Your hair can easily look quite unhealthy if it lacks moisture. The ends tend to get frayed and it’s also more likely to break with the tiniest tension. Today we’re teaching you five ways you can keep your hair moisturised and healthy.
- 1. Rinse your hair with cold water
- 2. Try hair slugging
- 3. Turn to deep conditioning hair masks
- 4. Hair oiling is key
- 5. Moisturising hair care to the rescue
1. Rinse your hair with cold water
We’ve heard people talk about the benefits of cold water for hair. Hot water can strip your hair of its natural oils and leave your hair weak and brittle. Cold water on the other hand helps seal your cuticle and lock in moisture. It also leaves your hair extremely shiny and soft.
Switch to cold water when taking a shower or give yourself a cold water shock post hair wash. You simply have to hold your hair under cold water or drench it in a mug with cold water after you’re done. This will also do the trick if you cannot manage cold water.
2. Try hair slugging
Did you know there’s a way to slug your hair now? Mind=blown, poof! It’s a similar concept to a hair spa where stylists use heat to help products penetrate deeper into the scalp. All you need is your favourite moisturising hair product and a long sock. Yep, a sock.
Apply the product all over your lengths and distribute evenly. Next, tie your hair in a low ponytail and put it in your clean sock. Secure the sock on your pony with a rubber band and leave it overnight or for a few hours. This will generate heat and thin down the products to better seep into your hair. Additionally, this will prevent the hair products from getting lost on your pillow or surrounding. You can also use your favourite hair oil for this process. If you’re going to keep it for only a few hours, tie your hair in a bun and cover it with a shower cap.
3. Turn to deep conditioning hair masks
Hair masks are designed with ingredients that can tackle different hair concerns. When you use a hair mask that is made for deeply nourishing the hair, it provides your tresses with moisturisation along with extra benefits.
Clean your hair and scalp and apply a hair mask all over your hair, starting from the tips and making your way up. Our favourite hair mask is the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask which gives your hair a boost of keratin, an ingredient that makes up our hair. Apart from that, the marula oil in the formula leaves your hair extremely shiny and soft.
4. Hair oiling is key
Age-old beauty secret — hair oiling! A classic champi will never go out of style when it comes to hair care. It offers countless benefits and has been trusted by south Asians for centuries. When you oil your hair, the oil seeps in through the follicles and nourishes every strand. It also gets rid of dryness, flakiness or any irritation on the scalp. Oil your hair once a week and leave it on anywhere between an hour to overnight. You can also try slugging with hair oiling.
5. Moisturising hair care to the rescue
All your efforts are gone for a toss if you use shampoos and conditioners that are too drying for you. Always use hair products that don’t leave your scalp or strands feeling dry and dull. Go through the ingredients of shampoos and look for oils, kinds of butter and antioxidant laden elements in the list.
Our favourite moisturising shampoo and conditioner are Love Beauty & Planet Natural Murumuru Butter & Rose Shine Shampoo & Conditioner Combo. It’s enriched with natural murumuru butter, Bulgarian roses and 100% organic coconut oil to give you the softest and healthiest hair.