The Best Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Hair Unbelievably Hydrated
By: Kenra Professional
Whether you are battling the dry winter air or dry summer heat, your hair may need some serious moisturization. You could also need some help due to excessive heat styling or even over washing. We get it; life has gotten a hold of your hair and dried it out into a crispy mess—it happens to all of us. Unfortunately, most of the things we do in life can damage our hair and dry it out until it is completely unmanageable, but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost.
Luckily, there are tons of great ways to introduce moisture into your hair. All your hair needs is a little bit of TLC. In no time, you can transform your hair from dull and dry to quenched and shiny. It’s not as simple as piling on the conditioner until you see results. In fact, there is a proper way to moisturize each hair type.
Kenra Professional will cover everything you need to know about moisturizing for your hair type, as well as product recommendations and preventative steps you can take to keep that moisture locked in from the get-go.
What Causes Dry Hair?
Is your hair unusually frizzy and dull? This could be because your hair is struggling to retain moisture. Your hair can become dry for a number of different reasons, such as the environment, bleaching, products, swimming, weather, or even age. As we get older, our bodies produce fewer natural oils all over, causing dry skin and dry hair.
However, dry hair can be caused by so many different factors that it is best to simply recognize the dryness and then try and treat it. If you are determined to find the cause, by all means, press on in your search, but simply understanding that your hair is dry is enough to get on your way to improving it.
One thing to know about hair dryness is that your hair is made up of several layers. When your hair becomes dry, the outermost layer, or cuticle, breaks down, causing your hair to look dull and dry. Over time, dryness can lead to more extensive hair damage, so it is essential that you address the need for moisture as soon as you notice the dryness.
How To Go From Dry and Drab To Shiny and Moisturized
Now that you have identified the issue, it is time to try and address and improve your hair’s condition. The best way to do this is by hair type; after all, our hair needs are uniquely our own.
If you have especially fine hair, you will want to avoid over-moisturizing because you can end up weighing it down. On the other hand, if you have voluptuous curls or have hair that has been bleached a lot, then you will need to take a more heavy-handed approach.
Hydration for Fine Straight Hair
When super fine and straight hair becomes dry, it tends to become extremely tangly and hard to manage. But don’t worry; we’ve got your back with several foolproof hydrating tricks.
Are you currently only using a clarifying shampoo or a shampoo without a conditioner? If so, then you’ve probably found the source of your dryness.
While clarifying shampoos can be great for removing product buildup, they are not suitable for everyday use. With too much use, these deep cleansers can strip your scalp’s natural oils and leave your hair in need of some deep, intense moisturization.
To give your fine, straight hair the moisturization it needs without weighing it down, we recommend using the Kenra Platinum Signature Style Prime Shampoo. This shampoo is formulated without added sulfates, parabens, or sodium chloride so that you can get the clean you want without any of the drying effects. In addition, this formula is infused with Velvet Flower, which is perfect for locking in moisture and improving manageability without over-moisturizing.
To keep your hair washing routine consistent, we recommend using the Kenra Platinum Signature Style Prime Conditioner as well. This conditioner is formulated with Purple Orchid to help your hair lock in moisture and smooth out your strands while preparing your hair for styling.
With this light moisturizing formula, you will get the moisture you need without all the heaviness. If you want to keep things extra light, you can even apply your conditioner by focusing on the ends and strands and skipping the scalp. This could also help to give your hair an extra lift.
If you have fine hair and use any heat styling tools, then Kenra Platinum Blow Dry Mist will be your new best friend in battling dryness due to heat styling. Whenever you expose your hair to heat, you can potentially damage your hair. You may not even realize the damage at first, but you may begin to notice excessive dryness and breakage over time. That’s where heat protection spray comes in. Simply spray a bit of thermal protectant spray all over your hair before you hit it with the heat. This will keep your hair from becoming dry in the first place.
Hydration for Curly Hair or Bleached Hair
If your hair is super curly or has been bleached for some time, then you need all the moisture you can get. With intensive moisturization, we are not as concerned with weighing the hair down. Your hair will benefit from really packing the moisture in.
If you have curly or bleached hair, then you need to take a hands-on approach to moisturization. You should try to wash your hair as infrequently as possible. When you do wash your hair, we recommend our salon-quality Moisturizing Shampoo.
This shampoo works great on all hair types but is especially effective in hydrating curly or bleached hair. Its advanced pH balancing system will help your scalp to lock in and hold onto moisture. With this shampoo, you will get the clean feeling you are looking for while still hydrating your hair for soft and shiny results.
Complete your hair washing duo with our premium Moisturizing Conditioner. It will help keep your hair care routine consistent and hydrating. However, if you feel like you may benefit from a deeper moisturization, then you should also incorporate our Nourishing Masque.
This masque is an intensive treatment that will penetrate deep into your hair follicles to repair dry, damaged hair. It even works to reconstruct the damaged follicles leaving you with soft, smooth, manageable hair.
You can use the Nourishing Masque as your daily conditioner by simply using it in place of your conditioner, or you can use it as an intense conditioning treatment. To use it as an intensive treatment, shampoo your hair and rinse, then apply the Nourishing Masque all over and leave it for five to 10 minutes.
Next, use a wide-tooth comb to evenly distribute the product through your hair, and then apply heat with your blow dryer. Finally, rinse out the treatment for hair that is truly quenched.
For a burst of moisture mid-day, we suggest you keep a bottle of Dry Oil Control Spray 14 on hand. This dry oil spray will give your hair the touch of moisture it needs with a light to medium hold to tame frizz and flyaways. It is humidity-resistant for 24 hours so that you can party on while keeping your hair shiny and hydrated.
Preventing Dryness for All Hair Types
One of the best ways you can deal with dryness is by preventing it from happening in the first place; but alas, there is no way to completely eliminate all drying elements. However, there are still several preventative measures that are totally within your power to control.
For all hair types, it is best to minimize the frequency of shampoo use. This is easy to do with the help of our Dry Shampoo. Simply spray some dry shampoo at your roots section by section and then use your fingers to work it through your hair. This effortless beauty hack will allow you to freshen up without a full shampoo and condition.
When you do shampoo (and condition), you may want to keep those tresses quenched with a leave-in conditioner to support you throughout the day. Kenra Daily Provision Spray is a lightweight leave-in for all hair types that nourishes, resists humidity, and also provides thermal protection, so why wouldn’t you want this hair hero in your arsenal? Simply spray into damp hair and blow-dry in, and feel free to mist on your hair as needed for a moisturizing refresh.
Another way to prevent dryness is by using heat tools sparingly. Heat causes dryness, so whenever you can, let your hair air dry.
Hair dryness happens to all of us, and it’s no surprise considering how easy it is to dry out your hair. All you need to do to take your hair from dull and dry to shiny and hydrated is reconsider your shampoo and conditioner routine while being mindful of your styling choices, products, and frequency of use. Once you switch over to an appropriate shampoo and conditioner for your hair type, you will be well on your way to gorgeous, hydrated hair.
Take preventative measures to protect your hair, like minimizing the frequency of your wash cycle and avoiding heat tools whenever possible. You will surely see hydrating results in no time. When your hair care routine changes, your hair changes. With the right products, you can be in control of your hair once and for all. Gorgeous moisturized hair is right around the corner.