DOES MY DRY HAIR NEED NOURISHING OR HYDRATING ?
How can I tell if my post-vacation hair needs nourishing or hydrating?
Stephan from the Institut Leonor Greyl addresses this issue, which many women face every day.
« You can tell when hair is dehydrated because it's porous: it puffs up in humid weather, gets frizzy and looks dull.
Every hair type needs hydration to smooth out the scales on the hair cuticle daily. With a water-based formula, Tonique hydratant remains the hydrating product par excellence. Styling treatments such as Sérum de Soie sublimateur or Condition naturelle can also work really well.
And for very dehydrated hair, nothing beats Crème aux Fleurs, a cream shampoo/mask left in for 10 to 20 minutes.
Hair that is very thick and brittle with split ends needs a richer, oil-based product.
But remember that water is still essential for carrying nourishing agents, and very damaged hair will need to be hydrated before it is nourished. When this is the case, I spray on some Tonique hydratant and wait for a few seconds for the hair to absorb the product. Then I apply L'Huile de Leonor Greyl or a deep repairing mask left in for up to 20 minutes. Éclat naturel styling cream is a great finishing touch, as it gives hair all the nutrients it needs from root to tip.
Generally speaking, thick hair needs more deep nourishing treatments than finer hair, which can become weighed down by overly rich products—for this hair type, opt for regular hydration instead.”
Visit your stylist regularly for advice and to remove any tips that are too damaged to be treated—the last resort for getting rid of split ends and brittle locks!