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Knowing your hair type is essential! And André Walker has done it right, classifying hair types from straight to frizzy. In each category, he defined several variations to better understand the hair. Let's take a closer look...
Straight hair is pretty straight, it can be thin or very thick and it's often quite complicated to get it to curl a little. The advantage of this type of hair is that it tends to be shiny and soft to the touch! There are three categories of straight hair:
This time, we're dealing with hair that's a little thicker and that waves in more or less loose "S" shapes. Besides, the looser the curl, the easier it is to style and the less frizz you'll have. Let's discover the different categories of wavy hair:
Curly hair differs from wavy hair by the shape of the curl: while we had an "S" shape for wavy hair, here we are in the presence of a real round curl, more or less loose depending on the type of curly hair. Let's go into detail:
Here, we are talking about afro cuts, frizzy hair and tight curls. Contrary to appearances, this type of hair is very fragile and requires a lot of care! Let's see the subcategories of frizzy hair:
There are three categories of hair thickness:
We can also take into account the thickness of the hair as a whole, in other words the hair mass that extends over your head. A small test, fast, effective and which does not require too much effort, to know if you are rather of the kind "there is only one hair on the head with Matthieu", or rather of the flaming mane style of the Rebel Princess of Disney:
So if you're under, your hair is thin, and if you're over, it's pretty thick!
Similarly, the scalp's sebum secretion influences your entire hair: if it produces too much sebum, your hair will tend to be fat, while it will be more dry and brittle if sebum is lacking.
With all this information, you now know exactly where your hair stands in the wide ocean of hair types! Now it's time to learn how to pamper your hair the way it should be pampered, with a selection of botanical oils, handpicked to match your hair.
Our skin is made up of sebaceous glands which, as their name suggests, produce sebum. A disruption of these glands causes overproduction of sebum causing skin, but also oily scalp. This excess sebum suffocates the roots of the hair and give this oily and shiny appearance. This disorder can be hormonal, which is why this concern usually appears at puberty, but diet can also contribute to this phenomenon. A diet that is too rich in saturated fats may be to blame. In addition, certain cosmetic products, medication or washing too often can lead to this shiny appearance.
It is the reference oil to fight against oily skin and therefore also oily scalp. Jojoba, by its particular composition, is a pH regulator of the skin, but also of sebum production. To know that the Jojoba has a composition rich in cerides, the same as those of the sebum of the skin...
Application advice: 30 minutes before your shampoo, massage your scalp with the equivalent of a tablespoon of Jojoba oil.
Complementary essential oil(s): use in synergy with lipolytic essential oils such as Atlas Cedar, Grapefruit, Rosemary Cineole.
Hair, especially the lengths, is often dry and dehydrated. Several factors can be blamed such as external aggressions, the sun, sea water or wind for example. The use of heating devices such as hair dryers, straighteners or curlers can also be avoided to counteract this problem. If we look deeper, the protective barrier of the hair, such as scales, is degraded, which exposes the hair which dries naturally.
Plant oils are ideal in care to deeply nourish the hair, repair it and thus prevent its dehydration. Among the most effective, we find the Coco which easily penetrates the hair. It is suitable for damaged and brittle hair. Its scent is which more is very pleasant. As a mask, the Shea butter is also very rich and nourishing due to its texture. And finally, Avocado vegetable oil is in our top 3. It nourishes brittle and split hair to give hair a soft and supple look.
Application advice: apply as a mask the oil or plant butter on the lengths and ends of the hair for 1 hour before shampooing. To realize in a weekly way.
Complementary essential oil(s): in the hair routine for dry and damaged hair, the vegetable oils can be combined with Ylang Ylang Complete or even Roman Chamomile essential oils.
The Brocoli is the most suitable vegetable oil for wavy to curly hair. Indeed, this oil is rich in a particular fatty acid, erucic acid, which helps repair the hair structure and sheath it. It thus facilitates the formation of curls and prevents frizz. To this Broccoli vegetable oil, we can add as a complement the Moringa and Coco oils. Particularly emollient, these vegetable oils quickly penetrate the hair to soften it.
Application advice: apply as a mask before shampooing the vegetable oils on the tips and lengths. Leave on for at least 1 hour and then proceed with a shampoo. It is also possible to use a few drops of vegetable oil in care after shampooing to draw the curls. Be careful in this case to use it sparingly to avoid the greasy hair effect.
Hair can be naturally thin and dull, and this can be caused by a number of factors. Genetics, and unfortunately we can hardly play on it. Hormones can also play a role in the thickness of the hair. Microcirculation can also weaken with age, the hair fiber becomes thinner, the hair becomes less dense and voluminous.
TheRicin oil is the oil of excellence for strengthening hair, making it stronger, thicker and shinier. Its very viscous texture allows to coat the hair and strengthen the hair fiber. In addition, to give real vitality to your hair, you can count on Mustard oil, a real stimulant. The latter promotes blood circulation and therefore stimulates growth. The two oils will be perfect in combination.
Application advice: apply in hair mask the necessary amount of vegetable oil of Mustard diluted with as much vegetable oil of Ricin. Insist on the tips and lengths, massage and leave on 20 to 30 min before shampooing neutrally.
Dandruff is actually flakes of dead skin that fall off the scalp. It is a benign condition but is quite embarrassing and unsightly. Dandruff can be accompanied by itching and irritation of the scalp. Dandruff has many causes: infection by a fungus, a parasite or an inflammatory skin condition can be the cause.
The Jojoba, as a sebum-regulating oil, could be effective in fighting against oily type dandruff. It may be combined with Mustard oil, which by activating blood circulation and thanks to its antiseptic action may promote the elimination of dandruff. The Argan is a good complement in scalp care since it helps regenerate the skin thanks to its richness in vitamin E.
Advice of application: weekly, apply in hair mask the necessary amount of vegetable oil of Mustard diluted with as much vegetable oil of Jojoba and / or Argan for example. Leave on for 20 to 30 min then make a neutral shampoo.
Complementary essential oil(s): essential oils of Cade, Tea Tree or Atlas Cedar are often used in cases of dandruff, they can be added up to 1% in your care.
As strengthening and stimulating oils, Ricin and Mustard oils promote hair growth while preventing hair loss. They will be very useful in weekly hair care.
Application advice: make a hair mask on dry and detangled hair by applying the necessary amount. Insist on the ends, and gently massage the scalp. Leave on for at least an hour, or overnight, then shampoo. Very viscous, the oil of Ricin can be diluted in the oil of Mustard to 50 % for example.
Complementary essential oil(s): to promote hair growth and fight against hair loss, Ginger, Ylang Ylang or even Peppermint can be added to your plant oil treatment at a rate of 1%.