If you struggle to keep your hair from being dry, then you know in warmer months, particularly summer, it can be even harder for you to keep your hair moisturized. So what can you do to to keep your tresses from being dry? Aside from using a hair steamer for your conditioning treatments, you have to find and use a styler and/or moisturizer that won’t feel great when you apply it, but then dry your hair out later.
There are lots of products on the market so it can be hard to choose on that’s right for you. This is by no means an exhaustive list of hair products that adequately address the problem of dry hair, rather it is just an intimate look at four products (out of the many that are available) that can help you keep your hair soft and moisturized.
1. Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter
Ingredients: Olive Oil, Mango Butter, Rice Oil Blend, Behrryl Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Soy Extract, Plant Wax, Phthalate Free Fragrance
How To Use It: Dig in with finger tip and scoop out a dime sized amount. Rub between palms and evenly distribute through damp or dry sectioned hair before locing, twisting or braiding. For loose hair, rub between palms and evenly distribute through damp or dry hair. Use sparingly. A little goes a long way.
2. Jane Carter Solutions Nourish & Shine
Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parki (Shea) Butter, Garcinia Indic (Kokum) Butter, Shorea Stenoptera (Illippe) Butter, Mangifera Indic (Mango) Butter, Citrus Limo (Lemon)*, Citrus Grandi (Grapefruit)*, Citrus Reticulat (Sweet Orange)*, Glycine Soja (Soy) Oil, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (Squalene), Fragrance. *Essential Oils
How To Use It: Apply to damp or dry hair. It completely melts into the hair helping to reduce dryness.
3. Donna Marie Super ButterCreme
Ingredients: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Vegetable emulsifier, Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Astrocaryum (Tucuma) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides,Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), xanthan gum, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance
How To Use It: Rub a dime size amount between palms and apply throughout wet or dry hair. Style as desired. Great for curly, kinky and permed hair.
4. Alma & Olive Heavy Cream by Qhemet Biologics
Ingredients: Castor (Ricinus Communis) Oil & Olive (Olea Europa) Oil Blend, Aqueous (Distilled Water) Botanical Infusion of Organic Phyllanthus emblica (Amla) Extract, Organic Bacopa monniera (Brahmi) Extract and Organic Aloe ferox (Aloe Africana) Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), Sorbitan & Cetearyl Monoesters (Vegetable Emulsifier), Citrus Limon & Citrus Aurantium (Essential Oil Scent), Phenoxyethanol & Ethylhexylglycerin (Food Grade Paraben-free and Formaldehyde-free Preservative)
How To Use It: All-in-one for moisturizer and softener for afro’s, coils, curls, pony puffs, two strand twists, braids, cornrows, fades, chemical and color processes. It softens new growth and restores softness and elasticity to dry brittle ends.
- Use as a:
- Soothing and regenerative scalp butter
- Post-shampoo conditioner
- Overnight Deep Treatment
- Moisturizing daily leave-in
- Replenishing body butter
- Evenly distribute a small to moderate amount through dry or slightly damp hair.