Hey there, beautiful! Thanks for taking our Hair Wellness Quiz. Based on your responses, we've got the lowdown on how to support the growth and health of your gorgeous coily locks. Get ready to unlock your ultimate hair goals!
Let's kick things off by getting to know your coily hair a bit better. According to Andre Walker's Hair Typing System, coily hair comes in three subtypes:
4A Hair Type:
Tight and small curls, shrinks up to 70% when dry, and forms a distinct S pattern. This hair type has the most shrinkage and elasticity.
4B Hair Type:
No clearly defined curl pattern. Its tight coils form a "Z" shape and resemble zigzags with sharp angles, making this hair type extremely prone to dryness.
4C Hair Type:
The most fragile of all textures, with strands that are tightly-coiled and zig-zaggy. It shrinks the most — about 75 percent or more — than the other textures.
Now that we've nailed down your hair type, let's talk care. Coily hair thrives on moisture. Opt for sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, and don't shy away from oils like jojoba, argan, and shea butter to keep those coils hydrated.
Pro-tip: Weekly deep conditioning and a monthly hair mask can work wonders, making your hair more elastic and retaining moisture.
With such fragile strands, it’s important to detangle coily hair only when wet. Avoid small tooth combs or brushes which can worsen tangles or cause frizz. Instead, use a wide tooth comb or your fingers to carefully detangle hair and add some conditioner to hands to aid the process.
To prevent future tangles, wrap your hair in a satin or silk scarf or use a silk pillowcase at night. This will keep your hair tangle-free, reducing split ends and breakage.
As we age, it's essential to recognize the key nutrients we need more of to maintain healthy hair. Let's give your hair the nutrients it craves. Collagen, iron, and vitamin D are your hair's best friends.
Collagen: Naturally diminishes as we age, leading to thinning hair and ageing skin. Incorporating collagen-rich foods and supplements into your diet can boost the strength and elasticity of your hair and skin. Marine Collagen is often considered the best choice as it's easily absorbed and utilized by the body.
Iron: An iron deficiency, often indicated by low ferritin levels can disrupt the normal hair growth cycle, causing more hair follicles to shed prematurely, a condition known as telogen effluvium. Therefore consuming iron-rich foods can help ensure you have an adequate supply.
Vitamin D: More than just for strong bones, it's crucial for happy hair follicles. A vitamin D deficiency can disrupted the health of your hair, potentially lead to hair thinning or even hair loss. During winter months, boost your daily supplementation and don't skimp on this vitamin.
1. Scalp Massages:
Treat your hair to regular scalp massages for increased blood circulation. Be gentle; we're promoting growth, not damage.
The heightened blood flow, in turn, nourishes and supports the health of your hair, aiding in its growth and overall vitality.
2. Protect Your Edges:
Preserve your hairline and edges by taking proactive measures against traction alopecia—a condition arising from persistent hair pulling that can result in follicle damage and eventual hair loss.
Incorporate protective hairstyles that do not pull tightly on your edges like this refined twist-out into your styling repertoire.
3. Reduce Stress:
Consider adding stress-reduction techniques into your daily routine, such as meditation, long walks or yoga.
Prolonged stress can elevate cortisol levels, a hormone that, when imbalanced, may adversely affect hair follicles, potentially leading to hair loss.
Ready to unlock your ultimate hair goals? Dive in, try these tips, and let your coily locks shine!
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✓ Decrease breakage and frizz
✓ Increase density and thickness
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✓ Fortifies your hair, skin, and nails
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