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Say Goodbye To Dry: The Official Guide To Hydrating Hair

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Hydrating hair products are like the elixir of hair life because hair can always benefit from more hydration. With Mexican Kérastase stylist Elizabeth Cerda as our guide, we delve deep into the world of everything you need to know about hair hydration and dryness.

Whether you have ash blonde hair color or dark brown hair, wave goodbye to dryness. because this train is heading to the hydration station!

The Causes Of Dry Hair

Right off the bat, it’s essential to address precisely what dry hair is before delving into the hydrating hair solutions you need.

Dry hair can means that the cuticle is injured. This can be caused by a number of factors like chemical and thermal processes—like heating tools—or the environment—the sun and wind," Cerda explains.

If you’ve been hitting the heating tools a little too frequently or changing up your color on the reg, your hair might be looking and feeling drier than usual. But fear not, this isn’t to say you need to avoid the sun forever or never blow dry your hair again. There are tailor-made hair hydrating formulas just around the corner!

So, how can you tell if your hair is dry?

“The symptoms of dry hair can include a lack of shine, getting knotty and tangled easily, and feeling rough to the touch,” says the stylist.

If you’re checking yes to all these signs, your hair is probably in need of a healthy dose of hydration.


How To Help Hydrate Hair

Simply put, it takes a workhorse formula to help hair feel hydrated.

"Dry hair may require nutrition in the form of protein, essential oils, and lipids,” says Cerda. “To minimize the look and feel of dry hair, it is necessary to use a product in the shower. I recommend the Kérastase Nutritive range.

This is where hydrating hair products come in. The Nutritive range provides incredibly light exceptional nourishing care for normal to slightly dry hair.

Another significant step in your hair care routine is to help protect your hair from the effects of heating tools. To help keep dryness at bay, always make sure to use a heat protector before applying the heat. We love Nutritive Nectar Thermique Blow Dry Primer, a nourishing polishing formula you can use before styling for the prettiest results!

If your hair is very dry and you need professional help, it may be time to book a consultation with your stylist. They can provide a bespoke treatment created for you to target your precise dry hair needs head-on.

The Power Of A Mask

Another professional way to help manage dry hair is with a hydrating hair mask. Easy to apply, these superpowered formulas help dull hair seeking shine.

Looking for a product pick? Our experts recommend the Elixir Ultime Le Masque. The formula requires just five minutes of your time, which means you'll have plenty of time to go about your day. Simply massage it into your hair and comb through to distribute the sacred marula oil-infused mask. No dryness here!

Get your hair glow back with the right dose of hair hydration.

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