Quick Guide For Everything Type 2 Hair
Caring For Your Type 2 Hair
Type 2 hair as we know is the most wavy and loose pattern of all the curl types. This hair type does not have a challenge with shine or severe dryness because oils can easily travel from the roots along the hair shaft. However type 2 waves still requires moisture and care.
Frizz can be a challenge and dryness will occur if proper methods of moisturizing , styling or color care is not established. Because type 2 hair has the closest resemblance to straight hair, this curl type is usually improperly treated and experiences a lot of heat damage.
Flat irons are often used to manage this hair type on a regular basis as well as other straightening chemical processes such as Keratin Treatments. Excessive flat iron use and straightening treatments damages the appearance of your waves, leaving them thin, stringy and dry.
Cleansing Type 2 Hair
Washing your hair everyday isn’t necessary for type 2 hair. However hair can become very oily and be prone to product buildup. Washing twice a week maintains moisture, reduces buildup and oil and a clean scalp. Before shampooing Detangle thoroughly with a wide tooth comb to prevent breakage. Because hair can get oily quickly sulphate shampoos are optional but be mindful when using them.Sulphate shampoos are extremely drying to curls.
For type 2c curls we recommend a sulphate free shampoo as this pattern has more of a curl and will need a product less drying. For curl type details see; Understanding Your Hair Type. Sulphate free shampoos provide moisture instead of stripping hair of natural oils.
Co-washes known as conditioner cleansing can be used as a substitute to shampoo on some wash days. If you have an active lifestyle a co-wash can be a great addition for cleansing in between shampoos when your hair feels dirty or oily.
We recommend that you clarify at least once a month with a clarifying shampoo to tackle product build up from your products. Remember to include a conditioner after you shampoo and rinse thoroughly (unless it’s a leave -in conditioner) to restore moisture after shampooing.