HAIR CARE TREATMENTS FOR DIFFERENT HAIR TYPES - The difference between the hair we desire and the one we don’t could be the care we give to ours. It could also include treating the issues our hair presents as quickly as they come. Transforming your hair from what it is to what you want it to be, therefore, requires the proper hair care treatment. Immediate care and treatment offer benefits like lesser damage, improved hair health, and appearance. This treatment, however, depends on many factors, including hair type. 

Your Hair Type and Its Peculiar Treatment

Something as seemingly simple as knowing your hair type could make a lot of difference for your hair. Here, we will examine the 4 different hair types and the hair care treatment they need. 

1.  Type 1 - Straight Hair

Like its name indicates, straight hair is straight from root to tip. As a result of this lack of curls, sebum, oil produced by your body, spreads quickly through the hair. This sebum gives it its smooth and glossy appearance. 

Since straight hair can get oily fast, here are the main hair care treatments you should consider:

      • Abstain from applying products like heavy serums and butter to your hair, which will only enhance product buildup.
      • Wash regularly.
      • Wash with a mild shampoo to avoid damaging your hair
      • Nourish your hair by deep conditioning it once a month.

For thinning hair, we advise that you use a DHT blocking shampoo. It has DHT blocking properties, which stimulate hair growth by blocking enzymes that turn testosterone into DHT. DHT, abbreviated for dihydrotestosterone, is a hormone whose side effects include shortening the hair growth cycle and a faster hair fallout rate. By blocking the production of this, your hair falls out less.

2.             Type 2 - Wavy Hair

Wavy hair involves all hair types with wave patterns that range from loose curls to thick S-shaped waves. Concerning texture, wavy hair’s texture varies between those of straight and curly hairs. This texture also tends to be flatter at the root and get curlier towards the tip.  This hair type is more likely to be more frizzy than straight hair is.

Hair Care treatments for damaged wavy hair, or wavy hair requiring improvement, include:

      • Stay away from “heavy” products like oil-based ones as these products can weigh down waves and flatten them as a result. Use lighter-weight styling products like mousses, which are more wave-friendly, instead.
      • Forego daily application of shampoo, a practice that strips your hair of its natural oils quicker. Instead, apply leave-in conditioners and wash these out every two days.
      • Keep hair frizz away by using moisturizing hair masks that lock in moisture to the hair. Use this once a week, especially during colder periods when the likelihood of developing hair frizz is higher.
      • Include monthly hot oil treatments or deep conditioning into your hair care regimen. These provide your hair with enough moisture to keep frizz away.

If the hair has started thinning, or there is progressive hair loss, consider using a hair growth cap that uses low-level light therapy to stimulate hair cuticles to induce hair growth. This product is also effective against hair loss involving other hair types.

3.             Type 3 - Curly Hair

Curly hair is hair with curl patterns that may resemble any of lowercase “s” or “z” as well as uppercase “S” or “Z.” Compared to type 2 hair; curly hair is more defined, springy, has more height, and more volume at the roots. Curly hair is also prone to frizz and damage.

Appropriate hair care treatments for curly hair include:

      • Replace non-humidity blocking creams with humidity blocking hair products that help retain moisture and prevent frizz.
      • Shampoo no more than twice a week. As an alternative, co-wash your hair. Co-washing involves using a cleansing conditioner that cleans your hair while also leaving it moisturized.
      • Use sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners. Sulfate, found in some hair care products, is damaging to curls.
      • Air-dry your hair instead of blow-drying it. If you need to blow-dry your hair, apply a heat protector to your hair, or use a diffuser. This gives your hair, which is prone to damage, some level of protection.

4.            Type 4 - Kinky Hair

Hair referred to as “kinky” is hair whose curl patterns are either tightly coiled or are not discernible. As it has fewer cuticle layers, this hair type is that which is the most prone to damage as well as being the most fragile hair type.

The following hair care treatments are excellent for kinky hair:

·         Use oils like coconut oil to retain natural oils, especially as the curls prevent the oil’s passage from root to tip.

·         Use deep conditioning hair masks or hydrating conditioners to lock in moisture.

·         Use protein treatment to keep the hair healthy and strong. Do this weekly if the hair is damaged, while monthly applications would be okay to maintain healthy hair.


Hair care is a type of self-care. You no longer need to worry about having near-misses when it comes to your hair and its peculiarities. Give your hair the care it needs so it can thrive like it has the potential. 

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