As a hair blogger, one of the most common questions is what products should I use. Why it comes to finding hair products sometimes it just hit or miss. I have a difficult time answering this question. It pains me to tell you there is no holy grail or miracle product that works for all. You must assess your hair and its needs to select the best hair products. Here are some things you should consider when selecting the perfect products for your hair.
Is your hair straight, wavy, curly or kinky? Straight hair allows sebum or natural hair oils to travel down the hair strand easily. It can be oilier than other curl patterns for that reason. On the other hand, curly and kinky hair are drier and need moisturizing ingredients because the sebum cannot travel along the hair strand with ease.
Hair Texture refers to the thickness or diameter of the hair strand. Fine hair has a thinner hair strand diameter. You have a variety of fine, medium, and thick as known as coarse hair textures. You can have any combination of curl pattern and texture. As a rule of thumb, many believe that thicker hair textures should use butters or pudding styling products. They are thicker in consistency and can saturate coarser hair textures with no problems. While fine hair needs lighter products that won’t weigh it down.
We talked a little bit about different curl patterns needing more or less oil. Well, depending on your curl pattern and hair texture, you may want moisturizing products. Look for products with hydrating properties. If you’ve notice split ends you may want products that repair split ends or that strengthen hair. You must also take in consideration your lifestyle. If you’re a swimmer, a clarifying shampoo is needed to remove chlorine after a dip in the pool.
To build a basic hair regimen, you need a cleanser, conditioner, leave-in conditioner and weekly deep conditioner. A styling product is not a necessity but it is a great asset to any hair regimen. Know what type of product you need can not only have money but time in the aisles.
Once you have identified these things you can narrow down your choices.
What are some other things you take into consideration when looking for hair products?