Why textured hair is drier than straight hair?
Textured hair, whether kinky, wavy, curly or coily, requires different active ingredients than straight hair. Where does this difference come from? We explain it all to you:
A specific shape
All textured hair has one thing in common: curls! Wavy hair has fairly light curls, while curly and coily hair has hundreds of curls per strand. kinky hair is more like a small Z shape that also forms curls.
All this back and forth in the hair prevents the sebum from flowing along the hair and thus providing the hydration that every hair fiber needs. As a reminder, sebum is a natural substance produced by the sebaceous glands to protect the skin's surface and moisturize the fiber. This is where the effect of greasy hair comes from: excess sebum. Find all our tips to fight against in our dedicated article.
Need for hydration and nutrition
It is because of these multiple turns and therefore the lack of sebum that textured hair needs more hydration on a daily basis. This hydration will have to be sealed by nourishing and greasy active ingredients to avoid escaping and thus the hair from drying out. Refreshing is therefore highly recommended to keep hair supple, healthy and defined.
Finally, for wavy hair, it's even different because it is naturally less dry. The Boost Curl, an ultra-moisturizing hair jelly, will be sufficient except for really dry wavy hair, which can adopt the routine for curly hair.
The tips of the team Les Secrets de Loly
The need for hydration and nutrition can also vary depending on the porosity of the hair. The more porous the hair, the more moisture will tend to escape! It will then be necessary to seal in more of the hydration provided! On the contrary, a hair that is not very porous will leave the hydration and nutrition on the surface of the hair fiber, making it sometimes greasy or sticky. Take the test and discover our advice!
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