It seems trivial at first glance, however, it is very important to know your hair type. Not only to tell each other, but also (and above all!) to choose the right shampoo. Because to be able to sport a beautiful hair mop, you have to maintain it with products that make it good!
Do you know your hair type?
Not all men have the same hair. The same type of hair rather. This may seem obvious, but it is by no means trivial. Because Who says different types of hair say different care and conditioning. A man with oily hair should not use the same shampoo as another man with dry hair…
But before knowing which product to choose, you still need to know How do you recognize this or that type of hair?…so here’s a full dossier plus a selection of shampoos to help you see more clearly at the hair level.
3 different types of hair for men
must know that The type of hair initially depends mainly on your lifestyle : un bon état de santé général, une alimentation équilibrée, un sommeil suffisant… Les facteurs héréditaires sont aussi à prendre en compte, de même que les soins que vous apportez à ux vos éréditaires sépo le cheveil , exactly the contrary.
The products that make up shampoos and treatments differ from one hair type to another. Pay close attention to product labels and choose them according to the category they belong to.
I know thatThere are 3 main types of hair :
- natural hair
- dry hair;
- Greasy hair.
Thanks to our partner Hélène Clauderer from the Clauderer Center, we will review these different types and provide you with specific answers on the subject.
If you are a man with natural hair, rejoice! It’s a real chance to get this type of hairThey are the result of proper maintenance and, as we have just seen, the result of a healthy lifestyle. They are shiny, smooth to the touch and detangle and style with ease.
What you should avoid:
- Shampoos and treatments are not suitable for your hair type.
What we recommend:
- Keep up the momentum: healthy lifestyle, don’t overindulge in tobacco or alcohol…
- Feel free to rub yourself with toning products for normal hair (once a week is perfectly fine).
- Before shampooing and not during it, you can massage your scalp to facilitate the irrigation of blood vessels.
Dry hair is caused by a lack of fat. This plays a dual role, both cosmetic and hygienic, in the beauty and health of hair: it is one of the three vital functions of hair.
The sebum, which is produced by the sebaceous gland, must lubricate the hair and surround the hair with a protective microfilm necessary for its good shape. Insufficient or lack of sebum (hypo-sebum) weakens the scalp and causes irritation. Keratin loses its elasticity, hair becomes weak, brittle and dull.
What you should avoid:
- Frequent use of shampoo. As gentle as it is, it eliminates a little of the naturally produced fat.
- Cosmetic manipulations (wrinkles, colors, pigments, etc.) that are frequently repeated.
- Lots of sun, especially if accompanied by sea baths or swimming pools: Infrared rays and salt (or chlorine from swimming pools) dry out the scalp and can seriously damage naturally dry hair.
What we recommend:
- Pre-shampoo creams, based on vegetable oils and collagen (to penetrate into the core of keratin). The set nourishes hair without greasing it or weighing it down on the surface.
- For shampoo, replace each time with one or two egg yolks (depending on the volume of hair, especially the whites!). Lecithin, the fatty substance that makes up the egg, has the property of absorbing and retaining dust and impurities, without the need to use a washing base. So the natural fats are completely protected. Rinse well with lukewarm water.
- Rinse hair immediately after bathing in the sea or in the pool without waiting for the end of the day.
- In food, the supply of essential fatty acids helps moisturize the hair and make it less dry. It contains in particular: walnut oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil (cold-pressed), cold-pressed sea fish, fish eggs, etc.
- Vitamin treatments for dry hair: Vitamin E and essential fatty acids.
On the scalp, sebum secretion is said to be excessive, when the feeling of having greasy hair appears from the third day after shampooing. Then we talk about sebum. The term hyperseborrhea is intended for oily hair from day one.
How do we get to know them?
What could be the symptoms of oily hair? Three different levelsfrom mildest to most worrisome:
- At the first level, excess pomade makes hair soft, heavy and difficult to style. The inconvenience can be experienced as very aesthetically disruptive but it is not dangerous.
