Creating a hair care routine helps make the hair healthier and look good. A hair schedule is a good option for organizing all the care steps and understanding your hair needs. One of these steps is nutrition, also known as hair wetting, which can be done on all hair types. To clarify more about this step of hair care, this is a complete guide on hair wetting for you to answer all your questions.
What is hair wetting?
Hair wetting aims to nourish the hair, this nutrition process includes products with oils, so it helps improve the hair’s health, leaving the fiberless rough, and healthier. Nutrients are lost through solar radiation, pollution, or chemical processes. Some hair also tends to be drier, as with curly and frizzy hair, where the length receives less oil due to the curvature. Wetting is a solution to leave these hairs with more shine and resistance.
Which hair type is best for hair wetting?
Hair wetting can be done for all hair types, whether straight, curly, wavy, or kinky! As it is a treatment, some hairs will need it more than others, so it is necessary to pay attention to the condition of your hair.
Like wetting with products that include oils, this type of treatment is unsuitable for oily hair because this type of hair already has excess oil at the roots, but if necessary, it can be used on the lengths and ends. But dry, chemically treated, damaged, and even normal hairs can make wetting constancy. Just understand how much your hair needs treatment.
In addition, wetting helps to control frizz, leaving the strands softer and increasing the hair’s resistance, making it less prone to breakage.
How can hair wetting be done?
Hair wetting is done with vegetable oils, such as coconut and argan oil. In contact with the hair, these oils make the strands more resistant and shiny, making your hair develop healthily. These oils act by forming a film around the fiber, helping with the homogeneous appearance perceived by the softness, ease of combing, and shine.
Wetting, together with hydration, is the ideal treatment for dry and brittle hair because it leaves the hair cuticle more uniform, leaving the hair with softness, shine, less frizz, and greater resistance. In addition, curly and frizzy hair tends to be drier because of its curvature. The wetting helps to bring the oils to the length of the strands, treating this area of the hair.
How to wet hair with oils?
Wetting must be done by applying oils to the hairs. There are several standards that this can happen. The most common and indicated is using oils directly on the hair. After application, give preference to shampoos, treatment masks, and nourishing conditioners, which contain oils in their composition. This way, it can enhance wetting and still guarantee some moisturizing properties.
Check out the step by step to make a complete hair wetting:
1. With the help of a comb, separate the hairs.
2. Apply the oil to the entire length of the hair.
3. Let it act for approximately 30 minutes.
4. After this period, wash with shampoo and a treatment mask for a more intense result.
How to wet your hair at night time?
Night-time wetting can be the solution for those who want to do hair wetting but don’t have time during the day. You apply the oil to the hair at night and sleep with it. The rinse is only for the other day. This way, the oils act throughout the night on the hair, making the strands look more nourished and prepared for rinsing.
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