March 13, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc 0Comment

Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Dry Hair

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For those who are looking for the best moisturizing shampoo and deep conditioner, look no more. It is important to be careful of using products that over moisturizes the hair, because it will cause breakage. The products in this article are perfectly engineered to keep the hair in its appropriate pH range, which allows the hair to dry smooth and moisturized. The product in this review is called the Joico Moisture Recovery Shampoo and the Treatment Balm.

Experiences With the Joico Moisture Recovery Shampoo and Treat Balm

As someone who has hair prone to dryness, I am always looking for products catered to moisture. After looking at great reviews on the Joico hair lines, I purchased the Moisture Recovery shampoo and Treatment Balm.

After saturating my hair with water, I applied the shampoo to my scalp. Personally, I like to wash my hair in different sections, so I applied it to my sections and allowed it to sit on my scalp. I clean the strands of hair by rinsing the shampoo over my strands.
My hair was soft. I didn’t feel anymore product build-up on my hair.

Once I was done with that, I squeezed my hair and applied the treatment balm/deep conditioner. Having the hair in sections is very useful at this point. Once in sections, continue to divide your hair into smaller sections, this will allow the product to cover just about all of the strands of hair. If you just apply a big blob of the balm to your hair without sectioning, not every strand will be covered.

I let it sit for a minimum of 30 minutes with a shower cap on my hair.

After doing research, I have learned my hair has a low porosity level. Meaning, its hard to get moisture in, but once it’s in the hair it takes longer than normal to lose the moisture. Research shows, that applying heat or steam to the hair opens its cuticles to bring moisture in.
So having a heating/ shower cap, traps some heat in to open my hair shaft. You will know the product seeped through, when you no longer see the product on your hair.

When I took off the shower cap, I noticed how soft my hair has become. I rinsed it out with warm water and towel dried my hair with a microfiber towel.

My hair was extremely soft and I have been using this product for months ever since.

How It Works

After using this product for many months, it still does what it says. Like a generic shampoo, the shampoo lifts the cuticles to cleanse my hair without over stripping it.The treatment/ deep conditioner, is slightly acidic which closes my cuticles to keep in the moisture. The conditioner also has shea butter, jojoba and olive oil in it to bring in the moisture. This combination on how it works, has left myself and many others with great results.

Compared to Other General Competitors

Compared to other moisture emphasized products, this is better because it takes advantage of pH balance.

Products like Pantene Pro Moisture shampoo and Conditioner, leaves the hair smooth but lacks the amount of moisture gained compared to Joico. The pH/ acidity of your hair is very important. It determines whether your hair will be smooth or hard. The hair thrives at a pH between 3.5-5.5

Knowing how the hair reacts to certain pH levels, shampoos are generally more basic than the conditioner. This is , because the shampoo will open the cuticles and thoroughly cleanse the scalp and hair. The conditioner is meant to close and smooth the hair to keep moisture in.

Joico’s Moisture Recovery Shampoo’s pH is 4.5-5.5 and the conditioner is 3.5-4.5. The range of the pH in these products is within the optimal range listed above. As a result, my hair is smooth, strong and not frizzy. When straightened, it naturally has a shine. I do not get these results, when using other shampoos and conditioners that emphasize moisture.


If anyone is looking for a shampoo, conditioner, or deep conditioner that moisturizes the hair, I would highly suggest using this. It is a little pricey, but definitely worth it. I have thick, coarse hair and I can make the 8oz bottles, lasts for about 2-3 months. It can transform extremely dry hair and moderately dry hair to a moisturized state without over moisturizing the hair. It is great for hair of different ethnicities. As an African-American, this has worked on my plus other women of different ethnicities hair.