If your hair is bone dry because of the lack of humidity in the air, you may need to switch up your shampoo and conditioner. The shampoos and conditioners below are formulated for dry hair.
You should condition every time you shampoo. Look for an ultra-moisturizing conditioner made especially for coarse hair. Look for conditioners that contain avocado, macadamia oil, shea butter or aloe vera, suggests stylist Alain Pinon in O the Oprah Magazine. Once a month use a hot oil treatment. For extra-dry hair, use an intense moisturizing treatment every 2 weeks.
The creamy formula found in Kerastase Bain Satin 3 is known for cutting down on frizz (something about cationic polymers that target damaged areas, but we won't bore you with the details). What's great about this shampoo? "It really hydrates the whole hair shaft," according to Roanni Castro of NYC's Julien Farel salon in InStyle Magazine, which makes this a beauty best buy year after year.
For distressed, dry hair, there is no better lifesaver that Moroccanoil. A staple backstage at Fashion Week and a favorite of NY's top hairstylists like Orlando Pita, this oil is famous for revitalizing hair while creating shine and manageability. While all this may sound like some sort of PR agency talk, consider that Vogue editor Sally Springer uses it every day. If someone who has access to every beauty product love this stuff, it's gotta work.
I don't have curly hair, but I have many friends who do and the ones with the best hair use DevaCurl's No Poo products. These super-moisturizing cleansers were created with super curly hair in mind. They use little- to no-lathering agents, which cut down on frizz while hydrating dry, coarse hair. Choose from products formulated for blonde and brunette hair color, leave-in conditioners and more.
John Masters Evening Primrose Shampoo for Dry Hair
Alba Botanical is one of the best organic shampoo companies. This Cocoa Butter Dry-Repair Hair Wash is excellent for dry hair because it's signature ingredient is cocoa butter, a very concentrated, protective emolient that's full of nutrients while also protecting hair against natural elements. This shampoo also contains aloe and kelp and tropical fruit extracts to wash away impurities.
Nicole Pearl, founder of thebeautygirl.com, says in Allure Magazine that she swears by Kiehl's Leave-in Conditioner. She suggests using a nickel-sized amount of Kiehls with a dime-size blob of your favorite sculpting gel on towel-pressed hair (never rub hair if you have a tendency for frizz or you have curly hair). Then dry with a blow-dryer or let air dry.
Redken is a great drugstore shampoo and conditioner for dry hair. The All Soft line is specially formulated for dry hair.
Also try Redken All-Soft Conditioner
Mane 'n Tail Conditioner
Skip the Shampoo, Try a Cleansing Conditioner