Updated: Oct 3, 2021
October 12, 2019
The number one question I get about natural hair is what number am I? Am I a 4A; 3C; or a double D ( lol – joke).
So here’s the deal. What we (hair stylists) are really talking about here, is texture of hair. The fact is there are only two textures of hair – your either straight or curly.
Now having said that, there is a wiiiiiide range of curly; i.e. wavy, coiled, tightly coiled, etc. One strand of hair can have 2 or even 3 different textures or curl patterns. What’s important is to determine if your texture is straight or curly and if the hair strand is fine or thick. Once you’ve established that your half way to making an educated decision on product. The other thing you need to factor in is elasticity (the ability of the hair to stretch and return) and the porosity (the ability of the hair to absorb moisture). Once you’ve determined if your hair is dry or not; and porous or not, now you can choose product that will give you your desired results.
In my opinion, there is no one product or product line that is BEST for natural hair. It can be trial and error finding what works best for YOUR natural hair. After all no ones NATURAL hair is exactly the same.
Here’s what’s most important in my opinion when choosing any product.
Make sure it’s ph balanced and from a professional line. Step it up from Walmart or target. Have your stylist order professional products for you or at the very least visit your local beauty supply. Don’t waste money by being a product junky.
Pick a professional, ph balanced product line (shampoo, conditioner, natural styling aid) and try it for at least a month or better yet, until it’s all gone, then try something else if it didn’t give you your desired results.
Make sure to follow manufacturer directions (don’t over use the product).