WHAT DOES DEHYDRATED HAIR LOOK LIKE?
To tell if you have dehydrated hair, start by looking at your strands. Hair that lacks hydration typically looks dull and feels rough. In appearance, it’s very similar to dry hair.
To help identify if you have dehydrated hair, answer these questions: Do you notice that your hair feels very dry after washing? Does your hair struggle to retain moisture after using conditioner or treatments? If you answered yes to either of these questions, it sounds like you may have dehydrated strands.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEHYDRATED HAIR AND DRY HAIR
On the flip side, dry hair comes with its own share of causes. Everything from excessive exposure to chemicals in relaxers, hair dyes, and other hairstyling products can cause dryness as they strip away your hair’s natural oils. Failing to wash chlorine out of your hair and using heat styling products consistently can also cause dry hair to occur. Ultimately dehydrated hair needs water or moisture, and dry hair needs oil.
HOW TO HYDRATE HAIR
1. USE A HYDRATING HAIR CARE SYSTEM
2. ALWAYS USE LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
Extraordinary Oil Oil-in-Cream Hair Treatment nourishes like an oil and moisturises like a cream. Apply a small amount onto hair between your palms, work through the lengths of damp hair, and style as desired. This offering helps to provide hair with long-lasting hydration, which is just what your dehydrated strands need
3. AVOID HOT SHOWERS
Hot water is a great way to wind down after a long day, but it isn’t the answer to how to hydrate hair. Very hot water can easily strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving you with drier hair, which while different from dehydration, isn’t what your hair needs. Try reducing the heat in your shower to lukewarm water.
4. USE A HYDRATING HAIR MASK
One of the best products for dehydrated hair is a hydrating hair mask. A few times a week, swap your conditioner for a mask that can help hydrate your strands. Leave it on as directed, making sure not to wash it out too quickly, so you can reap all the benefits. Try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Hair Mask for highly concentrated and nourishing hydration to make your hair feel smoother without feeling or looking greasy.
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