Hair care tips for damaged coily and kinky hair
On the way to good routines
Beautiful, shiny, supple and toned hair? We all dream about it but how can we make this dream a reality, and especially a reality in everyday life ...?
But concretely how does some hair start to curl while others don't?
Everything will be played at the level of the hair follicle. It is, in fact, the hair follicle that will define whether your hair will be curly or not. The follicle is located below the skin, it is by this place, called the bulb, that the hair is made. This hair or hair then passes through a kind of tube. It is this tube or tunnel that will give the final shape of your hair.
There are several types of follicles. People with curly hair have asymmetrical follicles and people with straight hair have symmetrical follicles. Indeed, for smooth hair, the shape of the follicle is round, which allows the hair to grow straight and stay in the tube. Conversely, for curly hair, the shape of the hair follicle is curved and oval. In this specific case, the hair grows bent. Concretely, the more the follicle is deformed, the more your hair will form a spiral, which will determine your hair type: curly, curly, frizzy or straight.
But it is keratin that will have a decisive role in the shape of your hair. At the time of growth, the keratin contained in your hair will not be organized in a homogeneous way. If your hair follicle is round, the keratin, the real backbone of your hair, is distributed evenly along the shaft. On the other hand, for a curly hair, the keratin does not diffuse in the same way. This is why, as soon as the hair shaft emerges on the surface of the scalp, internal tensions are expressed and the hair curls.
Yes, but how do you remedy this?
What are the right products, protocols and routines?
Perseverance is the first rule.
Yes, it's a bit annoying but "miracle" products or treatments don't exist, some are better than others but they all require a minimum of diligence.
The good thing is that once the habit is established, it requires less focus and the results are there to reward your efforts.
First, start by trimming your ends. Even if it makes you sad because you've worked really hard to grow it out, it's better to cut off the ends than to lose all of your hair, and the sooner you do it, the better for your hair.
Then, remember to moisten them. We often forget the basics: water hydrates and oil nourishes, and it is their combined action that makes for beautiful hair.
In temperate climates, hair doesn't get the same amount of hydration as in tropical climates. The pores are tightened and sebum remains blocked on the scalp. The consequence of this is that hair is suffocated, dried out and becomes brittle.
It becomes especially difficult to style and this leads to practices that - quite often - only make it worse. It is therefore necessary to hydrate and seal in the moisture: no need to soak your hair when it is thirsty! A mist or spray will do the trick, especially if you "seal in" this hydration, i.e., if you apply a greasy substance afterwards or at the same time to form a protective sheath that will keep the water in the hair fiber.
The easy way? Mix 2/3 water and 1/3 Naturalong multi-use oil cocktail in a bottle, shake well and spray onto your hair daily (ideally morning and evening).
Once a week, treat your hair to a rich, nourishing mask such as Karigins Essential Ultra-Rich Mask.
This will deeply nourish your scalp and your hair will be much more supple and manageable. Depending on its condition, leave the mixture in your hair for anywhere from 1/2 an hour to overnight.
After a good rinse, the result is there: your hair is in great shape, supple and shiny. Provided you persevere in this protocol, you will be able to play the Queen of the Red Carpets!
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