposed to heat will go a long way to treat dry hair long term.
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*Disclaimer: Products are recommended and not meant to treat diagnose or cure any condition. Consult nearest salon stylist for professional help.