There’s nothing quite like a fresh do for that “New Do, Better You” kinda vibe. Whether you’re feeling like getting a lil funky or switching things up with a retro hairdo, you’re sure to find something that’ll float your boat from the list of exciting and trendy men’s haircuts that are taking the country by storm.

Buzzcuts Are Back, Baby!

That’s right fellas – the buzzcuts are back, and we’re here for it. There’s nothing like the rugged charm of a freshly faded buzzcut. And if you’ve been considering giving this style a shot, there’s never been a better time than now.

Keep in mind that there’s virtually no limit to making the buzzcut work for your style. Go for a geometric line on the front. Or you could work in a gradient-like fade. No matter which way you spin this phenomenal fad, it’s one of easiest ways to make a big visual statement with little to no maintenance.

Keep the Party in the Back with a Mod Mullet

The cool kids have spoken, and they’re bringing back an oldie, but an unforgettable goodie: the mullet. Perfect for those days when you want the best of both worlds. Just a lil business in the front while the back keeps it a groovy party.

You could go full mullet – or keep it minimal. You can easily add a more refined edge by using a gentle, low fade on the sides and shorter in the back. Just stay away from the perms, ok? You can leave those in the 80s.

Get Shaggy with It

The cat’s out of the bag – we can’t get enough of the 70s inspired shaggy do. Think: Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger but in a more effortless, au natural kinda way. Shags are great for the dudes with natural texture or movement.

The key to nailing the shag look is to add in all the layers. Layers on layers on layers. In this case, there’s probably no such thing as too many. Plus, the beauty of the shag is that it can be just about any length that you want. Short? Yep. Shoulder length? Go for it! 

Make a Bro Flow Your Thing

Yes, a bro flow is a thing – and maybe this is the year to make it your hairstyle of choice. What is a bro flow, you ask? It’s the laid-back, carefree, low-maintenance do that you’ve been waiting for your whole life. Relaxed. Rugged. And with loads of texture.

Thicker and mid-length tresses don’t have to mean more maintenance. Instead, embrace your natural texture or add a little pizazz with texture products. Pomades, waxes, and mousses can all give your hair that effortless Zac Efron-esque flow. 

Conclusion: From Fades to Flows, It’s Time to Switch Up Your Style

Though it can be tempting to stick with the same hairstyle, we’re here to tell you that it’s time to switch it up. The hair gods have spoken, and we’re here for all the unique and unforgettable hair trends for men. Whether you’re ready to rock a retro shag or want to embrace the buzzcut trend, there’s a hairstyle for every dude. 

Not sure which hairstyle is best for you? Contact us today to reserve your one-on-one consultation and let us help you bring your hair goals to life.

Let’s talk hair oil. Because honestly, it sounds kinda counterintuitive, right? Yeah, we feel you. But we’re here to tell you that it’s one of the best products that the hair gods have ever sent us. You see, hair oil can be a miracle worker that does wonders for your hair. But that’s only if you know how to use it properly. 

Lucky for you, we’re breaking down this beauty wonder worker today. Here’s everything you need to know about hair oil, including how and when to use it.

What Is Hair Oil?

Hair oil is exactly that – an oil-based product for your hair. But not every type of oil will get the job done. And hair oils aren’t one size fits all – which means it might take a little trial and error to find the best one for your hair type and texture.

The magic of hair oil hides in how it interacts with your hair. When we wash (and sometimes overwash) our hair, it can strip away essential moisture that keeps your hair looking and feeling its best. 

Using a hair oil will not only help add moisture back into your luscious locks, but it will also help by filling in any gaps in your cuticle cells. And errrbody knows that protecting and nourishing your hair cuticles is one of the best ways to crush all those hair goals for a great hair day – every day.

Benefits of Using Hair Oil

Using hair oil regularly comes with so many benefits you’ll wonder why you hadn’t started using one sooner. From boosted moisture to that sought-after shine, here are a few of our fave benefits of hair oil:

Sure, it might sound too good to be true, but we promise you won’t regret making hair oil your new BFF.

How to Use Hair Oil

Most hair oils should either be applied before bed or washing your hair. This is when you’ll get the most benefit from it. However, some hair oils are also great for daily use – or between washes to infuse a little extra moisture into dry ends.

Generally speaking, each type of hair oil has its own recommended routine. But, if you ever have questions, just ask your stylist! We’re here to help guide you to the products that will work for your unique hair type and style.

