How to Pick the Right Product for Your Natural Hair
If you've ever been in the hair care aisle at your local drug store, you know that there are a million different products to choose from. And if you're anything like me, you've probably stood in front of that shelf for far too long, trying to figure out which one is right for your natural hair.
The first step in picking the right product for your natural hair is to figure out what kind of hair you have. Are you dealing with thick, coarse hair? Fine, delicate hair? Or somewhere in between? Once you know your hair type, you can start to narrow down your options.
If you have thick, coarse hair, you'll want to look for products that add moisture and help to tame frizz. A good place to start is with a deep conditioner. Deep conditioners are designed to penetrate the shaft of the hair and add moisture where it's needed most. Apply a deep conditioner to damp hair and cover with a shower cap. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes before shampooing and conditioning as usual.
If you have fine, delicate hair, you'll want to look for products that add volume and help to control frizz. A good place to start is with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Volumizing shampoos and conditioners contain ingredients that help to plump up each strand of hair. They can also help give your hair a bit of extra bounce and body.
Once you've found a shampoo and conditioner that work for your hair type, the next step is to find a styling product that will help you achieve the look you want. If you're looking for definition and hold, gels are a good option. If you're looking for something lighter that will still give your hair some shine and control, try a serum or an oil. And if you're just looking for a little bit of extra moisture, try a leave-in conditioner or cream.
Figuring out which product is right for your natural hair can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be! By taking the time to figure out your hair type and what kind of result you're looking for, you can easily narrow down your options and find the perfect product for your needs.
Until next time,