Hair Care Tips for Every Hair Type

Unlock the secrets to healthy hair.

Healthy hair is your crowning glory that enhances confidence and adds to your overall appearance. However, achieving and maintaining healthy locks requires a dedicated hair care routine tailored to your specific hair type. Whether you have straight, curly, damaged, or short hair, this comprehensive guide will unveil the secrets to healthy and lustrous hair providing valuable tips and our picks for what works.

Hair Care Routine for Women

A well-rounded hair care routine is essential for women to maintain the health and vitality of their hair. Start by choosing a shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair type, ensuring they are sulfate-free to prevent stripping away natural oils. Deep conditioning is crucial to replenish moisture and nourish your hair, so indulge in a hydrating hair mask or treatment once a week. When styling your hair, protect it from heat damage by applying a heat protectant spray. Use a wide-toothed comb or a brush with soft bristles to detangle your hair gently, starting from the ends and working your way up. Regular trims every 6 to 8 weeks are vital for maintaining healthy hair by removing split ends and preventing further damage. Additional care needs to be taken for women who wear hijabs and curly hair.

Hijabi Haircare Routine

Women who wear ‘hijabs’ or head coverings as part of their religious practice must pay extra attention to their hair care routine. When your hair is tied back for most of the day and constantly rubbing against the fabric of your hijab, it’s inevitable to face hair issues such as hair thinning, receding hairline, and breakage. There’s also ‘hijab alopecia’ which is the hair loss from the friction of your hijab which is very common amongst women in the Muslim world.

For hijabi women, scalp care is critical to nurturing strong and beautiful hair. To care for your scalp, ensure it remains clean and healthy by washing it regularly with a sulfate-free shampoo. Wrap your hair in a silk or satin scarf before wearing your hijab to minimize friction and reduce hair breakage. Choose hijabs made from breathable fabrics to allow air circulation and apply a lightweight leave-in conditioner or hair oil to keep your hair moisturized under your hijab.

Curly Hair Routine

Curly hair requires special care to maintain its natural bounce and prevent frizz. Taking care of curly hair may very often feel like it takes mastering it down to a science. It’s a constant game of trial and error where every step in your curly hair care routine needs to align perfectly to get defined curls.

For women with curly hair, you will likely experience dryness in your hair. For this reason, you should limit the frequency of shampooing to avoid stripping away natural oils, and instead try ‘co-washing’ between regular washes to refresh your curls. Naturally textured hair should be detangled and washed at least once a week to maintain a healthy and clean scalp and hair. When washing your hair, it’s important to ensure all of your hair is wet before applying shampoo and working it into a lather using deep, strong movements to lift dirt and product build-up.

‘Co-washing’ is the practice of washing your hair with conditioner and can be done in between your weekly shampooing. Conditioning is crucial, so opt for a moisturizing conditioner and distribute it evenly through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. When styling, avoid brushing or combing your curls when they are dry to prevent frizz. Instead, apply a curl-enhancing cream or gel to damp hair, scrunch it gently, and let it air dry, or use a diffuser on a low heat setting.

Our Picks for Best Hair Care Products

There are literally thousands of hair products out there, and choosing the right one is a must! You may have to go through a temporary phase of trial and error to find the products that are just right for you. Here are some tips to help you find your winning products.

Shampoo and Conditioner Products

Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner is crucial for maintaining healthy hair. Consider the following options based on your hair type:

For Normal Hair: Look for shampoos and conditioners that provide gentle cleansing and nourishment without weighing down your hair. Seek products with natural ingredients like aloe vera, green tea extract, or chamomile.

For Dry Hair: If your hair tends to be dry, opt for hydrating shampoos and conditioners that replenish moisture and improve texture. Look for products infused with ingredients like argan oil, shea butter, or coconut oil.

For Oily Hair: For oily hair, choose shampoos and conditioners that balance sebum production and effectively cleanse the scalp. Seek products with tea tree oil, lemon extract, or witch hazel.

Additional Hair Care Products

Dry Shampoo: A lifesaver between washes, dry shampoo absorbs excess oil and adds volume to your hair. Look for options containing ingredients like rice starch, kaolin clay, or cornstarch for effective results.

Leave-In Conditioner: Leave-in conditioners provide continuous hydration and protect your hair throughout the day. Look for lightweight formulas with ingredients like argan oil, jojoba oil, or glycerin.

Hair Oil: Hair oils are great for adding shine, taming frizz, and providing deep hydration. Choose oils such as argan oil, coconut oil, or grapeseed oil that are suitable for your hair type.

It is important to choose products that align with your specific hair needs and preferences.  Whether selecting a shampoo, or conditioner or incorporating additional products like dry shampoo, leave-in conditioner, or hair oil, finding the right combination will help you achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful hair.

