NATURAL HAIR PROFILES

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DRY HAIR

You have a dry scalp and dry hair because of low sebum (oil) production. Your scalp needs a healthy balance of sebum to function; the sebum helps hold moisture. When the scalp doesn't produce enough sebum, it loses the capacity to hold onto moisture causing it to get dry and feel tight - this may result in small, dry, flaky dandruff that easily falls off the hair. Because of the low sebum coating the hair, it gets dry and brittle, and the hair ends (being the oldest part of the hair) get split ends on almost every single hair strand. The split ends make the hair tangle easily. 

 

Recommended Hair Care Regimen

 

Your hair and scalp need HYDRATION and NOURISHMENT. Hair is hygroscopic, that is it gets its moisture from the air around it (learn more about this). So it’s important to moisturize it, and lock in that moisture with heavy oils and butters that nourish it (LOC method). Also deep condition twice a month (every week in winter) to maintain the moisture. Humidity levels drop in winter which causes your hair to be more dry. Sleep with a satin bonnet or pillowcase to protect your hair from dryness caused by friction between your hair and moisture absorbing materials like cotton. Your hair gets moisture from the air around it but your scalp gets its hydration internally, drink water daily to keep your scalp hydrated. Your scalp produces sebum to maintain the moisture. When your scalp is dry (not producing enough sebum) base it with a heavy nourishing oil like avocado oil.

Recommended Professional Salon Treatment

To keep your hair healthy you need salon services that do not damage your hair. The moisturizing treatment at Hairtural hydrates dry, brittle natural hair and nourishes it with rich, emollient oils to soften your hair. 

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SENSITIVE SCALP

Your scalp gets very sensitive - it is prone to allergies with skin-based reactions such as itching, eczema, allergic dermatitis, and rashes.  Common causes of scalp allergies include products with fragrances, preservatives, and shampoos that are too harsh. Because your scalp is an extension of your skin, some food allergies (like dairy and wheat allergies) may cause an itchy scalp and other scalp irritations. Those with sensitive scalp are also highly affected by seasonal changes so if you have this natural hair profile, you may need to switch up your products depending on the season.

Recommended Hair Care Regimen

 

Your scalp and hair need HYDRATION. Hair is hygroscopic, that is it gets its moisture from the air around it (learn more about this). So it’s important to moisturize it, and lock in that moisture with oils and butters that nourish it (LOC method). Mist your hair through out the day, very important during winter (also at the office because of the aircon) when humidity levels are low which causes your hair to be more dry. (DIY Hair Mist to keep in your handbag; 1cup water and 1 tablespoon olive oil). Your sensitive scalp needs to be PROTECTED by using gentle, fragrance-free, non-irritating, allergen-free products. Use soothing oils and butters (like jojoba oil and raw shea butter). Sleep with a satin bonnet or pillowcase to protect your hair from dryness caused by friction between your hair and moisture absorbing materials like cotton.

Recommended Professional Salon Treatment

To keep your hair healthy you need salon services that do not damage your hair. The scalp protection treatment at Hairtural is free of allergens and it hydrates dry, brittle natural hair and nourishes it with rich, emollient oils to soften your hair. 

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FRAGILE HAIR

Your hair is soft with fine diameter (hair strand is thinner than sewing thread) making it fragile and delicate... and prone to breakage.  It gets weighed down more easily and quickly by product build up than coarser hair. Its colour ranges from black to a brownish-black. Your hair has a defined curl pattern with "S" shaped curls. When imbalanced there is loss of colour (more brownish) and premature greying that can start in your 20s, with lots of breakage. 

 

Recommended Hair Care Regimen

 

Your hair care regimen needs to focus on STRENGTHENING the hair, your products must have protein in them. Hair is hygroscopic, that is it gets its moisture from the air around it (learn more about this). So it’s important to moisturize it, and lock in that moisture with oils and butters (LOC method). Avoid applying heavy oils on your hair (like castor oil), they will weigh your hair down because fine hair tends to have a thinner cuticle layer. A scalp oil, that doesn't irritate your scalp, is recommended for a scalp massage to stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles. Nourishment for the hair comes via the blood vessels.

Recommended Professional Salon Treatment

To keep your hair healthy you need salon services that do not damage your hair. The strengthening treatment  at Hairtural is protein enriched to penetrate the hair cuticle and strengthen it from the inside to reduce breakage. 

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OILY SCALP

Your scalp is very oily because the sebaceous glands in the scalp produce a lot of sebum (natural oil). This makes you prone to seborrheic dermatitis which causes large, yellow flakes that clump together on the scalp and hair shaft.  The excess sebum produced, coats the hair shaft making it hard for your hair to absorb moisture (resulting in low porosity). This causes the hair not to wet easily, so water beads up on the surface and bounces off. You end up with an oily scalp and dehydrated hair. 

 

Recommended Hair Care Regimen

 

Hair is hygroscopic, that is it gets its moisture from the air around it (learn more about this). So it’s important to moisturize it, and lock in that moisture with oils and butters that nourish it (LOC method). If your scalp is oily it can cause greasy hair, it is important to DETOX it on a regular basis. Avoid heavy oils (like castor oil) on your scalp, they are comedogenic and will clog up your follicles causing dandruff. Grape seed oil is a perfect match for your scalp.

Recommended Professional Salon Treatment

To keep your hair healthy you need salon services that do not damage your hair. The clarifying detox treatment  at Hairtural detoxes the hair and scalp by removing product build-up, dirt, dandruff, and impurities. Leaves your scalp and natural hair fresh.