How to Choose the Right Hair Care for Your Hair Type
There’s been a shift in hair trends where now more than ever, people are embracing their natural hair. Which is great, because frankly, you are fabulous just the way you are. So now that you’ve decided to work with your natural hair type, it’s time to find the right enhancing products for your hair, such as the right shampoo for natural hair. You might already know your hair well and are in search of the right products to enhance its natural texture, or you may still be wondering, “what type of hair do I have?”.
Everyone is different, and there’s no universally correct hair care routine, but your hair can generally fit into one ‘hair type’ that requires specific attention. When looking up hair types, you’ve probably come across words such as curly, frizzy, straight, flat, or oily hair, and these broad-but-effective categories can help when prescribing the best hair care products to keep your locks looking and feeling amazing.
We help you get the best and healthiest version of your natural hair by staying away from most artificial chemicals. Our products don’t strip vital natural oils because they’re made with plant-based, naturally-derived ingredients, and are designed to enrich and improve all different hair types. To help you find the best hair shampoo and conditioner for your tresses below, we’ve put together this guide on hair care for natural hair!
What type of hair product should I use?
First, to establish what your hair type is, have a look at your hair in its natural state without any products. You’ll then be able to find the most suitable shampoo and conditioner for your hair type to add volume, reduce frizz, balance oils, or whatever it’s in need of. Keep in mind, it may be a combination of the following types, but rest assured there’s a product that’s right for you.
If your hair is fragile and dry, it can lead to all sorts of unruliness, breakage, and frizz. One of the main culprits of dry and damaged hair is using synthetic hair care products that can strip moisture and devastate your scalp’s natural balance, which is the absolute last thing you need. Products such as our Coconut Oil-rich Coco Repair Shampoo and Conditioner are your new best friends. They work wonders to prevent splits, add softness and shine, hydrate lengths, and revitalise the scalp.
Straight hair can range from silky and thin, to thick and poofy. So, finding the right straight hair shampoo and conditioner could depend on a few other factors. Mostly, you’ll want products to promote a normal balance of the scalp containing optimal levels of cleansing and moisturising ingredients. Our Normal Balance Shampoo and Conditioner do just that with ingredients of Avocado Oil and Chamomile Extract.
Finding products that agree with oily hair can be challenging. Steer clear of harmful chemicals that cause build-up at the roots, leaving hair looking oilier than it is. The best products to use for oily hair include natural, organic ingredients such as our Coco Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. Both contain a conditioning agent called KeraDyn™ to restore damage, plus Aloe Vera Leaf Juice to clarify, calm, and balance the scalp.
While ‘curly hair’ can characterise a broad range of hair types, including wavy and oily hair, this category of hair normally needs a heap of moisture and nourishment to counteract the dryness and frizz that comes with being part of the curly club. Our Deep Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner leaves curly hair looking healthier and more defined. Hair also becomes much easier to manage thanks to the Cocoa Seed Butter, Argan Oil, and Olive Leaf Extract which all help to hydrate and protect curly hair.
Frizzy hair can be a result of the hair’s texture, or from damage caused by heat and artificial chemicals. Curly locks seem to present more frizz, which is totally normal, your hair may just be calling out for more moisture. We’ve formulated a product called Silky Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner that tames frizz-prone hair, providing gentle nourishment thanks to the goodness of Moringa Oil and Lotus Flower Extract. And, it smells like a dream.
Keep in mind that healthy hair starts at the root. If your scalp is experiencing issues due to imbalance, then it’s time to switch from harmful, follicle-blocking chemicals, to nutritive products made by a naturally plant-based beauty brand.
To embrace and enhance your hair’s natural texture, look to our shampoo and conditioners that cater to all different hair types. Celebrate your hair’s unique beauty with OC Naturals. Discover your nearest OC Naturals stockist today.