- Hair type: straight, curly or frizzy, what care?
Hair type: straight, curly or frizzy, what care?
Each type of hair has specificities and requires the use of appropriate care. Whether you have straight, curly or frizzy hair, discover the most suitable treatments for your hair type, for hair in great shape!
Smooth hair: light care for a volume effect
Straight hair is popular right now, with a real trend around straightening. Naturally straight hair can be thin or thick, but often the problem remains the same: the lack of volume at the roots. To avoid the “raplapla” effect, you must choose care suitable for straight hair, that is to say light care. From shampoo to mask, avoid silicone or collagen-based treatments, which tend to weigh down the hair. For smooth hair, there are treatments that are limited in fatty agents, in favor of moisturizing agents: the hair is nourished without being weighed down, to retain maximum volume.
To keep hair light, you must have a light hand on the care: go slowly with the dose of shampoo and conditioner and rinse thoroughly, this will prevent product residues from weighing down the mass or making your hair greasy. . On the styling side, think of the small jet of cold water at the end of the rinse, which will tighten the scales of the hair to make it shiny and avoid small frizz. Finally, if your straight hair is lacking in volume, the best remedy is drying upside down, using a low heat hairdryer on the roots to loosen them well. Guaranteed volume!
The homemade moisturizing mist for smooth hair
To achieve a natural hydrating mist for your smooth hair, you will need to:
- Pour 64 grams of bourbon geranium hydrosol in a salad bowl
- Dilute 6 grams of vegetable glycerin in the hydrosol
- Add 30 grams of aloe vera gel to the mixture
Mix everything well with a whisk, then pour the mist into a spray bottle. To be applied every morning to your hair to give it hold and shine, this mist can be kept for three weeks in the fridge.
Curly hair: moisturizing treatments for defined curls
Curly hair can be difficult to style. First step: have a cut adapted to the curls to limit the volume and have plump curls. In terms of care, curly hair needs to be particularly nourished: you can use treatments enriched with shea butter or vegetable oil, ideal for moisturizing curly hair.
If your curly hair is particularly dry, you can opt for a vegetable oil (coconut, almond, argan, etc.), to apply after shampooing and treatment, such as a serum. Be careful, it must be applied in small touches and only on the lengths so as not to grease your hair. After the shower or in touch-ups, the vegetable oil will hydrate the curls but also to coat them well to avoid frizz or drooping curls. As curly hair is naturally dry, the hairdryer should be avoided as it could damage the hair and break the curls.
The homemade mask for curly hair
To make a natural homemade mask suitable for curly hair, you will need:
- A tablespoon of honey
- A tablespoon of olive oil
- A banana
- An egg yolk
Put everything in a blender then apply to your hair, before covering them with plastic film. Leave on for an hour before washing your hair. To be done once a week, this natural treatment will restore strength and softness to your curly hair!
Frizzy hair: gentle treatments to tame volume
You might think thick and resistant frizzy hair, but on the contrary, it is a particularly fragile type of hair. The frizzy hair is fine, and more or less curly. They feature extremely tight curls, which make the hair curl up on itself, which creates volume despite the thinness of the hair. If you have frizzy hair, you should use gentle care rich in lipids: moisturizing shampoos and masks are required, with formulas based on vegetable oils. Watch out for hairstyles that pull a lot at the roots, such as weaving. This can tear or break frizzy hair, and it may not grow back, especially on the temples and in the back of the neck.
The beauty gesture for frizzy hair: the vegetable oil bath
Once a week, apply vegetable oil to all of your hair, to leave on for at least 30 minutes. The oil bath regenerates frizzy hair and nourishes it deeply, with several oils particularly suitable for frizzy hair:
- Jojoba oil to hydrate the hair and promote growth
- Sweet almond oil to treat ends without weighing down the hair
- Avocado oil to nourish the hair and style it more easily