Expert-Approved Healthy Hair Tips for Every Hair TypeJanuary 28, 2021
“You should speak to your stylist and properly identify your hair texture and understand its needs,” says Feisal Qureshi, RAINCRY founder and creative director. For more expert tips on how to care for your hair type, keep reading.
How to Care for Curly HairCurly hair is often thick and a little more coarse than other hair types. “Curly hair needs moisture as this hair type is naturally dry and frizzy, but with the right products, you can make the hair shiny and bouncy again,” says Linda de Zeeuw, a master stylist at Rob Peetoom Salon in New York City. Reach for products that put moisture into the hair like the Sol de Janeiro Triple Brazilian Butter Hair Repair Treatment Mask. While it’s great for all hair types, we love it for thick, dry curs because it’s formulated with three butters native to Brazil (cupuaçu, murumuru and tucumã) and a plant-based keratin to target split ends and damage, deeply moisturize and restore shine. It also has a delicious, yet soft fruity scent.
How to Care for Natural, Kinky HairThe most important hair-care tip to remember for natural, kinky hair is to keep it moisturized. “Deep condition and use hydrating hair masks, leave-in conditioners and moisturizing products that can help lock in moisture,” says Norton. “Ideally, cleanse only once or twice a week with a sulfate-free shampoo to maintain the natural oils.” We recommend Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo.
When it comes to styling kinky hair, it’s best to do so when hair is still damp. If you want to create spiral curls you can twist little locks of hair when they’re damp and finish with a product especially created for kinky hair,” says de Zeeuw.
How to Care for Color-Treated HairColor-treated hair requires special products that won’t harm your delicate color. According to Norton, using a color-treated shampoo and conditioner duo that is sulfate-free is key. We like the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care Moisture Shampoo.
“In addition, it’s important to rinse the hair with cool water to maintain the vibrancy and shine of your hair,” says de Zeeuw. “And remember, the lighter you go, the more treatments you’re going to need to make your hair healthy again.”