Which Type of Hair Oil Is Best for Me?

While some DIY hair oil recipes can work for you, we highly suggest sticking with professional-grade products and leaving the Pinterest recipes for the kitchen. Find your new fave with some of our favorite hair oils for different hair types:

Dry or damaged hair – Kérastase L’huile Original Hair Oil

Frizzy hair – Kérastase Oléo-Relax Advanced Hair Oil

Color-treated hair – Redken All Soft Argan-6 Hair Oil

If you have a combination hair type, no worries! Reserve an appointment with one of our Tribe members to get professional hair oil recommendations for your unique needs.

Conclusion: Hair Oil Can Help You Get Great Hair Days Every Day

There’s never been a better time to start incorporating hair oil into your hair routine. Whether you opt for an ultra-nourishing argan oil or get an oil blend to address multiple hair concerns, there’s a hair oil that’s perfect for you. Isn’t it time you had a great hair day, every day?

Need help finding the right hair oil for you? Contact us today to reserve your one-on-one hair health consultation with one of our Tribe experts.

As 2021 fades into the rearview mirror, it’s time to start focusing on all that 2022 has to offer. But, all jokes aside, there are some eye-catching hair trends for 2022 that you won’t want to miss out on.

Whether you’re looking for a style that embraces your natural texture or you’re wondering if you should go for those chunky highlights again, here are some of the biggest hair trends we predict to take the world by storm this year.

Texture Will Be the Name of the Game

In 2021, we all (tried) to embrace our natural hair texture thanks to a continuing WFH situation. For 2022, we expect that textural play will continue, regardless of which style, cut, or hair color you get.

So go on and embrace your natural texture – or don’t! You can easily add texture and movement to your hair with a hair dryer, curler, and flat iron. So rock those curls, those waves, or even that perfectly messy/beachy vibe. 2022 is the year to make texture your friend.

Remember: one critical key to getting the texture of your dreams is to find products that work for your hair. Explore options like texturizing pomades, creams, or even texture sprays.

Bobs, Bobs, and More Bobs

From the short bob to the longer lob, bobs will dominate this year’s hair trends.  Let’s be honest: sometimes it can get to be a little too much to style all those long tresses.

We’re  not talking your momma’s boring, bland, and basic bob. No, friends. We’re talking lobs, bobs with side bangs, and even sliced bobs with magical face-framing qualities. 

Keep Things Fringe-y, Baby

You really can’t go wrong with bold, wispy bangs. Quarantine might have inspired you to become your own stylist, so why not embrace that growing-out process with fringe bangs. Go on and get crazy with some choppy layers and curtain bangs for an effortlessly retro-chic vibe.

Think fringe is only for straight-haired folks? Think again! Curly hair peeps rejoice – there’s a new (and breathtakingly beautiful) trend of adding some volume, shape, and texture with a fringe bang. Just make sure you work with a stylist that understands how to cut and shape curly hair.

Embrace the 90s Trends

Binging all ten seasons of Friends certainly had an impact on us. So, of course, we’re all still after that perfect Rachel cut. You know – the one that Jennifer Aniston has rocked for the last umpteen years? Yeah, that one.

Sorry side part, the center parts are here to stay – at least for a lil while longer. So break out the butterfly clips, embrace the heavy layers, and don the Doc Martens while you rock your inner 90s chick.

Conclusion: 2022 Hair Trends Are Here to Stay Slay

You have to admit it: the 2022 hair trends for females are here to slay. And you don’t need a celebrity hairstylist to get the job done. Whether you opt for some fringe bands, embrace the center part, or even go for a lob, you’re sure to find a 2022 hair trend that brings out your best self.

Ready to get your spring started on the right foot? Contact us today to reserve your one-on-one, personalized style consultation with one of our Tribe members!

If your hair feels like it’s missing something, a good, ol’ hair mask might be the answer. But finding the best hair mask for your hair type can feel overwhelming, impossible, and like a complete waste of money. After all, spending $30+ on a sometimes single-use product can feel like a splurge.

You don’t have to worry about wasting your time (or money). Instead, use this easy guide to finding the perfect hair mask for you, and start saying hello to good hair days every day.

What Do Hair Masks Do for Your Hair?

Hair masks can be life-changing when it comes to hair transformations. There are times when your everyday conditioner just doesn’t seem to be cutting it anymore. So if you’re dealing with frizz, breakage, or just plain difficult styling, then it might be time to pump up the hair care routine with a hair mask.

