By moisturizing your hair, it keeps your hair shiny, smooth and neat. It's a good idea to moisturize your hair after every shampooing, focusing on the ends of your hair, as these areas dry out more easily than the roots. Then, once a week, do some deep conditioning to thoroughly moisturize your hair with something nutrient-dense like coconut oil to give your hair a glossy shine.
Method 1 of 3: Moisturize Hair Daily
Step 1. Moisturize your hair after every shampoo
Shampoo is designed to clean hair from dirt and oil. By cleansing your scalp of the natural oils it produces, your hair looks clean but can become dry too. This is the point of using a hair moisturizer. After every shampooing, use a hair moisturizer that suits your hair type.
- If your hair is very dry or damaged, choose a highly moisturizing hair conditioner that will restore shine to your hair.
- If your hair is fine and light, choose a lighter hair conditioner to keep your hair from looking limp.
Step 2. Use moisturizer sparingly
When we use moisturizer, we tend to overuse it. You should only use as needed, according to the type and length of hair. If you use a lot of moisturizer, your hair will look dull and even greasy. Use just enough to cover your hair to make it easier to untangle the tangles.
- If you have short hair, you only need a hair conditioner for about a hundred rupiahs.
- If your hair is medium length, use a hair conditioner for about two hundred rupiahs.
- For long hair, use a hair moisturizer about the size of a five hundred rupiah coin.
Step 3. Focus on the ends of the hair
Because the scalp produces natural oils, the roots of the hair do not need as much moisturizer as the tips of the hair. The ends of the hair dry out more easily and can cause split ends. To moisturize your hair, pour the hair conditioner into the palms of your hands then rub it into your palms and apply it to your hair using your fingers starting at a point about at least two and a half centimeters from the scalp. Gently apply the moisturizer towards the ends of your hair. And then go back and massage the scalp and hair roots with the remaining hair moisturizer left in the palms.
Step 4. Rinse thoroughly when you are done
After rinsing your hair, there is usually a small amount of moisture left in your hair. You only need enough moisturizer in your hair to provide moisture and a layer to protect your hair, but not so much that your hair becomes heavy and greasy. While rinsing, run your fingers through your hair to make sure no moisture has accumulated anywhere in your hair.
Step 5. Reduce the frequency of shampooing so that the hair does not dry out
You should not shampoo and condition your hair more than twice a week, at most three times a week. When shampooing, the natural oils produced by the scalp are removed and no hair moisturizer can really replace it to keep hair healthy and shiny. In addition, if you wash your hair too often, the glands on your scalp are overworked to produce more oil, making your hair look greasy faster.
The first time you stop washing your hair every day, your hair will look greasy pretty quickly. Try to stick with this new habit for as long as possible (maybe you can use a hat to cover oily hair). When you're done shampooing and moisturizing your hair again, your hair won't get dirty and greasy that fast
Step 6. Try using a silicone-free hair moisturizer
If your hair tends to look dull even though the products you use claim to make your hair neat and shiny, you should replace the products you use. Silicone is an ingredient in commercial hair products that makes hair shiny at first. After a while, the silicone builds up on the hair and makes it less shiny. Look for a hair conditioner labeled "silicone-free" and you won't have to worry about this either.
You might also want to look for a sulfate-free shampoo. Sulfates remove natural oils from hair effectively, even too effectively. If your hair is dry, using a shampoo that contains sulfates can make it even more dry and no moisturizing product can make it look healthy again. Use a sulfate-free shampoo paired with a silicone-free hair moisturizer
Step 7. Use a no-rinse moisturizer
This is a great option for those with hair that tends to be dry and untidy. Instead of rinsing out the moisturizing product, you can spray it on or apply it to your hair and let it dry naturally. If your hair is very fine or oily easily, this type of product may not be the best choice for you.
Method 2 of 3: Deep Conditioning
Step 1. Do deep conditioning every few weeks
You don't need to do it more often than this because doing too much can damage your hair and make it easier to break. Do this treatment once every one and a half weeks or two weeks. You'll know when it's time to do it when your hair feels a little dry or the ends look like they're going to split.
Step 2. Choose the right deep conditioner
You can buy it at a store or go to a salon that offers this treatment. However, if you don't want to spend money doing this, you can use natural ingredients that are just as effective. Here are some alternatives to deep conditioners that you may already have in your kitchen:
- Coconut oil (raw)
- Olive oil
- Almond oil
Step 3. Comb about a tablespoon of this ingredient into your hair
Use less if you have short hair, or maybe more if you have long hair. Apply it near the roots of your hair and comb it down towards the ends, making sure that all strands are covered with this natural ingredient. You can also use a wide-toothed comb to smooth it out, or your fingers.
Step 4. Put on a shower cap
The use of this hat will trap body heat in the head so that this natural moisturizing ingredient is heated naturally and makes it more effective. In addition, hair moisturizer does not drip onto clothes and furniture. If you have long hair, you can pin it up and cover it with a shower cap.
- If you don't have a shower cap, use a plastic bag or plastic bag clipped to your hair.
- Make sure you use a material that does not have pores. Avoid porous materials like towels or T-shirts that can let the heat escape your head.
Step 5. Let sit for at least an hour
One hour is enough time for this moisturizing ingredient to absorb into the hair. If you have plenty of time, you can leave it in your hair for a few hours or even overnight.
Step 6. Clean with shampoo
You may have to shampoo two or three times to rinse thoroughly. Especially if you use coconut oil or olive oil, both of which are very rich oils and are not easy to wash off. Wash your hair until it no longer feels greasy. When hair is dry, it will feel silky smooth and bouncy.
Method 3 of 3: Moisturizing Very Dry Hair
Step 1. Use a hair mask
Hair masks can be used more often than deep conditioners. This mask is not meant to absorb into the hair, but serves to provide a lightweight mask that keeps moisture from being lost and protects the hair. Apply about a tablespoon of the mask to your hair after wetting it at the beginning of your shower, then rinse it off with shampoo after about ten minutes. You can buy a hair mask from a store or make your own using the following ingredients:
- Milk or yogurt
Step 2. Use a boar bristle brush to distribute the head's natural oils
This brush is designed to pull the sebum produced from the scalp from the roots to the tips so that you feel the benefits along the length of the hair strands. This brush doesn't break hair or damage it like plastic brushes do. This boar bristle brush is not easy to use on very curly hair, but it is very easy to use for those with curly or straight hair.
Step 3. Try not to use shampoo
People with very curly hair have found a solution to dry and unruly hair: stop using shampoo. Instead of shampooing and applying moisturizer to your hair, try using just a hair conditioner to wash your hair. At the beginning of your shower, wet your hair, massage the hair moisturizer into your scalp and hair from roots to ends, then rinse. This technique can make thin hair heavy, but is suitable for thick and dry hair.
Step 4. Reduce untidy stray hair
Those with dry hair often experience the problem of unruly stray hair. There are a number of changes you can make to reduce unruly stray hair or even get rid of it. Try some of the things below:
- Press the towel against your hair to dry it instead of rubbing it
- Instead of using a blow dryer, let your hair dry naturally and only use a blow dryer for special occasions
- Use a wide-toothed comb instead of a brush
- Don't hold your hair too often
Step 5. Use the oil without rinsing
This oil is just like a leave-in moisturizer, but it doesn't really protect hair that tends to get really dry. Hair oils and serums can be purchased at salons and beauty supply stores. Look for products that contain the ingredients below:
- Argan oil
- Moroccan oil
- Jojoba oil
- Rosehip oil