Moisture is the name of the game when it comes to parched, bristly tresses, so opt for products laden with nourishing proteins and ceramides designed to deliver deep hydration. Skip piping-hot showers, which will only expand the hair shaft, allowing moisture to escape, and don’t wash when you don’t need to — your natural scalp oils will help slake your hair’s thirst.
Moisture Daily heat styling with a flatiron, curling iron, or blow-dryer takes its toll on tresses, sapping moisture and weakening strands, which can lead to dullness, brittleness, and dreaded split ends. According to New York trichologist Elizabeth Cunnane Phillips, healthy hair should stretch about 30 percent of its length before it breaks, but «If it’s in bad condition, it may only stretch 10 to 15 percent.» Instead of giving hot tools the cold shoulder, protect your mane with a thermal styling spray containing hydrolyzed wheat protein to repair gaps along the hair shaft, and jojoba oil, which smoothes the cuticle and helps ward off UV rays. Simply spritz it on damp hair, then style as usual.
Slathering on a traditional rinse-off conditioner may not offer enough moisture for extra-dry locks. To heighten hydration, add a leave-in treatment to your daily lineup. Look for a product packed with protein — which is the building block of hair — and comb a quarter-size amount through damp tresses from root to tip. An added bonus, according to Clyde Elezei, cofounder of the Drawing Room Salon in New York City, is that creamy leave-in conditioners can help tame an unruly mane so you won’t need to rely on a surplus of alcohol-based styling products.
Davines Your Hair Assistant Prep Rich Balm – Conditioner for Thick to Treated Hair is a nourishing conditioner for thick or treated hair. It is designed to nourish dehydrated and stressed hair, help to detangle hair and restore its original softness without weighing it down. Hair feels light and silky.
How to use:
Apply the product on lengths and ends. Leave on for 10-15 minutes depending of the hair, then comb and rinse after.
Natural active ingredients:
Glycerin – emollient and hydrating action.
Vitamin E – anti-oxidant action.