Hair masks come in all different styles. And like any other hair product, it’s not a one-size-fits-all kinda solution. Instead, it’s more like finding the perfect pair of jeans; some are too tight, others too loose. 

But when you find that pair – oooh, baby, the world better hold on tight while they witness the magic of a brilliantly-matched hair mask.

Each hair mask addresses different hair concerns. Feeling a bit frizzy? Go for a smoothing mask to infuse your hair with moisture and tame flyaways. Dealing with dry, itchy winter scalp? Find a mask that targets the skin to provide soothing relief. Or maybe you’re looking to add a little bit of va-va-voom back into those natural curls

Whatever your hair type (or hair concern), there’s a hair mask for you. Now, it’s simply a matter of finding it.

3 Easy Steps to Find the Best Hair Mask for Your Hair Type

Good news: the days of feeling lost in the hair product aisle are over. The sheer selection of hair masks can feel daunting, but the best solution is to ask the professionals. Our Tribe members are experts at helping guide you towards the best products for your hair type. 

In the meantime, here are the three easy steps to finding the best hair mask for you. 

Get to Know Your Hair Type

Ahh, the elusive hair type. We all fall into a hair type “category,” and knowing yours will help you narrow down the wide selection of hair masks out there. When we’re talking hair type, there are four general categories that you can fall into:

A mask that works for tight, natural curls will likely be too heavy for straight, fine hair. And that’s ok! Find a mask for your unique hair type. 

Need more help getting to know your hair type? Check out our guide here.

Understand Your Natural Texture

One of the easiest ways to find the best hair mask for you is to get to know your hair texture well. Like really well – in that BFF kinda way. There are two components to texture: thickness and porosity.

To find your natural texture, compare a single strand of hair to a piece of thread. If it’s thicker, you’ve got coarse hair. If it’s thinner, you’re rocking that fine texture.

Then, take a single strand of hair and drop it into a bowl or cup of water. 

If it floats, your hair doesn’t tend to absorb moisture naturally. Go for thick, moisturizing masks and leave ‘em on overnight for maximum absorption.

If it sinks, your hair loooooooves moisture – and easily absorbs it. Lightweight masks are more your thing – and make sure to give ‘em an extra good rinse in the shower, so there’s no leftover residue weighing you down.

If it floats right in the middle, you’re a middle of the road kinda person. Look for medium-weight masks that you can leave on a little longer. 

Identify Your Hair Needs & Goals

Colored, curly, oily, dry – the best hair mask for you will address your top hair concerns and needs. 

Masks can also have a balancing effect. For example, if you battle an oily scalp, but your ends seem dry – there’s a mask for that! You can also try applying the mask from the mid to end lengths only. This will help you avoid a greasy scalp but help infuse moisture into the ends where it’s needed most.

If you color your hair regularly, look for masks specifically designed to preserve your color treatment and infuse your hair with moisture. This can help extend your color by maintaining it and preventing color from being stripped away.

Here are a few of our favorite hair masques for different hair needs:

Fine Hair

Color-treated Hair

Thick/Coarse Hair

Damaged Hair 

Conclusion: Make Hair Masks Your BFF – But Don’t Skip the Salon

Isn’t it time you gave your locks a lil bit of TLC? That’s what a hair mask is for. So whether you’re fighting winter hair problems or you’re just looking to extend your style between salon visits, a hair mask might be just what the doctor ordered for you.

But remember: hair masks aren’t a replacement for regular trims & visits to your stylist

Contact us today to reserve a consultation with one of our Tribe members and keep your hair happy, healthy, and thriving. 

If you’ve been considering hair extensions but have been too afraid to make the commitment, we’re here to tell you to just do it. You’ve got nothing to lose because there are virtually zero downsides to investing in hair extensions. Whether you want to experiment with color or cover up a bad haircut, extensions can make it happen!

Here’s what to look for and some of the amazing hair miracles you can achieve with the right set of extensions.

Experiment with Color

Hair extensions can let you experiment with color – without the commitment and potential processing damage. Sure, hair color isn’t always permanent. But it can be a time and financial commitment. And if you don’t love the color, it’s going to take more time and money to fix it.

