It’s been a year since I did my Month of Healthy Skin special segment and my was it an eye-opener! I learned so much about skin and was even able to clear up some weird acne I had going on. I learned that a regular, everyday routine was key to keeping my skin healthy and clear. It’s been a year and I haven’t had any cluster breakouts! I’ll occasionally get one or two breakouts if I change my routine in any way or if I’m hormonal, but my skin has pretty much thanked me for that research.
So now I am super excited to start another special segment, but this time for hair! I’ve been researching and have found some tips, products, and surprising facts about hair that I never knew before. I’ll be posting daily as I did with the healthy skin series as well as be posting videos throughout the month. My goal is to develop a haircare routine that will help me get to a place of having consistently healthy hair-from the inside out. I can’t wait to see the results from this journey so let’s get started!
As with skin, hair has many different types and I think knowing all of the different personalties your individual hair has a crucial first step on the path to getting healthy hair. You may already know your hair type but to really make sure let’s first start out with the basics.
Each hair on our heads comes out of a follicle. Hair begins it’s growth inside this follicle. Each follicle has it’s own sebaceous glands, which secrete a substance that keeps the hair supple. It’s important to know that each hair also has it’s own growth phase and there is really not much we can do to make our hair grow faster; that was decided by genetics. We can, however, make sure we are taking care of our scalp and in doing so will help our hair look and feel better in the long run. After all, hair is just a bunch of dead skin cells that are pushed out from our head. The living part of hair-the scalp, is the real key player and what I’d like to focus on in this segment.
This week will be all about getting to know our hair. It may seem trivial but knowing our hair type, it’s texture, it’s density, it’s porosity, and it’s elasticity will be a huge contributing factor in getting hair to be at its most optimal. Some things you might already know but stay tuned for some tips for figuring these things out. Let’s get on our way to beautiful hair!
Hair type refers to whether you have curly or straight hair. This is relatively easy. All you need to do is look in the mirror. If your hair is not so black-and-white with it’s type then think about how your hair dries naturally, without blow drying or styling. If there is a definite curl, then you have curly hair. If your hair doesn’t have a definite “s” shape when it air dries, then it is most likely straight. If it’s somewhere in between, then it’s wavy. Now you know what type of hair you have! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post on hair texture.
What type of hair do you have?