Our hair can be very sensitive and needs to be cared for properly. The two most important rules regarding hair care are: selection of proper cosmetics/treatment methods and the regularity of their use. If one of these aspects is neglected or ignored, your hair won’t be as spectacular as it should be. Carefully chosen cosmetics and regularity of their use are key, even though many people forget this. So how do you start a proper hair care routine if you’re new to the concept, and have no previous experience in semi-professional care? First of all, you need to check the hair type and texture of your hair, only then you’ll be able to start thinking of purchasing and applying the relevant cosmetics. Remember that your hair type and texture does not involve its condition i.e. whether they are dry or oily. It’s more a matter of your hair’s size and shape. In terms of size, there are three of them: fine, medium and coarse. With regards to shape there are: straight, wavy and curly hair. Finding out your particular hair type and texture is easy; simply pay a professional hairdresser a visit and they’ll be able to provide you all the answers. Alternatively, you can look for guidelines online, though you must remember that this solution might be misleading. Once you’ve found out the size and shape, you’ll finally be able to choose the proper hair styling products!
Compared to finding out your hair’s consistency, choosing hair styling products isn’t actually that easy. If your hair is fine and straight, you may choose from hundreds different brands that offer specialised products. The choice is huge, but the question is what choice counts as the correct one. As you probably know, the contemporary market for hair care products is immense. For example, there are hundreds of lines designed specifically for fine hair, not to mention the extent of ranges of those products: shampoos, conditioners, creams, sprays, masks, powders, oils etc. Keep in mind that these are just a few basic options. The hair styling product market is much more extensive than we may think. In order to find a clear solution to this problem, and narrow your choices down, you’ll need to do a lot of online reading i.e. browse through reviews, recommendations etc. If possible, get a few samples of the best products you have chosen, and try them all individually to see which provides the best effect. If you are still stuck, you may also consult a hair specialist or even a hairdresser, and even though their opinion will likely be good, you must accept the fact that they may be biased. In other words, they might recommend products that they stock themselves in their salon, products that don’t usually vary much in terms of branding.
You should also know that choosing a given type of product dedicated to your given hair type/texture isn’t the end of your hair-care story. You should also consider that hair styling products and cosmetics can fall into two basic groups – natural or synthetic. And although at first sight it may seem that the choice between natural ingredients and synthetic cosmetics is an easy one, this isn’t always the case. If your hair is fine, delicate and sensitive it doesn’t necessarily have to mean that you have to stick to natural cosmetics and hair styling products. Sometimes, it’s the opposite, and synthetic cosmetics can be truly effective. You should always remember to test them out first and only then make your final decision.