Several factors influence the look and feel of your hair. Aging contributes to more changes making the hair less dense, unruly, brittle, and harder to grow longer. Every woman wants thick, healthy hair; nevertheless, the journey to healthy hair can be demanding.
Summer and tropical heat can also take a toll on your hair, as uncontrollable factors like genetics, stress, hormone fluctuations, and menopause. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean you should put up with thinning hair.
Choosing the right products for your hair can bring out its inner radiance and volume and maintain its healthy glow. We rounded up the best haircare products to suit every hair type so you could add them to your cabinet.
Fine and straight hair
If your hair is fine and straight, you will likely experience fried ends, a greasy scalp, and breakage at some point. You don’t need to worry, as these common issues are not permanent. The right products can put an end to your struggle. Including dry shampoo as an option will add texture, grip, and bulk to your hair.
Nevertheless, that doesn’t negate washing it within a few days, especially if you plan to wear your hair down. To style your hair use a heat protecting spray from the mid-length through the ends of your damp hair, and comb it with a mound of mousse. This will add body and volume to your hair.
Thick and straight hair
Thick and straight hair can be challenging to take care of. It takes a lot of patience, time, and effort to keep it healthy and manageable. Using a conditioner is imperative, especially if you have thick hair. Conditioners can help you tame the frizzy, rebellious, and damaged prone strands. They also help you tackle knots, coarseness, and tangles when styling or brushing your hair.
It is also advisable to use a hair mask. Unlike conditioners, hair masks are formulated to go deep into the cortex to repair the hair’s strands. You can also use a serum to add smoothness and shine to your hair to reduce frizz, especially on a tough hair day.
Kinky and Coiled hair
Coily curls are more fragile to take care of. That’s why they require more care and attention than other hair types. If your hair is curly, you should have a different approach to styling your hair. When showering, you should use a deep conditioner, but only rinse it out halfway. The conditioner will keep your curls shiny and smooth. Coily hair doesn’t absorb moisture quickly. That’s why it is advisable to use more oils and hair butters and avoid combing it when it is dry.
There are many natural oil infusions on the market for this type of hair. Using natural oils will visibly repair your hair and leave it looking healthy. Hair butters, on the other hand, are rich in fatty acids. They can help prevent breakage and build elasticity contributing to a healthy-looking gloss.
The best way to comb curly and kinky hair is when it is wet or damp; this will help you avoid tension which leads to hair loss and breakage. When you brush your hair while it’s still wet or moist, you will add definition and increase the integrity of your curls, easing the detangling process.
If you are blessed with naturally wavy hair, you will want to give it extra care to keep it healthy. To keep it healthy, it has to stay hydrated. You can use special oils for wavy hair to boost moisture. Remember not to drown your hair in shampoos and styling products that will smother your hair. Pick lighter styling products with natural oils instead of silicone. If your hair needs a little coaxing, use sprays instead of gels or curl creams to let you mist your hair evenly.
Curly hair is delightful; after all, women with curly hair get attention and compliments for their unique locks. A good hair routine makes a difference between untameable curly hair days and good curly hair days. That’s why you must stay on top of your game by using the right products. For starters, choose your shampoos wisely. Use mild shampoos free of toxic chemicals like sulfates, silicones, and alcohol, all of which can irritate your scalp. Go for mild surfactant shampoos with fragrance-free and sulfate-free formulas.
When you are not shampooing your hair, refresh your curls by mildly getting them wet and moisturized and run a conditioner from the mid-length to the ends. After coming out of the shower, resist the urge to brush your curly hair immediately. Use a wide tooth comb or run your fingers through your hair to ease the detangling process.
Aaron Levinson | Staff Writer