Faced with dry hair, should you nourish or moisturize? We all ask ourselves this question without ever finding a clear answer. Are you tired of making random masks “just in case”? Do you moisturize your hair every week and still have split ends? Don't panic, we finally answer your questions!
Dry hair: when to moisturize it?
If your hair is dry, you need to nourish or moisturize it. But how to tell the difference? Let's start with hydration!
- Your hair swells as soon as the air is humid;
- they are often electric ;
- they are dull and rough.
Alert: your hair is dying of thirst! It's time to give them something to drink!
How to moisturize your dry hair?
You get it: hydration = water. We therefore favor aqueous masks . To do this, go to the kitchen: you already have everything! Yogurt, compote, honey, agave syrup, banana, oat cream… No hassle, no complicated shopping, we make a “back of the cupboard” mask (you know we love that)!
For example :
- 1 yogurt;
- 2 tablespoons of honey or agave syrup;
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.
- Mix everything.
- Apply to your clean hair, from roots to ends.
- Leave on for two hours (surrounding your hair with a towel to retain heat and reinforce the effects of the mask).
- Rinse (no shampoo: it reopens the scales and cancels the benefits of the mask)
If your hair is very porous , rinse with cold water and use a rinse with cider vinegar: this will close the scales and help maintain hydration. On the contrary, if your porosity is low, wet your hair with hot water to open the cuticles (dry your hair a little with a towel before applying your mask).
Madam President's advice: For greater effectiveness, seal in hydration: once your hair is dry, apply a few drops of vegetable oil, paying particular attention to the lengths and ends! Hydrated, shiny, nourished hair: the winning combo!
Damaged hair: when to nourish it?
Faced with dry hair, you can hesitate between nourishing and hydrating. It's easy to decide: if your hair lacks nutrition, it is not really dry, but rather damaged. Don't panic: but it's very simple!
- Your hair is fragile;
- they break easily;
- their tips are forked.
Alert: your hair is begging you to nourish it, it’s time to deeply repair it!
How to nourish deeply?
To repair damaged hair, there is a very simple solution: an oil bath ! Apply it to your hair, leave for 30 minutes to 12 hours (for a shine effect++) and shampoo! Once a week to twice a month depending on needs: your hair is strengthened and in great shape! For even deeper care, you can opt for shea whipped cream or a nourishing mask!
For example :
- banana ;
- 150 milliliters of vegetable oil of your choice;
- 1 egg yolk.
- Beat the oil and egg to make mayonnaise.
- Mash the banana and add it to the mayonnaise.
- Apply from roots to ends.
- Leave on for 20 minutes to overnight.
- Rinse and shampoo!
Madam President's advice: Ban heating appliances (hair dryers, straighteners, curling irons) and other perms, enemies of hydration, from your routines!
And there you have it, you FINALLY know what to do with dry hair: nourish or moisturize, it's not rocket science! Take advantage of confinement to set up a great routine specially adapted to your hair and its needs. As a bonus, you can opt for Resolution N°1 and its overall action, which deeply nourishes the hair, and for Resolution N°2 tea which, applied as rinse water , will be ideal for hydration.
3, 2, 1... Yours!