Hair Types

Hair Types

Under the types of hair taken to mean dry, normal, oily and combination hair, soft and hard, thick and thin, as well as healthy or damaged hair.

For competent and effective hair care is important to correctly identify your hair type, because otherwise it risks worsening their condition. More information about the thick and thin hair, see page anatomy of hair. Fat content of the hair matches the type of skin: oily skin to grow thick hair, dry – dry. Normal skin is moderately oily, not dry, not flakes, has large pores and blackheads (comedones). Oily skin is covered with a thick layer of sebum and has a special shine. For a typical enlarged pores of the skin. Dry skin often flakes, weather-beaten, annoyed. However, very often have to deal with a mixed type of skin (to a mixed type of hair has nothing to do).

Oil content of the hair depends on the activity of sebaceous glands, which, in turn, is a purely personal and laid genetically. In particular, a small degree, the number developed sebum depends on the type and quantity of food consumed dietary carbohydrates (primarily) and oils.

Greasy hair is a characteristic dull shine, after a short time after washing stick together and begin to appear dirty, untidy. Greasy hair is often combined with fatty dandruff.


Normal hair reflects the light and shimmer in the sun. If these qualities are maintained for several days after washing the head, then your hair, apply to the normal type. This type of hair is also different elasticity, and they almost did not flog and easy to comb, regardless of whether they are dry or wet.

Dry hair does not reflect light, making them look dull and lacking luster. They are easily torn, confused, difficult to comb, whipped at the ends. Quite often it is accompanied by dry, fine dandruff. Often, dry hair – the result of improper care, and not a consequence of decreased activity of the sebaceous glands. Hair of the mixed type is usually long hair, greasy at the roots and dry ends due to the fact that they are not grease the entire length. The ends of the hair of this type are not receiving the necessary lubrication, often flogged.

What makes damaged hair? As a rule, rough hair, lost their luster and meekly. If such changes occurred quickly and dramatically, it is a serious cause for concern. Do not forget that some changes of hair occurs gradually and in a timely manner can only be seen under a microscope.

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