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In my youth I had pin-straight hair and was envious of friends with wavy and curly hair. But those friends were jealous of my straight hair! Whether your hair type is straight, wavy, curly, coily, or somewhere in between, your locks are beautiful.
Hair type has 4 major categories: straight hair (type 1), wavy hair (type 2), curly hair (type 3), and coily hair (type 4). These 4 types of hair are further categorized into A, B, and C subtypes creating 12 total categories. People often have two different hair textures on various parts of their head.
Hair oiling is an ancient practice used to strengthen and moisturize hair. Pure plant hair oils and butters can help improve appearance of split ends and add moisture and shine to hair, especially for hair that has been damaged by styling, processing, or heat.
Is using a hair butter or oil right for you? Of course there is no one answer for every hair type.
- For those with fine straight or wavy hair a small amount of a lightweight hair oil or butter applied to dry ends can help control flyaways while keeping hair looking natural.
- People with dry, coarse curly, tightly curly, or coily hair often benefit most.
- For some who are prone to "true" dandruff, hair oils or butters should be only be used sparingly on hair ends
To help tame a bit of frizz and flyaways, it is best to apply hair oils or creams to dry hair and use a small amount, a little bit goes a long way. For more intensive treatments use hair butters or oils on damp or moist hair to allow better absorption and maximize its hydrating effects.
Whether or not to oil your scalp seems to be up for debate. While many articles encourage applying oil directly to your scalp, others state that applying oil directly on your scalp may put you at higher risk for dandruff.
Remember, every head of hair is unique, so natural oils and creams will produce different results for each person.
Please visit our Product Knowledge Base for tips to help choose natural hair care products for oily hair, dry hair, dandruff, and hair that needs body.