We all know it: hair plays a fundamental role in our well-being. Whether you have short, long or mid-length hair, the choice of hair products is essential in order to provide good nutrition and better hydration to your scalp.
Admittedly, we are concentrating in the world of Afro-type, frizzy, curly hair, but to generalize our topic of the day a little, we are going to discuss hair care in general.
Before choosing the right products, it is therefore essential to know what type of hair you have.
Determine your hair needs
Depending on how your hair looks or feels, you can be classified as having oily, dry and damaged, frizzy, curly or wavy hair.
Products for oily hair types
Having oily hair greatly involves care aimed at treating the sebaceous glands when washing.
If your hair is oily, you should bet on a mild shampoo and a mask or conditioner adapted to this hair texture.
Products suitable for dry and damaged hair
Contrary to this, if you have dry and damaged hair, you might as well go for a keratin treatment to replenish the hair fiber.
For this, a nourishing shampoo and a moisturizing conditioner will do just fine.
This practice also regenerates and strengthens the cuticle.
If you want to combine volume and hydration, use creams or essential oils for a restorative effect.
Hair that tends to be dry requires more specific maintenance with nourishing hair product lines.
Products for wavy, curly or frizzy hair
Many women and men are increasingly accepting their beautiful curls (and we love it!)
But curly and frizzy hair requires more care and maintenance to see results and it depends on the quality of the products used.
A good knowledge of the porosity of your hair is also part of the criteria for selecting hair products.
Tends to be dry, frizzy or curly hair requires good hydration.
It is therefore necessary to bet on a nourishing shampoo and conditioner.
Resorting to vegetable oils and protective hairstyles is also ideal.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients of hair products
If you want to have satisfactory results, opting for organic and natural products is a great alternative to bring strength and shine to your mane.
Here are the components to avoid
To boost the results, it is common for brands to add chemicals to the components of hair products.
Effective only in the short term, its constituents can weigh down, weaken and dry out your hair and at the same time destroy your hair fiber.
To avoid this, components such as silicones , PEG and PPE, sodium, etc. are to be banned.
Regarding hair fiber scales
Whether your hair fiber has low, high or normal porosity, you must always keep in mind that the results of the treatments used always depend on the proper functioning of the scales.
The more these are open, the more the nutrients have the chance to have their effect.
To open your scales and help your products act in depth, you have the choice between these 3 solutions:
- Heat (hot steam from a heated helmet).
- Green clay.
- Baking soda.
Very effective in promoting the lifting of scales thanks to the alkaline in its composition, baking soda and green clay is used once a week.
As for the heat, it is useful when applying your treatments. Please note, be careful not to wash your hair with too hot water, as this may damage your scalp.
Focus on the right ingredients
The ingredients that make up our hair cosmetics are there to promise a certain well-being to our hair. The choice of the ideal treatment also depends on these components, so you might as well know them.
- For moisturizing products: prefer more water, vegetable glycerin, aloe vera juice. You can also opt for a hair milk.
- For hair lacking in protein: bet on products based on oats, shea butter or wheat, especially if you have high porosity, ie hair that dries quickly.
- Styling care: styling products are essential for your manes, especially if they are natural and based on wax or honey. You can also use a moisturizing gel for a less greasy effect.