Sometimes it feels like it takes So. Much. Work. to take care of our hair, but the reality is it doesn’t have to. It’s likely you’re doing a lot of things you don’t need to when it comes to your hair care routine and skipping out on the things you do. So to make your maintenance routine a little more manageable, we partnered with L’Oréal Paris to come up with a list of 5 dos for extraordinary hair that will keep your mane from becoming a dry -looking mess.
Curly hair needs more moisture than straight hair because its hair shaft is more prone to dryness. One of the most basic things your hair needs is products that help keep hair looking moisturized and hydrated. Any woman who has ever rocked a ‘fro or wash n’go knows nothing revitalizes curls and coils midday like a spritz of water. After spritzing, follow up with a twist of cream or serum to help lock in moisture.
Do use a shampoo formula with oils
Chances are you think of oil as a finishing product, but oils can actually go a long way in increasing your hair’s moisture when included in the wash stage, especially when we’re talking about the luscious, lightweight oils included in L’Oréal’s Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo System. The formula with a blend of 6 oils and oil extracts (Coconut, Argan, Chamomile, Amla, Soja, and Sunflower), this shampoo system promises to kiss brittleness goodbye and eliminate dryness in just one wash.
Do use a hair mask
Don’t get caught up in feeling like a hair mask is a major time commitment. After shampooing with L’Oréal’s Extraordinary Oil Curls Nourishing Shampoo, three to five minutes is all you need to let this Extraordinary Oil Curls Re-Nourish Mask from L’Oréal Paris work its magic and restore bounce to your curls.
Do use a moisturizing cream
After washing and conditioning with L’Oreal’s E. Oils nourishing shampoo and conditioner, you want to make sure you help add moisture to your hair via a product that doesn’t have to be rinsed out and the Extraordinary Oil Transforming Oil-in-Cream is that product. Applied to damp or dry hair, this cream will provide softness without the weight of most hydrating creams.
Do use a serum
After applying a leave-in moisturizing product, add extra shine with an oil serum like this one from L’Oréal. Formulated with the same luscious, lightweight oils and extracts as the rest of this collection, the Lustrous Oil Serum offers instant shine and gives hair a silky touch with just one use with the Extraordinary Oil Shampoo and Conditioner – but of course you’ll use it far more than that. Throw it in your bag for on-the-go touch-ups whenever you need a touch of TLC.