No matter the season, one of the biggest struggles for people with curly hair is keeping their hair moisturized. Whether it’s freezing cold or blazing hot, most of us can agree that a lot goes into taking care of our curls and keeping them moisturized is no exception.
In today’s blog post, we’re going to be discussing moisture retention for natural hair, what products to use, and more!
What is Moisture Retention and Why is it Important?
To make things simple, moisture retention is the ability for your hair to stay hydrated in between wash days.
The reason curly hair has a harder time staying hydrated when compared to straight hair is because the natural oils produced on our scalps can’t travel down the strands of our hair as easily due to the coiled shape of the hair shaft.
Keeping your curls moisturized can help reduce frizz, breakage, and just keep your curls looking healthy overall!
How Do I Keep My Curls Moisturized?
There are a few ways that you can keep your curls hydrated and help retain moisture:
- Avoid heat and harsh chemicals: Heat and chemicals can dry out your curls and cause damage. Try to avoid heat styling as much as possible and if you do heat style your hair, make sure to deep condition afterwards!
- Use an oil: Using a hair oil, like High Shine to finish off your styling routine helps to provide moisture as well as added shine!
- Deep condition regularly: Deep conditioning every 1-2 weeks will help nourish and add moisture to the hair. Two of our favorite deep conditioners are Melt Into Moisture and Heaven In Hair.
- Use moisturizing products in your styling routine: Make sure to use a styling product that provides hydration such as a leave-in conditioner or cream styler. Our favorites are Leave-In Decadence and SuperCream.
- Don’t forget to trim: Trimming off those dry ends every few months is super important to keeping your hair looking hydrated and healthy.
- Refresh in between wash days: Mix a bit of One Condition and water in a spray bottle to refresh in between wash days. This will not only help bring your curls back to life, but it will also provide moisture to dry curls!
What are your favorite moisture retention tips? Leave them in the comments below!