How To Take Care of Wavy Hair
Having wavy hair is great. You were basically born with the hair type that all your friends want and try to achieve using countless styling products and heat tools. Not quite wavy, not quite straight, your hair is mostly flat and straight at the roots but gets wavier in the lengths and has an ‘S’ shape in the ends. If this sounds familiar, scroll down for our top tips on how to care for your wavy hair.
Tame the frizz
Any hair type that has a slight curl to it is more prone to experiencing frizz. Anything from the weather outside to the products you use, and even the pillow you sleep on can set off frizziness. The fight against frizz starts in the shower – use a defrizzing shampoo and conditioner like Briogeo’s Farewell Frizz Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner, which contain rosehip oil to smooth and moisturise hair. Once you’ve washed and dried your hair, there are plenty of styling products that will help you to keep the frizz at bay. Look for smoothing serums and nourishing oils like argan oil which will tame flyaways and make your hair sleek and manageable.
Brush hair regularly
Just as it’s more prone to frizz, wavy hair is also very susceptible to experiencing knots and tangles. You’re probably used to large clumps forming at the nape of your neck, and hairbrushes breaking over stubborn knots of hair. Brushing your hair regularly is the easiest way to stay on top of knots and tangles. Experts recommend brushing or combing your hair before bed and when you wake up. Trying sleeping with your hair in a silk cap or on a silk pillowcase to prevent knots from forming overnight. Avoid brushing wet hair as this can cause damage like split ends – instead, use a comb to remove tangles while you’re washing your hair or after showering.
Enhance your texture
To show off your curls, make sure you’re using care and styling products that are specifically designed for your hair type. Not only will this help you to maintain healthy hair, but it’ll help to enhance your waves. Use dry shampoo to add volume, mousse to boost roots and add a natural bounce, salt spray for more texture, and smoothing creams to define strands. The key is always less is more – you don’t want to weight down your waves. Try flipping your head upside down and scrunching product into your hair to keep it away from your scalp and prevent buildup.
Experiment with layers and colour
Your hairdresser will be able to advise on the best shape and length for your face shape and lifestyle, but naturally wavy hair looks great when it’s had layers cut in. Layers add movement and will help to enhance texture – they can also make hair appear longer, and can be used to frame the face or define the jawline and cheekbones. Likewise, adding colour in the form of ombre or balayage will add definition and is a great way to draw attention to your hair if you like your locks to be your main feature. Even just some subtle highlights or lowlights will work especially well with wavy hair.
Air dry your hair
Like all hair types, wavy hair is prone to heat damage, so try to avoid relying on blowdryers and heat tools where possible. Since your hair is wavy, it’s even easier for you to pull off the air-dried look as you can rock your natural waves or even make use of a simple finger twirl to enhance their shape. If you do need to use heat, make sure you protect your hair with a heat protectant spray like Amika Blockade Heat Protectant Serum, which protects hair by sealing each individual strand. Remember, never use heat tools on damp hair, and always let your hair air dry for as long as possible before using a blowdryer.
If your hair is dry and dehydrated, you’ll notice the difference. Not only will you experience more frizz, but your waves may seem to lose their shape. Retain moisture by using a weekly hair mask to infuse locks with hydrating ingredients. Try The OUAI’s Treatment Masque – it contains keratin and amino acids to boost hair health in the short-term and the long-term.
With these tips and products, looking after your naturally wavy hair will start to feel more effortless, and you’ll really notice the difference.
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Why pH of skincare products is important?
The pH is defined as the negative logarithm (base ten) of the concentration of free hydrogen ions in aqueous solution. The pH of skin surface ranges from 4.5 to 6 making it slightly acidic. The acidic nature of the whole skin surface was first claimed by Heuss in 1892; however, the first scientific study was carried out by Schade and Marchionini in 1928, who called it the acid mantle. The “acid mantle” protects the skin by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic organisms, regulating keratinization, desquamation and wound healing. Any disruption in the acid mantle disrupts the activity of enzymes involved in barrier function and anti-microbial protection. The skin pH and the buffering capacity of the skin surface are made up of the components of the stratum corneum as well as the secretions from sebaceous and sweat glands. Sweat is an important contributor towards skin acidity owing to its content of amino acid, lactic acid, and urea, which supplement skin NMF levels. The formation of stratum corneum barrier requires enzymes that are pH dependent. Two lipid-processing enzymes β-glucocerebrosidase and acidic sphingomyelinase require a pH of 5.6 and 4.5, respectively. An increased skin surface pH activates enzyme serine proteases, which causes degradation of corneodesmosomes and affects the skin barrier. pH also has a big impact on the skin microbiome. The bactericidal activity, because of dermicidin and nitrites in sweat, occurs optimally at pH 5.5. The resident bacterial flora changes as pH increases causing increase in population and activity of P. acnes and Staphylococcus aureus which are responsible for acne and eczema. All these result in contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris and Candida albicans infections. Products with high pH cause swelling of skin follicles affecting the permeability of the skin making it dry, sensitive, and susceptible. Most of the skincare products are formulated within the pH range of normal healthy skin except the exfoliating products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s), Vitamin C products and chemical peel which work at low pH. Facial oils, cleansing oils, balms are not pH dependent.
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