Hair is a frame for our face, and it is part of our physical appearance, and it also shows our style and personality.
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Therefore, treating our hair properly every day is a fundamental issue in order to feel confident with ourselves and comfortable with our appearance: our hair is part of our personal beauty.
The hair shows 3 layers, which are:
- The core.
- Protein or bark.
- The cuticle or keratin.
Characteristics of your scalp
Before you establish a hair routine, it is of utmost importance what type of hair and scalp you have. The dilemma usually revolves around the sebaceous glands (responsible for secreting the natural lubrication of your hair) which often produce an excess (problems with oily hair or dandruff) or the opposite (dryness and brittle hair).
As we do not all have the same metabolism, and it is often influenced by external factors (stress, food, habits, etc.) you should pay attention to the types of scalps that are there to identify yours.
It is presented by a hyperactivity in the sebaceous glands. It is evident from childhood or can occur later due to hormonal changes, for example, puberty or menopause.
It is presented by the absence of sebaceous gland activity and produces dry hair that usually lacks shine and feels like dehydration.
The products for this type must nourish the bark and cuticles of the hair. Changes in diet are recommended to include more liquid.
Scalp is observed with hyperactive glands but which is reabsorbed therefore does not extend along the strand but at the root, leaving the hair ends dry and prone to breakage. They are prone to dandruff or pityriasis steatoides.
Specific products must be used and applied properly.
It's the most balanced hair type. The activity of the glands is average or normal and produces a hair of shiny and manageable aspect. It helps to have normal hair.
If you have already located your scalp type, now you have to determine what types of hair there are, and what is yours so that you know how to treat it properly. In general, they are:
It is the most resistant type of hair and it supports better the wear and tear, the hairstyles or the dyes. It is thicker than normal (Normal 0,07mm/ thick 0,120mm). Fine
It is the opposite of the previous hair as its strand is thin and lacks strength and volume. It measures approximately 2 mm less than the standard and is much more sensitive. As a tip, we will tell you to comb and dry gently.
The strand of this type of hair is between the coarse and fine type, therefore it is balanced. However, it presents several frequent problems:
To do this, you must take care of it in the following way:
- Wash it every day if it is oily, and every two or three days if it is normal or dry.
- Use a mild, low-detergent, moisturizing shampoo.
- Use low-conditioning and masks to help keep it smooth, without clumping, or curling.
It is a type of hair that is dry and very voluminous. The strands take very wavy forms and are fine and delicate.
When you wash it, you must do it with softness and nourish it intensely. The frequency with which you wash it should be lower and you should always use a specific, nutrient-rich conditioner.
On the other hand, it is important that you use masks, serums or dry vegetable oils to keep you hydrated.
not as curly as the curly hair type and with much wider strokes. For this reason, it is usually somewhat thicker and not as dense.
It can also have both greasy and mixed hair characteristics. You should therefore use the shampoo that is most suitable for your type of scalp.
If you follow these general guidelines when applying your hairdressing products, you will achieve visible results in a short time and also maintain good hair health.