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HAIR TYPES

Qualities of each hair type

 

Styling and haircut tips

 

Recommended Products

Advice on the best way to use Nature's Love Products for

each hair type

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HAIR TYPE 1 : 

STRAIGHT

Straight and fine.

Straight but slightly thicker, with more texture.

Straight but course, shiny and thicker again.

Recommended Products

 

Volumizing shampoo and conditioner to give your straight, fine hair a little more life. Avoid products that are too heavy or that have too much hold. A good dry shampoo is a must as well... even right after you’ve showered and blown your hair dry. 
 

Styling Tips

When blow-drying your hair, flip it upside down and use a round brush to give it more volume. After drying, spritz a little dry shampoo on the roots to soak up excess oil – you can also do this before bed on days you haven't washed your hair. 

 

Haircut Tips

 

A blunt haircut is going to give your hair the appearance of being a little thicker. If you have medium or thick straight hair, add some layers to give your hair movement.

HELENA'S TIP:

 

Use Nature's Love products sparingly or thin down with a little water, to thicken and strengthen hair.

 

HAIR TYPE 2 : 

NATURALLY WAVY

Easy to style to due being very fine and thin, with

S-shaped waves.

Wavy and medium-thick but a little frizzier than 2A.

his type of hair has very tight curls or kinks and is generally easy to style.

Recommended Products

 

Look for shampoo and conditioner designed to hydrate and moisturize your hair.

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Styling Tips

 

To keep your natural waves from becoming frizzy, apply a little styling mousse from roots to tip, whilst your hair is still damp. To lock in moisture and control frizz, apply a little Nature's Love hair oil and serum - starting at the middle of the shaft and working it to the ends (avoid the scalp or your hair might end up looking oily). When drying your hair, use a diffuser and rest the ends of your hair on the attachment to dry it. For added frizz control, turn off the heat when your hair is 90% dry and apply a finishing cream.

Haircut Tips

 

If you have fine wavy hair, a layered haircut can give you some needed volume. For thicker textures, wearing your hair long will keep your waves more relaxed. The shorter you go, the curlier your hair is going to look because there is less length to weigh it down.

HELENA'S TIP:

To help lock in hydration and reduce frizz, try using Nature's Love moisturizing hair mask once a week.

 

When sleeping it is recommended that you were a bonnet or sleep on a silk pillowcase to avoid the hair shat ruffling which will cause the hair to be frizzy, or even break!

Water will be your best friend as it will hydrate your hair. 

 

HAIR TYPE 3 : 

NATURALLY CURLY

This hair has defined curls with a thick texture and

a lot of shine but can be frizzy.

Hair of this type has tighter curls and may have a

combination of textures.

This type of hair has very tight curls or kinks and is generally easy to style.

Recommended Products

 

Nobody likes frizz but, unfortunately, it’s a constant battle you’ll have to fight if you have curly hair. The foundation of your hair care routine should be a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner – you might even find one designed specifically for curly hair.  You may also want to experiment with mousse, hair oil, or curl jelly to control and to define your curls. 

Styling Tips

If you want to embrace your curls, apply some light mousse or hair oil from root to tip – just make sure it’s nothing heavy. As soon as you get out of the shower, use a wet brush to detangle, without pulling out your curls then blow-dry using a diffuser.

 

Haircut Tips

 

The haircut you choose will determine how curly your hair looks. Like wavy hair, the shorter you go, the curlier your hair is going to look.

HELENA'S TIP:

Mix some Nature's Love treatment with water, in a spray bottle and use it as your foundation of your styling routine. I even recommend bringing it with you to top up on the moisture during the day!

 

To help lock in hydration and reduce frizz, try using Nature's Love moisturizing hair mask once a week.

 

HAIR TYPE 4 : 

VERY CURLY OR KINKY

Soft in texture with tight, well-defined curls or kinks.

Very tight curls, but they are less defined and fragile.

Such tight curls that it may not even look curly at all.

Recommended Products

 

The key to caring for very curly hair is moisture – start using a heavy moisturizing conditioner. You should also use a moisturizing mask, as often as every time you wash your hair. Pre-wash masks are best for afro hair types.  It is best to avoid shampoo as much as possible to retain the moisture but if you do choose to use it, I recommend black soap as it is natural. Although it can make the hair feel quite coarse, it is brilliant if your hair needs a cleanse, and you can always add oils back to your hair when styling. Other products like hair oils and finishing creams can lock in moisture and add definition to your curls while a light pomade will help with styling. 

 

Styling Tips

 

This hair type can be a challenge! But there are ways such as twist outs styles, plaits, roller setting, rod setting, individual curl drying and much more!

 

HELENA'S TIP:

The key to caring for wavy hair is to control frizz, whilst adding moisture and volume but without weighing down your natural curl - so keep it light!

Use Nature's Love products sparingly or thin down with a little water, to thicken and strengthen hair