As you may have noticed, the changing of the seasons can be brutal on your hair. Getting your hair routine right can be a bit tricky, especially when you aren’t sure of the steps to follow and when there are so many different options for all hair types. In this blog post, we’ll explore the different hair types, discuss some common hair care practices, and provide tips for maintaining healthy, vibrant hair shared by HAIRDRESSING / HAIR AND BEAUTY experts.

Understanding Hair Types

Hair can be broadly categorized under the following types: straight, wavy, curly, and kinky. Each of these hair types has its pros and cons, but all hair care routines share a few things in common.

    Essential Hair Care Tips

    Regardless of your hair type, here are some tips to help you begin your journey to keeping your hair healthy and safe:

    Deep Conditioning

    Deep conditioning your hair is an effective way of combating dryness and reviving your locks. Incorporating essential oils like peppermint oil, rosemary, or lavender, to name a few, into your conditioning routine can do wonders. Remember to use a carrier oil that suits your scalp type to dilute your essential oil of choice.


    Detangling should be your best friend to prevent breakages and make your life much easier. The frequency of this process will depend on your hair type. Make sure you use the right tool so that you don’t pull your hair out.

    Using Mild Shampoos

    Opt for shampoos that don’t contain any harsh chemicals. These are beneficial as they won’t strip your hair of its natural oils.

    Soothing Your Scalp

    Applying Aloe Vera on your scalp and hair is essential as it controls the production of sebum and soothes an itchy scalp. You can let it sit for 15-30 minutes before washing your hair off with a mild shampoo, or you could leave it in overnight.

    Oiling Your Hair

    Regularly oiling your hair is quite helpful, especially for people with dry scalps. This practice strengthens hair roots and nourishes your scalp.

    Maintaining a Healthy Diet

    Eating fruits helps feed your hair with nutrients and other essential oils. Fruits like blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, guava, kiwi fruits, oranges, and more can make a significant difference to your hair health. Also, staying hydrated by drinking water will help keep your scalp hydrated and allow you to flush out any toxins.


    Depending on your hair type, it may take a while for your hair to adjust to a certain routine. Keep exploring your options and speak to a professional if you feel like you can’t get it right. Remember, healthy hair can significantly boost your confidence and improve your overall well-being. Happy hairdressing!

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