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Your Ultimate Guide to Healthy Hair: Best Hair Care Practices

9 min read 2023 Jun 13
Written by Moerie Team
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Some say you should wash your hair as rarely as possible, while others are telling you how damaging it can be. Some say a blow dryer is your enemy, while others say air drying is even worse. 

The whole hair topic is confusing, and that’s why we’re here to help you out. In this article, we’ll cover the best hair care tips and practices. No more worries about whys and hows – we’re here to tell you exactly how to care for your locks!

Caring for Different Hair Types

Just like each person is wonderfully distinct, so is every hair type. Let’s explore the secrets to nurturing and enhancing the individuality of your locks, celebrating the one-of-a-kind beauty that makes you stand out. 

  • Straight hair: Opt for lightweight, volumizing shampoos and conditioners to add body and shine. Avoid heavy products that may weigh down your hair.

  • Curly hair: Choose moisturizing, sulfate-free products that enhance curl definition and reduce frizz. Consider using leave-in conditioners and styling creams to maintain moisture and manageability.

  • Wavy hair: Use hydrating shampoos and conditioners to enhance natural waves. Incorporate a diffuser when blow-drying to maintain texture and reduce heat damage.

  • Coily hair: Look for moisturizing, sulfate-free products specifically designed for coily hair. Deep-conditioning treatments and protective styles can help retain moisture and prevent breakage.

Building the Right Hair Care Routine

Picture this: your day is filled with running around, the nine-to-five hustle and bustle, socializing, exercising, keeping yourself entertained, and ensuring you’re never hungry. That’s already so much stuff to do with great finesse.

The last thing you want to do is come back home and worry about something that should be somewhat therapeutic – taking care of your body, specifically, hair. We’re here to make things easier and not overcomplicate them for you, so let’s skim through the basics!

Washing your hair

Shampooing your hair is crucial to remove the buildup of excess dirt, oil, and styling products. However, some products are harsher than others, even though they’re good at pulling dirt from your hair.

  • Things to avoid when choosing a shampoo: Sulfates pull dirt and oil from the hair a little too well, and the natural oils can get stripped away. That’s why you may prefer to use a specialty shampoo if you have sensitive or dry skin or if your hair is dyed or damaged in other ways. 
  • Things to look for when choosing a shampoo: You might use shampoo with anionic surfactants like lauryl sulfates. Use sulfates infrequently for a thorough cleanse, especially if you have very oily skin and very straight hair. For dry or sensitive hair, try to use shampoos that contain milder sodium laureth sulfate or pick cationic detergents, nonionic detergents, or natural surfactants.

Now, let’s break down the key steps in washing your hair properly:

  • Get your hair wet: Rinse hair thoroughly with water and work your fingers through it gently – splashing water onto the hair isn’t enough. Use lukewarm water – too much heat strips natural oils and moisture away from your hair. This can contribute to static, dry hair and a dehydrated scalp.
  • Use shampoo: Massage around one teaspoon of sulfate-free shampoo into the scalp with your fingertips. Gently run your fingers through damp hair to remove tangles, stimulate your scalp, reduce the risk of breakage, and pull out larger debris. 
  • Rinse: Spend a few minutes rinsing your hair with lukewarm water to remove all traces of shampoo from your hair. This can prevent buildup on the scalp. Repeat the process if your hair is extra oily or dirty. 
  • Lock it in: Rinse hair with cold water to close the pores in your scalp to seal moisture into the hair and add shine.

How often should you wash your hair? Generally, washing 2–3 times a week is suitable for most hair types. Fine or oily hair may require more frequent washing, while dry or curly hair may benefit from less frequent washing to retain natural oils.

Nourishing your hair

Looking for exceptional shine? Healthy growth? A farewell to frizz and dryness? Let’s talk about nourishing your hair.

Moisturizing your hair with water and oil-based products helps to retain moisture by attracting and sealing in the hydration, promoting softness and manageability. It is an essential step to maintain hair health, increase elasticity, and protect it from environmental toxins.

Here’s a list of things you can use to reap all of those benefits:

  • Rinse-out conditioners: These types of conditioners work best for healthy low to medium-porosity hair. Leave them in for a few minutes before rinsing them out, and rinse until there is no conditioner left. Make sure you condition your hair every time you wash it. 
  • Leave-in conditioner: These are a great way to make your hair silky, shiny, and tangle-free. They’re lightweight, so you can use them as styling products too. Towel-dry your hair, and apply the conditioner. 
  • Hair masks and deep conditioners: Hair masks are perfect for repairing dry and damaged hair. A good mask should be applied from root to tip and left in place for at least 30 minutes before rinsing out thoroughly. Some hair masks can be kept on overnight. We suggest using such or similar deep conditioning treatment regularly – and even more frequently if you have dry or damaged hair. 
  • Hair oils: The best oils for taming frizz and adding shine are coconut or olive oils. For an even more luxurious look, add these miracle workers to your locks before washing to ensure the hair doesn’t dry out during the shampooing time. However, if you have low porosity hair or if you have fine and straight hair, you might want to choose products with lighter ingredients, such as argan, grapeseed, or jojoba oils. 
  • Hair butters: Hair butter is a natural remedy for dry and damaged hair that can seal in moisture. Hair butters often contain castor, coconut, or avocado oils that protect from breakage while adding nutrients from shea butter and cocoa beans. Choose heavier oils for high porosity or dry hair and lighter ones for low porosity and straight hair. 

