One of the most common problems and needs among those with curly hair is excessive dryness and frizz, leading not only to a dull and dehydrated appearance of the hair, but also to a greater tendency for knots to form, thus complicating curl management and definition.

Curly hair may show a greater susceptibility to dryness and dryness than straight hair, mainly due to structural differences between the two hair types.

In curly hair, the presence of proteins such as keratin makes it stiff and forms the characteristic spiral that distinguishes it. When we take a closer look at the structure of curly hair, we notice another important aspect: the cuticle, the outer layer of the hair, is irregular.

This means that it will be more prone to being lifted, leaving larger spaces between cells, and this has a direct impact on curly hair’s ability to retain moisture. In fact, the raised cuticle allows moisture to escape more easily, directly causing the hair to become drier.

The typical spiral shape of curly hair adds another challenge against the dryness and dryness of our hair: the distribution of sebum along the lengths. Sebum is a natural oil produced by the scalp that is responsible for moisturizing and protecting the hair.

However, in curly hair, this distribution over the entire length is more complex because of the natural curves that the hair possesses, which make it more difficult for the sebum to pass through to the ends. In addition, as we age, the scalp produces less sebum contributing to dryer hair and, consequently, also more difficult to detangle.

In addition to the natural factors we have just read about, there are also several external factors and exogenous conditions that can contribute to intensifying this condition. Let’s look at them in detail in the following section.


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External causes

Among the many external factors, climate plays a major role. During the summer months, the sun’s heat and UV rays put hair under great stress. They deprive them of moisture and damage pigment, making them dry and brittle.

Artificial heat sources also play a role in this regard. The high temperatures of drying tools, such as blow dryers and diffusers, can make them especially dry if not used properly. This is why it is so important to pay special attention to the drying processes and tools used.

Another non-negligible factor concerns chemical treatments, such as dyes and bleaching, along with the prolonged use of products containing silicones and sulfates. This combination of factors contributes over time to decreasing the natural hydration of the hair and promoting dryness and dryness of the hair.

Shea Butter

100% natural pure shea butter. A complete repairing treatment for very dry curls, intensely nourishing and moisturizing.

Coconut Oil

Pure moisturising, sublimating and softening oil; nourishes and restructures dry and damaged curls.

I Love Riccio Delight Milk® Protein Hydrating Mask

Protein and nourishing mask specifically for curls with medium to fine texture.

I Love Riccio SuperCurly Booster® Protein Rebuilder

Protein reconstructor for curls damaged by chemical and physical treatments. Your hair will regain strength, volume and definition.


There are several remedies to give new life to curly hair by limiting its dryness and dryness. The first step is to use ultra-moisturizing masks, oils and natural butters that give more nourishment to the hair and improve its appearance.

For example, shea butter can be used both as a nourishing pre-shampoo mask and as a pre-styling disciplining agent due to its moisturizing and repairing properties.

Another super ally in caring for particularly dry curly hair is coconut oil. You can use it as a great pre-shampoo pack or, alternatively, after drying by applying a few drops to the lengths and ends.

Ultra moisturizing and nourishing products such as masks and oils can therefore help hair regain moisture. However, you need to use them in the correct amount and manner according to the thickness and texture of your hair. For fine hair, in fact, it is not recommended to use masks and packs with dense, ultra moisturizing textures because they may weigh hair down, especially the root.

You can opt for conditioners with lighter formulations such as Delight Milk. Specifically for fine hair, it contains plant oils and wheat proteins that help nourish the hair without weighing it down.

On the other hand, to mitigate damage caused by chemical treatments, such as dyes and bleaching, and damage caused by heat, products that act as keratin and collagen-based reconstructors that impart strength to the hair fibers are presented as effective solutions.

Super Curly Booster is a protein-based reconstructor for wavy and curly bleached, bleached, and dyed hair that has lost moisture and nutrition, body and volume, and that is dull, breaking, and struggling to grow. Applied strand by strand, after shampooing, with a 30-minute application time, this treatment can be repeated every 2 months or when needed.