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How to care for hair according to its type and kind


Hair is an organ of the human body that serves to protect the scalp from the heat of the sun. In addition, hair also plays an important role in fostering self-confidence.1 It can be said that hair is the most precious crown. However, there are still many people who do not pay attention to the right care products to address their hair problems.

Every human being has a different type and type of hair. Therefore, hair care is needed according to each hair type. To take care of it, we need to know what ingredients are suitable for use on each type of hair.

Did you know that the United States Health Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), states that the Covid-19 virus can stick to several surfaces for hours or even days? For example, on iron, clothing, and it is even feared that it can stick to human hair. The Covid-19 virus can spread in droplets that come out of the nose and mouth when coughing, while hair is one of the easiest things for the virus to stick to. To prevent this, we can wash our hair after traveling outside and use the right shampoo for our hair type.

Although it is recommended to always wash your hair after traveling, it turns out that this often causes new problems to the hair because it can make the hair drier. Therefore, we need to pay attention to how to take care of our hair according to their respective characters.2

Here are tips for caring for hair according to its type:

1. Oily Hair Type3

The oils in the hair serve as the body's defense system for the sensitive hair on the scalp. The problem is that these oils mix with sweat and dirt that coat the scalp. This is a very natural and unavoidable, especially if we do sports or outdoor activities in excessive heat. Well, this can cause the hair to become even more oily. Some people who have straight hair types are prone to oiliness. This is because the sebum produced by the scalp flows more easily throughout the hair. If not treated according to its needs, straight hair will look stringy and unhealthy due to its lack of volume. Here's how to take care of your hair to reduce excess oil:

  • Wash your hair regularly using an appropriate shampoo.
  • Avoid using oil-based hair care products.
  • Avoid consuming foods that contain excess sugar and oil, such as fried foods and coconut milk. This can trigger the glands to produce more oil.

2. Types of Dry Hair4

Some environmental conditions can cause hair to become dry, such as living in a dry and hot climate, using straighteners and curling irons, washing your hair too often, using unsuitable hair care products, and many others. Here is how to treat dry hair:

  • Avoid washing your hair too often.
  • Choose a shampoo that nourishes and moisturizes the hair.
  • Use conditioner to make your hair smoother and nourished from within.
  • Apply products that provide nutrients to the hair regularly, such as hair masks or leave-on moisturizers.
  • Avoid towel drying your hair.

3. Types of Hair Loss5

This condition can be caused by several issues, ranging from genetic factors to certain diseases, such as malnutrition, alopecia, fungal infections on the scalp, thyroid disorders, stress, and other hormonal disorders. Since the causes vary, the treatment can be customized according to the causative factor. Here's how to treat hair loss naturally:

  • Eat foods that are high in protein and iron.
  • Use shampoo intended for hair loss.
  • Implement a healthy lifestyle, stay away from excessive stress, and exercise regularly.


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