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Hair Types

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September 6, 2016 - Scott Maggelet

Straight Hair

Straight hair is easy to be weighed down, but not with our products.

lack of volume is a common complaint with straight hair

Healthy straight hair is known for its mirror-like shine. That’s because straight surfaces reflect more light. This hair type has little-to-no volume and doesn’t hold hairstyles, such as waves or curls from a curling iron, easily. Like most hair types, straight hair can be fine, medium-textured or thick and coarse.

Although straight hair is believed to be less prone to spontaneous knotting, research shows that the opposite may be true. Case in point: A study published in the American Journal of Physics revealed that curly hair averages about three tangles per head while straight strands averages more than five tangles. According to the researchers, the angle at which two straight hairs bump into each other is the angle most likely to lead to tangling.

After blow drying the hair dry with a big round brush, apply a tiny dollop of volumizing mousse or hairspray on the roots of your hair.  “Apply it with your head down, scrunching up the hair,” suggests Serafino.

Overuse of deep conditioning treatments can leave build-up in the hair, causing tresses to fall flat. Instead, do a deep conditioning treatment once a week or every other week. “Use a clarifying shampoo once or twice a week to remove the build-up on the hair,” suggests Serafino.

Hair that reflects the most sheen. It is also the most resilient hair of all of the hair types. It is hard to damage and next to impossible to curl this hair texture. Because the sebum (natural oil produced in the sebaceous glands of the scalp) gently works its way from the scalp to the ends without the interference of curls or kinks, it is the most oily hair texture of all.

September 6, 2016 - Scott Maggelet

Curly Hair

Original Sprout is the perfect product for gorgeous curly locks! Our ultra-moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner is perfected with our Curl Calmer, which tames and defines our lovely curls leaving pliable soft curls to fawn after! Our Curl Calmer can be used with either wet or dry hair.  Apply it to your wet hair and then blow dry and style as desired.  You can also apply it to your wet hair and scrunch your curls for that natural curly look.  If your hair is dry and you would like to add some moisture to it or refresh those curls just apply some curl calmer to your dry hair.

Another trick is to use our Miracle Detangler.  This works as a great styling aid especially if you want to straighten your hair.  Apply it to your wet hair and blow dry.  You can also use your straightening iron for a more soft silky look.

The Non-Greasy Tahitian Hair Oil helps reduce humidity and the frizzy look that comes with curly hair.  Apply it to your wet hair to help repel humidity or  to your dry hair to tame that dry, frizzy look.  

September 6, 2016 - Scott Maggelet

Healthy, Hydrated Multiracial Hair

Multiracial dry, frizzy, kinky & curly hair types transform into healthy, hydrated gorgeous locks when properly moisturized. One of the biggest misconceptions about ethnic and multiracial hair is that it is different from other hair types. The truth is, we are all made of the same ingredients…..and all hair is composed of the same proteins. The only difference is in the way the hair grows. Without extra moisture dry, tight, kinky curls grow out in a shape that can make brushing, styling and growing long hair difficult.

Because of the shape and delicate nature of ethnic and multiracial hair types, clean moisture can have beautiful results! Whether we are going natural or chemically straightening our hair, the added moisture will protect it from damage. However, all moisture is not created equal. More specifically, all moisturizing hair products are not created equal. Natural oils like jojoba, almond, coconut, and apricot oils closely match our hair’s natural oils and are readily absorbed. Plus, the proteins and vitamins in these oils help keep hair healthy and growing gorgeously. Look for them in your shampoos, conditioners, and styling products, and beware of drying sulfates that leave hair dry, frizzy and prone to breakage.

A great detangler  and hair oil are also critical. They make daily styling much easier and also help reduce breakage. The detangler and hair oil should be multipurpose. Like our other hair products, the detangler and oil should add strength and shine for effortless styling and also protect hair from dryness, wind, and sun. Spritz damp hair liberally and comb gently with a wide-tooth comb for silky, beautiful locks. Finish with the non-greasy hair oil for extra brilliance!

