Just as your body needs water to survive, your hair must replenish its moisture to stay healthy. "Conditioner for hair is like water for the body: You're always going to need it," says hairstylist Lorraine Massey, founder of Devachan Salon in New York City. So if you're a dry-shampoo fan, add moisture, even if you're not washing. The time-saving formulas of dry shampoos are designed to soak up oil, leaving hair lackluster. To rehydrate without wetting, spritz a dry conditioner on thirsty ends every two days.
MC Recommends: Göt2B Rockin' It Dry Conditioner.
People are talking about sulfate-free shampoos, but even gentle surfactants (which create suds) can fade color and cause parched scalps and strands. "Lather removes moisture, but a cleansing conditioner contains essential oils that wash hair without stripping. This is what people used before the invention of shampoo," explains Wen founder Chaz Dean, whose latest formula, Summer Mango Coconut, contains antioxidant goji berries and matrixyl peptides to strengthen strands. "After three weeks of using a non-detergent shampoo, you'll see hair like you've never seen before," Massey promises.
MC Recommends: L'Oréal Paris EverCrème Cleansing Conditioner.