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The Best Hair Treatment For Dry Hair

If you’re one of the “lucky” millions of people who have dry, weak or brittle hair, finding the best hair treatment for dry hair can be the “holy grail” of hair products. Especially with cold, dry weather, dry hair is predominant. Cooler temperatures and low humidity can strip moisture from the follicles and a the scalp and leave our hair prone to breaking, brittle, and at the very least, hard to manage and control.

Dry hair is typically the symptom of either environmental exposure or lack of adequate sebum (hair oil) production. Sebum is secreted from sebaceous glands associated with follicle pores. Overactive or underactive production can cause oily or dry scalp, respectively. Warm, humid weather often excites sebaceous glands and increases hair oil. Colder temperatures and low humidity slow sebum production; combined with increased wind and decreased humidity in offices or homes, hair can become excessively dry.

Hair Treatment for Dry Hair

As a hair products manufacturer and retailer, we receive a substantial number of calls during the Fall and Winter from customers looking for treatments that improve moisture while providing control. There are several excellent options available.

Argan Oil – Argan Oil is a naturally-derived oil from the Argan plant indigenous to Morocco. It has been “discovered” as one of the best hair treatments available for its natural ability to infuse moisture, is absorbed quickly and adds instant shine. Several brands – “Morrocan Oil”, “Marrakesh Oil” – provide 100% pure Argan oil, but we have seen improved results (and customer feedback) with formulations that include Hemp Seed Extract and Dimethicone. Argan Oil provides nourishing benefits, reduces frizz, and helps protect from heat damage while styling.

Emu Oil – Used for thousands of years by the Australians, Emu Oil is a deep penetrating, natural moisturizer. It is found commonly in the best shampoos and conditioners, but it can be used alone or with Vitamin E additives as a hair treatment. It is an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial and is often used to treat scalp psoriasis, eczema, irritation and inflammation.

Jojoba Oil – Jojoba Oil is also naturally-derived, developed from a shrub indigenous to the western U.S. Jojoba Oil mimics sebum in its properties and is used to enrich hair products for increased cleansing and moisturizing strength. Though considered most useful as an added cleanser in tis pure form, it is also helpful for fighting dryness by increasing hydration.

Again, as a manufacturer, we have several dry hair treatments that work effectively for customers. Many of these oils are non-greasy, are absorbed quickly, and offer added protection from the elements or heat damage.

For increased shine and moisture, we recommend Argan Oil in formulation. For dryness with additional healing and repair properties, we recommend Emu Oil; and for hydration and improved cleansing Jojoba Oil is the answer. Either way, all of these hair treatments fall into the category of “best” for dry hair. Try the one best suited to your needs.

Tim Faber