If you deal with dry hair or a dry scalp on a regular basis, we feel you. It can be difficult to find the right products to hydrate dry hair in general, and even more difficult to find the right ones to actually keep it moisturized for longer than like, five minutes. Here at SELF, we recognize that there’s more than one way to classify dry hair, which is why we’ve tested and rounded up the best products for all kinds—from dry, natural hair, to dry scalp. Brands like Aussie and Mielle Organics were among our testers’ favorites that helped pump up hair hydration for real, for real.
No matter what your specific hair type, our panel of experts advised that you look for products that contain ingredients like shea butter and vitamin E, as well as a blend of oils, like coconut, olive, and jojoba, to keep strands super moisturized. As far as what to avoid if you have dry hair? They said to try to steer clear of ingredients like alcohol and sodium lauryl sulfate, which can be even more drying to an already dry scalp and tresses. Keep reading for the 2019 Healthy Beauty Awards picks for dry hair that will give thirsty
strands (no shade) a much-needed pick-me-up.
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