How do I test my hair porosity?
Fill a glass or bowl with room temperature water.
- Take a couple strands of your clean hair and put them in the water. Clean hair is important. If you have oils or products on your hair, it will alter your results.
- Watch it for 2-4 minutes. If your hair sinks immediately, it has high porosity, however, if it floats to the top it has low porosity.
What does it mean to have natural hair?
Having natural hair means you embrace who you are and refrain from heat and chemical relaxers
What are the different types of hair textures?
2A, B, and C: Wavy hair is classified as a 2. Wavy hair lies somewhere between straight and curly hair. It also imparts sheen, more than curly hair, but less than straight hair. The further down the wavy spectrum you go the less sheen the hair will impart. Wavy hair is typically more prone to frizz. While type A wavies can easily alternate between straight and curly styles, type B and C Wavy hair is resistant to styling.
3A, B, C: Type 3 hair is curly hair. If you pull a strand of type 3 curly, you will notice it has a definite S shape. Granted, the S may be lower cases or uppercase S, or it may even resemble a Z on some occasions…however, there is a definite curl pattern in place, with or without products. This hair type is full bodied, climate dependent (humidity = frizz), and damage prone. Lack of proper care renders dull curls.
4A, B, C: Type 4 is Kinky hair. Despite many misconceptions, this tightly coiled hair is quite fine and fragile. It is wiry, and delicate by nature. Each strand usually has a zigzag pattern. Kinky hair is the driest hair type, thus it is more prone to breakage and requires a gentle touch. A misconception exists that this hair type does not grow. Kinky hair grows at the same rate as other texture, however, if not treated properly it breaks more than other textures. Treat this hair type like a fine silk blouse – cleanse gently, detangle softly, and avoid harsh chemicals.
How often should I trim my ends?
Hair naturally begins to split around 3 months. To prevent any permanent damage from these naturally occurring split ends, you should schedule a trim with your stylist every quarter. Scheduling a trim every 3-4 months or 12-16 weeks will help to keep your hair healthy and strong.
How often should I wash my hair?
You can wash your hair weekly or bi-weekly depend on how much buildup you have accrued from products used daily.
How do I prevent breakage and split ends?
- Practicing combing your hair with a wide teeth comb
- Refrain from using heat tools
- Take folic acid and biotin
- Use leave-in-conditioners
- Be sure to trim hair as needed
How do I grow long healthy hair?
- Use conditioner as needed , you can also use a 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner.
- Trim off dead ends as needed
- Do not shampoo too often
- Apply an oil or mask treatment weekly
What is the difference between a deep conditioner and co-wash?
Co-washing simply refers to washing your hair with conditioner. When you co-wash your hair you do not use any shampoo at all. Deep conditioner is a specific type of conditioner. It is very rich in ingredients that nourish hair. Deep conditioners are not designed for daily use.
How often do I moisturize my hair?
Moisturizing your hair 2 times a week should be sufficient, you want to keep your hair moisturized to prevent shedding and breakage. Some good carrier oil to lock moisture in the hair are as follows: Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Grapeseed Oil etc, and these oils are very lightweight it does not weigh your hair down.
How do I tame my frizzy hair?
- Lower the heat when using heating tools
- You can create your own DIY macadamia oil hair mask. It is a great oil for taming frizz.
- Use sulfate free shampoos
- Avoid products with alcohol
- Don’t touch your hair too often
How do I protect my hair from breakage while sleeping?
- Never sleep with your hair tied up
- Sleep on silk pillowcases
- Brush before bed
- Use a silk scarf
- Apply a treatment
How do I care for my low porosity hair?
A 1. Deep condition with heat
- Humectants are your best friends(honey and aloe vera)
- Avoid heavy styling products
- Use water base moisturizer
- Do not use heavy oils
- Use light oils( grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, argan oil)
How do I care for high porosity hair?
A 1. Protein treatments. Incorporating protein treatments in your regimen is important for high porosity hair to gain strength and not break as frequently.
- Deep conditioning.
- Seal with butter or oils
- Use heavy oils (Avocado Oil and Castor Oil)
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Aloe Vera
What is pre-poo?
A: A “pre-poo” is usually an oil treatment applied to hair prior to shampooing or conditioning. Most of these treatments can be oils of your choice or humectants such as Aloe Vera and Molasses. For oils, I highly recommend Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Grapeseed oil and Pomegranate Oils. These are very light oils which can be used on all porosity hair and the best thing is, these carrier oils don’t weigh your hair down or clog your pores.
Why is it important to pre-poo
A: Here are five reasons why it is important to pre-poo
Curls and waves are always in need of moisture – and a pre-poo treatment is sure to give us added, extra moisture when applied. Seasonal stress on hair such as heat, humidity, wind, salt water, etc, can leave curls extra dry. Adding a pre-poo treatment to hair helps to restore lost moisture.
- DISADVANTAGE OF OVER CLEAN HAIR
Though we all want our hair to be clean, sometimes, “over” clean can be too much. Shampoos and other products can often strip the necessary oils that our curls need for shape, shine, and definition – pre-poo treatments help restore those oils and protect hair follicles.
- DETANGLE HAIR
When using a pre-poo treatment, you can take care of detangling hair a lot easier than after it’s washed. Breakage occurs much more often with wet hair, then dry. Therefore, applying the pre-poo treatment and allowing it to sit on your hair for 15-30 mins, will help detangle locks and lessen breakage.
- UTILIZE YOUR CONDITIONER
We often use our favorite conditioners a bit too much. So much so that after time, they start to not have as great as an effect as they had some time ago – because they lack a place to “hold on to.” As your hair is stripped of oils, the conditioner you follow up with will simply be washed away before it leaves you any benefits. A pre-poo treatment will allow your conditioner to find its place back in your regiment and treat your curls to more moisture.
- End Results!
After a pre-poo treatment, you should notice soft locks, shiny ones too. Your hair and scalp will be ever so grateful for helping restore some moisture and restorative oils that have been lacking. Making pre-poo a part of your regular routine will show great improvements to your hair’s texture and sheen.