Natural hair care routine

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Taking care of your hair requires a lot of patience and time. Adopting the right routines will give you a long term result, although it may not be visible instantly. Read this article to discover the complete guide to hair care before, during and after shampooing.

1. The oil bath

Applying hair care products before shampooing makes it easier for the shampoo to sink into your hair. The oil bath also nourishes the hair up to the ends and protects the scalp from external aggressions. In addition, it makes your hair softer, smoother, stronger and denser.

A) The composition of the oil

Most of the time, the oil bath is the result of a composition of two or more organic oils. Which oils to mix depends on the condition of the scalp and the type of your hair. Thus, apply the following oils for :
In addition, the oil composition to choose depends on the expected result:

B) The method of application

It is recommended to wet the hair beforehand to have an optimal result. The oil bath can be applied the day before shampooing or two hours before. Divide hair strand by strand, then apply to all lengths from the roots to the ends. Roll your hair up and cover with a plastic cap or warm towel.

GOOD TO KNOW

Avoid using an oil bath more than twice a week to avoid greasy hair.

2. Shampooing

It is important to wash your hair at least once a week and at most 3 times a week. Otherwise, your hair may not react to the products or may lose its strength. To choose the right product, start by knowing the nature of your hair, then make your choice based on it.

For normal hair

In general, normal hair has no particular problems (split ends or greasy appearance). Naturally maintained by sebum, it needs to be balanced by using a shampoo with gentle cleansing agents. Thus, you can use the one with sweet almond with green tea or sage extracts.

For Combination Hair

Like oily hair, the roots of combination hair are also shiny at the end of the day. On the other hand, the lengths are dry all the way to the ends. To remedy this, balance it out by using a shampoo for oily hair and one for dry hair.

For oily hair

Overly shiny roots or flattened hair at the end of the day characterize oily hair. To space out the appearance of these effects, opt for a purifying and nourishing shampoo. Why nourishing? Because excess sebum does not nourish the hair fiber as most people think.
For this, a shampoo with grape, green tea or lemon extracts is ideal. These components are, in fact, concentrated in gentle cleansing agents that do not affect the sebaceous glands by purifying the hair. In addition, they tone and refresh the hair instantly.

For dry hair

The presence of split ends, dullness and a rough feel indicate that your hair is dry. While these aspects may be natural, coloring and UV exposure may be the cause. Therefore, a deep nourishing and moisturizing treatment should be applied to enhance its outer shell. For this, opt for a shampoo with shea oil or butter. Both of these components help to seal in the scales, including coconut, avocado and macadamia nut.

For sensitive hair

If you notice that your hair is dull and hard to detangle when wet, then it is sensitive. To care for them, use a shampoo rich in moisturizing actives like keratin or arginine.

For frizzy hair

Naturally dry, frizzy hair needs very nourishing products to have a beautiful texture. Thus, opt for a shampoo with argan oil, avocado or shea butter. In addition, choose one that contains silicone to eliminate frizz.

For colored hair

Highly sensitive to repeated chemical exposure, colored hair tends to dry out. In addition to the shampoos intended for this type of hair, focus on a gentle and nourishing product. You’ll find these qualities in those enriched with acai oil or berry. Repigmenting shampoos are also a good alternative, or even a good complement to avoid yellowing effects. Good to know: You can use henna or chamomile-based products for brown or blonde hair.

3. Moisturizing care

In addition to masks in the same category as your shampoos, it is recommended to use moisturizing masks. Your hair is like a plant that needs water and fertilizer to thrive. This type of mask is suitable for all hair types, especially dry and frizzy hair.
Alternatively, you can make a homemade moisturizing mask with the following:
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Agave Syrup

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Aloe Vera

Method: Mix two or more of these ingredients and stir until you have a more or less viscous paste. Make sure your roots, lengths and ends are well covered by massaging your scalp in a spiral motion. For best results, cover your head with a hair cap and leave on for at least 30 minutes.

4. Conditioner and styling

Conditioner should be the same series as your shampoo to get the desired effect. After application, leave it on for 2 to 3 minutes while brushing your hair gently to detangle it. Rinse with vinegar or cider vinegar diluted with water for extra shine. Avoid flat irons and hair dryers whenever possible. Also, avoid wrapping your hair in a towel for long periods of time to prevent split ends. For curly hair, apply a leave-in cream and styling gel to tame it.
At night, use a special styling method to protect your hair from being rubbed on the pillow. Split your hair in half and put it in a loose braid on each side. However, avoid tying your hair up with scrunchies or clips. Also, cover your pillow with a kardoune, silk towel or satin cloth while you sleep to preserve your hair.