Not only are there so many types of products, there are also what seem like infinite brands. What products you should decide to use will largely depend on what your natural hair type is and what you desired end result for your hair is. You also need to make sure to read directions for each product.
Natural is universal. There are many companies with brand identities firmly rooted in the all-natural product sector, but that does not mean that you have to pay big bucks for salon brand products. Many affordable options with mainstream lines are opting for natural ingredients. There is something to rave about when it comes to natural products. For years, you have probably been exposing your hair to harsh chemicals that have been stripping the hair shafts of vital protections and starving your follicles of vital nutrients. By reviewing what is in the ingredients of your favorite products before buying, you could be saving yourself from further damage.
Restorative hair products. Products like serums and leave-in conditions say that they will repair your hair. You need to keep in mind that these products will only be so effective depending on how much damage you have.
Protectants and preservatives. In addition to other products that have infiltrated the U.S. market, argan oil and similar shine-inducing and protecting oils can be great as a guard against the elements. Applying small amounts right after a wash can give help keep the moisture locked into your strands, which should help prevent troublesome stray hairs and flyaway hairs. Similar to the oils, there are also heat protectants. Any stylist should have cautioned you by now that if you use heat tools – hair dryers, straighteners, or curlers – you need to be using a heat protectant every single time. The amount of direct heat that you are likely applying to your hair is unnatural and damaging. It will eventually catch up with you. Once again, you do not have to buy high-end products for a heat protectant. By comparing active ingredients, you can find affordable options if you take a few extra seconds to look.
Volume, texture, and pomades. For those who have hairstyles that require higher maintenance, you have likely already explored much more than hair spray. Texturizers are sprays that help build volume for people wanting a wavy look. Pomades and waxes are great for those with short styles who want highly structured looks. Volumizing products can be tricky: too much and you will look like a drowned rat. Too little product and you will not see any change at all. If you are no longer seeing your product working, it may be that your hair has grown out and is weighing your hair down.
For those experiencing hair loss or who have generally thin hair, you should generally opt for lighter products and pay close attention to how much of a product you are using. Wet looks are not a great idea for those with thin or thinning hair as they plaster your hair down, draw attention to areas that you may not want people to focus on, and they do not give your volume.
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