Your hair colour ranges from black to black-brown in colour, with a mixture of different curl patterns but predominantly tightly coiled ”O” shaped curls (type 4c). The texture is medium (hair strand is the same size as sewing thread). Your hair grows in a compact manner, and may even look like it’s not growing, but when you pull it and stretch it you are able to see the growth. It also doesn't wet easily, water beads up on the surface and bounces off.
When imbalanced your hair gets very dry, and your scalp can get very oily or very dry. You may also experience loss of hair colour (more brownish). Your scalp gets very sensitive - it is prone to allergies with skin-based reactions (like eczema, allergic dermatitis, rashes).
Recommended Hair Care Regimen
Your hair needs HYDRATION and STRENGTHENING. Hair is hygroscopic, that is it gets its moisture from the air around it (learn more about this). So it’s important to moisturize it, and lock in that moisture with oils and butters that nourish it (LOC method). Mist your hair through out the day, very important during winter (also at the office because of the aircon) when humidity levels are low which causes your hair to be more dry. (DIY Hair Mist to keep in your handbag; 1cup water and 1 tablespoon olive oil). Your sensitive scalp needs to be PROTECTED by using gentle, fragrance-free, non-irritating, allergen-free products. Use soothing oils and butters (like jojoba oil and raw shea butter). Sleep with a satin bonnet or pillowcase to protect your hair from dryness caused by friction between your hair and moisture absorbing materials like cotton.
Recommended Hairtural Studio Treatments
MOISTURIZING TREATMENT - A deep conditioning treatment that hydrates dry hair. It contains rich, emollient oils that nourish the hair leaving it soft.
STRENGTHENING TREATMENT - A protein enriched treatment that penetrates the hair cuticle to strengthen it form the inside and reduces breakage.
Recommeded After-Care Products
AELØ products are gentle and formulated for sensitive scalps. There are zero synthetic fragrances, zero sulphates and parabens.
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