- Sebum can also lead to the formation of a greasy crust. Stuck in sebum, it remains stuck to the scalp, which promotes bacteria growth and itchiness.
- If you have a predisposition to hair loss, sebum can contribute to the gradual thinning of your growth. The hidden part of the iceberg, this third symptom can only be determined by microscopic analysis of the hair, yet it is the most worrying symptom, as it works to regenerate the hair.
Why do we have greasy hair?
Stagnating under the scalp rather than emptying it completely from the outside, the flow of sebum clogs the hair follicles at the exact spot where the hair-proliferating cells are. This infiltration generates toxins that clump together around the roots and impede circulation. When suffocated and compressed, the roots result in weaker hair. Seborrheic is not a trigger for androgenetic alopecia but is certainly an aggravating factor.
Produced by the sebaceous glands, sebum secretion depends on androgens (reproductive and adrenal hormones), since puberty. This explains why excess sebum does not appear before adolescence.
This sebum production is genetically transmitted. althoug, Heredity is not the only cause and often the sebum is greatly enlarged by several factors that can be acted upon : Stress, food that is too rich, improper hair care, which stimulate sebum secretion, even when we try to dilute it (reactive sebum).
We will now give you some tips to help your oily scalp and hair modulate sebum production.
What you should avoid:
- While shampooing: massaging the scalp, very hot water, using the shampoo for a long time and two washings in a row. These are all local stimulants of the sebaceous glands.
- Dryer on high temperature and placed near the scalp: artificially dries the skin and stimulates sebum production.
- So-called “anti-sebum” products, which contain alcohol, which negatively modulate the pH of the scalp.
- Brushes or combs with clenched teeth: serve to spread the migration of sebum over the lengths.
- Food rich in saturated fats: deli meats, fried foods, white bread, artificial sugars, fast food, excess alcohol … This type of food activates sebum secretions and promotes the formation of toxins, which can impede blood circulation to the roots or cause dandruff and itching.
What we recommend:
- Frequent shampooing, that is, how many times a week you feel the need. But the products you use should be ultra-fine and have a neutral pH, in order to avoid the well-known “stimulating” effect (stimulating the sebaceous glands once the hair is dry).
- If hair is greasy at the roots and dry at the ends, try to “keep” it another day so the lengths don’t come in too much contact with the washing product. Use only one shampoo, use lukewarm water, and finally rinse with cold water.
- Cold water is the last rinse of the shampoo to avoid irritating the sebaceous glands.
- A quick scalp massage, twice a week, on non-wet hair, before (not during) shampoo.
Attention and massage does not mean rubbing The fingers should not slip but remain firmly in the place of the head where they are placed. The principle is actually to move the skin of the scalp along the skull and not the fingers along the skin.
- The tannin plant masks, which cling to the hair through natural affinity, tone it and absorb sebum, while allowing the scalp to breathe. It is the best local remedy for oily hair.
- Eat a diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits that help eliminate fatty toxins.
- Vitamin treatments for oily hair: sulfur amino acids, zinc, vitamin B6.
Finally, if you have a problem with hair loss, feel free to get a diagnosis by a specialist center like Center Clauderer.
Our selection of shampoos according to your hair type
To finish this file, we present to you a selection of 3 shampoos suitable for each type of hair.
1. American Crew, Frequency shampoo (for normal or oily hair)
This shampoo gently cleanses, moisturizes and strengthens the scalp. It removes excess fat and slows its reappearance. The hair is light, strong, shiny and easy to comb.
2. Vitamin Volumizing Shampoo (for fine, dry or damaged hair)
Made for soft, straight and natural hair, this shampoo will give volume to your hair while conditioning your hair. Enriched with aloe vera, witch hazel, blue cypress oil and guangdong seed oil, it also provides anti-hair loss and anti-dandruff effect.
3. Horace Gentle Moisture Shampoo (for dry, frizzy or frizzy hair)
97.7% natural ingredients in this moisturizing shampoo, intended for dry and very dry hair. Another product that Horace recommends, which makes your hair stronger and softer…and more than that, it smells good!