Aftercare: Heat or No Heat?

So, you’ve washed your hair, nourished it, and you’re being put in front of two choices: using a blow dryer or moving on with your day and letting it air dry. Let’s talk about proper aftercare.

  • Air-drying: Air-drying maximizes the amount of moisture retention in your hair. When you air-dry your hair, in most cases, you avoid heat damage and make it appear less dull and frizzy. It also allows your hair strands to take a break from heat-styling. 

If you decide to air-dry, use a microfiber towel or even a clean cotton t-shirt to get the excess water out. There’s one thing you should always keep in mind, though – don’t ever go to sleep with damp hair.

  • Blow-drying: However, the longer your hair stays wet, the more damaged it gets. You might choose to blow-dry your hair if you use the low setting and keep the hairdryer 15 centimeters away from your hair. Remember – the higher the dryer’s heat level, the more cracks will be on the hair cuticle, so make sure you always use a low heat setting.

If you decide to use a hairdryer, use a heat protectant in all cases. For wavy or curly hair, you will need to use a diffuser or form your curls with the palm of your hand. Don’t ever try to brush your hair as you dry it because it will damage your curls. 

  • Heads up for both options: No matter which one you choose, always make sure your hair is fully dry before doing any heat styling like curling or straightening. Applying heat to wet hair leads to hair damage.

Choosing the Right Products

Congratulations – you’re equipped with haircare knowledge, and we know you’re about to serve the creme de la creme of haircare routines. 

But can you do so with random products? Not really. Here’s what you need to know:

What to look for in hair care products?

  • Natural and nourishing ingredients: Seek products that contain natural, non-harsh ingredients that nourish your hair. Look for ingredients like fulvic acid, biotin, vitamins, and minerals (such as those found in Moérie’s products) that support hair health and growth.
  • Moisturizing and hydrating properties: Choose products with moisturizing agents like oils, butters, and humectants (such as honey or glycerin) that attract and retain moisture, helping to hydrate and soften your hair.
  • Sulfate-free and gentle formulas: Opt for sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners to avoid stripping your hair of its natural oils and causing dryness. Gentle formulas are milder on the scalp and hair, reducing the risk of irritation.

What to avoid in hair care products:

  • Harsh chemicals: Stay away from products that contain harsh chemicals, such as sulfates, parabens, and silicones, which can strip away natural oils, cause scalp irritation, and lead to dryness.
  • Artificial fragrances and dyes: These ingredients can irritate the scalp and cause allergic reactions. Opt for products with natural scents or fragrance-free options.
  • Alcohol-based formulations: Alcohol can be drying to the hair and scalp, so choose products that are alcohol-free or contain minimal amounts of non-drying alcohol.

Looking for an All-in-One?

Getting every box checked when looking for the right products can be tiring. That’s why Moérie is your ultimate all-rounder regarding proper haircare!

Want to speed up your hair growth? Moérie Hair Growth Spray is packed with over 125 active substances designed to promote hair growth.

Want to deep-cleanse your hair? Moérie Mineral Shampoo deep cleanses your hair while removing harmful oils and toxins. Infused with fulvic minerals, vitamins, and amino acids, it nourishes your hair for optimal health and vitality.

Want silky and nourished hair? Achieve silky, shiny hair with Moérie’s Mineral Conditioner. Say goodbye to frizz and tangling, as this special formula provides your hair with essential nutrients for a vibrant and healthy look. For best results, pair it with Moérie Mineral Shampoo.

Want a quick pick-me-up for your hair? Treat your hair to a luxury salon experience with Moérie’s 10-Minute Repair Hair Mask. Packed with over 125 active substances, it repairs damaged hair and promotes healthy hair growth, leaving you with revitalized and beautiful locks.

Care enough to start caring for your hair from within? Moérie’s Ultimate Hair Growth Pills provide a comprehensive range of ingredients that nourish and fortify your beauty from the inside out. The combination of biotin, known for promoting the production of keratin, and selenium, which supports healthy hair growth, helps to achieve fuller, stronger, and shinier hair. Silica strengthens the hair and prevents thinning, while zinc rejuvenates the skin and aids in collagen and keratin formation, promoting a healthy, radiant complexion. Folic acid, copper, and vitamin B12 contribute to overall hair, skin, and nail health, while vitamin E provides antioxidant protection.

Too long to read? Just get the Moerié Ultimate Hair Growth Set. We promise to care for your hair like there’s no tomorrow! 


Look at you – you’re all done! Taking care of your hair goes beyond just washing and styling. It involves understanding the unique needs of your hair type, adopting the right practices, and using products that nourish and protect your locks. 

By following the best hair care practices and incorporating tips tailored to your specific hair type, you can achieve healthy, vibrant, and gorgeous hair that makes you feel confident and beautiful.

Remember to prioritize moisturization and hydration, as it is key to maintaining the health and elasticity of your hair. Look for products that contain natural, nourishing ingredients like the ones found in Moérie’s hair care line, such as fulvic acid, biotin, and essential vitamins and minerals. 

With the right practices, quality products, and a little TLC, you can transform your hair into a crowning glory that turns heads!

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