All hair that is not straight is called “textured”. “It was the budget brand that introduced this idea,” explains Aude Livoreil-Djampou, founder of Studio Ana. The term has been translated from English “textured hair” to refer to hair fibers that have texture because talking about “curly hair” is too simplistic, the expert asserts.
The words “curly”, “curly”, “curly”, “wavy” show the great diversity that exists and are not necessarily a question of ethnicity. “Even if crossbreeding Afro, Latino, or North African, for example, leads to more diversity,” said Olivia Provost, CEO of Niwel Beauty. Woven hair represents two-thirds of the world’s population and at least 20 to 25% of the European population. Today less abuse by sequels has become so rare, they are assumed and highlighted by characters as inspiring and charismatic like Zendaya or Lena Mahfouf.
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Smooth or curly, the biology of the hair remains the same (dandruff, cuticles and scales). However, it is thinner and therefore more brittle. Plus, its spiral shape doesn’t allow fat to flow over the lengths, which makes them drier. Finally, curly hair is so stressed by heating devices that it is exposed to so many doses during detangling or styling that it is sensitive. So it needs a lot of care. “We should also not forget that depending on the time period, place and weather the hair develops,” adds Olivia Provost.
Deep conditioning is the first step in caring for your textured hair. Aude Livoreil-Djampou recommends: “Specific treatments are preferred, without silicone or petroleum jelly, but filled with hydrating agents like glycerin, aloe vera, and vegetable oils to maintain hydration and prevent frizz.” abuse masks. If it’s foaming, it’s likely dehydrated and needs a moisturizing formula. If it does split, it should be repaired with proper care. Finally, if it’s natural, use raw ingredients like shea butter or aloe vera.
“To make the mask permeate, leave it under Charlotte to warm, to pop in the microwave to open the scale. If that’s not possible, replace with cellophane or aluminum foil,” advises Cassandra Jacob, founder of Les Petites hands of Cass. At the end, use a rinse-out balm to complete the hydration. “To complete your ritual, go to the salon every one to three months for a deep treatment,” recommends Yohann Jouvanceau, of Salon Jouvanceau in Lyon. The Tokio Inkarami treatment, for example, restores textures to fibers thanks to keratin, while AnS Brasil Hydrating Infusion Ritual nourishes lengths and ends.
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Daily ritual nourishing and gentle washing
Every day, the same way you moisturize your skin, adopt this hair reflexology. Wet them with a spray bottle of water, then apply a mixture of leave-in conditioner and texturizing cream to restore body to hair. When it dries, you can cover it with a little serum to keep your extremities in order.
It is necessary to maintain hydration from shampoo, with gentle cleansing, without sulfates, so as not to remove all the fat. One week is enough. Between two washes, if your scalp is giving you the feeling of uncleanliness, you can get rid of the impurities with ‘rinderpest’. Similar to conditioning, this soap-free cleansing treatment cleans and re-hydrates the hair fiber in one stroke.
Thoroughly wring out the hair with a microfiber towel before applying the mask. Do not rub the hair, you risk causing damage to the hair fiber. Instead, use gentle gestures to “boost” and soak up as much moisture as possible.
Detangle hair with a soft-bristled brush rather than a detangling tool that has very hard teeth. Air dry if you can, and if you can’t, use a dryer with a diffuser, setting it to medium speed and medium temperature. Finally, in the evening, to avoid knots forming during the night, sleep on a silk pillowcase, or tie your hair into a scarf.
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Curly hair is especially flexible. When wet, they expand by 20% and contract when dry. Depending on its curl, it can be up to four times shorter when dry. This is the phenomenon of “deflation”. Most hairdressers learn to cut hair by pulling the strands, and it is also taught in hairdressing schools. No wonder: in France, Most cutting techniques are done on smooth hair. However, this is not the right move if the hair is textured, unless you have completely mastered the expectation of falling back.
“It’s best cut and dried to know how to put the hair,” Aude Livoreil-Djampou specifies. ideal? Go to a stylist who is used to this type of hair. The same for color, because you must take into account that the hair is thinner. So he must have a light hand and avoid excessive lightning techniques.
Also, for styling, do not forget about styling products that contain alcohol, which dry out the hair fibres. It is preferable to use foam and gel based on water and glycerin, which give curls bounce without having a crunchy effect.
“After using the leave-in treatment, give the curl a good direction by wrapping it around your finger, a pen, or a Chinese chopstick,” advises Johan Gufansu. If you apply a lot of product, sprinkle a little water to loosen it, then pat a towel over the hair. Finally, if you want to give your curls a little lively before a night out, repaint those around the edges of the face with a curling iron of the appropriate diameter.
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