Is There a Difference Between Moisturizing and Hydrating Hair Products?

By | October 25th, 2017

As the air cools down and becomes drier this season, you may find yourself standing in front of your salon’s retail shelves, wondering which products are the best to get rid of your itchy scalp and to restore your dry hair back to vibrant. When considering what to buy, it is valuable to know that there is a difference between moisturizing and hydrating hair products.

“Moisturizing products are for daily use and hydrating products are meant to be treatments when your hair is feeling a little dry. Everyone needs moisturizing products to maintain healthy, beautiful hair,” says Herlinda Sanderson, Keune regional educator.

Moisturizing starts at the scalp.

Some people, especially curly hair types, have naturally dry hair that may need an extra daily boost of moisture, no matter the season. This is where choosing the right daily regimen of a moisturizing shampoo, conditioner and styling products is essential.

Hydration is what the hair needs to give it shine and manageability.

Hydrating treatments like a leave-in conditioner or mask fuel the hair to bring it back to life. Just like your skin may need a hydrating mask during the fall or winter, so does your hair. 

Ask your stylist for help choosing the right products to suit your individual hair needs. “As a colorist for over 30 years and salon owner of 27 years, I have found that choosing Keune Care products for our guests has had amazing results!” Herlinda notes.

Here are three of her top Keune Care picks that offer products for both moisture and hydration:

  • Keune Care Vital Nutrition targets damaged, dry and brittle hair with a shampoo and conditioner, mask, Porosity Filler, Thermal Cream and Protein Spray.
  • Keune Care Curl Control rejuvenates curly hair with a shampoo, conditioner, mask, Boost Spray and Defining Cream.
  • Keune Care Keratin Smooth replenishes the keratin (a fibrous protein) in the hair to smooth damaged tresses with a shampoo and conditioner, mask, Silkening Polish, 2-Phase and Smoothing Serum.

Everyone’s hair has different needs and requires different levels of hair care. “Do a consultation with your stylist. They will be able to ‘prescribe’ the right regimen of moisturizing and hydrating hair products to improve and maintain the condition of your hair,” advises Herlinda.

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Photo provided with color by Amber Skrzypek


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