THE BEST SHAMPOO IS THE ONE THAT SUITS YOU!
This can be confusing for some and it could be easy to get lost in the vast proposal of hair products. Even if you have excellent professional products at home, if they are not adapted to your hair you will not get the result you want.
A suitable shampoo, care and styling form the basis of an effective hair routine, these products will not only allow you to cleanse but also to restore radiance, restructure the hair fiber, take care of the scalp, control hair loss, moisturize thoroughly and much more! You must therefore choose them with particular attention!
Here are tips from our Bradörf & Origa consultants to discover the best professional products for your hair routine.
The hair routine: is a set of gestures and products (on average (3): a shampoo, a care and a styling product) applied on your hair weekly.... THE good routine is one that allows you to get or keep beautiful and healthy hair!
Analyze your scalp
A healthy scalp is a scalp that is worry free. If there is no evidence of: an oily tendency, sensitivity, dryness, itching and/or dandruff, etc. and it’s relaxed, it’s healthy.
An essential gesture
Find your proper weekly washing frequency, the recommended average is one to two times a week, with warm water massaging the scalp lightly. To perform a good shampoo, it is essential to perform it in 2 steps, the first application eliminating only 70% of dirt, so it is essential to apply a second one if you want an optimal result of your hair routine.
The health of your scalp is directly related to your lifestyle (stress, fatigue, etc.) you will have to consider it and pay special attention to your diet.
Hair analysis is done according to four main categories: type (straight, supple...), texture (large, fine), density (quantity) and condition of the hair (colored, damaged, dry…)
Analyze your hair type
A hair type is determined by its shape. The hair is classified from the smoothest shape to frizzy.
Hair is evaluated when it is clean and dried naturally. Compare yours with our Bradörf & Origa chart below. The shape you get once your hair dry will determine your hair type.
Analyze hair texture
Hair texture corresponds to the visual aspect of a hair strand and the thickness of its diameter: fine, medium or large. While the density will correspond to the entire hair mass and therefore the amount of hair that forms the hair. The texture will be assessed by touching a hair strand between the index finger and the thumb and the texture felt when the strand rolls between the fingers.
Fine hair: the diameter is smaller than a silk thread and it is even difficult to detect to the touch.
Medium hair: the diameter is similar to a sewing thread and offers a slight feeling of texture to the touch, comparable to a fine sand.
Large hair: the diameter is greater than a sewing thread and offers a strong feeling to the touch, you can almost hear it roll between your fingers, it is easily spotted on the surface.
Analyze hair density
The density corresponds to the amount of hair you have on your scalp.
There are 3 types of density:
Low density (fine hair), medium density (normal hair) or large density (dense of hair).
Make a ponytail with all your hair and measure its circumference:
– if it is more than a $2 or if you can hardly see or touch your scalp, you have a dense high density.
- if it’s a $1 or if you see a little or can touch your scalp without having to separate your hair too much, you have medium density.
– if it is less than 25 cents or if you see and can touch the scalp very easily, you have fine density.
Analyze your hair condition
During your salon visit, your stylist shares with you the analysis of your hair that he/she has established during the consultation required to meet your expectations and also in order to design your hair routine. However, many consumers consume products at random without really knowing the condition of their hair.
The experts at Bradörf & Origa, guide you so that you can evaluate by yourself the health of your hair and thus use the filters of our online shop in order to tailor your hair routine.
Here are the different characteristics that define the condition of hair and that should be considered when selecting your products.
The human hair is made of 3 key components that provide it‘s health and maneuverability. You will therefore have to design your hair routine according to the current state of your hair and considering the following basic needs:
THE 3 ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS
1- “Healing by repairing damaged hair”:
The hair consists of 70-80% protein, the keratin protein creates strength and resistance in the deep layers of the hair cuticle, (see elasticity test) it is essential and indispensable comparatively to water for the human body, it will be the first step to consider before moisturizing and sealing the hair to hope to get healthy hair.
2- “Moisturize by feeding dry hair”:
The ideal hydration ratio is 10-15%, naturally the body secretes a natural moisture that softens the hair and brings it flexibility, however it is known in daily routines that most hair require additional hydration (see porosity test) in the outer layers of scales of the hair.
3- "Seal by protecting hair":
Lipids keep the hair soft and supple and make up to 3-6% of the natural oils and lipids present in hair. It is advisable to seal and protect your hair at all times from harmful agents of the environment (air, sun, water, heat…)
The elasticity of the hair allows it to determine its state of health. Healthy hair is flexible and enjoys a certain elasticity.
To test this elasticity, take a strand of hair from your freshly brushed hair, hold it between your two thumbs and index fingers while exerting a slight tension. Healthy hair can stretch and return to its original length. Damaged hair with a lack of protein will not return to its original length and will even risk breaking under tension before starting to stretch. The result of this test will determine if the hair is damaged and will need to be repaired. This test should be repeated during a protein treatment and spaced applications or stopped once the hair has regained its elasticity.
It allows to know the need of the hair in terms of fluid hydration or cream. Hair naturally dry, soft to frizzy, exposed to the sun or to the abuse of heating tools are rather porous, if the porous state extends the quality of the fiber could be altered until it needs to be repaired (see elasticity test).
To perform the porosity test, you must first fill a container (a measuring cup) with drinking water in order to place a hair taken from your head. A hair sufficiently hydrated does not gorge water and will continue to float on the surface. On the other hand, a porous hair absorbs more or less quickly the water and will be immersed in a few seconds at the bottom of the container. The result of this test will determine whether the hair is mostly porous and whether moisturizers should be included in the routine. This test should be repeated over the next few weeks and applications should be spaced out or stopped once the hair has regained proper hydration. A surplus of hydration can make the hair heavier and significantly decrease its volume.
Through this blog, you have been able to group different keywords (moisturize, repair, fine, curly...) that define the analysis you have made of your hair. We invite you to visit our online shop Bradörforiga.com and use filters to design your personalized hair routine.
Bradörf & Origa expert Consulting Team