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Hair moisturizer is not actually a product that you add to your hair. It is more like a cream rather than a lotion and it does not make any kind of lather on the hair like shampoo, conditioners, or even some of the homemade recipes cause.

This is mainly an undercoat; it makes the hair stronger and less likely to be broken off when combing and brushing. Also, this formula helps with keeping away dandruff -which causes itching and flaking on the scalp- better than most shampoos that we all know for sure by now irritating scalp while cleaning our heads.

Hair moisturizer should be used when you wash your hair. Yes, when, not before or after like shampoo and conditioner. After washing the hair with a shampoo -which can be just plain water if you have a low-poo type of routine going on-, wet it down again and then apply a generous amount of moisturizer onto your scalp. You will notice that the product goes into your hair quite easily, don’t worry it doesn’t have to sit on top of your head for hours until it is properly absorbed.

Of course, there are also some leave-in moisturizers that are just as great as the ones used while showering. 

In this article, we will discuss some of the best hair moisturizer products and their benefits.

SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Types 100% Extra Virgin 8 oz

Hair spray

This hair moisturizer spray is perfect for detangling, protecting, and regulating frizz. It surrounds natural hair with a light coastal coconut breeze. All SheaMoisture hair care products, including this hair moisturizer, are environmentally responsible in production.

This SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Leave-In, coupled with Coconut Oil, Coconut Milk, and Acacia Senegal, can be used as a daily moisturizer. Spray this daily treatment on wet damp hair starting at the middle of the hair and working your way down to the tips. Blow or air dry accordingly.

SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Leave-In has no silicones, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, or petrolatum in it.

The hair moisturizer is extra good for curly or wavy hair as it absorbs into the hair strand. For African American women, applying a moisturizing daily treatment is important to keep the hair from drying up and becoming brittle over time.

SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Leave-In contains potassium protein, which helps protect or restore damaged proteins in dry or coarse hair. The product makes the hair smooth and shiny while restoring elasticity.

Cantu Shea Butter Daily Oil Moisturizer, 13 Oz

Hair oil

Cantu Shea Butter Daily Oil Moisturizer is the best hair moisturizer I have ever used. Not only does it keep my hair moisturized and soft throughout the day, but I also do not have to worry about white flakes; which is a major plus.

The Cantu Shea Butter Daily Oil Moisturizer has a really thick formula. I usually add water while in the shower so that it becomes lighter and easier to apply to my hair

My hair is really thick but this oil moisturizer melted into my strands pretty quickly, leaving no residue behind. Even if you’ve applied too much product, don’t worry! When your hair dries, the product will flake off and won’t leave any annoying patches of grease. It will just flake off and reveal healthy fresh strands underneath.

I didn’t even use that much product every time! I applied only about two to three drops on each section of my hair and still got amazing results.

One major downside: The strong smell! To me, the smell wasn’t that pleasant, but it didn’t last long – just a few minutes; so it’s not a big deal.

Cantu Shea Butter Daily Oil Moisturizer Pros & Cons


     – It is 100% natural and does not contain parabens or sulfates

     – It has a thick consistency which helps seal in moisture

     – It is very inexpensive, you get for the price of about 6-7 dollars per bottle


    – The smell can be overwhelming for some people

    -It contains mineral oil which may cause breakouts in some individuals

Natural Hair Moisturizer

apple cider vinegar

Finding a good moisturizer for hair can be a challenging process. Thus, we decided to share with you one of the best recipes for a natural hair moisturizer.

All you need to do is the following:

– Mix a cup of organic apple cider vinegar with a cup of water. Make sure that you let it sit for a while before using it. The smell will disappear after some time.

– Add five tablespoons of jojoba oil to your mixture and shake well before use. Apply this moisturizing hair mask from roots to tips, focusing on the ends. Leave it overnight or at least 8 hours and wash normally in the morning with lukewarm water and shampoo. Then apply an extra layer of jojoba oil as a finishing touch. You should feel softness right after one use!

If you have extremely dry hair then I recommend using this method every other day.

If you have particularly normal hair then once a week should be enough to keep your hair in healthy condition.

If you want your hair to feel soft and look shiny, combine this mixture with the following one: add two tablespoons of olive oil and five drops of rosemary oil. This is absolutely amazing when it comes to giving volume and making the strands look sleek!

You can do many things with apple cider vinegar: apart from making a perfect homemade mask, you can use it combined with water in order to fight dandruff.

Wrapping Up

The hair moisturizer you use is important, but only if it’s the right one. If you want to avoid breakage and split ends or dryness that can lead to frizzy curls then make sure your product of choice has a good balance of ingredients like shea butter, panthenol (vitamin B5), glycerin, jojoba oil, lanolin alcohol, etc. All these are essential for healthy-looking locks with bounce and shine!

Hair moisturizers will add back the needed oils, slip to your style and eliminate tangles. It’s one of those routine steps you should take every time after shampooing to combat frizzies, dryness, and dullness.

We believe that it is important not only to have a good moisturizer for hair but also to give you tips on how to use them right. So we decided to write this article on the best way to apply hair moisturizers. We’re sure it will help you save money, time and keep your hair hydrated!

Emma Williams

Emma Williams is a young mother of 2, having the expertise in writing about various topics of lifestyle, beauty, fashion, yoga and a lot more she has launched her own blog at thewebaddicted.com. She enjoys diving into new aspects of life, learning as much as possible from the business world, marketing, and branding. She likes sharing her thoughts and ideas to the world and helping people to get easier access to the secrets of the world.