Moisturizing Products for Dry Hair

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

aethiopikaSoftens thick, extra dry hair with an ultra rich blend of Pure Olive Oil, Mango Butter and Rice Bran Oil! A touch of plant wax helps reduce frizz and smooths edges and soy extract adds humectancy. 

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

janecarternsNourish & Shine is a blend of all natural butters with vitamins and essential oils, this remarkable hair nourisher is ideal for medium to coarse hair.

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

donnamariesbc Contains a unique blend of pure Aloe Vera Gel, Shea, Cupuacu and Tucuma butters.  This heavy-weight, highly concentrated formula gives superb moisture to super dry, parched hair.

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

qhemetAHA rich blend of old world oils, organic herbs and natural humectants that leaves coarse, dry and brittle hair extra soft, healthy and supple!

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.



Author: Nicolle

Nicolle is a hair enthusiast that has always enjoyed reading hair care books and Black hair style magazines and likes to stay informed on the latest fashion trends. She has been natural for several years and loves the versatility of natural hair.

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  1. I have fallen aselep in them before but it is so simple and much more comfortable to remove them and then clip then in again the next day. Good luck!

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  2. im 14 and have a problem doing my hair,ive got mixed hair, shoulder length,extremely thick fine,extreme tight kink,very very dry,tangles just looking at it,i dont know what products or proceedjures to do on myself.i dont like to much of a fuss,do you think i could thin out my hair or even put a relaxer on it,or would it just break all off?????im in serious need of help!!!!!PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME?????

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  3. Im going to bookmark thys. Im going to try each of these products. My hair is SUPER THICK and so DRY it drives me Nuckn Futs! Thys summer has been the absolute WORSE so far. Ugh. So thank you for thys. I will post my results.

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  4. I would love to try these products. Where can I purchase them from? I have very thick hair but it tends to dry out quick. Thanks for the great info

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  5. Thanks for the information. I have used Jane Carter and it is a great hair product. The other two are new to me, looking forward to trying the Alma and Olive Heavy Cream.

    Thanks again!

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  6. My natural hair is very dry and brittle. It is also fine and fragile. No matter what I try or do my ends keep splitting. I need help please… what can I do?

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  7. I have very soft hair and it looks dry everyday. What do you recommend for very very soft hair???

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