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Best Tips for Applying Hair Moisturizer

Hair, like all parts of the body, requires hydration and care. Often, people would choose to avoid moisturizing their hair for fear of it becoming too heavy and greasy. However, this may cause the hair to become dry and brittle, leading to breakage and thinning.

Why Hydrate Your Hair?

The majority of all hair issues such as tangles, frizzing, and split and brittle ends, are all caused by dry hair. All types of hair, irrespective of them being coarse or fine require hydration to revitalize its strength. Moisturizing hair is as important as moisturizing the skin since the moisture gives it the nutrition it needs to grow longer.

When to Apply Moisture?

Hair reacts differently during different seasons and requires a varying degree of. In the winter, more moisture is required as the cold weather leads to a dry scalp. Whereas, during the summer season, the rising heat causes evaporation leading to moisture getting sucked out of the hair. Even in this case, a fair degree of hydration is required.

How to Condition the Hair?

Though, every individual has their hair care routine where they shampoo and condition the hair sparingly but regularly. Few common rules of moisturizing the hair apply to everyone. Firstly, the conditioner should not be applied to the roots, only the strands near the edge of the ponytail. It needs to be evenly spread to the roots of the hair. A leave-in conditioner is recommended when the hair is turning out to be excessively dry.

Here are a few helpful tips to get greater moisturizing results;

Apply only on wet hair

Hair can be shaped using three methods of application: Heat, Water and Chemicals.

Hair will not remain in a fixed shape unless either of these methods is applied. Wetting the hair before using a moisturizer is the best damage-free method of reshaping hair. This has the maximum potential for adding moisture to hair without leading to any form of damage. Without applying water, the moisturizer would simply sit on top of the hair and not get absorbed.

Avoid moisturizing daily

Other than water, no other product should be applied to hair very often. Unless the hair is being shampooed every day to remove buildup, people should avoid moisturizing daily. There are various types of moisturizers, many of which can make the hair feel soft but accelerates build. This build-up makes it harder for the hair to absorb water resulting in the drying of the scalp, which ultimately leads to breakage.

Pair it with a gel or cream

 A unique trait of adding a moisturizing product to the hair is that it can be easily paired with a gel to give it that wet look. Simply add a dollop of moisturizer and spread it evenly throughout the strands of the hair following it up with a bit of gel to prevent curls from forming.

Be generous with the amount

The right type of moisturizer makes your hair feel as smooth as butter. It is okay to be generous when applying moisturizer to the hair and then working it in with a gentle massage to give it more slip. Though this can make the hair feel a bit heavier, it won’t cause any damage since it is fully water-based.

Use it as a leave-in

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Remove build-up

Above all, it is important to clean your hair every week. If the hair isn’t properly cleaned then it can lead to the following;

  • Itchy Scalp
  • Dirty Hair
  • Stunted Growth
  • Breakage
  • Weighed Down Hair


The hair requires regular but judicious hydration. Too much use of moisturizer can cause an increased rate of build-up. Giving justifiable gaps in between can go a long way in maintaining a balance. Following a routine can show better results. 


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