Your hair is as unique as you are and should be treated as such. Whether your’s is straight, wavy, curly or coily, your hair care routine should be anything but.. routine. How you care for your hair depends on the type you have. There is no one-size-fits-all for hair care. Read on for tips and tricks for creating your perfect care routine, starting with the differences in styles, and tips to care for each one.
Hair type: Straight
A straight mane falls smoothly and usually has a glossy consistency. Straight hair doesn’t need much conditioning since it’s typically soft and smooth. However, If colour treated this can effect integrity, creating a lack in lustre and suppleness. It has a higher tendency to lack volume, look flat, and get greasier than other styles.
Clean: If you are straight, do try to go a day or two or even three between shampooing. Use a sulfate-free shampoo like Shea Moisture Fusion Weightless Shampoo, which can help rebalance the scalp, allowing you to go longer between washing. However, if greasiness is a concern, wash daily with the same sulfate-free shampoo.
Style: When your looking a little flat, try blow drying upside-down with a round brush and teasing your locks at the crown. Adding a texturising spray works wonders for long lasting volume and is easy to top up on the go.
Hair type: Wavy
You would believe that wavy guys and gals boasts the best of both worlds. Half way between easy to straighten, keep wavy, or curl. However, wavy’s tends to get greasy at the scalp and brittle at the ends leading to the dreaded frizz.
Clean: Wash your waves no more than two times per week, and use a dry shampoo on the days you don’t shampoo.
Care: Deep condition twice a month by treating with Olaplex No.3.
Style: Keep things au natural every once in a while and break away from heat styling. Embrace the waves by using Fashion Waves Sea Salt Spray to create the perfect beachy waves, tame the frizz and give your hair a much needed rest.
Hair type: Curly
Curly hair is voluminous, bouncy and darn right playful. The greatest challenges for curls are frizz, lack of curl definition, and dryness.
Clean: Wash curly locks once or twice a week with a nourishing, sulfate-free products, such as Curl Cleansing Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
Care: To keep curls silky and smooth, deep condition once a week by using Olaplex No.3.
Style: Set your curls up for success by using a primer styling product, such as Mizani Miracle Milk Leave in Spray, it is Infused with coconut oil, fennel seed extract and xylose for intense moisture. This minimises breakage and split ends, protects from heat damage and shields from brushing and external aggressors to leave you with healthy-looking, radiant locks. Improves manageability and seals cuticles for sleek, calm hair that is ready for styling.
Hair type: Coily
Coily hair is the most fragile of all hair types. This style is filled with texture, so you won’t have to worry about your strands slipping out of a braid or style. However, coils tends to be dry, which is easily hydrated with a few simple tips…
Clean: Wash just once a week with a co-wash such as Briogeo Be Gentle Be Kind Co-Wash, rather than a traditional shampoo and conditioner.
Care: Seal your strands right after the shower, use a Curl Enhancer to bring the bounce back and treat with extra love and care.
Style: The less heat used on coils, the better. However, if you do blow dry, use a diffuser to minimize heat damage.
Got tips of your own? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below…