- Moisturising dirty hair/hair that has product buildup. If there are too much dirt or product on your cuticle, then there is little chance that any moisturising product you apply will make it to the cortex.
- Focusing on the roots more than the ends. our hair ends are usually the driest part of the strand, and most susceptible to breakage and our natural oils that the scalp secretes don't travel down far enough to coat the ends. it is very important to be proactive when protecting them.
- Under moisturising. Hair can be in dire need of moisture before it begins to feel crunchy and dry. you might need to moisturise twice daily.
- Using water based products without sealing. Just like oil and butters are not effective as moisturisers, water quickly evaporates out of the cortex unless a sealing product is applied to lock it in.
- Over moisturising. Properly moisturised strands does not have to feel soggy and wet, they feel supple and strong even when they are dry. Applying too much moisturising and sealing products can leave the hair perpetually wet and making it difficult to handle and style.
- Using butter or oils as moisturisers. With the exception of some oils like coconut oil and macadamia oil that can penetrate the stands. oil and butters will sit on the 'outside' of the strand because they are sealants and not moisturisers. their main purpose is to lock in moisture and not supply moisture.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
SOME INEFFECTIVE WAYS WE MOISTURISE OUR HAIR
Moisture is everything when it comes to healthy hair care. Most times we struggle on how to properly keep our hair well moisturised.