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Chances are, you may not be as in tune with your hair type as you thought. Much like understanding your skin type is crucial for implementing an effective skincare regimen, determining your actual hair type can play a massive role in the efficacy of your daily hair care routine.
And yet, figuring out your correct hair type may be easier said than done. Below is everything you need to know about determining your exact hair type and what that means for your daily hair care routine. Hair texture generally refers to the natural shape or pattern of your strands. If it dries straight without a bend or curl, then your hair is straight or type 1, as it is commonly referred to.
Generally, your hair can fall into three : fine, medium, and coarse or thick. An easy way to tell which category your hair falls into is to take a single strand from your hairbrush and lay it down on a plain, flat surface.
Next, cut a piece of sewing thread about six inches long choose a similar color to your hair if you can and place it next to your strand of hair.
Anything in between them would be medium. Medium hair is relatively easy to style and will hold its shape for a longer period of time. While not as commonly discussed as hair type and structure, knowing how porous your hair is can help you determine what kind of products you should be putting on your hair. If your strand sinks to the bottom, it has high porosity, which means it is absorbing all the moisture.
Finally, if the strand of hair floats above the surface of the water, your hair has low porosity, which means it does not absorb moisture easily. So, what does that all mean for your hair? Hair with high porosity typically absorbs moisture too quickly because of gaps or tears around the cuticle.
Those damaged areas cause it to release moisture at a high rate, making it dry and brittle. Instead look for nourishing hair masksoils, and leave-in treatments that will provide extra moisture and help seal the cuticle to prevent future damage from occurring. Low porosity hair types, on the other hand, are those where the cuticle lays flat blocking water or moisture from being absorbed into the strands.
Determining the condition of your scalp though can be easier said than done as you may experience both an oily scalp and dry, split ends. To determine how oily or not your scalp is, we recommend inspecting your hair and scalp on the second day after a wash. If you experience flaking, however, chances are your scalp is dry and in need of a more gentle, hydrating shampoo like our customizable formulas.
Not only are they free of sulfates and parabensbut they can also be formulated specifically for a dry scalp to ensure that your hair is properly cleaned without ever being stripped of its natural oils. But what if your scalp is both oily and flaky? A mix of symptoms is typically brought on by product and oil buildup due to infrequent or improper washing. In that case, we recommend adding both the oil control and soothe scalp hair goals to your formula as it will help limit excessive oil, remove buildup, and help calm scalp irritation.
Either way, having a thorough understanding of your hair type will make for better and easier hair care decisions to help ensure your strands always look and feel their best. Ready to start properly caring for your hair type?
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How To Determine Your Natural Hair Type