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Dealing with Combination Hair

February 14, 2013 · Posted in: Beauty, Blog, Hair, Stylists Picks

Combination hair is when you have an oily scalp and dry, frizzy strands. Hair like this can be tricky to handle because when you use a shampoo to get rid of all the excess oil, you also tend to strip your hair strands off all the essential oils. That makes it frizzy and dry.

If you have oily skin, the scalp will be oily, too. Hair ends though are affected more by outside conditions like sun and heat exposure and also hair products and hair treatments like blow dry.

Your XEX stylist can help you deal with combination hair, but here is some information and tips for controlling it on your own.

What causes combination hair?

When you have an oily scalp and long, wavy or curly hair, the oil does not travel all the way to the ends of the hair and causes it to dry out. You end up with an oily scalp and dry, frizzy hair.

Use a mild shampoo

Strong shampoo or soap can harm your hair. Pick one that is gentle and avoid shampooing more than three times a week. Go for a mild shampoo that can wash out product build-up, excess oil and effectively remove grime without drying out the scalp.

Don’t use hot water

Hot water can harm your hair and make the strands more frizzy. Make sure to use cold (or lukewarm) water to wash hair.

Nurture daily

Care for your hair everyday. Use products without harmful chemicals (like Aveda), don’t use hair products like styling gels and sprays too often.

Talk to a specialist

A trichologist or a dermatologist can help you with your hair problems. Do not hesitate to consult them.

Avoid overexposing your hair

If you are out in the sun and wind too often, take adequate protection like a scarf or sunhat. Overexposure dries up your hair.

Use your fingers, not a brush

Use your fingers to disentangle wet hair gently. Avoid tugging at your hair with a brush.

Opt for a deep conditioning treatment

Deep conditioning treatments are available at XEX for $35. These treatments only take five minutes and add up to 84% more shine to your hair. Our damage remedy treatment improves your hair’s integrity, while the dry remedy treatment adds moisture to your hair.

Credit: Times of India

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