Let’s talk about the 7 tools that I use to moisturize dry natural hair!
Filter Out Impurities with a Shower Filter
Shower filters are perfect if you live in hard water areas. The shower filter easily attaches to a shower head with little effort or tools and it properly filters out impurities that are drying to natural hair. Matter fact, it’s so easy to install, I installed one during a long-term hotel stay. My hair has improved significantly and I no longer suffer from dry, brittle hair.
Moisturize Dry Natural Hair with a Humidifier
Humidifiers release moisturizing mist into the air which is great for keeping our hair, skin and nails hydrated. It’s an easy yet clever way to keep your body moisturized from hair to toe in the winter when the air is driest.
Plastic Cap for Generating Heat
Within the healthy hair community, we often use terms like greenhouse effect and baggying without considering if our audience really knows what that really means. The two terms refer to applying product to your hair – can be oil based or water based product – and placing a plastic processing cap on top to generate heat and moisture, just like a greenhouse for plants.
The term greenhouse effect is typically used when applying oil or an oil based product to your hair and baggying is typically used when applying water based product to your hair. Both have the same benefits and effect on my hair – increased moisture!
Fun Fact: An oil based product is a product that has an oil or butter as its first ingredient. A water based product is a product with water or water equivalent (aloe vera) as the first ingredient.
Deep Condition with a Thermal Conditioning Cap
The Hot Head Deep Conditioning Cap is filled with flaxseeds and produces heat when microwaved. It’s reusable and delivers heat up to 45 minutes. This cap is perfect for those with larger heads or a lot of hair. It covers my entire head, including my edges and nape. The Hot Head Deep Conditioning Cap come in a range of fun colors and designs that you must check out.
The Hair Therapy Wrap is great for enhancing moisturizing and protein treatments. It contains reusable heat packs that can be microwaved or dipped in hot water. It delivers heat up to 30 minutes. This cap is ideal for those with smaller heads because the cap size is smaller. This cap did not cover all areas of my head so I had to be strategic about cap placement.
Enhance Moisture with a Heat Cap
The Gold n Hot Heat Cap is the type of heat cap commonly found in hair salons. It’s great for hot oil treatments, protein treatments and/or deep conditioning treatments.
Intensify Your Deep Conditioning Session with a Hair Hair Steamer
I own multiple hair steamers – Huetiful Hair Steamer (tabletop steamer), Q-Redew (handheld), and a stand-up hair steamer (resembles a salon hair dryer). Although the designs differ, they offer the same benefits – deposit water droplets onto the hair to increase and intensify moisture.
Pamper Yourself with a DIY Steam Treatment
On a budget, not a problem! Check out this DIY recipe to get those strands hydrated in a steamer like fashion!