Establishing the right hair care routine is essential for hair to be at its best.
All hair types are made of and need three essential elements to grow and stay healthy: water, oil, and protein. Those elements are naturally lost daily due to weather, heat tools, chemical procedures, use of elastic, brushing, sleep (pillowcase friction), and countless other factors.
The amount of water, oil, and protein needed varies depending on the hair type and situation. Some hair types need more water because of porosity levels, while others might need more protein when the level of damage is higher than usual. Overall, hair needs the three elements on a “rotating schedule” to receive precisely what it lacks.
The three elements that all hair needs:
“Up to 60% of the human adult body is water.” (Science of Changing World) Even hair is partially composed of water and it is what helps it grow and keep it soft. The roots receive water as it goes through your circulatory system and it is spread to the strands to keep them hydrated.
Hair has the ability to be moisturized by the water in the environment, which is why it becomes frizzy as it absorbs water from the air in humid conditions.
The natural oil produced by the scalp constantly nourishes the follicles and the strands.
Oil adds shine and smoothes down the strands. Longer hair faces trouble getting the oil all the way to the ends of the strands. Brushing the oils down helps them get there.
Hair strands are mainly made up of a protein called keratin. When hair goes through a lot of stress such as heat, perms, relaxation, or any other chemical treatments, the cuticles get weak, open up, and lose all the water and nutrients that are stored inside of them. Protein is what gives hair mass and strength.
Identifying what your type of hair needs
Hair feels dry and brittle when it’s missing water. It can absorb water from the environment, but it also needs to store it inside the strands to save that hydration. Replenishing the strands with moisture-locking ingredients such as Panthenol and sugar can help keep the hair moisturized and soft at all times.
The Moisture Treatment hydrates the hair with a comforting formulation that includes grapeseed oil and soothing lavender-lemon scents that replenishes the hair fiber with water. This treatment is made of moisture-locking ingredients such as glacial water, sucrose, pro-vitamin B5, meadowfoam seed, sweet almond, olive, and coconut oils. It hydrates deeply from the roots to the ends giving the strands silkiness, elasticity, and smoothness.
When hair gets frizzy and loses its shine, it most likely needs to be replenished with nourishing oils. Avoid washing out the natural oil produced by the scalp to keep them nurtured and add in a treatment that keeps the strands defined and gives them a healthy glow.
The Nurture Treatment rebalances the hair oils with a lustrous formula that has sunflower seed, avocado, argan, evening primrose, grapeseed, and olive oils, shea butter, ginseng, and rosehip extracts. It deeply nourishes the hair while the de-frizz system leaves it shiny and defined. A combination of grapefruit, ylang-ylang, and bergamot essential oils promote hair growth.
Hair feels weak and brittle when it’s missing out on protein. Take a strand from your hair and slowly stretch it as far as you can. If it stretches a lot without breaking then it has more elasticity than it should and should be replenished with protein.
The Repair Treatment has regenerative ingredients such as keratin, oats, corn, wheat, soy proteins, and oat amino acids. It is blended with cocoa butter, coconut oil, meadowfoam seed oil, vitamin E, panthenol, white nettle flower, ginseng, and gleditsia australis seed extracts to help the hair regain volume and strength.
To receive your personalized routine, complete THIS online test. Your routine will include an explanation of what your hair needs and how often it needs to be replenished with each of the three essential elements mentioned here.