How to determine the type of hair and choose the right care at home

Many external factors permanently exert negative influence on the hair - ultraviolet radiation, use of a hot hair dryer, curling irons, aggressive styling products. Therefore, ringlets need careful care, restoration and strengthening. But before choosing the best option for care, you should correctly determine the type of hair. Then such therapy will give a positive result.

  • Features of hair types and proper care
  • Normal type
  • Bold type
  • Dry type
  • Mixed type

Features of hair types and proper care

The type of hair is determined by the type of scalp. Depending on this hair can be normal, dry, oily, mixed( with fat roots and dry tips).In addition, they can be thin, thick, soft, stiff, straight, curly, drained or healthy.

Sometimes, over time, depending on many factors( weather conditions, age and hormonal changes, the woman's condition, methods of care), the type of hair can change. To determine your own, you need to know the characteristic signs of all types of hair and your skin type.

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Normal type

Normal hair is characterized by elasticity, brightness, health. Happy owners of normal hair do not know what the split ends are, they can easily comb and arrange hair in any hairstyle.

In this case, the curls all the time look alive and natural, they do not electrify and practically do not need additional care. Normal hair for 3-4 days after washing look clean and well-groomed.

Happy owners of normal hair enough to use the appropriate means of care in a timely manner, periodically make nutritional masks and protect the tips with thermal protective agents.

Professional products:

  • L'oreal Professionnal Mythic oil,
  • Kérastase, Schwarzkopf Professional Bonacure Moisture Kick,
  • Brelil Professional Numero,
  • Wella Pro Series.

Do not damage the periodic use of home nourishing masks.


  • 2 egg yolks,
  • 2 teaspoons of liquid honey,
  • 2 tablespoons of any vegetable oil.

Heat the oil in a water bath and add whipped yolks and honey to it. Mask the hair, cover with a shower cap and a towel, hold for 40 minutes.

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Bold type

Fatty type hair gives the impression of healthy and shiny, but not for long. Already 1-2 days after washing, these hair look untidy. They are characterized by a lackluster shine, rapid adhesion and a feeling of fatness to the touch.

The fat content of the hair is determined by the activity of the sebaceous glands of the scalp, and this, in turn, can depend on both the genetic predisposition and the improper care and nutrition of their owners. At the same time, fatty hair has little effect on age changes.

Fat ringlets need daily washing with gentle means, and once in seven days - in deep cleansing. It should be remembered that greasy hair is contraindicated in washing with too hot water and frequent use of a hair dryer.

The choice of shampoo should also be taken responsibly. It is necessary to choose a remedy with panthenol, glycerin, amino acids and B vitamins. Hair masks that do not contain silicone will be useful.

The scalp, and accordingly, the hair itself becomes fat when a woman eats a lot of sweet, fatty, fried and spicy food. It is necessary to try to change the diet and eat less carbohydrates.

The owner of fatty hair should pay attention to specialized care products:

  • BC Scalp Therapy deep cleaning shampoo,
  • Kérastase Capital Force,
  • Revlon Professional Interactives Dermal Cleansing Clay for deep cleaning.

Of the folk recipes, the following masks deserve good recommendations.

Recipe 1.

  • 2 tablespoons mustard,
  • 1 liter hot water.

A solution to wash your hair well, paying special attention to the roots of your hair. Then rinse the curls with a large volume of warm water.

Recipe 2.

  • 2 teaspoons of aloe and castor oil,
  • 2 tablespoons of liquid honey.

Apply only to hair roots. Cover the head with cellophane and a towel. After 15 minutes, wash the mask with warm water and shampoo.

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Recipe 3.
Vegetable mask will help reduce sebum secretion.

  • 1 potatoes, cucumber or a piece of pumpkin,
  • 200 ml kefir.

Any of the vegetables are grated on a fine grater and squeezed juice out of it. The flesh is removed, and the resulting juice is dislodged with warm yogurt. Blend the mixture on all hair and leave for 30 minutes. Then wash off.

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Dry type

If the curls do not fade for a long time and do not need to be washed for 5 or more days, then this is a dry type of hair. Often, such hair appears lifeless, dull, they have split ends, they are very much electrified, tangled and broken. And with improper care on the scalp may appear dry small dandruff. Initially, hair can not be dry, they become so because of too little work of the sebaceous glands, improper care, frequent staining, chemical curls, styling using a hair dryer and ironing.

Learn how to solve the problem of scalp dryness

It is necessary to take care of dry hair very carefully. It is worth picking a professional moisturizing shampoo and balm without silicone. Regularly use nourishing masks and oils for the tips of the hair.

If possible, refrain from dyeing hair with dyes that contain ammonia and, especially, from a chemical wave. When using thermal means, it is necessary to treat curls with thermal protective sprays based on silicone.

At least once a month, shear the hair tips. In addition, periodically do scalp massage, which will stimulate blood circulation in the upper layers of the epithelium and enhance the work of the sebaceous glands.

For very dry hair, stylists recommend the use of moisturizing products:

  • Schwarzkopf Professional BC Repair Rescue,
  • BC Fiber Force, Brelil Professional Biotraitement Hydra,
  • Brelil Liquid Crystal,
  • Wella Professional Enrich, Kérastase Cosmetics.
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Very qualitatively moisturize the hair will help mask from fermented milk products and vegetable oils.

Recipe 1.
Warm up in a water bath 100 ml of kefir or curdled milk. Apply the product to the hair and cover it with cellophane and a warm towel. Keep the mask on your hair for 40 minutes, then rinse with plenty of running water.

Recipe 2.
Warm up in a water bath 3 tablespoons of any vegetable oil( olive, almond, coconut, burdock, jojoba, grape seeds).Apply to the hair along the entire length, wrap it well and leave for 30-40 minutes. Wash off with shampoo.

Recipe 3.

  • 1 egg,
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil,
  • 1 teaspoon of glycerin and apple cider vinegar.

Whisk the egg into a foam, add oil, warmed with a water bath, vinegar and glycerin. Apply the mask on the hair, cover with a shower cap and a towel. After 40 minutes rinse with warm water.

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Mixed type

Mixed or combined type characterized by the presence of fatty roots and dry tips. Often this happens with long curls, when the roots become fat within 2-3 days, and the tips, deprived of grease, remain dry and seeded. Such locks differ roughness, porosity.

Hair of a combined type should be washed at least twice a week with a special shampoo. Masks and balms on the hair roots are very dosed. If the composition of care products is silicone, then it is better to abandon them, especially if you have unpainted hair.

A timely haircut and moisturizing, indelible whey and oil can help with the dryness of the tips - Schwarzkopf Professional Bonacure Oil Miracle, L'oreal Elseve "Extraordinary Oil", Brelil Professional Liquid Crystal.

For this type of hair it is very important to choose the right makeup to achieve quality care for both roots and tips. It is worth paying attention to Poseidon shampoos from Tasha &Co, natural hair cosmetics Yves Rocher and Rene Furterer, as well as Markell Cosmetics Hair Expert BB.

Homemade masks based on honey, lemon and tomatoes will also provide quality care.

Recipe 1.
Honey-lemon mask. Mix:

  • 1 tablespoon of liquid honey,
  • 2 tablespoons of aloe juice,
  • juice of half a lemon.

Medium spread over the entire length of the hair. Wrap the head with a shower cap and a towel and leave for 30 minutes, then rinse.

Recipe 2.
Tomato mask.

  • 1 tomato,
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Tomato peeled, finely chopped and mixed with olive oil.30 minutes before washing your head, apply a mask on your hair. Then wash your hair with warm water and shampoo.

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