Understanding & Caring for 4C Hair There is a lot of diversity amongst type 4 (afro/coily) hair which can be coarse or fine, thick or thin and high or low porosity, etc. However, the curlier the hair is, the drier it tends to be. The definition of curly hair is hair that contains bends along its length so the more bends along the strand, the curlier it will be.
Hair Porosity & Finding Your Best Products Porosity refers to how readily your hair absorbs moisture. Knowing the porosity of your hair matters because it'll help you choose the products best suited to your hair's unique characteristics. Afro/coily hair tends to either be high or low porosity, however, it is possible to experience a combination of these due to hair treatments such as color or straightening.
Caring for Thinning Edges There are a number of factors that can influence how full a persons hair is. In this article, we'll be discussing the density of hair, not the thickness* of each strand.Thinning hair is characterized by hair that has fallen out and does not regrow. Many women will experience thinning hair or thinning patches, particularly around the edges, at one point or another in their lives.
Is Shea Butter Right For You? Shea butter is often promoted as a beneficial hair dress, especially to naturals who struggle with chronic dryness and breakage, but is shea butter right for you? Most products for natural hair contain shea butter because of the one sized fits all industry approach to natural hair care. At Qhemet, we recognize the diversity in afro/coily hair and have chosen to create shea butter-free formulas instead. Here's why:
Three Steps to Hair Moisture Your beautiful kinks and coils soak up all the moisture you put in, especially if you have high porosity hair. Whether you're brushing your hair, creating a bomb twist-out or using another protective style, your natural hair needs to stay moisturized at all times. Dryness may stem from a lack of water, unhealthy diets, using low-quality products that contain drying ingredients to not sealing in moisture once it's applied. Naturals know that moisture is the key to length retention and achieving the best looks for your kinks and coils. Here are 3 steps to keep your hair lusciously hydrated at all times.
The Best Oils for Natural Hair Here at Qhemet, we take the ingredient selection process seriously and seek out the best, premium oils with the best track records to ensure the health and growth of your hair. In this article, we'll discuss the benefits of the oils we use so you'll know which oils are the best for you and why, as the first step to healthy hair is knowlege. Let's get started.