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Know your type of hair and how to care of it! January 02 2017

It is important to know what type of hair to use the most appropriate products and take care of the wires properly, keeping them with brightness, movement and softness.
Hair can be smooth, wavy, curly or curly, and for each type of hair there are variations in the thickness, volume and brightness of hair strands. So, check out this classification and check out what type of hair to take good care of it and use the right products.

1. Straight hair characteristics
Straight hair is usually very silky, as the natural oils of the strands can reach the ends of the strands, however, the constant use of a flat iron or babyliss can make the hair dry.
How to care: To avoid dryness, straight hair needs moisturizing every two weeks and with each wash should be used thermal protective creams before using the dryer or the flat iron.
Below are examples of the types of straight hair.
A1: very straight hair, without volume and drained, that do not model and neither hold anything, nor a clamp. In addition, this type of hair often has tendency to oiliness. Here's how to handle this problem by clicking here.
A2: straight hair but with a little volume, it is possible to model the tips and put staples.
A3: Thin, but thick, volume hairs. Can arm with ease and are difficult to model.
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2. Characteristics of Wavy Hair
The wavy hair forms S-shaped waves, which can be smooth when brushed or curled when it is kneaded, forming loose curls.
How to care: To define the waves, you should use combing creams or curler activators, and prefer layered cuts, as they give more movement to the waves. This type of hair needs deep moisturizing every two weeks, with specific masks or creams to hydrate, and the dryer and plank should be set aside to make the waves brighter and more defined.
Below are examples of types of wavy hair.
2A - Thin wavy: very smooth S-shaped wavy hair, easy to model, almost smooth. Usually does not have much volume.
2B - Medium wavy: wavy hair, forming a perfect S. They tend to have frizz and are not very easy to model.
2C - Wavy coarse: wavy and voluminous hair strands, beginning to form loose curls. In addition, they do not stick to the root and are difficult to model.
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3. Characteristics of curly hair
Curly hair forms well-defined curls that look like springs, but it tends to be dry, so it is not advisable to use tinctures in this type of hair, not to dry it further.
How to take care: Ideally, curly hair should be washed only twice a week with anti-frizz shampoos or for normal hair, and at each wash the hair should be moisturized with treatment cream or moisturizing mask.
After washing, you should apply leave in, which is the combing cream without rinsing, and let the hair dry naturally, as the use of a dryer and plank dries the curls.
To shape the hair and to define the curls, the leave in can be used daily, being necessary only to remove the cream of the previous day with water. Another product that can be used is the stitch repairer, which gives shine and softness, and should be applied with the threads already dry.
Below are examples of the types of curly hair.
3A - Loose bunches: natural, broad and regular bunches, well formed and round, usually thin.
3B - Closed bunches: narrow and well-formed bunches, but more closed than the looser and thicker bunches, tending to be armed.
3C - Very closed curls: very tight and narrow curls, remaining stuck together, but with a defined pattern.

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4. Characteristics of frizzly hair
Curly or Afro hair is different from curly hair because it stays curled even when it is wet. In addition, curly hair is fragile and dry, as the oil can not travel through the hair strands, and therefore hydration should be done weekly.
How to care: It is important that the hydration is done with hot water and thermal caps, but the finishing of the hair washing must be done with cold water, as this prevents frizz.
In addition, you should use the combing cream and let the curls dry naturally, only removing excess water by kneading the hair with paper towel. But when using the dryer is a good tip is to pass a little gel on the tips of the hair, over the combing cream, and use the diffuser to define the curls.
Below are examples of the types of curly hair.
4A - Soft curly: small, defined and very closed curls that look like springs.
4B - Dry curly: very tight, zigzag curls, less defined than soft curly.
4C - Shapeless curly: very tight, zigzag curls, but without any definition.

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