In order to come up with a proper and effective hair care plan, it is essential to determine your particular hair type correctly; otherwise there is a chance that you make matters even worse. Hair can be of normal, dry, oily and mixed types. If your hair appears elastic, easily styled and combed, looks vibrant and maintains all the above qualities for several days after washing it, it means you care for it properly using the proper means to keep it healthy.
Unfortunately, it is rare to have no hair problems altogether. Greasy hair has a distinctive dull luster, become sticky shortly after washing and develop dirty and untidy appearance. The oiliness of the hair depends on the activity of the sebaceous glands of the scalp, which is totally individual and predetermined genetically. To a certain extent, the amount of sebum produced is dependent on the quality of the diet and the amount of carbohydrates and fast consumed with the food.
Dry hair, on the other hand, looks dull but lacks luster. It tears and tangles easily, hard to comb and split at the ends. Quite frequently, dry hair is the result of the poor hair care and does not have anything to do with the lowered activity of the sebaceous glands.
Mixed type hair is typically long – it is oily at the roots and dry on the ends as a result of not having enough lubrication throughout the length of the hair. This causes split ends. This type of hair needs a combined care approach – using the right techniques and a proper diet.