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It may be that many times you want to iron your hair or use the blower to straighten your curly hair due to a failed wash and go, or maybe you are like I come from a culture where my mom straightened with straightening to enter the trend of that moment straight hair. You probably thought that dyeing or bleaching your hair was a good idea for a makeover. Without acknowledging that these processes can alter your natural texture.
Type 3 hair is curly hair. Generally, you realize this type of hair when pulling a lock you notice that it has a definite "S" shape and it can even look like a "Z" on some occasions. Tends to have a defined pattern of curls in place.
With or without product applied, This hair type tends to have more body, depending on the climate (Humidity = Frizz) and is more prone to damage. Lack of proper care often creates dull, shapeless curls. If you apply excess heat with Blower or Iron this may be the reason why your curls may be damaged.
We have all gone through a moment of frustration at not understanding what rays our hair needs.
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It is the ability of our hair to absorb and maintain hydration. In other words, it is the ability of our afro for hydration (water) to enter or exit. ⠀
- Low porosity:
The arrangement of the cuticles is very compact, which makes it difficult for hydration to enter but once inside it remains.
- Average porosity:
The arrangement of the cuticles is more flexible, allowing the entry of hydration with ease and its permanence within the hair fiber. It is the porosity of the ideal hair. ⠀
- High Porosity:
The cuticles are poorly intertwined; it is as if there were holes in the hair fiber that, while allowing hydration to enter, also allow its exit; that is, as it enters, it leaves. ⠀
It refers to the amount of total hair that we have on our scalp.
- Low density
If you have low density, you will see a large gap by separating your hair in half. Lighter water-based creams suit this type of hair best.
- Medium Density
If you have medium density, you will be able to partially see your scalp by separating your hair in half.
- High Density:
If you have high density, you will see very little of your scalp by separating your hair in half. This type of hair requires heavier creams to handle frizz.
Hair thickness refers to the thickness of the individual strands of your hair rather than how much hair you have on your head.
- Thick Strand
Thick hair tends to be the widest in girth appearance, this type of thickness tends to be much stronger. That makes it easy to maintain length because hair is more resistant to damage. This type of strand is ideal for creating amazing protective hairstyles.
- Middle Strand
Medium hair tends to be in-between, is strong; but at the same time it is more elastic, Medium hair is more or less resistant to damage, This makes maintenance intermediate, not very sudden, but without the need to be very delicate when detangling with the comb. This type of hair can use protective hairstyles that do not need as much maintenance.
- Low Strand
Fine hair has a very small circumference, it is very delicate, very easy to mistreat. As a result, it is more difficult to keep long. Try to limit hair manipulation to avoid breakage. Avoid using combs and brushes and avoid hairstyles that require high maintenance.
It is the condition of the hair that you mostly have to deal with every day:
- Oily Hair: It is the result of the fat glands (sebaceous) in the scalp producing too much oil.
- Normal Balanced Hair:
It is the hair that, as its name implies, has a balanced state, neither very oily nor very dry.
- Dry hair:
It is hair that does not have enough moisture and oil to maintain its normal texture and shine.
General Maintenance Tips
Maintenance will depend on many factors such as oiliness. This type of hair has character. You must find the balance according to your preference, If you apply too much product to style = Your curls can be heavy and with little volume. but if you apply little product you can become the (literal) Lion King. The key to ensuring perfect frizz-free curls is to use deep treatments before washing (once or twice a week) and then wash as usual to remove well.
Personally, I like to use a sulfate-free shampoo and other ingredients, but you can use whatever you want at your discretion while helping you to clean your scalp well without drying out your hair a lot and in the end use a silicone-free conditioner to gently detangle your hair. with a wide bristled comb.
Moisturizing your hair well will make a big difference in the definition of your curls!
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My name is Pamela Ravelo
Afro Latina from the Dominican Republic, Entrepreneur and enthusiast of curly hair, passionate about Social Media Marketing, SEO, and this community.
I started sharing my story and hair care routines through social media to motivate and encourage girls like me to feel beautiful inside and out.
The transition made me realize the power my story has to inspire and motivate women like me to learn and accept our “imperfections” in order to focus on our values and goals for the future.
Being imperfect since 1992.