hydration tips for every hair type

if your hair is dry, you’ll know about it. dry locks can turn dull, brittle and straw-like not long after you step out of the shower.

the good news? armed with the right products and a little bit of know-how, you can hydrate the hell outta your hair and give it the nourishment it has been crying out for. here's how.

what is dry hair?

before we can get to the solution and share the best hair treatment for dry hair, let’s define the problem. what is dry hair, anyway?

hair is considered to be dry if your scalp doesn’t make enough oil to moisturise your mane or if your hair doesn’t adequately retain moisture.

often, dry hair is defined by its symptoms. when hair lacks moisture, it loses its shine and can appear frizzy and dull. it can also become prone to breakage, flyaways and split ends.

3 common causes of dry hair

what causes dry hair? thought you’d never ask…

1. harsh environmental conditions

a dry, hot climate can zap moisture from hair, as well as extreme cold. frequent exposure to chlorinated or salty water might also be the culprit.

2. overusing hot tools

if you’re partial to a hot tool (think: hair straightener, curling tong or blow-dryer) we have bad news… this kind of repeated overexposure to heat has a drying effect on hair.

3. using the wrong products for your hair type

some people will find that their hair is naturally dry. this is why it’s so important to find the right haircare routine for your hair type, climate, lifestyle, etc. we could go on and on but the crux of the issue is this: just use high-quality professional haircare, promise?

how to hydrate… normal hair

tip: use a moisture-rich shampoo and conditioner

normal hair types can be susceptible to hair dryness for the reasons listed above. sometimes, the best hair treatment for dry hair is a moisture-rich shampoo and conditioner than can nourish your locks with each wash.

the therapist hydrating shampoo and conditioner duo has been specifically formulated for dry hair, helping to gently cleanse, hydrate and strengthen hair with each wash.

to add more hydration and minimise frizz, follow with head mistress cuticle sealer: a multi-purpose hair styling cream that seals the cuticle to reduce frizz, improve blow-drying, styling and manageability. apply to towel-dried hair and style to your heart’s content.

how to hydrate… fine hair

tip: opt for a lightweight hair treatment for dry hair

if your hair is on the finer side, it’s all about learning how to hydrate your hair without weighing those fine strands down. rich and heavy treatments can make fine hair appear oily. instead, opt for something lightweight.

whip it good moisture mousse is a moisture-rich, lightweight hair mousse that helps to hydrate, soften, improve manageability and add shine. apply evenly to damp hair and style however you wish.

how to hydrate… thick hair

tip: invest in a hydrating hair mask

thick hair is prone to dryness as natural oils from the scalp aren’t able to distribute down the hair strands as easily, meaning the lengths of the hair receive less moisture.

our advice? try the great hydrator moisture mask: an intensely hydrating hair mask for dry hair to deeply nourish, strengthen and improve manageability and shine. while you can use it as often as you like, once a week should do the trick for most hair types.

how to hydrate… curly hair

tip: use a hydrating hair treatment specifically for curly hair

curly hair bends the rules in more ways than one – read more on how to care for curls here – so curl-specific hair products are a must.

want to know how to hydrate curly hair? meet baby got bounce curl treatment: an intense rinse-out treatment that moisturises and repairs hair to improve manageability while supporting your natural curl pattern. use it whenever your curls need a quick hit of hydration.

meet the hydration heroes

the therapist hydrating shampoo



the therapist hydrating conditioner



head mistress cuticle sealer



the great hydrator moisture mask



baby got bounce curl treatment



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