One of the main keys to prolonging the lifespan of the beautiful look of your treated hair is to keep the shaft from drying. Many treatments damage the hair, allowing a drying process to be accelerated. We moisturise our skin, so why not the hair?
A good moisturising barrier will prolong the look and health of the hair. The best moisture for hair is actually water. Indeed, our bodies contain from 55% to 78% water, depending on body size. To function properly, the body requires between one and seven litres of water per day to avoid dehydration; the precise amount depends on the level of activity, temperature, humidity, and other factors.
Water is good internally and externally for hair. Internally a well-hydrated body means that there is sufficient moisture for hair function, externally it means that the hair can maintain elasticity and suppleness. For moisturizing hair, water is the king.
However, hair is porous and keeping this moisture in hair is next to impossible without sealing it in.
Trapping Moisture In The Hair
The best way to trap moisture in hair is to use an oil or a “fatty alcohol” based product designed to coat and seal. Oils are made of large molecules. These molecules are too large to be absorbed by the hair strand. Instead what it does is coat the strands and seal in the moisture that is already in the hair. So the key to avoiding dry hair is to hydrate and seal.
To wash hair, only a small application is required for an exceptional wash. Wet hair, apply shampoo, rinse. Repeat.