Friday, July 21, 2006

Finding a Haircare Regimen For YOU


  • Normal Hair: If your hair is not too oily, not too dry, not to thick or thin nor damaged from over processing you have normal hair. If you must wash your hair every day you should use a moisturizing shampoo like TIGI Bedhead moisture maniac shampoo or better and a finishing rinse or light conditioner like TIGI Bedhead moisture maniac conditioner. It is not too harsh nor too light -- kinda inbetween. If you spend a lot of time in the sun or riding motorcycles (or horses) or if you lead an active lifestyle that tosses your locks to the elements you should use a clarifying shampoo once a month or whenever you feel like you have build up and a good protein pack left on for 10-15 minutes.
  • Dry Hair: If your hair is brittle and frizzy or lacks shine then you probably have dry hair. I wouldn't recommend washing your hair every day but if you must, you should use a moisturizing shampoo like TIGI Bedhead moisture maniac shampoo and an instant conditioner. Use a good leave in conditioner on the ends if possible. Once a week leave the instant conditioner on for at least five minutes while you do other things such as shave or whatever. Once a month you should use a good protein pack treatment.
  • Oily Hair: If your hair seems to over produce oil and your roots just seem greasy you , my dear, have oily hair. You should use a shampoo for oily hair and concentrate on the scalp. You don't necessarily have to thoroughly wash your hair from roots to ends every day. You can instead scrub the scalp gently with the shampoo and when you rinse your hair, both the shaft and ends will be washed by the suds cascading over it.
  • Fine/Limp Hair: If your hair seems thin, straight and flat you may have fine/limp hair. You should use a volumizing shampoo and every other day use a light conditioner or finishing rinse, only on the ends. Once a week, especially if you use a lot of styling products, use a clarifying shampoo. You can also try having your hair professionally colored to add volume.
  • Thick/Coarse Hair: If your hair feels rough and is pretty thick, resembling horse hair you may have thick/coarse hair. You should use a moisturizing shampoo like TIGI Bedhead moisture maniac and an instant conditioner. Use a clarifying shampoo about once a week in addition to a heavier conditioner or protein pack for chemically processed hair. About once a month, use a protein pack left on for about 30 minutes.

3 comments:

Paul said...

i see that I have dry hair

Stacie said...

I have normal :)thank`s for info

Anonymous said...

I have horridly curl-resistant hair; out of all the types we've tried, the only perm that has ever worked was Wella Perfect Control Extra Firm, but now, if my hairdresser's not lying, that one's being discontinued. Can you recommend another one that would be as strong? I'm desperate, bec. I look GHASTLY with my hair straight.

Thanx so much!

Jasmine K.