What is the difference between dry and dehydrated hair?
Dehydrated and dry hair are different, though the signs are incredibly similar. Hair looks and feels dry, lacking in volume, and might be coarse to the touch and hard to manage, with split ends being noticeable. Dehydrated hair is lacking in water within the hair shaft itself, whereas dry hair is hair that can't retain its moisture levels often due to external aggressors such as exposure to sun, extreme heat or cold, excessive styling, chemical treatments and over-cleansing. Hydrating strands is all about increasing the moisture content within the hair, and in turn you then need to lock in this moisture with products that will help retain and prevent its loss. They work together and in tandem - there’s no point focusing on locking in moisture if it isn’t there. Our haircare collection contains hair-loving ingredients such as Aquaxyl™, Pro-Vitamin B5, and Plant Keratin, which combined with the power of natural oils, minerals and botanicals attract moisture and retain it in your hair shaft.
Any tips for hydrating hair?
Focus on a care ritual that will help restore and revive parched strands. Rich Cleanse, Rich Nourish and our Deeper Love Treatment Mask will replenish moisture from root-to-tip while veiling strands in softness and shine without leaving locks weighed down, to deeply nourish and soften hair. Happy Endings, our ultimate multitasking styling and conditioning hair balm, is another great way to lock in moisture. With just a pump or two you can nourish hair and tame frizz, defluff, smooth and define texture to style all hair types without weighing down fine hair. That’s thanks to conditioning Pro-vitamin B5 and Shea Butter, plus shine boosting Vegabead microcapsules.
How do I know if my hair lacks moisture?
If your hair lacks moisture, it may feel straw-like and dull, prone to frizz and flyaways. Moisture-deficient hair can also be difficult to manage, with more split ends and breakage occurring.
Can you over-hydrate your hair?
You cannot over-hydrate your hair - however, you can over-moisturise. Also known as ‘hygral fatigue’, over-moisturised hair can appear limp and overly soft, with little volume or definition. If you think your hair may be over-moisturised, give your hair a thorough cleanse to remove a build-up of products or oils.