The beauty of hair extensions is that they’re temporary. Oh, and easy to change. Maybe you’ve been thinking about a sick ombre. Or considering going blonde. Heck – perhaps even indulging in a dark chestnut color for fall. You can play around with color and change your extensions as much as you want – all without the commitment and damage that comes with permanent color processing.

Achieve the Length of Your Dreams

Sometimes it feels like your hair just won’t grow any longer. But, no matter how many hair masks you do or regular trimming, at some point, your natural hair won’t get any longer. That’s where hair extensions come into play. You can easily use extensions to get the hair length of your dreams.

Or maybe your quarantine cut went sideways. Extensions are the solution! They work well for almost any hair length and can help you easily achieve the length and style you’re after.

Style & Accessorize

You can also use hair extensions to play with different styles. Consider your hairstyle just another essential accessory. Whether you want to play it up for a special occasion or simply find a new daily hairdo, extensions can get you there.

Boost Hair Health

Betcha didn’t think about how hair extensions can help boost your hair health, did you? It’s true! Hair extensions can offer a damage-free alternative if you find yourself constantly styling with heat or excessive coloring. Go on and go for that lived-in, natural look. Extensions can help get you there.

Whether you’re looking for more waves or simply a different color, you can avoid the damage by going with extensions instead. Extensions are an easy way to help keep your hair happy, healthy, and shiny while mixing up your styling.

It’s Time to Learn How Hair Extensions Could Change Your Life

If you were waiting for a sign that now is your time for hair extensions, this is it. They’re a great, temporary solution to changing things up and playing around with your hairstyle. They can also help cover up any goofy color or cut mishaps. Plus, they could even help protect your natural hair from damage.

Ready to dive into the world of hair extensions? Reserve your consultation today with one of our Tribe experts to learn how hair extensions can change your life.

These days, it seems like everyone’s talking about collagen. Collagen creams, collagen drinks, collagen powders – is it all just hype? Maybe you’ve heard that it’s the secret to youthful skin. Or perhaps you’re wondering if it really can give you the healthy hair and nails of your dreams.

Lucky for you, we’re digging into all the deets on collagen. Here’s what you need to know about collagen and what you can do to keep your skincare routine on point.

What Is Collagen?

Collagen is a protein – but not just any protein. It’s responsible for keeping your hair, skin, and muscles looking and feeling their best. Collagen is kinda like the glue that holds everything together.

There are over 28 types of collagen, but there are three main types that your body uses: I, II, and III.

Your body naturally produces collagen. But here’s the thing; as you age, your natural collagen production levels slow. And that process can start as early as your mid-20s. Other factors – like sun exposure, smoking, and diet – can all contribute to collagen breakdown in the skin. That’s why you’re never too young to establish a solid skincare and nutrition routine.

Benefits of Collagen

Collagen is one of the primary ingredients in maintaining skin elasticity. It also plays an essential role in keeping your hair and nails strong, supple, and healthy. Unfortunately, as we age, we produce less collagen naturally. And, as a result, we soon see wrinkles, sagging, and other signs of aging.

But it doesn’t just keep your skin firm and plump. Collagen is also essential for healthy hair and nail growth. So weak or brittle hair and nails might be a sign that it’s time to start supplementing your body’s natural collagen production.

How to Naturally Boost Collagen for Your Skin & Hair

There are collagen creams available, but their effectiveness is still widely debated. The problem is that most collagen molecules can be too large to get absorbed by your skin. That’s why a topical collagen cream might not be the best option. It will leave your skin feeling extra moisturized – but it won’t affect your fine lines or wrinkles.

Instead, look for skincare products that work with your skin to help boost your natural collagen production levels. 

Ingredients like retinol and Vitamin C help activate your body’s natural collagen production. Retinol activates the genes in your skin that are responsible for making collagen. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that triggers your skin’s fibroblasts to produce fresh collagen. Just make sure to apply your SPF daily to help prevent collagen breakdown.

An alternative way to boost your natural collagen levels is through your diet. Many common foods contain the three types of collagen that you need most. Meat, eggs, and bone broth all have loads of natural collagen. Add in foods rich in vitamin C – like oranges, berries, and peppers – to support your natural collagen production.

Conclusion: Support Your Skin with Collagen & a Solid Skincare Regimen

Collagen can feel like it’s all hype. And while some of it is too good to be true, there are easy ways to modify your skincare and nutrition regimens to boost your natural collagen production. Although some collagen molecules are too large for your skin to absorb, you can use other topical treatments to get the job done.

