Much like skin types, understanding your hair type is crucial when
implementing a healthy hair care regiment.
Though you might have a good idea of the basic category you fall into, there are other things that you will need to know to work out an effective method.

Hair Texture

What is the natural shape or pattern of your hair.

There are 4 types of hair, aptly named type 1 to 4.

As the number increases, so does the curl formation.

Type 1: Straight strand
Type 2: Straight to wave
Type 3: Curl to Coil
Type 4: Coil to kink

How to figure this out? 

  • Wet your hair
  • Do not apply product
  • Let it air dry
  • Does your hair:

(a) Dry without any pattern Type 1

(b) Dry with a slight curve Type 2

(c) Dry with a defined curl or loop Type 3

(d) Dry with a tight curl, spiral or zig-zag Type 4

Hair Structure/Density

The structure of your hair refers to the thickness of the strand

This affects the way your hair holds styles or how it reacts to certain

Structure types fall into 3 categories:

Fine | Medium | Thick

Fine Hard to hold style or curl
Medium Easier to style or curl
Thick Holds curl very well, difficult to style if not skilled

How to figure this out?

• Take a single strand from your hair brush
• Cut a length of sewing thread and place both strands side by side next to each other.

Fine Hair Thinner than sewing thread
Medium Hair Inbetween
Thick Hair Thicker than sewing thread

Hair Porosity

This refers to your hairs ability to absorb moisture and product.

Knowing how porous your hair is can help you determine what kind of products would best suite you.

There are 3 types of porosities: high porosity, medium porosity and low porosity.

All of these varied hair types have different do’s and don’ts

How to figure this out?

There are various ways of identifying your hairs porosity

Float Test

Take a strand of hair. Let it float on a bowl of water. Leave for 2-4 minutes.

If it sinks immediately, you have high porosity hair, if it remains floating, it’s low porosity and if it gradually sinks, you have medium porosity.

Slide Test

Grab a strand of hair on your head.

Starting from the end of your hair, slide your fingers toward the scalp.

If it feels bumpy, you have high porosity hair. If your hair feels smooth, you have low porosity hair.

The Spray Bottle Test

Take a small section of your hair and pin the rest back.

Spray a section with a little water, enough to mist it. If the water sits on the top of your hair you have low porosity hair.

If your hair absorbs the water quickly, you have high porosity.

If the water sits for 7min and slowly absorbs into your hair, you have medium porosity.

Scalp Moisture

Healthy scalp = healthy hair.

Understanding the condition of your scalp will have amazing benefits to the growth of your natural hair.

It will also be an indicator on how frequently you will need to shampoo.

Our scalp can produce too much natural oils or too little, which have their own unique set of problems.

If your scalp is too oily, it might be great to introduce rinses into your hair
care regiment, this would help clear your scalp of oil build up.

If your scalp is dry, you will need to add more moisture.

Our nourishing shampoo, is a gentle natural formulation that soothes dry scalp, leaving a fresh dose of moisture to your scalp.

How to figure this out?

To determine how oily or not your scalp is, we recommend inspecting
your hair and scalp on the second day after a wash.

Oily Scalp: If your roots appear flat and greasy

Dry Scalp: If your scalp is flaking

Our hair has personality and is as complex as we are, we need to take
time to figure out its complexities.

This would give us a better understanding on how to care for our hair. Looking at every aspect from scalp to tip.

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