To sport a glorious head of hair, it’s important to use hair care products that are adapted to your hair type as well as the condition it’s in. [bctt tweet="Soya, quinoa, pomegranate… let nature come to your rescue in the shampoo and conditioner aisle!" username=""]
Fine hairDoes your hair lack volume and texture? Is it flat, fragile and difficult to style? Your secret weapon: shampoo and conditioner that contain soya to thicken fine hair. Since hair strands are mostly protein, protein-rich soya does them a world of good.
Dry hairIf your sebaceous glands produce very little sebum, your mane is probably lacking moisture. Is your hair straw-like, with split ends? Is it dull and breakable, difficult to untangle and control? You’ll need a shampoo with ingredients that hydrate deep down, while also nourishing, repairing and protecting your hair. Quinoa contains a large amount of lysine, known to stimulate hair growth and repair. Jojoba hydrates naturally thanks to a makeup similar to human sebum. Be sure to use a good conditioner for maximum hydration and shine!
Greasy hairIf you have an excess of sebum, your hair will be covered in an unsightly greasy film, even not long after washing. They will also tend to fall into clumps that are limp and dull. Sound familiar? Help is on the way! This clarifying shampoo and conditioner, which contain purifying and antioxidating ingredients like lemon leaf and white tea leaf, will be your best ally. Once deep-cleaned and free of impurities, your hair will regain its radiant shine!
Color-treated hairColor-treated hair is weakened, so you need a shampoo and conditioner with natural ingredients that will protect and revive your color while revitalizing your hair. Pomegranate, with its powerful antioxidants, helps give colored hair a healthy luster. Avocado oil and its fatty acids can nourish hair. They work together for beautiful, long-lasting color!
Damaged hairIs your hair damaged by frequent flattening or blow-drying? Is it weakened by the sun, chlorine or other? Your hair needs a helping hand, a shampoo enriched with ingredients that will restore and strengthen it. Like olives, olive leaves are rich in good fats, helps hydrating the hair follicles deep down. Grapeseed oil also has hydrating properties and helps regenerate damaged hair and repair dry ends. Don’t forget to use conditioner to enhance the reparative effect!
In addition to using products adapted to your hair type, here are five tips for improving your hair care routine.
- When washing your hair, first gently rub the scalp (you don’t want to encourage excess sebum production), then attack the strands. Use lukewarm water, not hot.
- Always rinse liberally to remove any shampoo and conditioner residues. Badly rinsed hair will be duller.
- Avoid brushing your hair when it’s wet. Wet hair is more fragile and likely to break. For the same reason, do not dry your hair by rubbing it with a towel. Instead, blot it gently. Finally, do not wrap your hair in a towel.
- Daily brushing is important. It helps spread natural oils through the hair, clears the scalp of impurities and removes strands that are ready to fall. Do it morning and evening, but be gentle!
- Avoid blow-drying or straightening your hair every day. When blow-drying, keep the hair dryer moving and not too close to the head (about 15 cm away). Let your hair air-dry from time to time.