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First step towards beautiful hair is to find out which type of hair you possess.

No matter how beautiful a face you possess, if you neglect your hair you are damaging the beauty of your contour. If your hair is in poor condition because of neglect, or if it has been subjected to harsh treatment, all is not lost. With care and attention you will be able to restore its bounce and glossy luster once again.


For finding out the type of hair with the help of tissue paper test you can follow the following steps:

  • Wash the hair with a shampoo a day before.
  • Take a tissue paper and press it on the centre of the head and behind the ears. If you find oil on the tissue paper it means you have oily hair, otherwise your hair is dry. Remember, here again do not rub the tissue paper on the head but just press it on the head.

A tissue paper test combined with a careful look at the hair can tell the type of hair you possess. Experts believe that:

  • Usually a normal skinned person possesses normal hair.
  • A dry skinned person possesses dry hair.
  • People having oily skin tend to have oily hair too.
  • If you have oily head and dry ends then you have combination hair.

Having been armed with the knowledge of particular hair type you may possess, treat your hair accordingly then.


Normal Hair

  • It is shiny yet not greasy and fairly easy to manage.
  • It flies about a little a day after the set but it soon settles down and looks good for about a week.

Oily Hair

  • Looks good for a day or two after shampooing but then quickly becomes lifeless.
  • Groups of hair cling together in unattractive strands and the head feels dirty.
  • It often has the problem of dandruff.

Dry Hair

  • It is difficult to control dry hair after shampooing. Looks dull and has ends that are dry and split. Even just before shampooing the ends look dry.
  • The head too feels dry and sometimes itchy. Dry hair breaks of very easily.
  • Sometimes there are dry flakes of skin around the hair line.

Combination Hair

  • It is the combination of both greasy and dry hair.
  • It is usually fairly long and the hair nearest the head is greasy while the ends are dry.
  • After shampooing, the hair looks good except for the ends.
  • Ends look difficult to set smoothly, split and lighter in color than the roots.
  • But by the time hair needs shampooing again, ends look quite good.

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