You might be aware by now that your body naturally moisturizes your hair thanks to the sebaceous glands present in your scalp. These glands are responsible for producing sebum which then makes its way from the scalp to the tips of your hair follicles, lubricating and hydrating everything along the way.
For a number of reasons, this innate moisturizing system may not function optimally. Some people, and you might be one of them, have underactive oil glands due to factors like genetics and age, while others tend to have hair that is excessively oily. Your hair type and length can also prevent sebum from reaching your hair as needed. Excessive washing, styling and treatments can also lead to dry hair.
If you’re well acquainted with your hair type and moisture levels, it’s very simple to treat dry hair at home. Before you get started, here are some things that you should know.
How to moisturize curly hair
Of all hair types, curly hair can be the most susceptible to dryness. Because of the dense and entangled nature of curly hair, sebum takes a long time to travel from your scalp to the rest of your curls. Overwashing curly hair can make matters worse. Be sure to keep an eye out for ingredients such as goji berry, oat, sunflower and olive as these can help restore moisture to dry curly hair.
How to moisturize coarse and thick hair
If you find yourself in the worst-case scenario where your hair has been dry for so long that it has turned coarse, it’s time to consider a deep moisturizing treatment like the Earth Collective Hair Moisturizer, which has been formulated with an abundance of Omega-3 fatty acids that can restore the ability of your hair to capture and retain moisture.
You can supplement this regime by using a hair mask as needed, in addition to your favourite combination of hair cleanser and conditioner. Remember to use our Water Defence Spray before washing your hair to stay protected from the damaging effects of hard water.
How to moisturize fine hair
Fine hair is less susceptible to dryness and depletion of moisture because it is easier for the sebum to work its way from the roots to the tips of your hair. If you colour your hair, use heated styling tools or wash your hair frequently, it might cause dryness in the long run. Remember to use a hair cleanser to match your hair type and condition your hair afterwards.
While using a conditioner, remember to spread it all throughout your hair and avoid touching your scalp with it, as it can add extra moisture to your scalp, which is already producing sebum.
How to use hair moisturizer
It’s really simple to incorporate our hair moisturizer into your existing haircare regime. Take a small amount of moisturizer in your palm and rub your hands together to spread it. Distribute it evenly through the lengths of your hair, regardless of whether it’s damp or dry.