How to Moisturize Hair - Effective Tips to Keep your Hair Hydrated
A big struggle, especially for those with curly and coarse hair, is keeping locks moisturized for an extended period of time. There are a few different reasons for this, some of which is your hair washing routine, not knowing the difference between hydrating and moisturizing your hair, using the wrong type of moisturizing products, and lacking hair masks.
Are you washing your hair correctly?
- Use a hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner. We recommend our Replenishing Hair Cleanser and Replenishing Cream Conditioner because it will not strip your hair of natural oils.
- Wash your hair only a few times per week to retain the scalp’s natural oils. If you wash it more frequently than that, you run the risk of drying it out.
- Wash your hair in scalding hot water because it will result in dehydrated hair and increase frizz and static.
- Brush your hair after the shower. When you get out of the shower your hair is extremely fragile and prone to breakage.
- Lather in the shampoo on the ends of your hair. Shampoo should only be used to the scalp area and will only further dry out the ends.
Hydrate before you moisturize
You may be surprised to learn that “hydrate” and “moisturize” do not mean the same thing. It’s important to do both as part of our hair care “rouTEAne,” and in the proper order. Hydrating the hair is improving the absorption of water (penetration), while moisturizing is coating the outer surface (locking it in). Hydrating the hair will increase the initial moisture. The product you’ll want for hydration is a leave-in conditioner. Our Something To BeLeave-In, Miracle MulTEAtasker spray will ensure intense hydration. In this product, water is the first ingredient, which will really hydrate the hair.
After you have the right amount of hydration, next comes locking it in with moisture. Moisture will create a seal around the hair, preventing the moisture from leaving. A common mistake people make is moisturizing without hydrating. You will not get the results you are looking for by skipping the first step.
Use an oil-free serum
We are often told that oil-based products will deeply moisturize the hair shaft, but that’s not true at all. The oils used in hair products are EXTREMELY different than the natural oils that your scalp produces. When initially applying these products, the hair will feel moisturized but this is only temporary. These heavily-based oily products have large molecules that are too big to penetrate deep inside the hair. Pai-Shau Replenishing Cleanser, along with other products, uses smaller molecules in its formula, which is why it’s able to cleanse without disrupting any natural oil production.
If you want to deeply moisturize your hair, we recommend to use a oil-free hair serum (using smaller molecules). Pai-Shau Biphasic Infusion is an oil-free rejuvenating concentrate with a potent amount of our Signature Tea Complex. This complex will nourish the hair structure, attract moisture, and lock it inside. It also surrounds hair with a sheer veil of shielding properties to protect against environmental factors, which will prevent your hair from drying out. Biphasic Infusion = LIQUID GOLD!
Masking is essential
If it feels like no matter what products you use, your hair is STILL dry, you might want to switch out your regular conditioner for a nourishing mask. Pai-Shau Supreme Revitalizing Mask, an moisturizing mask for hair locks in moisture without any added weight. We recommend using this mask once a week after you shampoo with Pai-Shau Replenishing Cleanser. For maximum hydration, use with Replenishing Cream Conditioner to strengthen hair as well.
You won’t believe how soft and silky your hair will feel afterwards!