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It may be that many times you want to make yourself protective styles or pass the iron to straighten your curly hair for 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.
Despite many misconceptions, this hair is usually very fine and fragile, it is usually fibrous and delicate to naturalize, it generally tends to have a zigzag or "Z" pattern, it is very prone to breakage and therefore requires soft. There is a misconception that this type of hair does not grow, but the reality is that this type of hair grows at the same speed as other hair textures, however, if not treated properly, it can tend to break very easily, for whatever the treatment should be gentle, use a satin or silk pillow cover: these textures are usually more gentle, help to retain the hydration of the hair and prevent excess frizz.
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. ⠀
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- Low porosity:
The arrangement of the cuticles is very compact, which makes it difficult for hydration to enter but once inside it remains.
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- 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. ⠀
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- 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.
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- Medium Density
If you have medium density, you will be able to partially see your scalp by separating your hair in half.
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- 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 a character. If you apply too much product to model = your curls can be greasy and stuck. If you apply little product you can become a lion king in person. The key to ensuring perfect frizz-free curls is to use deep treatments in every wash (at least once a week) after washing, it is always good to apply styling products suitable for your hair type.
The first thing you should do before washing your hair is to use a mask or deep treatment for the hair, this will help your hair maintain its shine, and will make the process of detangling easier, in washing, it is good to use a shampoo Gentle (without many chemicals) for this type of hair, later I will give you details of what types of shampoo to use. After washing use a conditioner to detangle the hair and remove it. Moisturize and then apply your styling products to curl hair, follow the recommended product application techniques and you're done! Check out my guide for more on the ideal way to apply products to your curl hair.
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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.