When hair is below the levels of optimal health, it’s because it’s missing something. Moisture molecules are one of the first to be “lost” when hair is damaged, which occurs when the cuticle is lifted. Between color services and styling it is almost impossible to avoid damaging hair.
The good news is that it is relatively easy to re-hydrate hair. The lifted cuticle that occurs as a result of damage, also lets new moisture molecules in to penetrate the hair shaft and restore hair’s integrity. The key is to use the right products to deliver those molecules, along with other vital hair nutrients. Dry hair is one of the most common complaints when it comes to hair health—but is your client’s hair really dry?
Is the hair lacking moisture or protein?
Healthy hair is shiny, with vibrant color and a natural “bounce” to it. Even those with fine or thin hair will notice an easy movement and natural shape—or body— to their hair, if it is healthy. If the hair is dull, limp, and/or frizzy, it’s highly likely that your client is in need of moisture.
The second step is to touch it. Healthy hair feels smooth, silk, and resilient—regardless of its natural texture. If the hair feels crunchy or straw-like, it’s probably thirsty. However, if it feels brittle—like it could easily snap or crumble—the culprit here is a lack of protein, not moisture. It’s easy to confuse the two, which is why it’s important to take your time to feel things out.
Best ingredients for dry hair
When it comes to moisture, the reigning MVP is hyaluronic acid. This incredible super-hydrator is a number one ingredient in high-end skin creams and treatments. Its anti-aging properties translate directly to hair, infusing the hair shaft with moisture. The hyaluronic acid found in our moisture plus products has a uniquely low molecular weight, which allows it to penetrate the hair shaft more effectively.
milk_shake products with hyaluronic acid
Fruit extracts contain vital nutrients and precious antioxidants which increase shine and help to maintain scalp health. They also have naturally emollient properties that also serve to protect the hair. The milk_shake moisture plus line contains organic papaya, strawberry, and goji berry extracts, which combine to protect and further moisturize hair. All of our moisture plus products also contain quinoa and milk proteins for strength and resilience, and integrity 41—our proprietary blend that protects color and increases shine.
The perfect dry hair care routine
Dry hair needs consistent care to be restored back to full health. Using a shampoo and conditioner combination designed to infuse hair with moisture is a great first step. Adding moisture molecules with each wash, helps to restore the natural moisture balance in your hair.
Best shampoos & conditioners for dry hair
If hair is very dry and/or damaged, a leave-in conditioner like milk_shake moisture plus whipped cream can help to keep hair hydrated and protected all day. Simply apply a golf ball sized amount to damp hair, comb through to distribute and continue with the normal styling routine.
Finally, using a deeply moisturizing treatment, at least once per week can dramatically increase moisture levels and impart serious shine. milk_shake moisture plus lotion comes in single dose vials designed to keep hair soft, shiny, and manageable.
Having dry hair doesn’t have to be a chronic condition. By finding the right products, with the right ingredients for your hair and keeping up a consistent routine, you can restore the moisture balance. For vibrant, soft hair that shines with all its strength.