The 411 on Combination Hair

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From voluminous tresses to sleek and subtle strands, there are all kinds of different hair types. But what if you don’t find yourself in just one hair category? Chances are, you have a combination of two or more different types of hair. You may struggle with dry ends paired with an oily root on a daily basis. Or maybe your hair may be wavier in some areas and more straight in others. But fear not––combination hair is more common than you think. We are here to give you the 411 on frequent forms of combination hair, and how to manage them in the most dazzling way possible.

Not So Consistent Curls

A common dilemma when it comes to our wavy headed women is lack of curl consistency. Curls rarely extend from the root all the way to the end of the hair shaft. Sometimes sections of curly hair can be left without any hair texture at all. But a curling iron is not your quick fix. To solve the problem at its source, take care of this lack of structure from the moment you step out of the shower by incorporating FS Curl Defining Creme into your daily routine. This product focuses on the hair shaft and follicles ensuring that the integrity of the curl is kept intact. Another pro tip? Stay away from harsh combing or over-combing. Occasionally, these bristles can damage the asymmetrical shape of the follicle, which is where your charismatic curls originate from.

Oily Roots, Dry Ends

Oily roots paired with stale, brittle ends might seem like a nightmarish combination at first, but this hair type is completely manageable with the right hair products and tips. Natural oils released by the scalp are the source of this case of combination hair. So how do you keep your natural oils under control and your ends nourished? Be mindful of how often you wash your hair. The more the hair is shampooed, the more oils are released to combat dryness.

While this moisture from your shampoo is mostly infused into the root, daily shampooing can seriously dry out your ends. So what can you do about it? Well first things first, make sure you purchase a shampoo that contains key ingredients to maintain your hair integrity, like a sulfate-free shampoo. Then add shine and moisture to your drier areas with FS Nourishing Serum.

How Can We Manage Combination Hair?

While managing combination hair can turn into a full-time job, we’ve got some expert tips on making it a bit more feasible.

  • Begin by understanding your specific hair type. No two strands are the same, and we have to treat them that way. Filling your beauty routine with products that support your individual hair type is vital to maintaining a healthy mane.

  • Take it easy on the daily washing. Hair does not need to be, nor should it be shampooed every single day. Shampoo, although moisturizing, conclusively dries and damages the hair shaft causing unwanted oiliness, dry ends, and broken follicles.

  • Maintain a balanced diet and eat the best foods for healthy hair. After all, what we put in our body has a direct effect on our hair. Eating foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients will translate into the growth and structure of the hair follicle.

  • Limit your drink consumption because too much alcohol can have a damaging effect on the hair.

  • Listen to your stylist. After all, they truly know best. From recommendations on products to advice on your combination hair, the tips and tricks are endless.


Combination hair is not for the faint of heart, but luckily we’ve got the answers for you! Check out our full line of products that will make your combination hair effortlessly manageable.

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