When it comes to your hair care routine, you should take your hair type into consideration. A good product can get you pretty far, but embracing your hair type is the key to hair maintenance. By creating a routine that matches your type, you can control how seamless your hair care routine is. Not sure how to do that? We can help. Keep reading to find out how to care for different hair types so you can embrace your natural hair texture for your next beauty look

  1. Change your perspective

The words we often hear when people describe the naturally curly or wavy hair is wild, unkempt, messy and unmanageable. We need a perspective change first and switch from our instinct to call natural hair messy. Self-acceptance is crucial so when you use the appropriate products, get a cut and style that enhances its natural beauty, you are able to appreciate it.

  1. Switch to clean, nourishing products

Curly and wavy hair tends to lose moisture and protein sooner because it is more porous. This is also why it appears frizzy and unruly, compared to treatments that close down the hair cuticle and make them look glossy. Plus, chemical treatments make the hair more porous by weakening the bonds between cuticle cells. What you need are products that help you work with your curly hair’s natural movement, plus they nourish and strengthen from within. For curly and wavy hair, we need products that are gentle and deliver a balance of moisture and protein to naturally rebuild the hair, and provide that natural bounce and movement. Use products that are silicone-sulphate-paraben-alcohol-free. Over time, they form a barrier on the hair which compromises the absorption of moisture and protein. Natural products help maintain the health of this type of hair a lot better. It is also recommended that you switch to silk pillowcases and, or use a scarf wrap, all of which are gentle on the hair. This will also stop your curls from tangling. Once you use your products right, your hair will look healthier and glossier.

  1. Deep condition

This hair needs more care, so just conditioning won’t do. You need to deep condition your hair at least once a fortnight, if not every weekend. Root2tip’s Comb Out Conditioner is one of the best conditioners. It is formulated with a blend of Extra-virgin Olive oil  and nourishing Organic Shea butter. Curls and afro hair can get dry quickly, so it has been crafted to give rapid moisture. Your hair is dramatically softened and hydrated from the first application.

  1. Cut

It’s best that you find a curly hair specialist who will not just give you the right cut, but will help you with styling options, and will also know how to diffuse dry or naturally dry your hair the right way as heat is bad for hair. A long bob with soft movement would be perfect for the transition phase.

  1. Styling

In between hair can be hidden with so many styles. Use pretty, colourful strips of cloth which is ribbon-like to tie your hair in braids, parting the hair daintily. One can also use a cloth hairband. A messy bun tied and held together with a pretty strip of cloth makes a boring bun interesting. You can also use hair accessories (such as barrette clips) to make a simple ponytail look cute and posh at once. Don’t forget heat protection to save dry ends and to avoid breakage. You can start with creams and gels on wet hair for styling. Use a leave-in conditioner in the form of a cream, milk or butter, and then use gel on top. Root2tip’s Honey Rain Juice Leave In Conditioner and Triple M Moisturising Milk are has very good results. The cream will give moisture, protein and hydration, and gel will define the movement. So if it is wavy, it will hold the wave together, and the effect stays longer. “Use oils, before shampoo overnight. Oils such as jojoba, rosemary, lavender, castor and argan oil are good for post-wash. You can try Root2tip’s Grow It Long Scalp Serum which has a good blend of these oils and is proven to achieve balanced moisture level on scalp. You can also just braid the messy part of your transitioning hair and tie the rest in a samurai bun or a half bun.

Cloves are full of a bounty of hair care nutrients that we may not know about. Cloves and its oil are often used to cure oral health issues like tooth pain and bad breath. However, it can be used to significantly grow your hair longer and stronger. Its natural and one of the best ways to improve your hair quality. Let’s look more into what clove water is and it’s benefits.

What Is Clove Water?

Clove water is a DIY infusion prepared by boiling cloves in hot water. This simple technique of hydro distillation  helps transfer the bioactive compounds from the spice to the water, making it suitable for therapeutic use.

Clove water is rich in eugenol that lends it its antimicrobial properties. Its phenolic acid and flavonoid content make it a powerful antioxidant remedy that may be beneficial for your hair.

How Does Clove Water Work For Hair?

Factors like age, scalp infections, poor nutrition, and exposure to environmental aggressors can slow down hair growth. Clove water is rich in phytonutrients like eugenol that nourish, strengthen, and revitalize dormant follicles and promote new hair growth. Cloves can also protect the scalp from dandruff and fungal infections that contribute to hair loss.

Benefits Of Clove Water

  1. May Stimulate Hair Growth

Clove water may help promote hair growth and prevent hair loss. In studies, clove oil in emu oil emulsion had exhibited anti-hair loss properties and stimulated hair growth. Another study suggests that gallic acid (a phenolic acid in cloves) may activate genes that regulate hair growth

  1. Prevents Oxidative Stress

Stress, pollution, sun exposure, smoking, and irregular sleeping and eating habits contribute to the production of free radicals in the body. Research suggests a strong association between oxidative stress and alopecia. Clove is rich in polyphenols and other antioxidants that may lower oxidative stress-related hair loss.

  1. Treats Dandruff

Overproduction of the Malassezia yeast is the primary cause of dandruff. The antifungal properties of clove may help combat dandruff. Anecdotal evidence suggests that its astringent properties can reduce oil production on the scalp, while its anti-inflammatory properties can prevent itchiness and scalp irritation.

  1. Prevents Scalp Infection and Foul Odour

Excessive sweating, fungal conditions, or improper scalp hygiene can lead to infections and foul odour on the scalp. The antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties of clove water help treat scalp conditions like folliculitis  and ringworm. Moreover, the refreshing aroma of clove water leaves your scalp feeling clean and fresh all day.

  1. Improves Hair Strength & Texture

Anecdotal evidence suggests that cloves are a rich source of vitamins A, B, C and K and antioxidants that may help strengthen the hair shaft and minimize breakage.

In conclusion, embracing your natural hair type is essential for effective hair maintenance. By changing our perspective and using clean, nourishing products tailored to our hair type, we can enhance its natural beauty. Deep conditioning, finding the right cut from a specialist, and utilizing various styling techniques can further promote healthy, manageable hair. Additionally, exploring natural remedies like clove water can stimulate hair growth, prevent oxidative stress, treat dandruff, prevent scalp infections, and improve hair strength and texture, providing a comprehensive approach to hair care

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