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The Dry Hair Treatment To Get Hydrated, Shiny Hair Now

My relaxed hair suffered a little towards the end of last summer thanks to me going a little insane with my flat iron and curling iron. I needed to fix my hair stat and get back to silky, shiny status. After all, I had been working way too hard and for way too long to achieve healthy hair during this hair journey of mine.

We all know that dry hair sucks…that’s why the drugstores are stocked full of deep conditioners, hair serums and masks to get your hair right. Let me tell you, some are way better than others. Great hydrating products are essential to healthy relaxed hair…any type of hair, for that matter.

The Dry Hair Treatment To Get Hydrated, Shiny Hair Now
The Dry Hair Treatment To Get Hydrated, Shiny Hair Now

When choosing hydrating hair products look for these three things:

  1. Shampoos that are on the thicker side and preferably creamy and opaque (a sign that they are loaded with moisturizers);
  2. Thick conditioners that promise to detangle hair easily; and
  3. Shampoos and conditioners for your hair type. Is your hair coarse? Thin? Curly, etc.

I have been babying my own hair lately to amazing results. For the past few weeks, I have been using the Klorane Mango Butter line to soften and condition my thick, coarse hair. During the winter months, I really up my hair’s hydration to ensure that it stays moisturized, as relaxed hair is already prone to dryness.

I tried out the Klorane Nourishing Mango Butter Line and here are my initial thoughts:

Klorane Nourishing Shampoo With Mango Butter

Klorane Nourishing Shampoo with Mango Butter

First off, let me tell you that this entire line is free of silicones, parabens and sodium laureth sulphate (SLS) – ingredients that are notorious for drying out hair.

Shampoos that cleanse without stripping my hair are golden in my book. This shampoo is super rich, lathered well considering it’s free of SLS, and smells heavenly…I’m talking “tropical mango smoothie” good.

It left my hair soft and silky, and ready for conditioning.

Klorane Nourishing Conditioner With Mango Butter

Klorane Nourishing Conditioner with Mango Butter

Going heat-free (no heat styling tools) of using heat tools sparingly is crucial for hair health. I promised myself to really cut back on the flat iron to give my hair a break.

With me living in the gym a lot, I used this conditioner to co-wash my hair after a good sweat session. Co-washing is essentially washing your hair with conditioner. This is not a good substitute for washing your hair with shampoo, but if your hair is dried out, it works really well for hydration until your next full wash day.

This conditioner is a goody – thick and rich, it has a wonderful slip and detangles hair really well. Co-washing can sometimes leave your hair looking dull, but this has not been the case with the Nourishing Conditioner.

My hair was left looking shiny and healthy, and best of all, very soft and silky.

Klorane Nourishing Mask With Mango Butter

Klorane Nourishing Mask with Mango Butter

This was the all-star of this line. Incredibly thick, this is a dry, damaged hair saviour! I applied a generous amount of this rich mask to my hair after shampooing.

When I deep condition my hair, I coat it completely in product, and leave on my hair for at least an hour. Sometimes, I will even wrap my hair in cling wrap after applying the deep conditioner (sounds crazy, but hear me out), then apply my heat cap to really allow the product to penetrate my strands.

Klorane Nourishing Mask with Mango Butter

I did exactly this with the Nourishing Mask and air-dried my hair and styled as per usual. The result? Uber soft, shiny, voluminous hair that made me twirl in the middle of my bathroom. Bye, Sahara-like hair!!

If you have fine hair, I would skip this product as it could weigh down your hair. Fine-haired peeps who really want to try this can try applying to their ends only to avoid limp locks.

Klorane Nourishing Leave-In Cream With Mango Butter

Klorane Nourishing Leave-In Cream with Mango Butter

On the days where I wash-and-go, I use the Nourishing Leave-In Cream. I wash and condition, comb out my hair with a wide-tooth comb, apply one of my fave hair oils, and then a healthy dollop of this cream.

This cream’s purpose is to further boost your hair’s moisture without weighing it down. I find after using this cream and letting my hair air-dry, it’s left feeling very soft and manageable. It’s particularly great for healing dry ends.

Used in conjunction with the other three products and you are on your hair to Amazing Hair Country.

If your hair needs some help, arm your self with Klorane’s Mango Butter line and kiss dry-as-hell hair goodbye.

*In collaboration with Klorane

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. Sophia
    February 11, 2019 / 9:25 am

    Your hair looks shiny and very nice.

    • Dominique
      February 11, 2019 / 9:54 am

      Thanks, Aunt Sophie! Deep conditioning is life!

  2. Dorcas
    February 12, 2019 / 11:58 am

    The products look amazing, and so does your hair. 😊

  3. Jocelyn M
    May 27, 2021 / 5:24 pm

    Do you have any insight on how to figure out which hair type I am? (3c, 4a, etc) and what best products to use to a maintain a healthy style for my particular texture? My hair confuses me completely and I don’t want to have to go to a stylist just to take care of it. I exercise a lot and want to be able to take care of my curls or be able to straighten without damaging! Any idea also, how to figure out for my exact texture how often to add a relaxer retouch?

    • May 27, 2021 / 10:18 pm

      Hi Jocelyn! Use this guide to help you figure out your hair type. Remember – most people don’t have just one hair type. For instance, the hair at the back of my head and nape is about a 3b. While the crown is about 4a. Rest of my head is about 3c. Sigh! Here you go: https://www.allure.com/gallery/curl-hair-type-guide. Lastly, I wouldn’t get to hung up on hair typing. Focus on “listening to your hair and paying attention to what works for it and what doesn’t”. Be sure to balance protein with hydration…don’t overdo the protein!

      Keep in touch and let me know how it goes!

    • May 27, 2021 / 11:13 pm

      One last thing, Jocelyn – some of the best haircare tips I have gotten from 4c naturalistas. They use really hydrating, detangling products that are pretty good for everyone (unless you have fine, lip hair). Check out websites that cater to them. They recommend some great products!

  4. Pearl
    August 6, 2021 / 5:04 pm

    Hello, I simply googled, how to take care of black relaxed hair and found you. My hair is relaxed. Within the last year or so I have notice that my hair was different in a bad way. I kept saying this is not my hair🤷🏽‍♀️ My stylist notice that it was thinning in the top. One side of my hair is shorter. I was ready to
    blame my stylist and etc… After hearing your suggestions, I realized I have a part in this hair care.
    To make sure I have the correct understanding. I am moisturized daily, add a light oil to the ends. Wash weekly and trim it monthly. My hair is touching my shoulders on one side. The other side at my neck. I am going to cut in a pixie style and try your routine.
    I have always had pretty hair, I have never been afraid to cut it. I have been natural. I prefer relaxed.
    I just want to make sure I have the steps correct. My stylist can do my hair every other and I can do it the other week. Thank you so much.

    • September 8, 2021 / 10:22 am

      Hi Pearl! When my hair was shorter on one side, I realized that my handbag strap was sitting on my hair and breaking it. When I made a conscious effort to make sure my hair doesn’t get caught under the strap, it started to grow. I also started wearing wash ‘n go buns. The day after washing my hair and putting it in a bun, I would moisturize and seal it every other night. My hair started to thrive. I also greatly reduced manipulation (over combing/brushing/styling), stopped using hair spray, started massaging my scalp, etc.

      Did your hair stylist start using different products on your hair? How is your diet? Are you taking good supplements?

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