Non Toxic, Holistic Beauty Advice — hair typing

Hair Typing 101

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      via @pinterest By Ari Edwards   If you’re like us and you love getting lost in the hair care world of YouTube, chances are you’ve heard at least one hair influencer mention hair typing. You’ve seen it in the titles: “Easy Wash Day for 3c Hair,” “How to Detangle 4a Hair in 20 Minutes.” To an outsider this combination of numbers and letters might look a bit confusing. Grant it, it’s confusing even for those who know a thing a two about hair. So let’s break it down. How many different hair types are there?   The...

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Ok Type 3s, Let's Get Information!

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By Ari Edwards April 4, 2018    Ladies and gents with s-shaped, bouncy curls, we’re talking to you. Today we’re breaking down type 3 hair.   What it looks like: Type 3 hair varies from person to person, but typically you’ll find spiraly, corkscrew and/or s-shaped curls on type 3 heads. This hair type is often pretty bouncy and sometimes loose. (We mentioned a few type 3 beauties on our IG stories, so check it out for a lil visual reference.)  What about the alphabet? Okay, so 3a hair is usually classified by big, loose curls. They’re shiny and tend...

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How Protein Affects Hair Growth

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  via pinterest By Ari Edwards April 17, 2018   Many of us dream of having long, healthy hair from root to tip, and it seems like such a challenging feat. We spend years hanging on to dead ends and trying to stick to a strict biotin schedule, all in the sake of growing our hair long. But really, there are two major keys to hair growth: protein and moisture. Maintaining a balance between these two will ensure that your hair is strong and healthy, cutting down breakage--which is the major culprit halting your hair growth--and sealing in hydration. You...

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Kinks and Coils and Curls, OH MY!

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    By Ari Edwards April 6, 2018   We’ve reached the final day in Belle Bar’s crash course in hair typing! Time to lift up our kinky, coily, or no-curl pattern having folks. This hair type is--contrary to popular belief--fairly delicate and can be tricky to take care of. It’s beautiful, unique and so versatile, but it’s also the most fragile type. Type 4s know the struggle of figuring out just the right methods and products to maintain it. That’s where we come in.   What it looks like: Type 4 hair ranges from fine to course. Sometimes the...

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Let's Go Over Protein-Moisture Balance

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By Ari Edwards April 21, 2018     Growing out your hair seems hard, but really comes down to one basic concept. This week in Beauty School we explored protein-moisture balance. Here’s a quick rundown of how to maintain the perfect balance between strength and moisture in your hair for optimal growth and length retention:   Hair is made up of keratin, a very strong protein that adds structure to the hair. It’s important to have adequate protein levels so that your hair can withstand all the things we do to it and grow long. Moisture from water and products...

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