Have questions about which skincare products are best for your needs? Reserve your consultation with one of our Tribe experts and get started on your journey to the best skin of your life!

As temps begin to plummet and we (reluctantly) say goodbye to those gorgeous, warm-weather days, it’s time to start modifying your hair & skin care routines accordingly. Let’s be honest: it can feel like that cold, winter air is the enemy. 

The cold, howling wind can really do a number on your hair and skin – and undo all of that diligent pampering you did over the summer. But believe it or not, there are some easy ways to help offset the effects of winter weather on your skin and hair. 

Here are ten tips to help dodge dry, scratchy skin and keep your hair happy, healthy, and shiny all winter long.

Why Winter Wreaks Havoc on Your Hair & Skin

There are two factors that can affect your hair and skin in winter: temperature and moisture (i.e., ambient humidity). While you fight frizz in the summer, winter is a whole ‘nother beast. The battle for luscious, smooth locks can feel neverending. We just can’t seem to catch a break!

Indeed, there’s some science behind why the winter weather can do a number on your hair and skin. Unlike the warmer months, winter air is much dryer – and it has the opposite effect on your hair. It can dry it out and leave you with flat, lifeless hair. In fact, the effects can go all the way down to your roots and leave you with a dry, flaky scalp.

Colder temps require your body to work harder to keep you warm. As a result, it’s easier to get dehydrated. Oh, and you might find yourself craving comfort foods to replenish those lost calories. Junk food + dehydration can be the winning combo for lackluster winter skin. 

The good news is that you’re not doomed to deal with winter hair and skin. Instead, use these 10 easy tips for keeping that healthy, summer glow all winter long.

10 Tips for Nourishing Winter Hair & Skin

  1. Don’t Skip on the SPF

Think you can leave the SPF behind once winter hits? Think again. Wearing SPF is just as important throughout the colder months. Even when the sun is behind those dreary, winter clouds, it can still damage your skin. 

If you live in an area that gets regular snowfall, SPF is a must. Snow can reflect up to 80% of the sun’s powerful rays. Sunburn on the ski slopes? Yep, it’s a thing. 

  1. Turn Down the Water Temp

Raise your hand if you’re one of those people who likes to turn the shower temp up until it’s just about cooking your skin. Hot showers in the winter can dry you out even more, so dermatologists generally recommend cooler water to help keep your skin looking flawless.

As the hot water covers your skin, it will strip away the healthy oils that keep your skin naturally moisturized. Opt for a lukewarm shower to help keep your skin and hair moisturized and healthy.

  1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Hydration is always essential for healthy hair and skin. In the winter months, it’s even more critical. You should aim for at least 64 ounces of water per day – at a minimum. Note that this number can change based on your activity level or if you’re spending extended periods of time outside in the cold weather.

  1. Layer Up

One easy way to protect your hair and skin is by layering up whenever you head outside. An insulated coat, hat, and gloves can protect you from harsh, dry air and the blinding winter sun.

  1. Nourish from the Inside Out

Though it can be tempting to turn to your favorite comfort foods, you can help battle the effects of winter on your hair and skin by nourishing them from the inside out. Diet is just as important as products when it comes to keeping your hair and skin feeling fresh.

Try incorporating more omega-3 and omega-6 fatty foods into your diet. These natural oils can help keep your skin (and scalp) hydrated all season long. Foods like nuts, seeds, and fatty fishes are just what the doctor ordered.

  1. Humidifiers Are Your Friend

Humidity may be the enemy in spring and summer, but in winter, you should make it your new BFF. Using a humidifier in your bedroom, office, or even living room can help combat the effects of dry, winter air while you’re indoors. It’ll help keep your skin hydrated and may even help you sleep better at night.

  1. Put Down the Styling Tools

When you’re struggling to keep your hair moisturized, the last thing it needs is more heat. When you can, opt for natural styles that reduce (or eliminate) heat styling. Or, keep it low maintenance with braids or overnight curling techniques (like rollers or a scarf)

But we realize that some days just call for a curling iron. You can help prevent styling damage by investing in a high-quality heat protectant. Problem solved!

  1. Switch Up Your Products

Fun fact: the products that you use for summer months might not cut it when it comes to combating dry winter air. Those lightweight, oil-absorbing products that you use in the summer months won’t give you the level of protection and moisturization you need in cold weather.

