What Your Hair is Telling You

Apr 26, 2018 | 18 comments

Hair is a complicated thing. It can be frizzy, tangled, wild, dry, damaged, bouncy, or shiny, and it’s hard to decide which products to use. Like anything else, everyone’s hair is unique. Just when you think you’ve found the product that does it all, you quickly realize that it is most definitely not up to par.
Two of the main things that our hair needs are moisture and protein. The hard part is determining which one it needs and when. A hair stylist once told me to treat dry, brittle, or damaged-feeling hair like a sinus infection. If you have a sinus infection, treating the symptoms with cold medicine is not going to help you. Just like this, if your hair is lacking protein, drowning your hair in moisturizing products is not going to fix the source of the problem.
Protein and moisture products and treatments are extremely different, and it is crucial you don’t mistakenly use the wrong one on your hair. Even though both things are vital to hair health, using or overusing the wrong one can be damaging.
WHEN YOUR HAIR NEEDS MOISTURE
You will literally notice that it feels dry, be frizzy, stretch without breaking, or feel limp.
WHEN YOUR HAIR NEEDS PROTEIN
You will notice that it breaks extremely easy when wet or dry, tangles quickly, feels like straw, looks dull, or has a rough texture.
There are many similarities with the lack of moisture and/or protein, so it can be difficult to tell which one your hair is lacking. In these situations, just watch your hair closely: observe the texture, feel, and look when it is wet, when you have styled it, or when you have let it air dry. By seeing its reaction to these different things, you will be able to better pinpoint what it is lacking.
When your hair is asking for moisture or protein, there are many ways you can accommodate it:

Don’t rely on the shampoos and conditioners that are labeled as “great price” or “on sale” at your department store. You truly get what you pay for when it comes to good shampoos and conditioners. You can also get your hair stylist to obtain a good quality brand from their beauty supply shop.

SHAMPOOS & CONDITIONERS
Don’t rely on the shampoos and conditioners that are labeled as “great price” or “on sale” at your department store. You truly get what you pay for when it comes to good shampoos and conditioners. You can also get your hair stylist to obtain a good quality brand from their beauty supply shop.
INTENSE TREATMENTS
These are treatments that will be used once to twice a week. Remember, observe your hair; the moment it feels better cease treatment, as to not overload your hair with either moisture or protein.
MASKS
Some hair masks can be used while in the shower, while others allow you to go about your day with it in and to rinse it off later. Dependent on your routine, you can always find a mask that will work for you.
LEAVE-IN TREATMENTS
These are treatments that are typically used on towel-dried hair and can be left in until you shower again. There is no need to rinse them out, so it makes it very convenient for those on the go.
All of these products can be helpful to your hair health, but remember to not overuse any of them. Once your hair stabilizes, you can begin using other types of shampoos and conditioners that target other hair issues you may be experiencing.
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