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Final Tips for Healthy Hair

Because nurturing and maintaining healthy hair requires attention and effort, we’ve gathered a list of additional tips on how to take care of your crowning glory. Keep reading for expert knowledge that will help you get beautiful, shining, and healthy hair.

Eat a Balanced Diet: Your hair’s health is closely linked to your overall well-being. Include a variety of nutrients in your diet, such as vitamins A, C, E, and Biotin, as well as minerals like zinc and Iron. Foods like salmon, nuts, seeds, spinach, sweet potatoes, and eggs can contribute to healthy hair.

Protect Your Hair While Sleeping: Switch to silk or satin pillowcases and scrunchies to minimise friction and reduce hair breakage while you sleep. These fabrics are gentler on your hair and help prevent tangles frizz, and breakage.

Minimise Heat Styling: Excessive heat can damage your hair and remove moisture. Whenever possible, allow your hair to air dry naturally or use the lowest heat setting on your styling tools. If you do use heat, remember to apply a heat protectant spray beforehand.

Use Cold Water for Rinsing: Rinse your hair with cool or cold water after shampooing and conditioning. Coldwater helps to seal the hair cuticles, making your hair appear smoother and shinier.

Limit Chemical Treatments: Chemical treatments like perming, relaxing, or colouring can weaken and damage your hair. Minimise the use of harsh chemicals and give your hair regular breaks between treatments to allow it to recover.

Protect Your Hair from the Sun: Excessive sun exposure can lead to dryness and fading of your hair colour. Wear a hat or use UV protection sprays or leave-in conditioners with SPF to shield your hair from the sun’s harmful rays.

Don’t Overwash Your Hair: Washing your hair too frequently can strip away its natural oils, leading to dryness and dullness. Aim to wash your hair every other day or a few times a week, depending on your hair type and needs.

Use a Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment: Treat your hair to a nourishing deep conditioning treatment once a week. Look for products that are specifically formulated to moisturise and repair damaged hair. You can also try natural remedies like coconut oil or honey masks.

Protect Your Hair from Chlorine and Saltwater: Before swimming in a pool or the ocean, wet your hair and apply a leave-in conditioner to create a protective barrier. This minimises the absorption of chlorine or saltwater, which can dry and damage your hair.

Avoid Tight Hairstyles: Constantly wearing tight ponytails, braids, or buns can cause tension and breakage. Opt for looser hairstyles and give your hair regular breaks to prevent unnecessary stress.

Everyone’s hair is unique, so it may take some trial and error to find the best routine and products for your specific needs. Observe your hair, be gentle, and give it the care and attention it deserves. Incorporating these hair care routines into your daily regimen will help you achieve and maintain healthy, lustrous locks. Remember to be consistent and patient as you embark on your hair care journey. By understanding your hair type and using suitable products and techniques, you’ll be well on your way to achieving the hair of your dreams.

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Natural Hair Fall Treatments for Thick, Lustrous Locks

Your hair will thank you.

Hair loss, two words that scare us crazy, is a common concern for both men and women, impacting self-esteem and overall well-being. While a range of factors can contribute to hair loss, understanding the causes is essential for effective prevention strategies. Let’s explore hair loss and what can be done to support hair health.

What Causes Hair Loss?

As an internet-savvy, skin and hair-obsessed tribe, we are very attuned to the impact hair fall can have on our mental and physical health. It’s important to understand the possible root causes of hair fall to be better able to determine how best to tackle the issue, and that’s why we are here to help. Here are the most common triggers that can lead to hair fall and cause your crowning glory to lose some of its glam factor.  

Genetic Factors

Genes play an important role in many health concerns. Androgenetic alopecia, commonly known as male or female pattern baldness, is primarily influenced by genetic factors. It typically results in gradual hair thinning and receding hairlines.

Hormonal Imbalances

Fluctuations in hormones, such as those occurring during pregnancy, menopause, or thyroid disorders, can contribute to hair loss. Hormonal imbalances affect hair growth cycles leading to shedding or inhibited growth.

Nutritional Deficiencies

Inadequate intake of vital nutrients, including vitamins and minerals such as biotin, Vitamins A, C, D, and E, as well as, iron and zinc, and proteins, can weaken hair follicles and impede healthy hair growth.

Stress and Lifestyle Factors

Chronic stress, poor dietary choices, lack of sleep, and exposure to environmental pollutants and smoking can disrupt hair growth cycles, leading to hair loss.

Tips to Manage Hair Loss

Managing hair loss can be approached through various strategies that promote hair health, address underlying causes, and provide cosmetic solutions. Here’s your to-do checklist:

Maintain a Healthy Diet

If you are like us and time-constrained, then it is of the utmost importance to tailor your nurtritional habits to consume a balanced diet rich in essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that promote hair health. Include foods rich in iron, biotin, zinc, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids. Supplements are an overlooked part of our diets so restoring them would be a great place to start.

