Jessie: Hey gals, look at Rubina. Those curls are just so cute and bouncy on her. I wish I had them.
Rubina: Really? I have always envied your long locks. How on earth do you manage to maintain that length?
Beena: Vahi toh! I can’t think of having such long hair … the struggle to maintain them! Mera dekho! Short and simple.
Priya: Arey Beena! Thank God that your hair is shiny and silky. Who cares about the length, gals? My problem is this sticky sticky feeling. Phew! This oily hair is so very….. Huh!
Keerthi: Lo! Iss Priya ka problem oily hair hai toh mera problem dry hair!
Saisha: Arey Keerthi, you at least have something on your head to complain of dryness. Look at me. Damaged and so thin. Grrrhhhh! Kya karoon, samajh hi nahi aa raha!
That’s an excerpt from our lunch-table conversation yesterday. That’s also the trigger point for this blog piece. Aren’t such hair talks, relatable in our lives too? Jessie & Rubina, Meena aur Priya, Keerthi to Saisha. Each one of us is different. However, what we conveniently forget is that each of us has a different hair type as well.
If you think good and bad are the only types of hair days that you experience, let us tell you that you are getting it completely wrong. Your hair can actually exhibit different characteristics on different days or can be of a certain type forever. You need to identify this, know it well, analyze it, and take your hair related decisions accordingly.
One way to classify your hair type is by the type of the hair in the womb, just after birth and the one that’s found after puberty. Prenatal hair is called Lanugo. In simple words, these are the initial strands that grow while the baby develops within the uterus. Post-natal hair can be of two types – Vellus and Terminal. Vellus hair refers to the one that’s short and fine growing up to puberty, and Terminal hair is the thick, long one after puberty. Vellus falls off after one month, and Terminal hair takes over from there.
The other way to classify hair is based on the scalp’s oil or sebum production. This classification is perhaps what you are most likely to have come across – Oily, dry, normal, thin, damaged, limp are some types. You can also categorize hair based on its colour and texture such as blonde or brunette, curly or straight, etc.
Have you noticed beauty products with labels stating – ‘For oily skin types,’ ‘For normal skin types,’ ‘For all skin types’, etc. etc. etc. Can you sense something here? Yes. You are right! Your skin is different from the person next to you. Not just that. So is your hair. A product, a treatment, a home remedy method, or anything for that matter that suits your friend, needn’t necessarily suit you or vice versa.
Let us introduce a new concept in hair care or rather a concept that hasn’t been explained to you and explored properly before, perhaps. You are well aware of CC skin creams. For the first ever time, in the history of hair innovations, presenting to you – CC for hair. ‘Customised Care’ for your hair!
Oily hair is the little brother of oily skin. Oily scalp is the third sibling in their family. Although the scalp is oily and sticky, the tips tend to be dry. Oily hair generally means, you have a poor diet, hormonal imbalance, and stress. Oily hair looks its best after shampooing but soon loses its charm and feels coarse. So what do we have in store for our readers with oily hair? Some practical tips.
Rough, tangled, thin, brittle, split ends, coarse are some of the words that you can very well relate to if you are a ‘Dry hair’ person. Especially after shampooing, your dry hair throws bigger tantrums than a naughty kid. Blame it all on the lack of sebum production. Mineral and nutritional deficiency, overexposure to the sun, extensive use of heat appliances are also the other reasons for dry hair.
Blessed you are, if you have normal hair. Neither are you prone to excessive oil, nor are you going too dry or coarse. You are just perfect. However, ‘Practice makes a man perfect,’ in our case, ‘Practice makes mane too perfect.’ Normal hair type too requires time and effort to remain normal forever.
Are there just three types of hair and their respective care routines that we would want to discuss with you? Definitely not. There’s much more to share with you on this topic, all of them coming up in our sequel to this blog. Till then, ………………… Good, you guessed it right!
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Different Types of Hair. Different Ways to Care. 2.0.
To be continued…….