How to moisturize very dry hair?

Posted by Mélissa COURSIL on

Is your hair difficult to detangle and lacking in softness? Is it increasingly dull and brittle? Does it have a tendency to generate static electricity, which can make it appear bristly and unruly? Then your hair is definitely dry: it lacks nutrition and moisture. Dry hair feels rough to the touch and is often described as "straw-like". It is porous, mousse-like, less supple, more fragile and lacks shine. Dry hair is also characterized by its difficulty in detangling. The drier the hair, the harder it is to brush through! So what can you do about it?



Why is my hair so dry and brittle?

Before treating your hair, it's important to understand the factors at the root of your problem. Dry hair can have several causes. One of the main causes is insufficient sebum production by the scalp's sebaceous glands (linked to the basic nature of the scalp). Another internal cause is age: over time, the hair fiber ages and its natural hydration weakens, hence the importance of drinking more. Curly hair is also by nature much drier, as it is shaped like a helix and doesn't allow for the maintenance of good hydration. But many external factors can also sensitize your hair: overly chemical shampoos, coloring, bleaching, blow-drying, straightening, styling products, as well as wind, sun, chlorine and sea salt... The use of unsuitable or overly aggressive products can also dry out your hair. So many factors can come into play. That's why it's important to choose products adapted to your hair type.



How can I regenerate my hair?

Your hair needs to be pampered! To begin with, a trip to the hairdresser could give your hair a new lease of life. Cutting your ends regularly will limit the appearance of split ends and help maintain your hair's health. Then, adopt a moisturizing and nourishing routine adapted to your hair's needs to put an end to dry hair! At Mon SHAMPOING, we offer a range specially dedicated to dry hair. Combined with the neutral shampoo base enriched with plant keratin, the booster with essential and plant oils of lavender, geranium and argan is ideal for repairing the hair fiber of dry, curly hair. Its floral fragrance adds a touch of freshness while leaving your hair soft and shiny. After each shampoo, it's important to use a good moisturizing conditioner or mask. Composed of vegetable keratin and coconut and camellia oils, our intense mask offers deep hydration without the use of parabens or silicones. In addition to intensely nourishing your hair, it leaves a pleasant apricot scent.

Add a leave-in moisturizing cream to your routine.
For daily moisturizing, this cream from Mon SHAMPOING with essential and plant oils of mandarin, bergamot and avocado is a perfect choice. Enriched with babassu oil and murumuru butter, it nourishes your hair while defining your curls, without weighing them down.
The result: naturally shiny hair that's incredibly soft to the touch, with beautiful, bouncy curls.
Also, avoid aggressive styling products and heating appliances such as straighteners or curling irons, which can dry out hair. Finally, eat a balanced diet rich in nutrients essential for healthy hair. And don't forget to keep well hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.



What are the best oils for dry hair?

Oil baths are also an excellent option for treating dry hair in depth. In fact, natural oils are rich in fatty acids and essential nutrients that penetrate the hair fiber to nourish it deep down. To enjoy the benefits of an oil bath, lightly heat the oil of your choice and apply generously to your hair and scalp. To maximize the oil's benefits, use our biodegradable massaging and relaxing brush during application. It distributes the product evenly over the entire scalp and activates blood circulation for better oil penetration. Afterward, wash hair thoroughly with a mild shampoo to remove excess oil, leaving hair nourished, supple and healthy-looking. Oil baths are a simple and effective beauty ritual for restoring vitality to dry hair. However, if your hair is extremely fine, you're better off using a mask that you leave on and rinse out.

Here are the best oils to use for dry hair :


- Coconut oil: this is one of the most popular oils for dry hair because of its ability to penetrate deep into the hair fiber, moisturizing hair in depth. It also helps prevent protein loss and strengthen hair.

- Argan oil: native to Morocco, argan oil is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidants, making it an excellent choice for nourishing and revitalizing dry, damaged hair.

- Sweet almond oil: this light oil is easily absorbed by the hair, helping to soften and moisturize dry strands. It can also soothe irritated scalps and promote hair growth.

- Avocado oil: thanks to its high content of fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, avocado oil is an excellent choice for restoring moisture to dry hair and improving its elasticity.

- Jojoba oil: this light oil is similar to the sebum naturally produced by the scalp, making it an excellent moisturizer for dry hair. It helps regulate sebum production, prevent hair breakage and stimulate hair growth.

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After rinsing off your shampoo, wring out your hair with a microfiber towel. Don't rub the towel over your lengths, but wring gently. Doing this before applying your mask will ensure better absorption of the treatment. After this step, take a dab of your mask and apply it strand by strand to your lengths. There's no point in overloading your hair with product, as this will be ineffective and wasteful. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

It's a good idea to take oil baths from time to time, especially if you have curly hair. Why is this? When you have curly hair, the lack of nutrition is due to the fact that sebum doesn't reach the lengths and ends. Oil baths are also recommended for hair over-solicited by techniques such as blow-drying, straightening and bleaching... Vegetable oils make up for this lack of nutrition with their high concentration of fatty acids. They bring shine and softness to your lengths and ends, and strengthen the hair fiber. To ensure that you don't lose any of the benefits of your oil bath, it's best to use a natural, gentle shampoo free of SLS, PARABEN and SILICONE.

If your hair is dry or even brittle, we recommend you avoid using styling techniques that are too aggressive. It's best to air-dry and limit straightening. If you can't do without this equipment, apply a thermo-protective milk before each use. Avoid placing your hair dryer too close to your hair, and prefer the low-temperature mode.

A split end is when the hair separates in two. It occurs on the ends. We can see that the ends are very fine, dry or damaged. You need to cut off the damaged parts, because if you wait too long, the fork will come back up. You'll then need to cut much more length. Once cut, you need to moisturize and protect your hair, and avoid heating appliances.

Hair porosity is its capacity to absorb moisture. Porous hair is characteristic of dry hair. High porosity is particularly noticeable when hair is damaged (by bleaching, coloring, heating appliances, etc.). Porous hair absorbs water but immediately rejects it, which explains its lack of hydration. Finally, porous hair dries less well and takes longer to dry (because it retains moisture). It's also a hair that's sensitive to humidity and therefore to frizz.


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