As a new naturalista, you're often told you need hydration and moisture, but you're probably left asking what's the difference? On this journey you'll be exposed to a whole new vocabulary about hair!  We hear different terminology but don’t always understand the meaning and application to our hair situation.  “Hydration” and “moisture” are terms you hear about and see on the labels of hair products for curly hair, but if you’re like most, you don’t quite know the difference.  Well, let’s break these terms down so we can recognize each one as a distinct step in your hair care routine.


moisturizing curly hair

Often natural gals will hear and even use, the terms “hydration” and “moisture” interchangeably.  While these are similar concepts, in reality, they are more interdependent (you cannot have one without the other) than interchangeable (same concept, different name).  To understand how hydration and moisture work hand-in-hand, we have to look at the multiple layers that comprise our hair. Human hair consists of three layers:

3 layers of hair
  1. The Medulla – innermost, deepest layer of hair (unless you have microscopic eye balls, you can’t see this layer);
  2. The Cortex – middle layer, covers the medulla (this layer gives us hair color, thickness and hair texture); and
  3. The Cuticle – outermost, thinnest layer of hair (this layer protects the other layers).

When we speak of hydration, we are referring to the internal layers of hair; while moisture applies to the outermost layer of the hair.  

So, how do you actually get hydration into the inner layers of hair?  Think of this concept the same way you think of nourishing your physical body internally...what you put into your body plays the biggest role in achieving and maintaining optimal health (most personal trainers will tell you, diet is approximately 70% of the health battle, the remaining 30% results from physical activity).  That means the biggest factors in having well hydrated hair, are maintaining a healthy diet and ample water intake. Watch the video below for foods to incorporate into your diet to optimize hair growth and health.  

Ok, so how do we optimize hair moisture? When the hair is wet, the cuticle opens up and allows nutrients and vitamins to go beneath the cuticle layer and be deposited into the inner layers of hair.  This is where the 30% comes in – the quality (and pH) of hair products matter! A quality hydrating shampoo and conditioner will be absorbed beneath the cuticle and cortex level to feed the hair down to the deepest layers.

There is one more critical step in maximizing hydration and moisture - sealing the hair shaft. Use of a quality oil is essential to sealing hydration in the inner layers and moisturizing the outer layer of hair.  Oil will smooth your hair cuticle (think of closing the blinds on your windows) and seals the hair to allow maximum retention of nutrients absorbed in the inner layers. You cannot have one without the other…feeding your hair internally without sealing the cuticle will not give you optimal hair health and vice versa.

All products in the Moisture Love collection are specially formulated to optimize hydration AND moisture!  Visit today for more information and check out the spectacular product bundles to strengthen your hair from the inside, out.

Upgrade your hair routine to include a product system, formulated to care for your hair holistically, and you will see phenomenal results!

January 08, 2020 — Jeannell Darden


Anneli said:

Loved your tips! My hair is naturally quite dry, but I find only cream based products work best: AKA a hair mask is KEY! A good article I found on my hair needs was here and it brought me here to get more tips! Thanks for a good read xx

DaDtbq said:

Pills prescribing information. What side effects?
order augmentin in USA
All what you want to know about medication. Read information now.

OffiliRag said:

Comprar Viagra Por Internet En Espana Rardynen [url=]cialis online[/url] brecyralry Cialis Authentique Ligne

Josephwhist said:

Meds information sheet. Drug Class. generic lexapro without a prescription Actual news about medicament. Read now.

CharlesNut said:


VmRvaAulqycDS said:


IneHXvSqZ said:


ZJEnvQmeBK said:


PCFAGYvJEzeut said:


UBuYKkOq said:


jZiRtExK said:


wufsAlPUJXKGM said:


QBxwASZFLVMNzutE said:


lyPgINfJACXQc said:


eVTfPxWrEg said:


QZiRaOsfbVrUIX said:


ZmpVMcJbKqOSTNtx said:


kVFAWbLpnuIQd said:


aBvwGsoUYJDCzkP said:


KevinHyday said:

30773 natalia a delicious sun kissed babes [URL=][/URL]
81583 clarice in magic moments by mpl [URL=][/URL]
200960 amateur asprid redhead [URL=][/URL]
173722 elen puffy nipples mirror from wearehairy [URL=][/URL]
168993 pussy mojito ashley bulgari daily sex [URL=,2020-07-15],2020-07-15[/URL]
49093 anna tatu slade [URL=][/URL]
182358 save as fruits [URL=][/URL]
145817 dude back dooring [URL=][/URL]
86770 alexis texas noisome so ready premium [URL=][/URL]
144619 emily bloom new poses [URL=][/URL]
182629 renae cruz bosomy latina in fishnet [URL=][/URL]
99401 marta zawadzka polska seksbomba ponczochach [URL=][/URL]
92642 fav pantyhose sexy matures granny [URL=][/URL]
158438 cute blonde chirsten courtney is back [URL=][/URL]
41935 dana dearmond marica hase [URL=][/URL]

mUAKdEMVXr said:


bkDCyaSOjetMQXo said:


okqHOBvWPzYyn said:


uQxIUJhrofCtw said:


OkuoWcdX said:


BxOdkKeLHbZcDIw said:


TfJenKrdH said:


ToqbCYRWISXvOedG said:


iUlSFMBXpz said:


QeWZpoOy said:


LYKvBbqc said:


wbcIQKAderhkE said:


INMRuQbSBaqjLKV said:


muGXldpRB said:


ScIZVQGJzjmkHUT said:


xCumifngITX said:


wMiWfaAHQkFgOqm said:


HyDWMscdp said:


MZHrGkYeU said:


TBjwMUOlsWZqate said:


OwZIjWDRHy said:


ftxZoEAJ said:


zchGeIJDnRrCS said:


dsOmtSGDMYPz said:


RPfhJTAtgZkbdWNE said:


AhbnrusR said:


Donnazhelle Encalade said:

I placed an order on July 31, 2020 and have not received an order status. Is there a delay in processing the order? Thanks for your attention to this matter. I’m so eager to use the product. Donna

SROsbipYHjchPvy said:


EsjVduqLxgO said:


orqBAdeHOliwNcLp said:


Leave a comment