6 steps to understand (and solve) your summer hair needs
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6 steps to understand (and solve) your summer hair needs

Learn and udnerstand your hair needs. Once you know what to treat you can decide on the best hair care schduele for you.

Brittle, dried out and lifeless hair requires hydration, while hair that is dull, tangled and frizzy will requires more nutrition. And hair that has recently been submitted to chemical aggression and is brittle, porous, and lacking in density will need an intensified reconstruction.

Let´s begin with a POROSITY TEST to test your hair condition:

  1. Get a glass of water
  2. Take 1 strand of your hair
  3. Deposit the strand over the water
  4. Check the result to define your hair condition:
    1. If it floats, it needs Hydration
    2. If it doesn't float or sink completely, your hair needs Nutrition
    3. If your hair ends up at the glass bottom, it needs Reconstruction
  5. Choose the best hair schedule for your hair now! If you haven´t been introduced to it, it´s about time. (You´re just a few sentences away from it)
  6. Discover 100% vegan high performance hair care treatments that will match your hair needs: Lumina or Ekos Hair care 

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What It Is a Hair Schedule treatment?

Have you ever heard of a hair schedule? It is nothing more than a treatment fully focused on your hair and its needs, or in other words: a specific care program for what your hair needs at a determined moment.

Normally, the process lasts one month and comprises three stages that vary according to what the moment - and hair - require: moisturizing, nourishment, and reconstruction. If your hair is very porous, for example, it will require more reconstruction phases. If it is just dry, it will be necessary to include more hydration processes.

Before making up your schedule, let’s have look at each stage and see how it works. This will ensure that you are following the ideal schedule for your hair type. Check it out! 

The 3 stages in a hair schedule

Understand everything about each stage of the schedule to see what treatment you will need to adopt to care for your hair:  

  1. Hydration

The focus in this stage is on restoring water to your hair. If your hair looks brittle, dried out and dull, it needs to be hydrated. A mask that will meet the needs of the hair, restoring its water content, glossiness, and softness is more suitable for this stage. 

An excellent option is our Curly Hair Nourishing Mask. Ideal for this moment and made of ingredients aimed specifically at hydrating the hair, it is practical and quick to use.

  1. Nutrition

If your hair is brittle, dry, dull, and, in particular, shapeless, it probably needs nourishment. Responsible for restoring the hair’s natural oiliness, this stage, also called humectation, results in numerous benefits, including improved curl definition.

For this stage, it is a good idea to use pure oil and vegetable-based masks. Lumina Curly Hair Nourishing Mask has murumuru butter in its composition to nourish and model your curls. Perfect, isn’t it? 

Another tip is to finalize the ends with Lightweight Repairing Hair Oil, from Lumina, a lightweight repair oil that makes dry hair stronger, easier to control, and with less frizz and fewer split ends.  

  1. Reconstruction
The purpose of this stage is to restore the mass of thin, fragile hair that has split or elastic ends. To solve this problem, try Murumuru Restoring Mask, whose formula contains exclusive Amazonian murumuru butter, which penetrates inside the hair fiber and restores the health of the deeper layers of hair strands.  

For an even stronger and more powerful treatment, there is the Murumuru Hair Leave-in Conditioner. It is great for treating hair, repairing damaged strands, restoring, and improving elasticity.

How to elaborate your hair schedule 

Now that you are familiar with the stages of the schedule, it is time tInvest in a good hair schedule, essential if your hair is in bad condition. What is best of all is how easy and convenient these treatments are. You can do them without even leaving the house. 

Define a monthly treatment agenda 

Each type of treatment will complement the others. Ideally, you should start with hydration and employ more stages of the type of treatment your hair requires most. But remember: at the reconstruction stage, you need to be more cautious. Hair that has suffered little damage should be submitted to this only once a month. 

While badly damaged strands should undergo reconstruction at most every fortnight. More than this will make the hair very brittle and could lead to breakage - the problem the treatment is supposed to solve.

Hydration  &  Nutrition:  Lumina Curly Hair Nourishing Mask

Reconstruction:  Lumina Lightweight Repairing Hair Oil and Murumuru Hair Leave-in Conditioner 

Schedule for dull hair

Below is an example of a basic schedule for hair that requires more hydration:  

Week 1  

Week 2  

Week 3  

Week 4  

Hydration 

Hydration 

Nutrition 

Hydration 

Nutrition 

Nutrition 

Hydration 

Nutrition 

Reconstruction 

Hydration 

Nutrition 

Hydration 

 
In this case, an interval of at least 48 hours between each treatment is fundamental so that the active ingredients do not mix with each other on the strands.

Schedule for dry hair

When your hair looks dry, gets tangled easily and the curls are not defined, you should invest in nutrition. There follows an example of a schedule for hair that requires more nutrition: 

Week 1  

Week 2  

Week 3  

Week 4  

Hydration 

Nutrition   

Nutrition 

Nutrition   

Nutrition 

Hydration 

Hydration 

Hydration 

Hydration   

Reconstruction 

Nutrition 

Nutrition   

 
If you follow this schedule in a short while you will begin to see the results. So, organize your schedule and shortly you will have hair that is bouncy and glossy with well-defined curls.

Schedule for damaged hair

After aggressive chemical processes, such as discoloring and straightening, the hair should be submitted to reconstruction to replenish the mass lost in the treatments. See our example of a schedule for this case:  

Week 1  

Week 2  

Week 3  

Week 4  

Hydration 

Nutrition   

Hydration 

Nutrition   

Nutrition 

Hydration 

Nutrition 

Hydration 

Hydration 

Reconstruction 

Hydration 

Reconstruction 

 

Are you ready to restore the glory of your hair and leave it looking just the way you like? Great!

Come explore all Natura hair care treatments here. 

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