How Do You Hydrate Dry Hair?

Dry hair can be an intimidating hair problem, but fixing it doesn’t have to be complicated. You just need the right guidance and products to get you there. In this article, we’ll tell you how to hydrate your dry hair fast so you can reduce your risk of hair damage and breakage and get on to better things! 

Up Your Deep Conditioning Treatments

If you haven’t been deep conditioning your hair, the time to start is now! Deep conditioners are amazing hair hydrators that provide tons of nourishment to dry hair. Think of them as amplified conditioners. Deep conditioners often contain fatty alcohols, oils, humectants, and other ingredients your hair needs to maintain good hydration levels. And the great part is that these hair-saving treatments aren’t hard to find - you can pick one up at your local beauty supply store or order one online. Just make sure that you choose a “moisturizing deep conditioner.”

For super dry hair, we recommend deep conditioning at least once per week. You can adjust your deep conditioning frequency based on how your hair looks and feels. And whenever you do deep condition, following the below instructions: 

  1. Wash your hair thoroughly with a shampoo of your choice. 

  2. Squeeze the excess water from your hair with your hands. 

  3. Generously apply your deep conditioner and comb it through with your hands or a wide-tooth comb for even distribution. 

  4. Wait for the amount of time indicated on the deep conditioner packaging.

  5. Rinse thoroughly. 

For extra deep conditioning power, you can put on a plastic conditioning cap and sit under a hooded dryer after applying the deep conditioner. 

Switch Out Your Shampoo and Conditioner

When you’re dealing with dry hair, sometimes you need a hair product overhaul. And a good place to start is with your shampoo and conditioner. Way too often, people use sulfate-laden shampoos and conditioners without the deeply hydrating ingredients they need to support hair health.

Switch out your shampoo and conditioner for a sulfate-free shampo with moisturizing ingredients and a conditioner targeted explicitly for dry hair. There may be some trial and error involved, but you’ll eventually find the perfect shampoo and conditioner combo for you. 

And it’s also essential to use your shampoo and conditioner correctly. You should always focus your shampoo on your roots and your conditioner on your ends. Only wash your hair as needed - you may not always need to repeat your shampoo sessions to get your hair clean. 

Keep a Good Leave-in Conditioner On Hand

You know that mindful shampooing, conditioning, and deep conditioning are all essential for hair hydration. But it’s equally important to ensure that you’re using a leave-in conditioner on a regular basis. It’s the ideal hair product to give your hair a pick-me-up in the moisture department as needed. Many people use their leave-in conditioner every day, and you can too if necessary. 

But before you reach for just any leave-in conditioner, you’ll want to ensure that it’s a very hydrating water-based leave-in with ingredients that nourish the hair deeply. Daily Dose has everything your hair needs to be more hydrated, supple, shiny, and manageable. It’s the premier choice for anyone dealing with hair dryness. 

So, there you have it - how to hydrate dry hair. We hope you found all the information you need to put dry, crispy hair in the past.




Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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