Just like your skin, your hair can also say a lot about your health. The state that your hair is in can also give a hint on how well your body systems are faring inside you. Most people have various complaints about their hair.
Only a few people are fortunate enough to possess perfectly beautiful hair.
The rest either have
- or greasy hair.
There are several factors that affect the condition of our hair.
Examples of these are
- chemical reactions,
- hormonal changes,
- emotional stress,
- and trauma.
Despite our hair complaints, however, we usually just choose to ignore the problem or we give minimal importance to it. Because of this, our hair problems tend to get magnified, initiating our so-called ‘hair nightmares.’ However, those with ‘unfortunate’ hair conditions should not despair because there are several hair care treatments nowadays that will help you achieve that healthy and glorious mane.
Three hair types and how to wash them
In this article, we will tackle three distinct hair types. You should try to identify which among these hair types is yours.
1. Oily Hair
This type of hair has a greasy feeling, even if you just shampooed it. Oily hair usually goes together with oily skin. This is because of the tendency of the individual’s scalp to secrete excessive amounts of oil, making the hair appear greasy and lank, as if conditioner was extensively applied on it.
The removal of excess oil and exfoliation of the skin cells of the hair should be the primary objective for an oily hair type’s care regime because these will cause clogging up and suffocation of the hair follicles in the scalp. Emphasis should be on cleansing, which involves the washing and the rinsing of the hair. Toning of the scalp should also be done by rinsing the shampoo off thoroughly using cold water after washing with warm water.
2. Dry Hair
Dry hair, on the other hand, looks thin and rough, making it difficult to tame after shampooing it. This type of hair is prone to tangles and usually has dry and split ends. It also feels rough to the touch, as opposed to the slippery feel of the oily hair type.
However, unlike the oily hair type, having dry hair does not necessarily mean that one has dry skin as well. If one has a dry scalp though, the possibility of having dandruff is quite high, and this will cause thinning of hair if not treated.
Lack of oil in the scalp is the usual cause of dry hair. This may be due to poor nutrition, overuse of heating appliances and styling aids on the hair, and exposure to the sun, which can rob the hair of its essential moisture and natural oils. Dry hair is coarse and brittle and is often susceptible to damage.
Brushing and combing of the hair will help stimulate the scalp and allow distribution of the hair’s natural oils up to the ends. The main objective of the dry hair type’s care regimen should be the restoration of oil and moisture in the hair.
Emphasis should be on conditioning, and frequent shampooing of the hair should be avoided. If the hair is very dry and damaged, the application of a hydrating mask at least once a week can also help. Vigorous drying of the hair after washing it should also be avoided because this will remove the hair’s essential moisture. Instead, squeeze excess water off the hair gently and blot it dry with a towel.
3. Normal/Healthy Hair
With normal hair, you will find that it is thick and dense, fine and silky (not too rough or oily), and full-bodied. It is also quiet lustrous and is fully capable of setting and styling.
No matter what hair type you may have, know that there is a proper and specific hair care regimen that would be best suited to your hair type. What’s important is to keep your hair clean and smelling fresh and healthy. It is best to choose hair care products and shampoos with all-natural ingredients.
The Bush Essentials Product Range consists of all-natural ingredients that are proven to be extremely effective, soft and safe to use. Our natural Body wash can be used as a shampoo for all the family.