How to Keep Locks Moisturized

Combing a conditioner through your locks will add moisture.

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Moisturized hair is happy hair. If your locks look dull and lifeless instead of bouncy and vibrant, dryness may be the culprit. During cold winter months, or if you use chemical treatments on your tresses, a daily conditioner may not be enough to keep your locks looking 'luxe. Pamper your hair with deep moisturizing treatments as needed.


Wash your hair with a moisturizing shampoo for a daily maintenance. Look for a replenishing formula containing ingredients such as aloe vera, which nourish, rather than strip, your tresses.


Apply a daily conditioner to your hair each time you wash it. Choose an extra-moisturizing formula featuring shea butter, avocado oil or any other all-natural, deeply hydrating ingredient. Allow the conditioner to penetrate your wet hair for a minute or two before rinsing it out.


Mist your damp, towel-dried locks with a leave-in conditioner spray, which provides all-day hydration. Avoid applying the conditioner to your scalp if it tends to be oily. Pick a conditioner formulated for your specific hair type, such as dry and damaged, curly or chemical-treated, for best results. Distribute the treatment evenly through your tresses using your fingers or a wide-tooth comb. Style your hair as usual.


Pamper your locks once a week with a deep conditioner, which quenches parched strands. Apply a thick, rich cream or mask to your hair and work it in with your hands. Pile your hair on top of your head and cover it with a shower cap, which traps in body heat and allow the treatment to penetrate more thoroughly. Leave the conditioner on your locks for 20 minutes and rinse with cool or lukewarm water to close your hair's cuticle and create shine.

Things You'll Need



3.Leave-in conditioner

5.Deep conditioner

2.Daily conditioner

4.Wide-tooth comb (optional)

6.Shower cap


Tips & Tricks


Save money by making your own deep-conditioning treatment with natural, hair-nourishing ingredients, such as mayonnaise, a mashed avocado or olive oil.


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