Since not all hair moisturizers are created equal, Lation advises those with dry hair to keep an eye out for specific ingredients, like aloe vera, avocado, honey, and olive oil, when searching for their next holy-grail product.
“I absolutely love aloe vera juice, because it contains proteolytic enzymes that hydrate and moisturize, helps hair maintain a healthy pH balance, and improves hair elasticity,” she explains. “Honey and glycerin are also two of the best moisturizers around; they’re natural humectants that bind to water to lock in moisture.
And when you’re looking for real moisture, it’s hard to go wrong with shea butter. It’s great for your hair, scalp, and skin, since it’s rich in zinc, vitamins A and E, plus other essential fatty acids. Lastly, quality oils, like avocado and olive, can also help seal in moisture, increase elasticity, and fight frizz. I recommend that my clients use oil to seal their ends on a daily basis.”