Natural Hair Care Tips for All Hair Types and Textures
By Derma E
Sponsored by Derma E
When it comes to hair care, one size does not typically fit all. Thinner hair types typically tend to need lightweight products and too much moisture can weigh the hair down or leave it looking and feeling oily. Kinky, coiled and curly hair types tend to need heavier creams and oils to maintain adequate moisture. There are also low porosity and high porosity types as well as hair types which also have their own separate hair needs. While there are many different hair types, textures and requirements, there are tips and tricks that all hair types and textures can benefit from. Here are a few tips and tricks that can work for all hair types.
Exfoliating the scalp to stimulate hair growth
Exfoliating the scalp has benefits for everyone. Scalp exfoliation can help to stimulate hair growth, remove dead skin, dirt, oils and products that can cause irritation, odor and block natural hair growth. A clean scalp is a healthy scalp. Exfoliating scalp brushes along with scrubs with ingredients like dead sea salts help to remove surface level dirt, product buildup, and dead skin from the scalp.
Scalp treatments for healthy hair and scalp
In addition to exfoliating the scalp, weekly or bi-weekly scalp treatments can also be ideal for all hair types and textures. Scalp treatments work to address scalp issues like dry, flaky and itchy scalp and are also a highly effective way to maintain a healthy scalp. Products enriched with ingredients like tea tree oil which helps to cleanse the scalp and sea kelp extract which helps to moisturize and promote a healthier scalp, are ideal for scalp treatments.
Weekly deep conditioning for moisturized hair
Weekly or bi-weekly deep conditioning can help to boost hair’s natural shine and moisture levels, detangle the hair, and can aid in hair growth, and overall appearance. When hair is well conditioned, it tends to look and feel healthier, is more resistant to breakage and split ends and can feel stronger. Weekly or bi-weekly deep conditioning with products that are enriched with vitamins, vitamin B, carrier oils and aloe can all help with keeping the hair well-nourished and conditioned.
Detangle hair from ends to roots
Gently detangling the hair from ends to roots is ideal for all hair types and textures. When you detangle from roots to ends hair can be more susceptible to breaking or snagging. Gently detangling the hair with fingers or a wide tooth comb starting from the ends of the hair and working your way up, helps to gently get rid of any tangles without pulling your hair out or causing more knotting.
Avoiding Sulfates and Parabens
Sulfates and parabens can be found in many shampoos, conditioners as well as body washes and other body and hair care products. No matter your hair type or texture, sulfates and parabens can cause over drying to the hair and scalp which can lead to irritation, breakage and dry scalp issues such as flaking or dandruff. Checking ingredient labels before purchasing your hair care products can help you to avoid these two commonly used ingredients to keep your hair and scalp from becoming overly dry.
Oil treatments for shiny hair
Oil treatments are ideal for all hair types and textures and work especially well for drier hair types as they can help to add moisture back into the hair. Oil treatments are also a great boost of moisture for all hair types. These treatments can be done with carrier oils such as olive oil, apricot oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil and more. You can do hot oil treatments where the oil is slightly heated or apply non-heated oil to the hair and scalp before washing or rinsing. Hot oil treatments are performed when oil is heated then left to cool enough as to not cause any damage to the scalp or hair and then applied to the hair and scalp, covered and then rinsed or washed out. Oil treatments can be beneficial when applied weekly, bi-weekly or monthly depending on your personal hair type and needs.
In addition to these tips maintaining a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water and exercising regularly can all help in maintaining hair and scalp health.
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