How To Tame and Care For Your Hair Type
Each person has about 100,000 hair fibers on his or her head – each hair fiber deserves special care and attention, which can be provided through using the right products!
Whether you’re sporting spunky curls or sleek, straight locks, you should understand the needs of your hair type and use cosmetics that enhance and boost your natural beauty. Don’t let the wrong products take away the natural oils and shape of your hair! Through careful selection, you can bring life and volume to your gorgeous mane!
How can I determine my hair personality and what products should I use, you ask? Keep reading to find out how to successfully provide your hair with the best possible care.
Individuals with straight hair have spherical follicles, which produces a round hair shaft. The round follicle guides the hair growth upwards, which allows each hair strand to lay flat and reflect light well.
When caring for your straight hair, incorporate a lot scalp massages. Limit shampooing the hair to at most three times a week if possible – on the non-shampoo days, use a hair rinse, or give yourself a 2-3 minute scalp massage with your favorite conditioner. This routine, you will keep your hair and scalp clean, but will not dehydrate it by stripping away its oils.
To keep your straight hair shiny and smooth, use shampoos that do not contain sulfates. Although sulfates don’t damage straight hair as much as they damage curly hair, they are still harmful to any hair follicle and any hair shaft. Sulfates are synthetically made chemicals that coat the entire hair shaft during shampooing, and strip most of the essential scalp oils from the hair. This makes your hair dry out faster, feel brittle, and develop split-ends quicker. In addition, sulfates have been scientifically proven to act as irritants. Instead of using shampoos that contain sulfates, use a smoothing sulfate-free shampoo, such as Bee Mine Organic Moisturizing Shampoo.
When styling your hair, always apply a moisturizing leave-in treatment at the ends. This will prevent split ends, and help you grow out your hair. Try the LUSH Shine So Bright treatment, which is a thick balm that when applied to the hair provides it with high shine and prevents any breakage or splitting. If you have any problems with static hair, this product will be able to successfully tame them; in addition, it can wonderfully smooth out any unmanageable fly-aways.
Wavy hair is like having the best of both worlds – sometimes it appears straight and sometimes curly; it is all dependent on the day and amount of moisture in the air. The follicle of an individual with wavy hair is semicircular, guiding the hair upwards. As a result, the hair shaft does not lie quite as flat as an individual’s with straight hair. Because of this, wavy hair is better able to maintain moisture – more space also allows the natural oils to penetrate more freely.
To maintain the natural beauty and versatility of your hair, limit shampooing to once or twice a week. The shampoo should be chemical-free, in order to prevent drying. In addition, the hair should not be exposed to sulfates, which will permanently alter the chemical structure of the hair shaft – this will cause the hair to look more frizzy and it will be less likely to take the form of a wave until it grows out!
Instead of shampooing every day, using a water rinse and giving yourself scalp massages with your favorite conditioner for 2-3 minutes, on non-shampoo days, will intensely hydrate your hair. This routine will allow you to maintain clean but hydrated hair. Among many other natural products, berries have long been used to cleanse hair, apply beneficial antioxidants, and infuse the scalp with antioxidants. This Berry Full Shampoo will provide the same effect!
When styling the hair, remember to apply protecting, conditioning and moisturizing products to prevent drying out and breakage. By spritzing a heat protectant before blow drying you will prevent the heat from denaturing the protein that your hair is built of. In addition, for everyday protection, try the Keratin Infusing Smoothing Serum, a product that has been top-rated by beauty gurus and stylists for the past few years.
Despite the voluminous locks that many curly-haired individuals have, each strand of hair is actually very thin and fragile. In addition, curly-haired people typically have less hair on their head then those with straight and wavy hair! This means that special care and attention should be paid to curly hair.
The follicle from which the hair grows is oval, producing a curly hair shaft. Due to the volume, the curly mane is often porous, which causes the hair to dry out quickly due to an inability to retain moisture. Because the hair is also very curly, the oils have a hard time reaching the bottom, causing the tips to become dry quicker than the tips of people who do not have curly hair. As a result, curly hair requires more frequent and more potent conditioning. To infuse your hair with the much-needed moisture, try leave-in masks, such as this 100% Pure Sea Algae Hair Mask.
When cleansing the hair, the trick is to think of moisturizing in terms of shampooing. Each time you step into the shower to wash your hair, instead of using a harsh detergent-like shampoo, use a cleansing crème-like shampoo. Although those kinds of shampoos produce low to no suds, they still penetrate the hair shafts and thoroughly cleanse the scalp off sweat and salts. As a result, the beneficial oils are not washed away, leaving the hair moisturized. This incredibly gentle Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream is so smooth and hair-friendly that it can be used everyday and will make any type of curl look lively!