Swapping out your products seasonally is an easy way to combat cold winter air. Switch your lightweight moisturizer for something with a little more oomph. Bonus points if it’s got SPF in it, too. Same goes for your hair. During the winter, you might need to increase the frequency of your bi-weekly moisturizing mask.

  1. Don’t Linger in Damp or Sweaty Clothes

Trapping moisture against your skin is the quickest way to irritate your skin. It’s true; not all moisture is good moisture. If you get caught in a cold drizzle or you’re just coming from the gym, you should change into dry clothes as soon as possible. This can help prevent any skin or scalp irritations from damp clothing.

  1. Modify Your Cleansing Schedule

Your winter wash habits will probably look a little bit different than your summer routine. That’s normal – and it helps keep your hair and skin happy.

You might discover that your summer cleansers and shampoos are drying out your skin and hair. Try switching to oil or cream-based cleansers for your face. You might also reduce the frequency that you exfoliate. Adding in extra rich moisturizers at night will help reset your skin while you sleep.

Experiment with how long you can go between hair washes. There may be a chance that you can go an extra day before needing to shampoo again. When you do, make sure to add in extra conditioning if you feel like your hair needs it.

Conclusion: Fight Off Winter Hair & Skin Issues with Help from the Experts

Though it can be more of a challenge to keep your hair & skin happy throughout winter, it’s not impossible. There are easy ways to combat the dry air and winter sun by modifying your skin and hair care routines. A few simple changes can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your hair and skin looking fresh and radiant, no matter the time of year.

Need a little bit of a moisture boost? Reserve your consultation with one of our Tribe experts and give your hair and skin the TLC they deserve.

Got Redken? Here’s Why You Should

Before there was Ulta, and before there was Sephora, there was one classic beauty product brand that spawned a cult following: Redken. And eventually, it took the hair industry by storm.

In today’s age, Redken has become synonymous with hair care products that not only function well but are a true delight to use. But if you’re wondering if it’s worth all that hype, here’s the breakdown on that answer.

The History of Redken

Redken was founded in 1960 thanks to beauty’s up-and-coming power duo: Paula Kent and Jheri Redding. 

You see, Kent had sensitive hair that just didn’t seem to love any of the products on the market at the time. Redding was a chemist that used a scientific approach to beauty. So he set out to create a low pH hair product for Kent. Eventually, Redken paired with the infamous Vidal Sassoon to take the country’s hair salons by storm. 

Today, the brand falls under the L’Oreal beauty umbrella. It’s known for high-quality hair products so you can have a good hair day – every day. They’re all about making products that help keep your hair happy, healthy, and radiant. 

But that’s what most beauty brands claim, so you have to wonder: is Redken worth the hype?

Yes. Yes. And More Yes.

The Redken hair care line might cost you a few more dollars than your average drugstore products – but it’s still budget-friendly (and the results are so worth it.) With a bit of Redken magic, you can recreate your salon-worthy style at home.

The beauty of Redken is that they’ve worked to develop products for virtually any hair type. Wavy. Straight. Curly. Frizzy. Damaged – you name it, they’ve created products that help you get the most out of your natural texture and style.

One of our favorites is their fan fave Volume Maximizer Thickening Spray. It delivers unbelievable volume and movement to even the thinnest hair. Just spray and go for all-day weightless volume. 

But don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s not for curly folks, too. You can use this on second-day curls to bring them back to life and avoid that dreaded flat bedhead look.

Whatever hair challenges you face, Redken’s worked tirelessly to create products so you can always have the hair of your dreams.

Conclusion: Your Hair Deserves the Redken Treatment

Sure. Redken products may be a few dollars more than the drugstore alternative, but doesn’t your hair deserve the best? You’ll see incredible results and wonder why you ever settled for less. With a little Redken magic, you can get healthy salon styles without ever needing to leave your house.

Ready to experience it for yourself? Reserve your appointment with one of our Tribe professionals today to get the full Redken experience.

Hair porosity – ever heard of it? It doesn’t get talked about as much as hair texture or structure, but mastering yours is the key to attaining luscious, hydrated locks. The good news is that it really isn’t that difficult.

Let’s dive in as we cover all things hair porosity: what it is, why it matters, and how you can determine your natural hair porosity to unlock your best hair.

