High-quality cosmetics only provide their full power if they match the individual needs of the hair’s condition and structure. This aspect is taken into account by differentiated collections for intense hair care and styling products. However, the special care philosophy requires you to correctly assess a hair type. In order to do this, it is helpful to get to know the evaluation criteria used by the professionals.
The basic distinction: straight, wavy, curly or extremely curly?
First, the stylist of your trust assesses how your hair curls, determining within seconds, which of the four clusters, which are subdivided into three subcategories (a, b, c) match your hair type. The first group ranges from perfect straightness, to a slightly moving impression, to occasional waves. The second trio includes slightly waved hair. For moderate type 2b, the curling occurs more frequently and type 2c includes frizzy hair without distinctive curls. In the third ensemble, there are curls, which divide the hair very roughly into various strands. The quartet is completed by frizzy hair types, where the single strand is very tightly curled.
The key element for the perfect product choice
In order to make the right determination, it is indispensable that the hair be in its natural condition, meaning, that after washing your hair, you should comb it without the use of styling products let it air-dry, so that your hair type can be determined correctly. These findings are important when it comes to choosing the right hair care products. For example, straight and fine hair types often lack volume, while a heavily waved hair type C often has a rough hair structure which tends to frizz.
Further differentiations of the hair type
Of course, not only the waviness is relevant. To determine the degree of fineness, you just need a classic sewing thread made of cotton. If the thread appears thick next to the single hair strand, you have a very fine hair structure. A similar diameter is standard, whereas a larger cross section is a determinant for thicker hair. It is also relevant to see if the scalp is not at all, scarcely or clearly visible when parting your hair. Accordingly, there is a very strong, medium or thin hair density. These characteristics logically affect how easily the hair can be tamed or whether the desired volume results from styling.
Indispensable – regular assessment of hair health
Professional beauty products not only offer special lines for curly hair, a high degree of fineness or a thin hair density. Even typical hair problems that are temporary or permanent are taken into account when developing a product series. Anyone with long hair regularly checks the hair tips to determine the hair’s condition, whether there are mean split ends. To determine your hair´s elasticity, you can hold a single hair strand between the fingers and slightly pull it apart. If it breaks immediately, it lacks elasticity. In addition, you can use a handkerchief to brush directly over the scalp at various points around twelve hours after shampooing. It is obvious that no hair gel or wax should be used before this test. If there are noticeable marks on the handkerchief, then greasy hair is what makes the styling difficult. However, if there are no residues, you should do something to fight your dry hair with the right hair cosmetics.
A long holiday on the beach or a chemical treatment can be very bad for your hair’s condition and health. Then, it is even more important to regenerate your hair´s health and to preserve your natural beauty and take care of your hair!