All treatments are for Afro and European hair types.. They can also be used on children. Please be aware of any allergies that you may have. There are different attitudes towards hair care and hairstyles across different cultures worldwide.

What Is Hair?

Hair is a tough protein called keratin A hair follicle is at the end of each strand and is embedded in a bulb that connects it to the skin within your scalp. Hair growth begins inside the bulb, (the only living part!) and the bulb contains the cells that provide the hair shaft. As time goes by, more and more hair products hit the shelves and the advertising gets fancier and fancier. Enticing us to buy the latest potions. The bigger the range of products available, the more products we try until our cabinets look like a shop! What about if you just kept it simple and targeted the areas that needed treating beforehand. By all means do your research and find the styling products best suited to your hair type. But sometimes take it back to Nature with some Natural ingredients!!!

Andre Walker System

According to the Andre walker system which is used widely to identify hair types. There are 4 types of hair. I have compiled a table below so that you can identify your hair and use the right natural treatment recommended.

Type 1-straight Hair
Reflects The Most
Sheen.
Most Resilient.
Difficult To Curl.
Most Oily Hair Texture.

Type 2 -wavy Hair
Texture Ranges
Between Straight And
Curl.
More Likely To Frizz

type 3-curly Hair
Hair Resembles A S-shape
Voluminous.
More Likely To Get Frizzy
And Damage Prone.
Lack Of Care Causes Less
Defined Curls.

Type 4 -kinky Hair
Tightly Coiled Curl
Pattern.
Fragile With High
Density.
Shrinks When Wet.
More Susceptible To
Damage.

Within these hair types there are sub sections defined by numbers. Why not take some time to find out your exact hair type by asking your hairstylist or by doing some research. After all you are your best subject and doing some homework is the only way that you will be able to identify what is the best natural treatment for your haircare!

Hair Strands

Each Strand Of Your Hair Makes Up The General Type Of Hair You Have . That Being Said, Some People Have Different Types Of Hair On Their Head And Sometimes Find It Difficult To Style Their Hair As Desired. The List Below Will Give You An Idea Of The Type Of Hair The Majority Of Your Head Holds. This Combined With The Andre Walker System From The Previous Part Will Determine What Natural Treatments Your Hair Can Handle.

Fine

Thin Strands That Sometimes Are Almost Translucent When Held Up To The Light.
Shed Strands Can Be Hard To See Even Against A Contrasting Background.fine Hair Is Difficult To Feel Or It Feels Like An Ultra-fine Strand Of Silk.

Medium

Strands Are Neither Fine Nor Coarse.medium Hair Feels Like A Cotton Thread, But
Isn’t Stiff Or Rough.
It Is Neither Fine Nor Coarse.

Coarse

Thick Strands Whose Shed Strands Usually Are Easily Identified. Coarse Hair
Feels Hard And Wiry.

Hair Conditions

In this section we are going to look at the different damages that make up the
overall condition of your hair:

Dry Hair:

  • Symptoms: Hair Will Not Retain Moisture And Looks Dull.
  • Causes: Environmental Conditions And Bad Hair Care Habits.

Heat Damage:

  • Symptoms: White Nodules At The End Of Hair, Rough Or Stringy Texture, Hair Breakage.
  • Causes: High Or Excessive Use Of Heat From Heat Styling Tools.

Colour Damage

  • Symptoms: Dry,rough Hair,split Ends,loss Oftexture, irritation.
  • Causes: Over Processing Hair With Chemicals Found In Hair Dyes.

Split Ends

  • Symptoms:visual Splits At End Of Hair,tangled Hair,no Hair Growth.
  • Causes:extreme Weather Conditions, Hair-care Techniques Used,chemical Hair Products.

Dry/oily Scalp

  • Symptoms: dry-dandruff, Flaky,red Scaly Skin.
  • Causes: Oily-excess

Sebum,slick,heavy,stringy Hair

  • Causes: Dry-cold Dry Air, Gels,hairspray, Shampoo. Oily-genes,hormonal Imbalance,humidity,diet.

If you have severely damaged hair or scalp and it doesn’t get better with changes to your hair care routine, make an appointment with your doctor. They may be able to pinpoint the underlying cause. They may also refer you to a dermatologist, a doctor who specializes in skin and hair conditions I have provided below a simple hair assessment sheet where you can fill in your personal hair details and have your hair treatments available when you need it.