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Simple Hair Care Tips for Different Hair Types


For many women their hair can be their pride and joy. From those with straight hair that all us who straighten envy, to voluminous locks and the curls that wind round for miles. Every woman's hair is different and beautiful in its own way.

And the way you style your hair is a matter of preference and down to each person individually, but you probably already know what your hair does and doesn't like, and usually cater to make sure your hair is looking its best, at all times. Knowing your hair type and how to care for it is the key to healthy and beautiful hair.


Very Curly or Kinky
This hair type has very tight, sometimes well-defined curls, or even afro hair. It tends to be fairly coarse in texture but is also sensitive and prone to damage by heat and product. Very curly hair tends to do best with air-drying because the blow-dryer may cause extreme dryness and increase the risk for breakage. This hair type can be really hard to style and many with afro and very curly hair usually opt for a weave or wig to give them a style. Silk Base Wigs are much cooler to wear and are a lot more breathable than other types of wig for better comfort.

Curly
This type of hair is definitely curly and is  usually the kind of curl that goes straight when the hair is wet but goes back to being curly as it dries. My son actually has these types of curls, so when I wash his hair, it goes right down his back, until the curl start to dry and then is springs up into little coils. Curly hair has clearly defined, springy curls and it tends to be easy to style. To be honest, this type of hair doesn't need much styling as there is nothing much you can do with it, but combing conditioner through the strand hair whilst washing is an ideal way to get rid of knots, without damaging the hair. 


Naturally Wavy
Hair of this type has a natural wave, and it tends to be thicker than straight hair. These s-shaped waves and usually easy to style but can be prone to frizz if you have thick hair. To keep this style of hair looking in perfect condition my top tip is to make sure you don't brush your hair once it's dry, to avoid frizz, and condition only the ends, so everything doesn’t go flat and limp. 

Straight hair
If you have straight hair then you may notice its tendency of becoming greasy easily but always looking shiny. Straight hair becomes greasy faster than curly hair because oil from your scalp travels down the hair shaft more quickly leaving it with that 'needing washing' look. There can be different variations to this look, depending on the thickness of your hair, and thicker hair can sometimes look a little coarse. The best course of action here is less washing and more natural drying. Try to aim for washing only once a week as this will help stop the oil in the long run. Natural drying is also better to stop drying out.

4 comments:

  1. I neglect my hair so much, especially now we are in lockdown. I never style it and only wash it a couple of times a week, but I am lucky in the way that my hair doesn't get greasy very quickly. I have naturally very straight hair!

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  2. I have long, straight hair and have always wanted gorgeous curls. My friend has beautiful, naturally curly hair and is always straightening it because she hates it curly! We always want what we don't have I guess!

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  3. My hair is really fine and flyaway, so difficult to get it to look good

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  4. I'm missing my hairdresser

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