Frizz, flyaways, dullness, and a lack of shine—all of these hair woes can typically be tied back to one thing: dry strands. Just like your skin, your hair needs proper hydration and moisture in order to be its healthiest, shiniest, and strongest. If you have dry hair, you may have wondered what you can add to your own hair care routine to help revive and rehydrate your strands. Enter: Deep conditioning for dry hair. A deep conditioning treatment will help add the necessary moisture that your strands need—and fast. Here, we’re sharing our best deep conditioner for dry hair, plus how to use it in your own hair care routine.
OUR BEST DEEP CONDITIONER FOR DRY HAIR
Like we said, dry hair can manifest in a variety of different hair concerns, including frizz, general dullness, and feeling brittle to the touch. In addition to using a moisturizing shampoo and hair serum (which we’ll get to), adding a deep conditioning treatment into your weekly hair care routine can seriously help to rehydrate dry strands.
Now that we’ve piqued your interest about deep conditioners for dry hair, allow us to introduce you to our best one: the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner. Formulated with camellia and sunflower oils, this deep conditioning treatment works to help hydrate and deeply moisturize each strand. The result? Silkier, softer, and healthier hair. The deep-conditioning, shine-enhancing formula also contains 20 percent conditioning serum, antioxidants, and pomegranate extract. What’s better? It works in just one minute—seriously, only 60 seconds for healthier, more hydrated hair! Keep reading to learn how, exactly, to add this deep conditioner into your regular routine.
HOW TO USE OUR BEST DEEP CONDITIONER FOR DRY HAIR
Fortunately for you, this deep conditioner is super easy to swap into your regular hair care routine. Follow these steps for a more moisturized mane, pronto.
Step 1: Wash your strands
Start off by shampooing your strands just as you normally would. Word of advice when it comes to shampoo: Pick one that’s formulated for your specific hair concerns. It’s also a good idea to choose a shampoo that coordinates with your deep conditioner. In this case, that would be the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Shampoo, which is formulated specifically for dry, lifeless hair. To use, simply massage onto wet hair, working it into a lather and focusing the product on your scalp. Then, rinse out completely and move on to the second step.
Editor’s note: Notice your hair feels extra dry post-shower? The issue could be with the water you wash with! Say no to steamy showers and instead suds up and rinse your hair clean with lukewarm water, which won’t strip your hair of essential oils.
Step 2: Use the deep conditioner
Our deep conditioner is especially easy to use—all you have to do is swap it into your routine in place of regular conditioner as needed. After you’ve completely rinsed out your shampoo, apply the deep conditioner onto wet hair from lengths to tips (you can avoid the scalp here, as you would with any conditioner). Leave the product on your hair for one minute and then rinse it out thoroughly. It’s as easy (and quick) as that!
Editor’s note: When you aren’t using a deep conditioner, you can complete your dry hair care routine with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Conditioner instead.
Step 3: Dry off your strands
Ready for another pro tip? Instead of towel-drying your wet hair, use an old T-shirt. Cotton towels can be rough on wet strands, whereas a T-shirt will get the job done without causing your hair to fray.
Step 4: Apply a hydrating hair serum
Once your strands are damp, apply a dime-sized amount of a hydrating hair serum, such as the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Deep Nourishing Treatment Serum, onto the lengths and ends of your hair. You can and should follow this step for an extra dose of nourishment no matter how you plan to style your hair.
Step 5: Style as desired
Of course, the last step of your hair care routine is to style your strands however you prefer. While this step is up to you, if you do have dry hair (and we’re guessing that you do if you’re reading this), we’d advise against frequent heat styling. Too much heat can damage hair—especially hair that is already weakened and dry. Instead, try to air dry your hair for a more laidback, natural look. For beachy waves, try braiding your damp hair and waiting until it’s completely dry before taking out the braid.
That may be a wrap on deep conditioning for dry hair, but our tips to remedy dry hair don’t end here. Head over to our article, 20 Hair Care Products Everyone with Dry Hair Should Own, to learn more.