Often, the chosen hair product, even an expensive and professional one, is not suitable, and it seems that the hair from it only deteriorates even more. Most likely, the fact is that the product is incorrectly selected for the type of hair. In order to avoid such mistakes and buy the right shampoos, conditioners, hair conditioners and hair dyes, as well as styling products, you need to know your hair type. True, it should be borne in mind that during life, under the influence of constant chemical and temperature exposure, hair can change its structure. Therefore, the type test should be carried out every few years.
All hair type tests can be done at home. It must be remembered that hair can be oily, dry, normal and mixed. At the same time, regardless of the type, dandruff sometimes appears on the hair, or it becomes damaged due to prolonged exposure to dyes, styling products, hair dryers or perms. To start the test, simply grab a pen and a piece of paper and answer a few questions about the day-to-day condition of your hair. If you are not satisfied with the test results, seek professional advice from a hair specialist - trichologist. He will help you choose a treatment in especially advanced cases.
Write down how often you wash your hair and the condition of your hair immediately after washing and the next day. If you have to wash your hair every day, and towards evening your hair already shines and even sticks together into "icicles", then you have a type of oily hair. Additional signs of this type: hair rarely electrifies and splits, it looks good and shines immediately after the head is washed and dried, but after a few hours this shine seems oily. Hair lends itself well to styling and curling, but it does not stay on the head for long, starting to "disintegrate". Also, those with oily hair tend to have a shiny and shiny face. If you have to use powder all the time to mask imperfections in the skin on the forehead, cheeks and chin, most likely there is an excess of sebum in the body, which affects both the face and hair.
If the hair is of a normal type, it should not be washed more often than once every two or three days. Moreover, after three days that have passed since washing, they begin to get greasy, and before that, on the contrary, sometimes they seem dry. Normal hair is electrified infrequently, mainly in winter, and splits too. They are moderately lush, fit well in styling and curl. However, if the hair is naturally thin, and the braid turns out not from the palm, but with a thick mouse tail, then such hair will not fit into a beautiful hairstyle.
Owners of dry hair, as a rule, do not know any special worries with washing their heads, they just need to carry out this procedure once a week. Moreover, immediately after washing, the hairstyle does not turn out very well, but after a couple of days the appearance of the hair returns to normal. They electrify all the time, do not keep the shape of the styling at all without a spray of varnish or wax. At the same time, dry hair can "frizzy", but look lifeless due to the lack of shine. Coloring or perming makes the picture worse.
Mixed hair is usually oily roots and dry ends. such hair is the most troublesome for its owners. After all, you have to apply different means to them in order to maintain their appearance in balance. As a rule, blended hair replaces oily hair after it has been chemically dyed and blow-dried for a long time. If you used to wash your hair daily, but now constant washing makes the ends lifeless and fluffy, then you have a mixed hair type.