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How to Adjust the Hair Care to your Hair Type?
How to Adjust the Hair Care to your Hair Type?
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You used shampoo or a conditioner rich with expensive and supposedly effective ingredients but ended up with entangled or greasy hair? The reason may be simple – the product composition simply doesn’t go in line with the needs of your hair. Check how to choose the cosmetics that correspond with them!

The haircare market is dynamically evolving due to changing customer expectations. We don’t want universal solutions anymore since each hair type requires a different kind of hair care. The era of the universal formulas is over – now, it’s time for personalization. Getting to know the needs of your hair is the only right – and healthy – the path towards a beautiful hairstyle. 

You don’t have to invest in expensive formulas. If you understand your type and give your hair exactly what it needs, you’ll end up with a great result at almost no cost!

The hair types and their characteristics

To distinguish the three basic hair types, we use the criteria of porosity. Why? Because the shape of your hair cuticle defines the hair’s structure, thickness, and ability to absorb the moisturizing and nourishing ingredients. You may have high-porosity, medium-porosity, and low-porosity hair. Note that the porosity level is not constant. It may change if you use a bright color hair paint, straighten your hair regularly, use the hair dryer or curling iron.

High porosity hair – how to take care of it?

This type of hair is usually curly. Thin and empty from the inside, it tends to lose moisture very quickly due to the porous hair cuticle. To prevent it from losing the beneficial ingredients, wash your hair with the conditioner-shampoo-conditioner method and use non-penetrating oils such as hemp oil or sunflower oil. It will create a protective layer on your hair, highlighting your curl. Use a wide tooth comb to not damage them while brushing.

Low porosity hair – how to take care of it?

This type of hair is thick, shiny, and maintains moisture for long. However, it may get floppy and greasy quite easily. To avoid that, use light formulas with many purifying and moisturizing ingredients, but not that many nutritive ones. For oiling, choose penetrating oils such as murumuru butter or coconut oil. 

Medium porosity hair – how to take care of it?

If your hair is medium-porosity, it needs quite much moisture and nutrition, but don’t overdose on it to avoid felting. It likes medium saturated oils such as macadamia oil or sweet almond oil. Regular oiling will help you fight with the split ends and the lack of shine.

Well-adjusted hair care can make your hair look better than ever without much effort! When buying cosmetic products, check their composition for ingredients listed above. If you use 16 inch hair extensions, you should pay particular attention to the state of your natural hair. Your extensions need strong support! 

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