Manage Stress

Chronic stress can contribute to hair loss and let’s be honest, who doesn’t suffer from stress? Incorporating stress management techniques into your daily routine, such as exercise, meditation, yoga, or engaging in activities that bring you joy, is a must-do. Wake up early, sleep early, be selfish and look after yourself is the mantra for the day, every day. It’s called self-love and it matters.

Be Gentle with Your Hair

Reduce Harsh Styling

Avoid harsh brushing, combing, or styling techniques that can cause unnecessary tension or damage to your hair. Using wide-toothed combs or brushes with soft bristles to prevent breakage. This is such a small yet effective tip that many overlook the importance of handling their hair in a more gentle way.

Also, avoid tight ponytails, buns, braids, or hairstyles that put excessive strain on your hair and scalp. Opt for looser styles that allow your hair to breathe and minimize tension.

Limit Heat Applications

Excessive use of heat-styling tools, such as flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers, can weaken your hair and contribute to hair loss. Limiting the use of these tools and applying a heat protectant spray liberally on your hair, before styling will help reduce hair damage and hair fall. This tip literally costs nothing to do and ensures you are in balance when it comes to styling your hair.

Choose Gentle Hair Care Products

Use mild, sulphate-free shampoos and gentle conditioners that are specifically formulated for your hair type and concerns. Avoid products that contain harsh chemicals or irritants that may further damage your hair or scalp.

Consult a Dermatologist or Trichologist

If you experience significant hair loss, it is always advisable to consult a dermatologist or trichologist. These experts can help identify the root cause of your hair loss and provide specific treatments or recommendations. Always good to get scientific, professional and trusted advice if your hair fall is not improving with natural remedies!

Secret Ingredients to Manage Hair Loss

Green Tea

Did you know that Green Tea is a natural ingredient that has gained popularity for its health benefits, including its potential effects on hair health? While research on the direct impact of green tea on hair loss is limited, it is believed to possess properties that can promote scalp health and reduce hair loss. Here are a few ways in which green tea may contribute to improving hair health:


Green tea is rich in antioxidants called catechins, which help protect hair follicles from oxidative stress and damage caused by free radicals. This protection may support overall hair health and potentially reduce hair loss.

Stimulates Hair Growth

Some studies suggest that the polyphenols in green tea stimulate hair growth by increasing the activity of certain growth factors and promoting blood circulation in the scalp.

DHT Blocking

Green tea contains compounds that inhibit the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone associated with hair loss in individuals genetically predisposed to androgenetic alopecia. By reducing DHT levels, green tea may help prevent hair miniaturisation and shedding.

Scalp Health

Applying green tea topically can help soothe the scalp and reduce inflammation, which may contribute to hair loss. It can also provide a gentle cleansing effect and help control excess oil production on the scalp. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to prepare a green tea rinse to use after shampooing your hair:

Green Tea Rinse for Scalp Health

1. Brew a cup of green tea by steeping a tea bag or loose leaves in hot water for 3-5 minutes. Ensure the tea is sufficiently cooled before use.

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2. After shampooing your hair, pour the cooled green tea over your scalp and massage it gently for a few minutes.

3. Leave the green tea on your scalp for around 5-10 minutes to allow the beneficial compounds to penetrate the hair follicles.

4. Rinse your hair thoroughly with cool water to remove the green tea.

You can repeat this process a few times a week as part of your regular hair care routine.

Argan Oil

While oils alone will not provide a miraculous turnaround solution, specific oils such as Argan Oil have shown promise in promoting healthier hair growth and reducing hair loss. Argan oil is a popular natural oil that has been used for centuries for its hair and skin benefits. While it may not directly treat hair loss or stimulate new hair growth, Argan oil can help nourish and improve the overall health of your hair, which can indirectly contribute to reducing hair loss.

Argan oil is rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and Vitamin E, which can help moisturise and nourish your scalp and hair follicles. Keeping the scalp hydrated may help create a healthy environment for hair growth. Applying Argan Oil directly to your hair can help make it softer, more manageable, and less prone to breakage, which can minimise hair loss caused by damage or brittleness. If scalp inflammation is contributing to hair loss, the anti-inflammatory properties of Argan Oil can help soothe the scalp and reduce irritation. The antioxidants in Argan Oil help protect your hair from environmental stressors, such as heat styling, UV rays, and pollution, which can cause damage and weaken the hair.

Alternatively, blending Sweet Almond Oil with the essential oil, Ylang Ylang, can provide a rich moisturising solution for your hair as well.

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Remember, hair loss is a common concern faced by many so you are not alone. For individuals desiring an immediate solution to hair loss, we recommend trying out our Green Tea Scalp Rinse and Hair Moisturising Essentials as a great place to get started with products that can naturally enhance your hair. If your hair fall is not improving or you are losing hair in clumps, seeking support from specialist professionals is important to obtain the appropriate treatment for your situation. Consulting with a healthcare professional or trichologist can provide personalised advice and recommendations tailored to your individual needs.

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