Why Hair Porosity Matters

Let’s start by defining what hair porosity is. When it comes to determining the true identity and “personality” of your natural hair, there are three things you need to know: texture, structure, and porosity. Texture and structure refer to the shape and pattern of your hair. 

Porosity differs from texture and grit. It’s directly linked to the amount of moisture your hair can absorb – the rate at which it does. There are three things that are considered when you’re looking at porosity: the cuticle, the cortex, and the medulla.

The 3 Types of Hair Porosity

There are three general types of hair porosity: low, medium, and high.

Determining Your Hair Porosity

Finding your natural hair porosity is a simple process. Start by washing your hair. Skip the conditioning this time. Fill a glass with water, then drop a single strand in the glass. Here’s what you might see:

Keep in mind that hair porosity is determined mostly by genetics. However, overwashing, heat styling, chemical treating (i.e., coloring), and product buildup can all affect your natural hair porosity. 

Conclusion: Work with Your Natural Porosity for the Hair of Your Dreams

Whether you’ve got low, medium, or high porosity – there’s a haircare routine that will work for you. The key is to determine your natural porosity and find products to complement it. Remember: the more porous your hair is, the more moisture it will absorb. Finding that perfect balance will help you achieve voluminous, moisturized locks for life.

Still struggling to find a product routine that works for you? Reserve your consultation with a SAS expert so we can help you achieve all your wildest hair dreams.

Fine hair, thick hair, coarse hair, curly hair. Everyone’s hair is unique – but don’t let that fool you into thinking you can’t rock what you’re born with. With a little bit of styling and the magic of today’s products, you can easily manipulate your hair texture into whatever your heart desires.

Here’s how to find your natural texture and what you can do to get the hair texture of your dreams

Texture vs. Structure vs. Porosity

All this jargon! It’s easy to get confused by the terminology. But getting to know your hair in its natural state is the easiest way to find products that work best for you. Here’s how it breaks down: 

Now, let’s talk about how you can get to know your hair like it’s your BFF.

How to Find Your Natural Texture

Identifying your natural hair texture is the first step to getting the texture of your dreams – yes, even if your dream texture isn’t your natural texture. It might seem complicated, but the process is actually fairly straightforward. Here’s how to find your natural hair texture:

If it’s thinner, you’ve got thin hair. Equal to the thread, you’ve got medium hair. And thicker than the thread, it’s thicccc.

To figure out where you’re at, place a single strand of hair into a glass of water. If it sinks, you’ve got high porosity, and it’ll absorb all the moisture. If it floats, it’s low in porosity and won’t hold as much moisture. If it’s somewhere in between, you’ve hit that magic Goldilocks spot. 

Texture Products to Thicken and Define

If you find yourself in the straight, thin, or high porosity hair clubs, then you understand exactly just how difficult it can be to find products that give you volume and texture – without weighing you down

To give your hair volume and movement, look for texturizing products (like sprays or creams). Sprays are great for maximizing your volume without providing too much moisture. 

We can’t get enough of the Shu Uemura uzu cotton definition cream and the Wata wave texturizing spray. The spray is kinda like if dry shampoo and hairspray had a baby. It’s basically a miracle maker that’ll bring a lil grit and texture to your usually straight or flat hair.

Texture Products for Sleek, Shiny Hair

If your hair falls into the curly, coily, or coarse groups, then you know that fighting frizz and defining your natural structure can be your biggest challenges. Or, if you feel like switching things up, it can seem like a constant battle. Oh, you want a sleek, straight style in humid weather? Well, you’re gonna need the right products then.

Let’s face it: your hair has a mind of its own. So it probably took you a while to master the good hair day. And even then, it might feel like your good hair days (when it actually behaves) are few and far between.

Believe it or not, one of the keys to getting your style to stick is making sure your hair is moisturized. Whether you’re working with your natural structure or looking to branch out, moisturized hair is a must. 

After moisturizing, you should look for products with a firm hold that can keep your wild mane tamed. Also, don’t forget your heat protectant. If you have naturally coarse hair, you’ll need to crank up the heat just a little bit more to get that sleek, shiny do.

Conclusion: Avoid the Second-Guessing with a Consultation with an Expert

Even the best guides to hair products still require a bit of guesswork. Yes, even if you’ve diligently identified your hair texture, structure, and porosity. But here’s the good news: you can skip the trial and error with one simple fix.

Reserve your consultation with one of our Tribe professionals and let us help you find the best products for your one-of-a-kind hair.