For thicker, coarse or delicate/breakage-prone hair, using an extra conditioning styling aid made specifically for curly hair will make styling time a pleasure. This product will smooth the hair shaft and allow curls to cascade, framing the face.  Use your favorite styling aid after detangling for lovely frizz-free curls.

Moisture, vegan protein and SPF protection are the keys to having beautiful hair.  Using products that specifically help our hair fiber remain healthy and nourished means our best hair ever!

September 6, 2016 - Scott Maggelet

Oily Hair

Oily hair can cause flat looking hair that is heavy and difficult to style. We recommend Original Sprout Hair & Body Babywash as the best option for Oily Hair, followed by conditioning ONLY the ends with either our Deep Conditioner, or Luscious Island Conditioner for a tropical experience!

Apply conditioner from mid-shaft to ends: Applying Conditioner all over can causing weighed down hair and oily roots

Brushing: Brush to keeps natural oils distributed, or they might build up on the scalp. Over-brushing, on the other hand, can actually stimulate oil to be produced. So find a healthy balance for brushing your hair as it is best for you!

Avoid touching your hair: Keep your hair off your face, and avoid touching your hair with your hands. Fingertips and faces both produce oil that can easily be transferred to your hair, avoid playing with it if possible or styling your hair in such a manner where it touches your face frequently.

Stop Straightening your hair: The more closely your hair lies to your head, the more oil it comes in contact with. Curly hair (natural or otherwise) gives you a little more volume at the roots which keeps your hair from becoming too oily.

September 6, 2016 - Scott Maggelet

Dry Hair

Dry hair tends to be brittle and therefore needs to be dealt with gently. Original Sprout ultra-moisturizing product lines are the perfect product for dry hair. Our entire line is free of drying sulfates and has added extracts to soothe and moisturize your hair strands.

Use a comb: For dry brittle hair, use a comb instead of a brush, to avoid causing any further damage leaving you with frizzy broken hair.

  • If you have tangles, work them out by combing out the tangles near the tips of your hair first, then working your way up gradually to your roots. If you comb straight through from the roots, you'll break your hair.

  • You can also use your fingers to gently work out tangles. Apply some Deep Conditioner and massage the tangles until they come out.

Shampoo less often: Hair becomes dry when the natural oils produced by your scalp aren't getting the chance to nourish it. Shampooing dry hair every day will make it ever drier and more brittle since you're stripping those oils away on a daily basis. Cut back to shampooing just two to three times a week, to give your hair the chance to receive those nourishing oils.

Use a good conditioner each time you shampoo. Apply a quarter or dime-sized amount of Deep or Luscious Island Conditioner, depending on the length of your hair. You want to use enough to coat the strands of your hair. Gently massage it through your hair, focusing on the tips, and rinse out with lukewarm or cool water.

  • If your hair is extremely dry, you might want to consider our  leave-in conditioner as well. This will protect your hair from drying out during the day,while also  helping it stay shiny and manageable.

Let your hair air dry:   Time to put your blow dryer down and let your hair dry on its own. Directing hot air toward dry hair won't give it the chance to get healthy. While getting a blowout might make your hair look shiny, the heat is actually quite damaging, and over time will cause breakage and split ends.

May 1, 2013 - Scott Maggelet

Styling Baby and Toddler Hair: All We Need to Know

Styling baby and toddler hair is always best with a natural, moisturizing approach. Keeping baby’s skin and scalp healthy from the beginning means lifelong healthy habits. Gentle shampoos, conditioners and baby washes that use natural moisturizers help keep our children’s delicate hair and skin healthy and soft, resulting in stress-free styling.

Working with what we have

At birth, our baby may have a full, thick head of hair, or they can be completely bald—both are normal. Babies born with hair will likely experience some hair loss in the first few months of life, often resulting in some styling challenges and hilarious photo opportunities. Don’t worry. As I find with most stages of childhood development, “This too shall pass.”

