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The best vegetable oil for your hair type

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How to define your hair type?

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...

Type 1: straight hair

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:

  • type 1a: hair is straight as a stick, very fine and shiny. It is almost impossible to make it curl, and in fact even curling irons can't always do it! It is therefore very resistant, but has the disadvantage of being greasy.
  • type 1b: these are almost the same, but a little thicker. This extra thickness gives them a nice volume. Again, they tend to be a bit greasy but are quite durable.
  • type 1c: still straight, this time the hair is very thick. This type of hair is characteristic of Asian hair, very straight and impossible to curl, but very resistant.

Type 2: Wavy 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:

  • type 2a: the curl is loose and forms a wide "S", the hair is thinner, shinier. In the hair at the top of the head, there is less volume and the hair is stuck to the head. This hair is very easy to style and tame.
  • type 2b: the hair is thicker and the "S" is tighter. They tend to frizz a little, and thus become a little more rebellious. When they have been tamed, the hair of this type forms visible waves.
  • type 2c: there, we are dealing with an almost curly hair. The nuance is that the hair is thick and remains in the form of a very tight "S", but not in the form of a real curl. This type of hair is more difficult to style, because the frizz forms quite easily.

Type 3: curly 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:

  • type 3a: here we are dealing with loose, relaxed curls. The hair is very shiny and voluminous. In common parlance, this type of hair is compared to English curls.
  • type 3b: the curls are a bit tighter, full of spring. Usually, these curls coexist on your head with another type of texture, smoother or curlier. There is a lot of frizz.
  • type 3c: this time, the curls are very tight, corkscrew-shaped. The hair is rather packed, we are at the limit of the frizzy hair. The hair is very dense and voluminous.

Type 4: Frizzy hair

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:

  • type 4a: hair is frizzy and flexible, but fragile. The curls are very tight but still round and offer great bounce. By the way, a fun little game to play is to stretch a strand of hair, only to see the spiral immediately reform!
  • type 4b: this time, the curls are no longer curly (paradox...) but in the form of "Z", a beautiful acute angle that gives curls rather undefined. In short, it is the ideal hair for a perfect afro cut.
  • type 4c: this type of hair is similar to the previous one, but the curls are even tighter, to offer you a hair with a cottony appearance. This type of hair is the most fragile and dry, you need to feed the hair daily to ensure a hair all soft and healthy.

Additional capillary characteristics

Hair thickness

There are three categories of hair thickness:

  • Fine hair: when you look at it in the light, it can even turn out to be colorless because it is so fine, yet the mass of hair is well colored.
  • Medium hair: it is neither thin nor thick and represents the hair most commonly found in Caucasians.
  • Coarse, or thick hair: this time, even a single hair can be seen for miles (well, we may be exaggerating a bit...). This hair is usually very strong.
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:

  • put your hair in a high ponytail;
  • measure the circumference of the ponytail;
  • On average, a normal hair has a circumference between 5 and 10 cm.

So if you're under, your hair is thin, and if you're over, it's pretty thick!

Sebum secretion

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.

Oily hair: which vegetable oils?

Why is hair greasy?

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.

Jojoba vegetable oil against greasy hair

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.

Dry hair: which vegetable oils?

Why is hair dry?

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.

Vegetable oils for dry hair

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.

Wavy, curly, frizzy, frizzy hair: which vegetable 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.

Fine hair: which vegetable oils?

Why is hair thin?

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.

Ricin and Mustard vegetable oils for fine and dull hair

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: which vegetable oils?

Where does dandruff come from?

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.

Jojoba, Mustard and Argan to fight against dandruff

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.

Hair loss: which vegetable oils?

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%.



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