Hair Care For All Hair Types

When your hair looks and feels good, you feel better and more confident. An important part of self-care is hair care, essential to keeping your strands and scalp healthy. There are four types of hair – straight, wavy, curly, and coils. The individual strands may be thick or thin, coarse or fine. Your hair type is based on your hair’s curl pattern, and the hair follicle determines the amount of curl. For example, the more oval or asymmetrical the follicle is, the curlier the hair will be.

How to Style and Care for Your Hair

Straight

Hair Care For All Hair Types

As the name implies, straight hair has no natural curl from root to tip. It tends to be oily, so avoid products that contain heavy butters or serums. Instead, aim for texture sprays and dry shampoos. Check the product’s label to ensure it won’t add extra oil to your hair. Finally, don’t wash straight hair too often, as this causes your scalp to overproduce oils.

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Wavy

Wavy hair has a gentle, tousled texture. The loose waves are great for that dreamy beach look, and sea salt spray is a great way to keep your hair fresh and hydrated. Avoid using creamy or oil-based products, as these can flatten your loose waves. If you’re looking to highlight the natural waves of your hair, many stylists recommend using a light mousse or gel. When styling this type of hair, use a diffuser that snaps on the end of your blow dryer to eliminate frizz.

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Hair Care For All Hair TypesCurly

Loose loops define curly hair and can range from big to small. Curly hair springs from the roots of your hair and needs more moisture. Avoid purchasing products that contain sulfates and silicone, as these can dry your hair over time and lead to breakage. Avoid brushing your hair as it can lead to frizzy hair and wreck your curls. Instead, use a leave-in conditioner, rake your fingertips through wet hair, and let it air dry.

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Coils

People with coils in their hair have tight ringlets that can wrap around thin objects like a pencil or chopsticks. It’s the most delicate hair type and requires a lot of moisture. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean you should always use hair oils. Deep conditioning masques, butters, and creams are excellent for coils. Accentuate your coils by shingling; start with wet hair and gently detangle with your fingertips. Next, separate your hair into four sections, working curling gel or cream down the length of each curl, twisting the strands around your index finger as you go.

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