How to craft a haircare routine based on your hair type
Just like the products we put on our skin, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to haircare. So, when it comes to your daily hair routine, it's important to remember that not every formula works for everyone, as each individual hair type has different needs.
You don't need a dozen products and tools to get the hair you want, so keep it simple with the essentials – for example, a good shampoo and conditioner that's free from nasties like parabens, alcohol and dyes.
The TRESemmé collection of salon quality formulas is a great place to start. Whether you want to provide intense hydration to dry hair, breathe new life into dull strands, help keep your colour vibrant, build volume, deep clean or even repair damaged hair, the range works with your unique hair type to help you champion your personal style.
Next, determine your hair type. "Generally, people think of the structure of the hair such as straight, wavy, curly or coily, which is actually the shape of the strand," says Sydney-based hair stylist Cara Clyne.
"What we really want to know is someone's hair condition so that we can find the best suited product for them. We still call this 'hair type' but we are focusing on the concerns more."
It's important to understand if your hair is dry or damaged, frizzy, oily, thin, or colour-treated hair so that you can find the right solutions for it. If you're unsure what category your tresses fall into, and what to do with them, read on to discover your hair type and how to get the most out of it.