What is your HAIR TYPE?
Is it :
It seems that if you're born with straight hair, you lust after wavy locks. And if you're a kinky-haired babe, you dream of getting straight, tamed tresses. Yes, it's true—the grass is always greener on the other side of your salon chair.
But does that mean you have to change your hair texture? While many women complain that having curly hair can be a pain, the cause of such mess could be the inadequate knowledge of how to work with the kind of hair you were born with. Because believe us when we say that it doesn't matter what your hair texture is—straight, curly, thin, or thick—everyone has bad hair days, and most of them happen because we don't know how to take care of our hair well.
Emmy-award winner and hairstylist Andrew Walker developed a classification system of different hair types to take the guesswork out of handling, styling, and treating hair. Read on to find out how to tame your tresses, according to your hair type.
Type 1: Silky straightIt's the hair type most Asians are known for: silky smooth, straight hair that reflects the sun. It seems to be the most resilient type, and if you've ever tried working with a curling iron, you'll know that it's impossible to keep curls with this hair texture. This hair type reflects the most sheen, thanks to its oily texture—which is because oil from the scalp can work its way to the ends without being interfered by curls.
How to give it volume: Unfortunately for straight-haired sisters, their locks lack volume. Because there aren't any curls or waves to take up space on their crowns, straight-haired women feel their hair always lie flat and dull. If you feel like you're stuck in this rut, add some volume by applying a root-lifter product (such as a volumizing mousse) at the roots right after washing your hair. Then, turn your hair upside down, and blow-dry until it's a bit damp. Finish off by brushing from the roots with a round brush, to "lift" up hair.
Type 2: WavyNeither super straight nor very curly, Type 2 hair has S-curls that every Victoria Secret supermodel seems to sport nowadays. This unusual hair type can further be classified into three types: fine, thin hair, which is easy to handle and style; medium-textured type; and the thick and coarse wavy hair. The last two types have a tendency to get frizzy.
How to tame frizz: You might want to use anti-frizz products to tame frizz. Your hair can also be easily weighed down by styling products, so use lighter formulas like mousses and sprays. You might also want to shampoo every other day, since too much shampooing can make your hair dry and cause it to become even more frizzy!
Type 3: CurlyType 3 hair may look straight when wet. But as it dries, you'll notice it slowly going back to its curly state. It has a lot of body and bounce, and can easily be styled while in its natural state. In fact, healthy Type 3 hair is shiny, with smooth curls and strong elasticity. The curls are beautifully well-defined and springy. They are also climate-dependent, and damage-prone.
Too much humidity can cause curly hair to frizz, making you look like you stuck your finger in an electric socket. Plus, oil isn't able to reach the ends of your hair, with curls obstructing the way…this leaves you with dry hair.
How to keep the frizz down: Try to keep frizz down to a minimum by shampooing once or twice a week—more than that could strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and prone to breakage. Use emollient-rich shampoos and conditioners, and consider running a wide-toothed comb through your hair when applying conditioner for even distribution. Apply a leave-on conditioner after rinsing your hair, and never, ever rub your hair with a towel—the friction will only cause more hair damage and frizz.
Air-dry your hair and apply an anti-frizz serum and moisturizing gel while hair is still damp. If you're looking at using hair styling products, keep them to a minimum, often giving your hair a "time-out" in between: styling products can deplete hair of natural oils.
Type 4: KinkyThink Macy Gray's 'fro is super tough? Think again. Type 4 hair, or kinky hair, may look super strong and durable, but it's actually the most fragile type of hair. This type of hair looks wiry, but each tightly-coiled strand has fewer cuticle layers, making it more prone to damage than any other hair type. It's also the driest hair type.
Many people think kinky hair doesn't grow as fast as straight or wavy hair, but it actually grows at the same rate…but since it's so much more drier, hair tends to be prone to breakage, making it seem like it didn't grow. Plus, Type 4 hair shrinks up to 75% of its actual hair length, making it look like it hasn't been growing in length!
How to fight dryness and breakage: Type 4 hair is fine and fragile, so treat it with as much care as you would a super expensive cashmere sweater: cleanse and detangle softly, and avoid harsh chemicals! Use a creamy, sulfate-free moisturizing cleanser on your hair once a week (washing your hair more than once a week will strip it of natural oils) followed by a super hydrating conditioner. Apply a leave-on conditioner to make detangling easier, and apply pomade to seal in moisture. Avoid using mineral oil, petrolatum oils, and heavy waxes—these will only weigh down your hair.
If you want to style your hair, pick styling butters that have conditioners and moisturizers. Detangle your hair with a special detangling brush, since combs and brushes will only cause more tangles and could break your hair. Lastly, reduce tangles by sleeping on a satin pillow or using a satin head wrap.
How many of them failed to sustain their promises?
I myself have already tried most of the product that are available in the market but yeah! 90% of them have failed my curiosity, belief and trust. Some did their job but in a short period of time ONLY others didn't at all.
I AM INTRODUCING MY NEW FOUND HAIR PRODUCT. :)
LORY'S DEEP MOISTURIZING HAIR CREME.
I was with Celline of Product Arena when I decided to bought one for me. I got this from the Phil-Cosmetic Expo. About HERE. Haul HERE.
They come in different bottles, I mean, it depends on what your hair needs.
Since mine was dyed and permed i chose the Snake Oil. I think it's for the repair or for dry, treated hair.
It also comes in 2 sizes the SMALL and the LARGE.
Can you see how cheap they are?
I got the small one because they don't have the bigger one anymore.
Like what I always say, I am a huge fan when it comes to the packaging of the products thats where I get attracted by its PACKAGING. The color, the size and of course the effectivity of the product.
It has a strong smell that can last up to 3 days or so. Even after I washed it with shampoo and conditioner it still lasted for that long. It smells like it doesn't have a smell at all but kinda smell fruity something......AUGH!
Right after I put it onto the strands of my hair I noticed how it easily dried up that it made the application harder but yeah it's all about "patience". LOL. And after I washed it in running water I noticed how easy to wash it out of my hair and just slide through the strands.
It gave my hair a more volume and shine. It made my combing routine easier and YES! with no tangle and frizz the whole day. I so love this product that I don't need to use conditioner like every other day. This boost up my confidence and though I have dyed hair it doesn't took off any of the color or whatsoever.
SHOULD I RECOMMEND AND RE-PURCHASE?
I just don;t know where to buy again. IF you know any online store or store please feel free to comment below. It'll be much appreciated. Thank you Girls! :)
xo, A. ❤