DISCOVER YOUR

NATURAL HAIR PROFILE

BEFORE DISCOVERING YOUR PROFILE; You are overwhelmed by information out there (hair texture, type, porosity)...  and you have bought too many products that you don't use. AFTER DISCOVERING YOUR PROFILE; You now know how to care for your hair, what regimen to follow, and which products to buy. 

UNDERSTAND YOUR NATURAL HAIR BETTER

The Natural Hair Profile system was created by Botlhale Tshetlo in 2018.  Botlhale developed it after noticing certain hair and scalp characteristics from just over 50,000 clients that have had their hair done at Hairtural Studio since 2016. Hairtural Studio is a Damage-Free™ salon that specializes 100% in only natural hair - it is comb-free, heat-free, braid-free, and dye-free. The profile of the natural hair is defined by; the hair's ability to retain moisture, texture, type, elasticity, and sebum production in the scalp.

TEXTURE

What is it? Texture is determined by the diameter of each individual hair strand. There is fine, medium and coarse texture.

Why it's important? It tells us how well your hair holds hairstyles.

POROSITY

What is it? Porosity is how tight or loose the hair cuticles are (outer layer of the hair).

Why it's important? It tells us how well your hair absorbs and retains moisture.

ELASTICITY

What is it? Elasticity is your hair's natural stretch.

Why it's important? Elasticity leaves the hair in a more pliable state, giving more flexibility and ease when styling.

SEBUM PRODUCTION

What is it? Sebum is the natural oil produced by sebaceous glands in the scalp.

Why it's important? Healthy hair grows out of a healthy scalp. Under or overproduction of sebum is an indication of an unbalanced scalp, which may require a consultation with a dermatologist.

TYPE

What is it? Hair type describes the hair's curl pattern (type 1, 2, 3, and 4).

Why it's important? The tighter the curl pattern the more fragile the hair is and prone to breakage, it requires extra care when styling and handling.

These characteristics determine the 4 Natural Hair Profiles; 

 

  • Dry Hair Profile             

  • Sensitive Scalp Profile

     

  • Fragile Hair. Profile     

     

  • Oily Scalp Profile        

     


Take the hair quiz to find out what your natural hair profile is?

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DRY HAIR

          Scalp: dry

          Hair: dry  

          Texture: normal

          Type: 4c*

          Regimen: hydrate

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SENSITIVE SCALP

        Scalp: sensitive

        Hair: dry/soft  

        Texture: normal/coarse

        Type: 4b, c*

        Regimen: protect

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        Scalp: normal

        Hair: soft  

        Texture: fine

        Type: 3, 4a*

        Regimen: strengthen

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          Scalp: oily

          Hair: dry/soft  

          Texture: thick

          Type: 4b*

          Regimen: detox

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* It is quite common to have a mix of hair types, but there will be a dominant one.

NATURAL HAIR PROFILES

OILY SCALP

FRAGILE HAIR

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ABOUT BOTLHALE

Botlhale Tshetlo started Hairtural, a hair care range formulated for natural hair, in 2014. Two years later, in 2016, she opened a hair salon, Hairtural Studio, and a speciality retail store for natural hair and skin care, Autum, a couple of months later. Botlhale has given two TEDx talks; the first on random acts of kindness, and the second on the beauty of natural hair.

" I am not my hair, but my hair is me."

BOTLHALE TSHETLO

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