HAIR HACK: CARING FOR COMBINATION HAIR
Combination skin is something we hear about a lot in the language of beauty but here at Ogario London, we think combination hair is just as common. So, what’s the definition of combination hair? If you have an oily scalp and dry ends then we would describe that as combination. Are you battling this hair dichotomy? Don’t despair. We can help.
THINK ABOUT THE PRINCIPLES OF FACIAL SKINCARE
First things first. Start by focusing on the scalp. Your scalp produces an oil called sebum to provide moisture to the hair but when it becomes excessive the hairline can become greasy, which in turn attracts dirt that weighs heavily on the hair.
There are a number of factors that can cause excessive sebum, from diet to overworking the scalp when you wash your hair. Our advice is to think about treating your scalp in the same way that you would treat the skin on your face. For facial skincare, we choose gentle cleansers and we are careful not to rub the skin too hard. So why when we wash the scalp which is just as sensitive, and sometimes more so, do we choose harsh detergents and rub with more vigour than we would ever apply to the face?
AVOID OVERWORKING THE SCALP
Choose a gentle shampoo and avoid overworking the scalp. Think about how your hair is washed at the salon and take note. Its less fast and furious and more of a firm but gentle massage. Remember, overworking the scalp will create more sebum not less!
NETTLE IS PERFECT FOR BALANCING THE CONDITION OF THE SCALP
The right shampoo is key to caring for combination hair. If your scalp is excessively oily you may need to use a targeted product to rid the scalp of the oil once a week. Avoid using these products more than once a week as they can be drying. For the rest of the week (we recommend washing your hair a minimum of 2-3 times a week) choose a gentle shampoo. We recommend Revive and Shine Shampoo. It has gentle cleansing ingredients and contains nettle which is perfect for balancing the condition of the scalp. Avoid shampoos that target dry hair as these will be overly nourishing for an oily scalp.
AVOCADO IS A POWERHOUSE INGREDIENT PACKED WITH NATURAL FATS FOR RE-HYDRATING HAIR
So combination hair types, once you’ve given your scalp some TLC, you can focus on those pesky dry ends. You’ll want to get as much moisture as possible into the ends and mid-lengths. So choose a conditioner that targets dry hair. We recommend Hydrate and Shine Conditioner. Not only does it contain lots of pro-vitamin b5, it has powerhouse ingredient avocado packed with natural fats for re-hydrating dry hair.
ITS ALL IN THE APPLICATION
Once you’ve chosen the right conditioner, try these basic application techniques to get moisture into the ends.
- After you have shampooed and rinsed your hair, squeeze excess water out of the hair, either with a towel or your hands, before applying conditioner.
- Focus on the ends and mid-lengths. When applying conditioner, the best way of avoiding your scalp is to work upwards from the tips to the mid-lengths.
- Leave your conditioner on for a couple of minutes to give it some extra time on those dry ends.
Remember to condition every time you wash your hair!
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