Moisture is an important component in maintaining healthy hair. Hence, you need to ensure that you meet your hair’s requirement when it comes to moisture level or else it will leave your strands feeling dry and straw-like. This not only makes styling more difficult but also makes your hair look unhealthy. It is therefore important to learn moisture retention tips to help your hair look naturally lustrous and healthy. With the weather starting to get cold, moisture retention is also vital part of your daily hair care to ensure that you can keep it looking healthy.
Here are some tips you can incorporate into your daily hair care routine that will promote hair’s ability to retain moisture:
1. Use the LOCO method. It depends on your natural hair texture and the LOC method should work for most cases. L stands for liquid because you need to apply a water-based product on your hair to introduce moisture. Then, apply your choice of oil – the best ones for this purpose include olive, coconut or avocado oil. The next step involves adding cream to the hair because it is effective for sealing in moisture, especially during winter season. The final step in the LOCO method (also optional) is to add a sealing oil to avoid moisture from escaping from your hair.
2. When going out in a cold weather, always wear a satin scarf or hat. This will keep moisture from escaping your strands when hair is exposed to the cold weather. The best material to opt for is satin. On the flip side, avoid acrylic, wool or cotton materials because these can contribute to further depletion of moisture in hair.
3. Get a more frequent deep conditioning treatment. During the hot weather, a monthly or bi-weekly deep conditioning treatment is recommended. But this might not be sufficient during the cold months. You need to do this treatment more frequently, especially if your hair type makes it more susceptible to losing moisture.
4. Moisturise the ends. It has been said before but it needs to be re-emphasized: the ends are the most weathered parts of the hair. Any form of moisture introduced to the hair often does not get to the ends. Hence, make sure to specifically treat the ends. If your ends can hold moisture, then it is easier to handle everything else with your hair.
What other tips do you use to boost hair’s moisture retention?