Dry hair: how to take care of it?

Our hair, of all lenghts and all types, are precious. I represents us and asserts our personal style, our identity. But not only: hair is known for acting as a natural scalp protection against external agressions. Of course, this protection alone is not enough, because hair also needs to be protected. Taking care of it is very important.


So, how to do it correctly?


The answer is not as easy as we would think. Indeed, using some shampoo to "repair" our hair fiber is not enough, on the contrary, it needs much more care than this. The hair fiber daily needs nutrition to avoid being dry and brittle, particularly on the lengths and the ends.

First of all, let's focus on how it functions, both in terms of growth and protection.

Below the scalp, in the epidermis, we can find millions of cells called keratinocytes. These cells are known for synthesizing keratin, which is a protein that brings to the skin its waterproof property. All of these cells divide and separate. Four groups are then formed and differenciated, and when some go up to the surface of the epidermis, others on the other hand migrate towards the dermis to form the deepest layer of the epidermis. Four groups of keratinocytes are formed because our epidermis is composed of four layers (from the deepest to the uppermost: basal layer, spinous layer, granular layer and horny layer). This phenomenon is called "keratinization". It is needless to say that without the keratinocytes cells, we would only have a very thin layer of skin, and therefore no protection of the scalp.


By the way, what about our hair?


There is a link with how our scalp works. Indeed, the hair starts its growth in it. The keratinocytes create components allowing the good growth of the hair, thanks to its connections with blood vessels, and particularly nutrients. The scalp, just as our skin, protects from dehydration, microorganisms, and is thermoregulating.

The hair is made of 90% keratin. As said previously, keratin is a skin protecting protein. But not only: it also brings shine, elasticity, strength and waterproofing to the hair, giving free rein for it to grow healthy.

However, once it has grown out of the epidermis and the skin surface, the hair is not as nourished as it was anymore. There are no keratinocytes left, and few keratin to maintain it. Therefore, our natural mecanism produces sebum (this is where you start to have greasy hair), so that our hair is continuously nourished and moisturized. Yes, even if sebum keeps your hair well protected and healthy, on the other hand, we only feel that it is greasy.

Unfortunately, even if using shampoos to wash them is a way to avoid this greasy and unpleasant touch, and gives it a much more agreeable perfume, these non-natural products attack the beneficial effects to the hair, which becomes deprived of all hydration and nutrition. As a result, it dries out, it becomes more vulnerable, and thus has risks of being more brittle.

And whether it's greasy, dry or brittle, it is definitely not what we are looking for.


So, what can we do to remedy this hair imbalance?


  • First and foremost, make sure you're doing the right things for your own hair. All hair has different textures and needs to be taken care of differently than others.
  • Look at the compositions of the shampoos and cares that you buy! Opt for scalp-friendly products that won't dry out your lengths and ends. There are a growing number of natural and organic shampoos and care products on sale online or in supermarkets.
  • Even if you don't like it: try to not wash your hair every two or three days. Sebum may seem like your worst enemy, but it is not necessarily the case. It keeps your hair naturally nourished and protected.
  • Don't wash your hair with very hot water! It will make your scalp more sensitive, and can lead to itching, even dandruff, and it can also damage your hair fiber. Prioritize warm or cold water for your hair instead.
  • Massage your scalp. More than being very relaxing, it clearly helps to keep your hair in good health and ensure it a safe growth.
  • Avoid too much hair coloration. Or if you do so, opt for natural hair colors.

In addition, in order to keep your lengths and ends protected, nourished and hydrated, even after the use of shampoo, without leaving a greasy finish as sebum does, the Laboratoires SILKBIOTIC have a solution for you.

Our hair mist "Silk hair", tested by and independent laboratory, is composed of 98% of natural origin ingredients, so that it does not either irritate your hair or risk breaking it. You will find ingredients such as:

  • silk water: moisturizes, protects, brings shine and health of the hair
  • aloe vera: moisturizes, soothes, revitalizes, anti-oxidant
  • active ingredients derived from castor oil: nourishes, repairs, fortifies, brings shine

This sweet-scented mist can be used on all types of hair. You can apply it before going to bed, in the morning, or simply when you feel that your hair is dry and that it could really use a boost of revitalization for the day. This unique and natural care mist formula diffuses a cloud of actives molecules to infuse its benefits at the heart of the hair fiber, to bring deep nutrition and hydration. It does not have an oily effect, and it is damp right after application, as the mist in alcohol-free.

After one single application, you will have immediate results: the hair is instantly softer and glowier, as if it were revitalized. It will also be easier to untangle it. After a week, your hair will find its hydration and its beam back, and after twenty eight days, you will notice that your hair will be in much better health.