By age one, if not earlier, our baby’s hair usually begins a normal growth cycle. New hair may have a mind of its own at first, because the chemical structure of the hair is in the formation stage. Don’t worry. Our Natural Hair Balm was created to safely and gently transform frizzy, baby flyaways and cowlicks into adorable baby styles. Even barrettes stay in place with our family-friendly Hair Balm.

Taking the gentlest approach

Your baby is perfect. Just think…baby-soft flawless skin and glistening locks are what we all want! The most gentle cleansing and styling routine helps protect our children’s health and beauty from the beginning. We use a paraben and sulfate-free shampoo/baby wash combo that gently cleanses away dirt and excess oils without drying skin or tangling our hair. Then we follow with a baby-friendly soothing conditioner that helps protect the hair shaft and makes for tangle-free brushing. Our entire family enjoys the combo because our skin and hair are baby soft.

Styling tips

Once we have clean, healthy hair, it’s easy and fun to play with hairstyles. Before brushing we spritz on a gentle detangler which makes combing a breeze, so styling is a pleasure for everyone. Our non-drying Natural Hair Gel helps hold the little frizzies and flyaway’s that are typical in babies, toddlers and new moms in place. Our Hair Gel helps protect new and delicate hair from breakage and leaves hair soft, silky and tame…never stiff or crunchy. Our Curl Calmer transforms frizzy curls into silky, soft ringlets with extra conditioning. The Hair Balm is a must for short hairs—especially fragile, breakable hairs in the hairline. The Balm helps protect the “Little Sprouts” so hair can grow longer and stay in place.

When it comes to styling baby and toddler hair, remember the golden rules: healthy + happy = beautiful! (That goes for us moms too!)

May 1, 2013 - Scott Maggelet

Tangled Hair

Tangled hair is common across all hair types and is one of the biggest complaints I hear from clients with curly, fine, and long hair—not to mention mom’s everywhere! Hair tangles can be frustrating, but have to be handled delicately to avoid damaging the delicate hair fiber, making it even more tangle-prone. A soft approach and a little preventative care can make brushing a breeze.

Get hair trimmed regularly:   Snipping off dry split ends before they progress will keep hair in optimum shape. Even if you are trying to grow your hair long, regular trims will only take off a fraction of the growth, and will save you from having to trim off substantial damage down the road. Trimming our family’s and baby’s hair more often means easy combing every morning!

Moisturize hair with natural extracts:   All moisture was not created equal! Some products feel moisturizing, but actually damage hair with repeated use.Shampoos, conditioners, and styling products should all contain healthy moisturizing oils that complement your hair’s natural moisturizing properties. Hydrated hair is more pliable and resilient, and naturally withstands damage and frizz that can contribute to tangles.

Brush before showering/washing:   When hair is wet it can stretch more, so brushing wet hair can actually cause additional stress to the hair shaft. Brush out your dry hair before you shower/wash. While washing, avoid swirling your hair in a circular motion as this can cause tangles. After your shower, spritz on a detangler to protect hair while you brush and style it. Using a wide tooth comb: work from the bottom of your hair to gently tease out any tangles. The best detanglers will not only get the tangles out, but also add moisture to prevent frizz and protect your hair from UV damage.

Don’t forget to style:   Like a good detangler, styling products can also help prevent tangles. As a final touch, add a shine-enhancing hair oil to your hair. Hair oils help prevent moisture loss and smooth the cuticle so that the hairs don’t tangle.

Extra measures:   For very long or tangle prone hair, put hair into a loose braid before bed or exposure to wind or exercise. If your hair tends to tangle overnight, sleep on a satin pillowcase.

Keeping hair hydrated and trimmed will help prevent tangles and avoid damage.  Enjoy our professional tips for your healthiest hair ever!