Moisturised hair breaks less and retains more length as it has more elasticity whilst dry hair is more brittle, breaks easily and makes it harder for you to retain length.
You can’t moisturise your hair without water. However, if you twist your hair while it’s still wet, water will work as your moisturiser.
Moisturisers should be applied to your hair before you apply any oil (sealant). Sealants, so for example oils like shea butter, castor oil or avocado oil will not moisturise your hair but instead help lock the moisture in from a water-based moisturiser.
5 ways to help keep your hair moisturised 🌸
- Ensure your moisturiser has water listed as the first or second ingredient.
- Seal in the moisture using a thick, natural oil like shea butter, castor oil, or avocado oil.
- Avoid heat as it sucks the moisture out of your hair, which can lead to heat damage and breakage.
- Sleep with a satin bonnet or pillowcase to keep your pillowcase from absorbing the moisture in your hair, which can lead to breakage.
- Deep condition regularly, it will help reduce and prevent breakage by providing moisture and nutrients to your hair, resulting in stronger and more elastic hair.