What's Your Hair Like?
Hair sometimes can be a tricky thing. I know there has been many of times where I just wanted to shave my head because my hair just wouldn't style the way I wanted it to. My hair is very dry and frizzy, so I alway's looked like a poodle or a big puff ball after brushing it. Still to this day my hair is a huge task for me on a daily basis and it becomes very frustrating. I wanted to share some hair types and what to use to avoid you from becoming frustrated to the point of wanting to shave your head.
Coarse/Curly Hair fells rough, is dull and hard to style,likes to fly away. Coarse hair isn't considered dry hair and it can not be treated using dry hair products. Coarse hair is normally common in African Americans but it occurs in every gene. This hair type is actually pretty strong and healthy.
If you have coarse hair you want to use Alkaline- Based products to soften the hair shaft. Use shampoos without proteins,balsam or body building ingredients.Coarse hair can handle hot water so use the hottest water you can stand to wash hair.
Having coarse hair you don't want to use a conditioner, instead use a simple creme rinse with very few ingredients in it. You want to add creme rinse to hot water, you can use a larger amount then what is recommended. Keep this in your hair for 10-15 minutes. Rinse hair with warm water.
Drying- Dry hair by blotting,patting hair with a towel to absorb water, Don't rub hair because this creates friction that will rough up the hair shaft. After drying hair you can apply a little facial moisturizer to the palm of your hands and run it through your hair, after moisturizer brush hair to evenly distribute moisturizer equally.
Dry/Frizzy hair definitely feels dry to the touch and is easily broken off. Also with dry hair you tend to have more dead/split ends more often. Dry hair does not have enough moisture and oil to maintain it's normal sheen and texture.
Dry hair you want to use moisturizing products. The thing that you want to avoid with dry/frizzy hair are excessive washing and blow drying. You also want to avoid harsh soaps as well as products that have alcohol in them. Alcohol dry's the hair out.
Wash hair every other day and use a gentle shampoo, use conditioner and leave in hair a little longer then usual. Once a week you also want to use a deep conditioner. Try to avoid blow drying hair, you want to let your hair air dry as much as possible but if you have to use a blow dryer set it on a low setting, if you have dry curly hair then you want to use a diffuser to control frizz. If you use a hair product before blow drying such as mousse you want to use a product to ease frizz.
Oily hair is considered greasy hair. Greasy hair develops a flat,lank, string or oily appearance. Oily hair is normally caused by the overproduction of the Sebaceous Gland which produces sebum. Sebum is a waxy type of substance naturally occurring in the body which is designed to keep hair soft,supple and waterproof. This sebum also causes the skin to become oily as well. Hormone changes is also sometimes linked to the development of greasy hair and skin issues.
If you have greasy oily looking hair you can wash your hair daily or even twice daily using a clarifying or oil reducing products. A Lot of people find washing there hair daily is useful.
Shampoo hair with lukewarm or cool water, avoid hot temperature, also rinse with cool water. I would avoid using conditioner. Never brush hair other than to lightly style. I say this because over brushing stimulates the sebaceous glands and causes more oil. If you can wear hair up and away from the face. This helps avoid the oils from your skin transferring to your hair.
Fine Hair is hair that lacks volume and body and appears lifeless,limp,flat and thin. If you have this hair type you want to use Volumize and Body products.
Shampoo hair with a mild shampoo that is specially formulated for fine hair. You can wash and rinse your hair in warm water. I wouldn't use a lot of conditioner because you don't want to weigh down your hair to much with products. Avoid brushing hair when it's wet because it causes damage to the hair.
Blow dry your hair with your head upside down. Run your fingers through your hair from scalp to ends as your blow drying. Avoid using a brush. When hair is partially dry add mouse to the underside of your head going from roots to ends. Finish blow drying hair upside down using fingers as a brush when hair is completely dry flip your head up and fluff into place by running your fingers from the underside of hair from the scalp to the ends as doing this lift the hair upwards. You should see a difference with the volume of your hair. Avoid using to much hair spray because it can also weigh down your hair.
If you have fine hair you also want to avoid having your hair layered when having it cut. It makes the hair looking thinner then it already is. You want to keep your hair at the same length as much as possible.
Hope This Was Useful
Well now that you learned about some of the hair types I hope it becomes helpful on what to use and what not to use. It took me years to figure out what products to use on my hair and I finally got it right.