Regardless of your position on the fashion scale, either as being fashionable or not, one thing that's common with all women is their conscious interest in their hair. Although some women are more invested in it than others, this fact can't be taken away from the female gender; the desire to look good, which your hair/hairstyle is a major part of. It is important to get products based on what your hair needs rather than because it worked well for a friend, a colleague, teammate, etc. without getting adequate information about your hair and what works for it. But you need not worry, this is written just for you.
The first unwritten rule of hair care is that NOT ALL PRODUCTS ARE FOR YOU. Products with tags such as "For all hair types" aren't for you. To get the best for your hair, choose products or regimen that suits your hair type. The best shampoo or conditioner for wavy hair may not suit curly hair or other hair types.
Are you wondering what hair type your hair is and how best to care for it? Worry no more, we got you covered. We will briefly walk you down the types of hair, their characteristics, and few tips on how to care for it.
Types of hair
Wavy hair is frizzy and it's important to know how to control the frizz by adding moisture while still maintaining your natural curls. If your hair type is type 2, hydrating and moisturising shampoo and conditioner are highly recommended. You can apply mousse to your damp hair while styling it so that the wavy look can be maintained. type. The trick is to know which (type 1,2,3 or 4) you have at where ( the crown or temple) and rock it like the queen you are.
Straight hair type (1)
It has no natural curls but has a lot of natural shine. The hair may be coarse or fine but needs frequent wash because of its greasy look. Dry shampoo is best for this hair type and products that are too "heavy" should be avoided.
Wavy hair type (2)
Wavy hair is frizzy and it's important to know how to control the frizz by adding moisture while still maintaining your natural curls. If your hair type is type 2, hydrating and moisturising shampoo and conditioner are highly recommended. You can apply mousse to your damp hair while styling it so that the wavy look can be maintained.
Curly hair type (3)
If you have curly hair your best bet to controlling frizz is to keep your hair moisturised because Frizzy hair is a constant battle. A moisturising shampoo and conditioner are highly recommended while cream, mousse, hair oil, and jellies can be used to control the frizz. To keep your curls intact, do well to avoid excessive brushing and frequent ponytails or bun.
Coily hair type (4)
Coily or Kinky hair is S-shaped and the most delicate hair type. It requires a heavy moisturising conditioner and always use a shampoo made strictly for your hair type. Oils should be used sparingly since it does not add moisture to the hair. Using deep conditioning masques, leave-in conditioners, butter, and creams helps to keep the hair moisturised. Other factors to consider when next you are tempted to buy into the "for all hair type" bait are hair texture, porosity, and density.
Hair texture is the degree of thickness of your hair which can be divided into fine hair, medium hair, and thick or coarse hair.
Porosity is how much moisture your hair can absorb per time. A porous hair absorbs moisturising products so well.
Density is the number of hairs on your head or simply put, how closely joined your hair roots are.
The hair you have is as unique as you are and this is why you shouldn't join the crowd when it comes to your hair care. Hopefully, this article has cleared up some confusions, if not all, as to why product for all hair types is not the best for you. With the right product for your hair type, you can have healthy hair with a luscious look which will help you to appreciate the natural beauty of your hair type.