Creating a Hair Care Routine

Creating a hair care routine

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Creating a hair care routine isn’t as simple as washing, drying, and styling. After all, your hair care routine can affect the quality of your hair, so it’s important to do it right. If you’re ready to see a noticeable change in your hair, factor these steps into your hair care regime to achieve a shinier and healthier set of locks!

Consider your hair type

Everyone has different hair that requires different types of care. Generally, there are five categories – thick, fine, coarse, frizzy, and oily hair. To know which type you fall under, start by taking a handful of hair and gently pulling it to the side. If you see more scalp between the bunch of hair you pulled, this may mean your hair density is thin. If you can barely see the scalp, your hair density is thick. Anything in between is medium density.

Another way to gauge the type of hair you have is by measuring your hair’s porosity. Porosity is its ability to absorb moisture and products – crucial when creating a hair care routine. Fill a bowl with water and place a single strand in the bowl. If a hair strand sinks to the bottom, your hair has high porosity and can absorb all the moisture. When the strand remains under the surface and floats, your hair has normal porosity. If the hair strand remains above the surface, your hair has low porosity and can’t absorb moisture easily.

Lastly, let’s talk about texture. Do you have straight, wavy, or curly hair? Knowing your hair type will allow you to know which products are suitable to make your hair more manageable. This will allow you to build a hair care routine that meets your needs.

Choose the right hair products

Now that you know your exact hair type, you need to reassess the products you’re currently using and review whether they work for your hair type. Check the labels of your current hair product. Our take on this is simple - ditch the ones with sulphates and parabens. Sulphates can be harsh on the scalp and may cause irritation and itchiness – whatever the hair type. Whether it's your real hair orhuman hair extensions, sulphate and paraben-free shampoos are ideal since they’re milder. These products promote balanced oil production so that your hair will need less conditioning.

A couple of must-haves in your hair care routine include the use of:

  • A microfiber towel to minimise friction and avoid hair breakage.
  • A quality hairdryer with a cool drying setting to prevent damage from heat.
  • Heat protectant spray to add a layer of protection when using curling irons or straighteners.
  • Detangling brushes that can run smoothly through textured hair and are great for all hair types.
  • Dry shampoo to keep your hair clean and fresh while lessening oil and grease

Wash appropriately

Your hair care routine will also include your wash routine. We recommend only washing your hair twice or thrice a week; washing your hair every day strips your scalp of its natural oils. However, your hair wash days will largely depend on your hair type and lifestyle. If you’re more active and use more styling products, your hair may get oily quicker because of sweat and product build-up. Hair washing is preferable to maintain a healthy and clean scalp. Generally, if you have dry, thick, or curly hair, shampooing twice a week will do. If you’re in between washes, dry shampoo is an excellent addition to your hair care regime to absorb that extra grease.

Try hair masks

Shampoo and conditioner are essentials to a hair care routine. But have you ever tried hair masks? They’re excellent for bringing more shine and softness when your curls start to look dry and dull. Using hair masks weekly to nourish and treat your hair can restore your hair’s moisture and softness. The additional moisture is great, especially for those who have dry hair, damaged ends, chemically treated hair, and hair extensions.

Style with care

Styling is one of the ways you can add a little oomph to your hair care routine. Before styling, towel-dry your hair with a microfiber towel to avoid breakage. When using a hair dryer, remember to apply a hair protectant first. You can apply styling products in the amount following your hair’s porosity to manipulate the strands more easily. Planning to sport a curly or wavy look? Try the no-heat sleep braids instead of a curling wand. Just spritz some hair product afterwards, and you’re good to go!

Minimise hair breakage

Aside from using microfiber towels and detangling brushes, you can add another step to your hair care regime by maintaining your locks even as you sleep. Hair plaiting keeps your hair in braids to reduce the friction between your hair and pillow, reducing hair breakage. Hair plaiting also allows you to brush your hair in the morning without dealing with stubborn tangles. Braiding your hair before bed keeps your hair strands structured while you sleep and locks in moisture that would have otherwise spread into the fabric of your pillow when your hair is loose.

Consider human hair extensions

There are still some risks when styling your hair – heat can cause damage, chemicals can cause frizz and dryness, and so on. If you want to add more thickness or length, use human hair extensions to give your natural hair a break from styling. 

Superior Hair is your number onehair extension supplier, ensuring you get the healthiest-looking hair minus the effort! We supply a wide range of premium quality human hair extensions with colour matching services to match. For further assistance,contact our team today!

1 Response

Elspeth Malloch
Elspeth Malloch

April 16, 2024

What hair masks do you recommend? ..and do you just put on the ends ? As wouldn’t my bonded extension slip if I put a hair mask on the bonds ?

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