Winter is the season of dry hair. You’re spending a lot of time indoors, the heat is sucking all the moisture out of the air, and that winter wind? Brutal. So what can you do if your hair is frizzy, full of static, or just feeling parched? Replenish lost moisture with these hydrating ingredients your hair will thank you for.
If you’ve ever snapped off a bit of aloe vera to put on a sunburn, you probably noticed how juicy it was. Aloe vera puts all that moisture to good use for your hair. And it helps seal in your natural oils to keep your hair moisturized.
Shea butter contains tons of fatty acids that help condition and moisturize your hair. If you have dry skin, you probably know just how moisturizing lotion that contains shea butter can be. It’s just as hydrating for your hair. Plus, shea butter may even help prevent breakage, so it’s definitely an ingredient you should be looking for!
Like shea butter, cocoa butter is also full of fatty acids, which do a great job of restoring moisture to your hair when your natural oils have been depleted. That’s why cocoa butter is such a great ingredient to include in conditioners. And as a bonus, it smells delicious, too.
Rice Bran Oil
Rice bran oil is loaded with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s like a superfood for your hair! Rice bran oil helps hydrate and tame your tresses, and it’s especially beneficial if you have frizzy hair.
Glycerin may not be the first thing you think of when you think of moisturizers, but maybe it should be! That’s because glycerin is a humectant, which means it actually draws moisture to your hair. And it also forms a barrier to prevent moisture from being lost, which is very helpful during the dry winter months.
Jojoba oil is another natural oil that works wonders for dry hair. This natural wax ester both hydrates hair and seals moisture inside your strands. And unlike silicone, jojoba oil easily washes out of your hair, so you won’t need to worry about dullness or waxy buildup.
Broccoli Seed Oil
Broccoli might not be an obvious place to look for oil, but as it turns out, broccoli seed oil is pretty amazing. It contains omega-9 fatty acids and has antioxidant properties. This awesome oil helps hydrate and add shine to hair while also creating a protective barrier that prevents moisture loss.
Many of our hair woes are caused by having too little moisture in our hair, so it makes sense to add moisture to your hair whenever you can. Frizz, static, and breakage are all improved when hair is hydrated.
If your hair is dry, eliminate drying ingredients like sulfates, and reach for these hydrating ingredients instead. You can find natural, hydrating ingredients in every Viori bar. Try Hidden Waterfall for an experience every bit as hydrating as the name suggests. Your hair will thank you!