My hair's kinda weird. I have somewhat straight hair at my roots but curly ends, and it's still coily. It's also dry...and I mean very dry. My scalp gets itchy sometimes, especially now because I'm growing my hair out some. All this to say, I needed something — ANYTHING — to help my hair retain moisture.
I searched far and wide and tried a bunch of different products, but the one that has worked the absolute best for me has been Aveda's Dry Remedy system. It's a four-part set that includes a shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, and hair oil. You by no means have to buy the entire system to see results, but I use all four parts and have noticed significant changes: First off, I've been using it for a month now and I don't have to wash my hair as much, since it stays moisturized longer. Second, you're supposed to rinse out the hair mask (the third part of the four-part regimen), but I use it as a leave-in conditioner and don't rinse it out for added moisture (I read this "hack" in a review on Aveda's website and it's worked for me tremendously). Third, it simply smells amazing.
Look, this system isn't cheap — but for the last month my hair has never been healthier and more moisturized, so it's absolutely been worth it for me. And if you want to test it out before you make the investment, Aveda sells travel sizes of the shampoo, conditioner, and masque for $9 each. If you have hair similar to mine and haven't been able to find a product that helps your hair retain moisture for an extended amount of time, you should seriously consider this. —Kevin Smith
Get the whole set from Aveda (shampoo, conditioner, mask, and oil) for $128. Products are also available on Amazon and Jet.